There were welcome victories for Plymouth Argyle and Yeovil Town on Saturday but defeats for Bournemouth, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers and Torquay United. In the Westcountry derby, Swindon Town and Exeter City shared the points.
Meanwhile, rugby returned to Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park HQ as a bumper crowd were treated to a plethora of points in Gareth Steenson’s Testimonial Match at the home of the reigning English champions.
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Elsewhere in the Sunday Independent, sports editor John Collings talks to ocean racing veteran Bob Beggs, who is returning to the Clipper around-the-world yacht race and will lead the Unicef team when the fleet sets sail from Liverpool’s Historic Albert Dock on August 20.
Rowing correspondent David Godfrey interviews Fiona Carmichael, from Plymouth’s Mayflower club, who is heading to the World Championships in France aiming to win the world title. Carmichael is back making a big impact on the sport after a number of setbacks.