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Exeter City and Yeovil Town will begin their 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy campaign tonight facing off against each other in the Southern Group E match at St James Park. Exeter have been in fine form and are currently top of Sky Bet League Two and remain unbeaten in the league. Speaking about tonight’s match, manager Paul …

HORROR and hope joined hands to mark the first week of the season for Yeovil Town. The horror, of course, was on the opening day when Darren Way’s Glovers crashed 8-2 at Luton Town – the biggest defeat in their 14- year Football League his- tory, eclipsing the 6-0 home loss handed out by Stevenage …

IT’s no small wonder there’s a different feel around St James’ Park this season despite Exeter City crashing out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Charlton Athletic. This time 12 months ago an injury crisis began, which robbed the Grecians of a host of first-team players and, consequently, they plummeted to the bottom …

TORQUAY United are set to face Boreham Wood at Plainmoor on Tuesday night without new skipper Josh Gowling. The United captain suffered a knee injury during the Gulls’ 1-1 pre-season friendly draw at Plymouth Parkway, where he scored a late leveller, but recovered to play a key role in the opening day goal-less Vanarama National …

TRURO City Football Club continues to support community football in Cornwall and recently made donation of kit to a local club. Dele Fagunwa, chairman and founder of Truro Community Football, was at Treyew Road last week with several players to accept the gift of two large bags of kit from Truro City chairman, Peter Masters. …

BILLY Bodin can realistically target 20 goals this season, having begun the campaign fitter, stronger and sharper than at any time during his Bristol Rovers career. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder confirmed that his confidence was sky-high after netting twice in last Tuesday night’s 4-1 Carabao Cup first round win over Cambridge United. And that performance …

PLYMOUTH Argyle boss Derek Adams is working hard to add to the Pilgrims’ League One strike force. Adams and his back- room support will step up that search now target man Ryan Taylor has been ruled out for at least the next 12 weeks of the new campaign with a broken ankle. ‘There have been …

CHRISTIAN Doidge has learned to fall in love with football all over again since joining forces with Forest Green Rovers. Feted by Rovers fans after scoring 27 times to help the Gloucestershire club achieve promotion to the Football League for the very first time last season, the Newport-born centre forward might easily have been lost …