Football


Truro City manager Paul Wotton has lauded the growing reputation of his club both on and off the pitch when it comes to attracting loan players to Treyew Road, writes Gareth Davies. The White Tigers looked odds on to gain promotion back to National League South at the first attempt before covid-19 meant football at …

Korey Smith will forever be etched in City folklore for scoring the winning goal as Lee Johnson’s side famously defeated Manchester United in a League Cup quarter-final in 2017, writes Gareth Davies. However, since that undoubted high, the 29-year-old has been beset by injury problems. Firstly, a knee ligament injury saw the combative midfielder miss …

Torridgeside have had lots to celebrate in recent weeks with the club securing nearly £50,000 in grants to pay for floodlights and pitch maintenance, writes Ollie Young. The South West Peninsula League East side have required floodlights for years to compete at step six of the football pyramid and now have the money to make …

Ryan Bowman, Exeter City’s goalscoring hero from their play-off semi-final victory over Colchester United, is backing his side to banish the memory of their previous Wembley defeats when they face Northampton Town tomorrow evening, writes Gareth Davies. The Grecians, after defeating their Essex opponents 3-1 at St James Park on Monday, progressed to their third League …

Manager Matt Taylor has urged his Exeter City side to leave the hallowed Wembley turf tomorrow evening with no regrets as they clash with Northampton Town in the League Two play-off final, writes Tom Howe. The Grecians secured their winner-takes-all shot at promotion with a stunning 3-2 aggregate win over Colchester United on Monday. Trailing …

Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey has accused rival Cornish clubs of ‘jealousy’ after the Kellaway Park outfit came under fire for their transfer dealings in recent weeks, writes Gareth Davies. Both managers and club officials have lined up and taken pot shots at Massey in the wake of Jordan Dingle and Will Tinsley leaving AFC …

Plymouth Argyle chairman Simon Hallett has warned it won’t be ‘business as normal’ in this summer’s transfer window, writes Ollie Young. The club are looking to fight off the financial damage of covid-19 and aren’t willing to throw money at new players. The newly-promoted League One club are therefore aiming to build a squad capable …

Weymouth chief Mark Molesley saw the play-off hopes of his side rekindled this week, while thanking rival managers as the National League made a ‘big u-turn’, writes Gareth Davies. Initially, it appeared that play-offs would only take place at step one, but after vociferous criticism from Havant boss Paul Doswell and his Dorking counterpart Marc …