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STEVE Phillips, the goalkeeper who played his last Football League match for Crewe Alexandra five years ago, could have a key role as Darren Way lines up the squad that he is desperate to get into the promotion race in League Two next season. Phillips, born in Bath and a regular in the Bristol City …

EXETER City say the “disappointing” verdict of the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) over Ethan Ampadu’s move to Chelsea gives the wrong message to clubs working to bring on talented home-grown players. The decision taken by the PFCC means Exeter’s total compensation is up to £2.5m: a guaranteed sum of £1.35m, of which £1.3m is …

FOOTBALL clubs in the West Country have been joining teams across the country, players and celebrity fans to take part in Amnesty International UK’s second ‘Football Welcomes’ initiative to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the beautiful game. Sixty clubs participated in the weekend of activities. It took place for the first time last April, …

ON MONDAY, April 23, I’m sure that many Bristol Rovers supporters, officials and former players will be at South Bristol Crematorium to pay their last respects to the late Terry Oldfield, who lost his long battle with illness on March 28. One from the ‘old school’ of footballers who demonstrated total loyalty and commitment to …

THE TWO South West Peninsula League Division One (East) matches played in East Devon Wednesday night brought defeats for hosts Axminster Town and Honiton Town against their high flying – and free scoring – visitors Newton Abbot Spurs and St Martins. The game at Honiton saw the Saints maintain their push for the title with …

Dorchester Town Ladies 0 Poole Town Ladies 7 Dorset FA Women’s Cup Final Poole Town Ladies won the Dorset Women’s Cup for the fifth consecutive season with a convincing 7-0 win over Dorchester Town Ladies at the County Ground, Hamworthy on Tuesday evening. Maisy Smith scored twice in the first 20 minutes to put the …

ON THE pitch Torquay United might be staring National League relegation in the face, but off it the Gulls appear to be gearing up not for the NL South but for a return to The Football League. That might sound odd to fans who, after several more years of failure, have endured one of the …

SPEAKING after Tuesday’s Cornwall Council meeting, which saw Councillors vote to support the recommendation for £3m of financial support from the Council’s Economic Match Fund, a Stadium for Cornwall spokesperson said: “The stadium partners are delighted that Cornwall’s Councillors have come together to show their support for our vision to create a hub for Cornish …