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TRURO CITY – 3 WELLING UTD – 2 TRURO City got their season off to a winning start in dramatic style thanks to a last gasp winner from River Allen. The home side looked like having to settle for a point after surrendering a 2-0 half time lead, as the Kent side hit back to …

PLAYER-manager Kevin Nicholson has appointed experienced summer signing Josh Gowling as Torquay United’s new skipper. Central defender Gowling will sport the captain’s armband on match-days with gifted midfield playmaker – and former United skipper – Luke Young nominated by Nicholson as the team’s new vice captain. The Gulls boss admits it was not an easy …

THIS time next week Yeovil Town will have experienced life at both ends of the League Two spectrum. Yesterday saw them travelling to Luton Town, a club managed by ex-Glover Nathan Jones and seemingly willing to spend whatever it takes to justify promotion up the ladder. On Tuesday Yeovil again rub shoulders with affluence, travelling …

THE action comes thick and fast for Plymouth Argyle after their Sky Bet League One opener at Peterborough United yesterday. They change focus to the League Cup, now known as the Carabao Cup, on Tuesday night when they visit West Country rivals Bristol City for an eagerly-awaited first-round tie at Ashton Gate (7.45 pm). They …

TOM Nichols is hoping the chance to work with Marcus Stewart again will help him reach his full potential as a striker. The new Bristol Rovers striker found the back of the net for the first time since moving from Peterborough United with an assured finish in last weekend’s 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion. …

Rovers today made a double transfer swoop, bringing in one of last season’s loanees, Ryan Sweeney, along with his Stoke City colleague Dominic Telford both on season long loans. Ryan will need no introduction to Rovers supporters, who have been hoping he would return for another stint in the blue and white quarters. The central …

Yeovil Town Football Club is pleased to announce James Bailey as captain for the 2017/18 season. The 28-year-old has wore the armband throughout pre-season and been handed the responsibility for the forthcoming campaign which begins on Saturday at Luton Town. A summer signing from Carlisle United, Bailey arrived in Somerset having featured in all three …

A year ago the new Premier League season seemed little more than a canvas for the psychodrama being played out in the various manager’s offices, but in 2017-18 the focus should once again shift from those in suits to those in boots. Rewind 12 months and the talk was all about just how Jose Mourinho …