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Jon Couch

Jon Couch

Jon is the sport editor for the News & Mail series. He covers Aldershot Town FC, Farnborough FC and Fleet Town FC, as well as cricket and rugby teams from the area, plus local stars in athletics, swimming, motorsport, darts and mixed martial arts.

Late comeback hands Aldershot Town the points

Charlie Harris scored on his Aldershot Town, while Richard Brodie added another as Aldershot Town came from behind to record a first-ever win at Braintree's Avanti Stadium

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Late comeback hands Aldershot Town the points

Charlie Harris scored on his Aldershot Town, while Richard Brodie added another as Aldershot Town came from behind to record a first-ever win at Braintree's Avanti Stadium

First victory can help drive us on, vows Aldershot Town boss Barry Smith

Barry Smith has fitness doubts over in-form front man Richard Brodie and captain Sam Hatton ahead of Saturday's Hampshire derby with Eastleigh

'I've had to re-invent the wheel' reveals World Championship finalist Steph Twell

Steph Twell qualified as one of the fastest losers to reach Sunday's women's 5,000m final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, but AFD team-mate Isobel Pooley crashed out

Barry Smith urges Aldershot Town fans to be patient in search of first win

New striker Richard Brodie scores on his home debut but Aldershot Town were left to rue Tom Richards' glaring miss 11 minutes from time

Floodlight failure earns Fleet Town huge Southern League let-off

Craig Davis' Blues were 4-0 down when the floodlights went out at the start of the second half

Farnborough FC boss Spencer Day 'ready for the green light'

Boro have been ordered to sit out the start of the new Ryman Premier Division season amid an appeal over a decision to impose a £30,000 bond to ensure they fulfil their fixtures        

Aldershot Town 'deserved luck' in Cheltenham stalemate

Boss Barry Smith said his players must take their midweek work-rate into an equally tough test on Saturday when they make the trip to Wrexham

Farnborough FC's opening three matches postponed

Farnborough FC must wait to start the season after the club lodged an appeal to the Football Association over a league decision to impose a £30,000 bond to ensure they fulfil their fixtures

New Aldershot Town boss Smith breathes a fresh air of optimism around the EBB

Barry Smith has already won over the Aldershot Town fans ahead of Saturday's season opener against Gateshead

No Justice for Yateley CC after basement boys show late defiance

Eversley ease relegation fears but there's mixed fortunes for Aldershot and Fleet in division 3A

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