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Essex snooker star scoops victory in comeback match

Ali Carter Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex snooker star Ali Carter has clinched a tournament victory in his comeback tournament in Hong Kong.

The 35 year old from Tiptree near Colchester had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer but made his first competitive appearance since treatment for his illness ended.

He beat Shaun Murphy 7-6 in the General Cup final.

The star, nicknamed the Captain, greeted his win by saying Today's the Day the Captain became the General!

The snooker star tweeted his delight Credit: Ali Carter

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Goalkeeper Dave Beasant back on the bench at 55

League Two side Stevenage have named 55-year-old former England goalkeeper Dave Beasant among their match day substitutes, more than a decade after his last appearance in professional football.

Dave Beasant's last appearance in the Football League came in the 2002-03 season for Brighton, when he was aged 43. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive

The former Wimbledon and Chelsea stopper joined the club as a goalkeeping coach in the summer to work with a squad that includes his 25-year-old son Sam.

But the unavailability of another goalkeeper has seen him don his gloves once more as an unlikely stand-by for the team's away trip to Carlisle United.

Dave Beasant helped Wimbledon win the FA Cup in 1988 at the tender age of 29 after producing the final's first ever penalty save. Credit: S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

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Mings wins Player award for September

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings has been named the SkyBet Championship's Player of the Month for September.

The 21 year old beat off competition from Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome, Blackpool goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall.

And in an awards double for Ipswich, boss Mick McCarthy was named the Championship's Manager of the Month for September, after steering the Blues to four wins and a draw over the period.

On Mings, Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “This flying full-back is showing, at 21, an athleticism and attitude that is great see.

“He can defend and he can create for his team. No wonder top-flight clubs were courting him.”

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire
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