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Manager Jerry Gill spoke of the ‘massive relief’ that his Bath City side have finally had the green light to take part in the National League play-offs, writes Gareth Davies. Last week, it appeared that the play-offs in National League South and North wouldn’t take place but after pressure from clubs, they will now go …

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor wants his team to go into tomorrow night’s League Two play-off second leg against Colchester United ‘with all guns blazing’, writes Gareth Davies. The passionate plea comes after the Grecians were defeated 1-0 in Essex on Thursday evening. With neither team able to create a chance of note as time …

Lee Johnson is in bullish mood about the last nine games his Bristol City side will play in their 2019-20 Championship campaign, writes Gareth Davies. The Robins have not played since March 7 when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham. However, after the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic, City …

Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe has revealed that Cornish striking sensation Luke Jephcott spent time on loan at Truro City last term because his pre-season impact wasn’t big enough, before scoring ‘vital goals’ when he returned to Devon, writes Gareth Davies. Reunited with his former Argyle assistant Paul Wotton at Treyew Road, Jephcott, who made …

Plymouth Argyle chairman Simon Hallett has backed Exeter’s quest for promotion which would see the Devon rivals continue to battle in League One next season, writes Ollie Young. After League Two clubs voted to end the 2019-20 season using a weighted points-per game system, the Pilgrims’ automatic promotion was confirmed after they finished third in …

Dorset Premier League outfit Swanage Town & Herston have received a £1,500 cash boost this week, writes Gareth Davies. The funds have come from a Pitch Preparation Grant, which is backed by the Premier league, Football Association and the government’s Football Foundation. The Pitch Preparation fund was set up in support of the game, which is …

Dozens of Cornish clubs were awarded grant funding from the Pitch Preparation Fund this week with St Cleer one such grateful recipient, writes Gareth Davies. The village outfit, who saw their first team make the step up to senior football in the East Cornwall League last season, have been able to pay for works already …

Exeter City chairman Julian Tagg has backed the decision to end the League Two season using an unweighted points-per-game system this week, writes Gareth Davies. It means the Grecians will lock horns with Colchester United in the play-offs after the adjustment saw Matt Taylor’s side slip to fifth. The first leg takes place this coming …