Football


FOOTBALL stars Jefferson Lerma and Diego Rico have joined in with more than 40 young players at the latest Premier League Kicks session at Mudeford Wood Community Centre in Christchurch. Run by the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust, the sessions – which are free of charge, open to all and held across the area – …

TORQUAY United have been drawn away to National League side Boreham Wood in the first round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. “It would have been nice to have gotten a home draw, for a change, and to play at our home ground,” said Torquay manager Gary Johnson. “However, the draw has been made and as …

BRISTOL City’s Jay Dasilva and Lloyd Kelly and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook and Jack Simpson helped England Under-21s to a 5-1 victory over Denmark in Esbjerg on Tuesday evening. Aidy Boothroyd’s side are preparing for next summer’s Euro finals and their big win over Denmark followed on from beating Italy last week. First half goals from …

YEOVIL Town manager Darren Way has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Huish Park until at least June 2021. Way, who began his tenure in December 2015, retained the club’s EFL status in 2015/16 by engineering a miraculous turnaround before being rewarded with a three-year deal. Since then, the 38-year-old has been …

EXETER City’s Dara O’Shea has been nominated for the Checkatrade.com Trophy player of the round. The nominate covers all three first round group games and the award will be decided by a public vote. O’Shea is up against Cambridge United’s Ade Azeez, Mansfield Town’s Calum Butcher, Brighton & Hove Albion under-21s’  Aaron Connolly, Rochdale’s Luke …

AFC Bournemouth have confirmed that defender Adam Smith will be sidelined for up to three months after a suffering a knee injury recently. The 27-year-old was stretchered off during the first half of their 2-1 defeat to Newcastle on November 10. Smith’s injury is not as bad as first feared but he still faces a …

EXETER City will host Peterborough United in the Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy. Bristol Rovers, meanwhile, will travel to Swansea City Under-21. The draw was made on Friday afternoon by former winners of the competition Leon Britton and Steve Claridge. Ties will be played week commencing 3 December. Confirmed Round Two ties are as …

BOURNEMOUTH’S Callum Wilson marked his debut for England by scoring their final goal in a 3-0 victory over the USA at Wembley on Thursday night. Wilson became the first Bournemouth player in history to start for England and he was over the moon to mark the occasion with a goal. “To make my debut here …