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On a week when the National League North and South season was briefly suspended for two weeks due to covid issues and financial concerns, the National League continued on with games at the weekend, with both Woking and Aldershot Town in action.

Woking were up against Maidenhead United at the Laithwaite Community Stadium on Saturday, with the game finishing goalless. A game of very few chances with a point apiece the right result.

Meanwhile, off the field a lot happening on the player front at the Cards. Manager Alan Dowson has signed Jonte Smith. The 26-year-old striker most recently plied his trade at football league two side Cheltenham Town. The Bermudan international has also featured for both Crawley Town and non-league Lewes.

Woking has also signed Malachi Napa once again on loan from Oxford United on a one-month deal. Malachi made five appearances for Woking in his first spell for the club before injury forced him to return to his parent club.

The Cards have also signed Moussa Diarra from Havant and Waterlooville for an undisclosed fee.

The 30-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the club. The giant defender has already made nearly 50 appearances for the club during his two previous speels with the club.

Aldershot Town were back in league action on Saturday and were involved in a seven goal thriller at Grosvener Vale against Wealdstone with the Shots coming out 4-3 winners.

Frank Nouble opened the scoring for the visitors before the hosts levelled and quickly went into the lead before goals from Jerome Anderson- who has signed a deal to the end of the season, Chike Kandi and captain Josh Rees was enough to give Aldershot victory, making it three consecutive victories in all competitions.

Some sad news to report from the Shots is that Vice-President Jack Rollin passed away this week.

In Rugby despite no action on the field the main story off the field at Harlequins involves Head of Rugby Paul Gustard who has left the club with immediate effect after a mutual agreement with the club.

Gustard has been with the club since the summer of 2018. For the remainder of the season Billy Millard general manager of rugby will oversea the existing coaching team of Jerry Flannery, Nick Evans and Adam Jones.

Meanwhile, scrum half Danny Care has signed a new deal with the club and continue his 15-year relationship with Harlequins.

In basketball, Surrey Scorchers were back in action after a three week break and were up against Manchester Giants in the BBL Championship.

The Giants went back to Manchester with a 80-66 victory with Sam Cassell Jnr picking up 19 points. For Scorchers Connor Cashaw led the way with 20 points.

The hosts took a three-point lead into the interval before Giants dominated proceedings in the third and final quarters to take the game away from the home side.

In Ice Hockey, Guildford Flames have opted out of any potential shortened season and are looking to return to action for the 2021/22 campaign which is hoping to start from September.