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YEOVIL Town comfortably swept aside Southern League Premier Division Tiverton Town in a rain drenched afternoon at Ladysmead writes Peter Hodges. Darren Way’s side were in control from the start and despite a 10 minute spell either side of half time which allowed Tivvy to draw level, Yeovil’s defence was barely threatened as the Glovers …

Striker Ryan Brunt has put pen to paper on a permanent contract at Exeter City. Brunt, 24, has been training with the Grecians during pre-season and has impressed manager Paul Tisdale enough to earn a contract at the club. Brunt, who started his career off at Stoke City, has not played a competitive match for …

Bristol City’s purple and lime away kit for the 2017/18 season has been voted the best strip in the EFL this season. In a poll conducted by the EFL on Twitter, City’s away offering was voted the best kit in the country, beating Sheffield United’s home strip by 52% of the vote to 48%. Bristol …

JOSE Mourinho admits he ‘got emotional’ the day Wayne Rooney left Manchester United for his boyhood club, Everton. Not tears exactly but a sharp pang of regret for they got on well together even though Rooney was no longer a first name on the team sheet. United’s manager went out of his way to wish …

YEOVIL Town are poised to emerge from the Dark Ages. While always-bouyant boss Darren Way predicts a top-half finish as the Glovers embark on a third season in Sky Bet Two, his directors have loosened the purse strings without going over the top. In a busy summer they have paid two transfers fees to bring …

There should be a good deal of optimism in the air when Bristol Rovers hold their annual Open Day at the Memorial Stadium this afternoon (midday to 4pm). While pre-season results might suggest otherwise and there has not yet been quite the glut of summer signings predicted, Darrell Clarke has a squad capable of making …

Bristol City must hit the ground running in their opening Championship fixtures if another season of pressure and anxiety at Ashton Gate is to be avoided. Rarely has the importance of a good start been more obvious. Lee Johnson survived as head coach last season thanks to an unusual degree of patience from those running …

Adam Smith has spoken of his delight after signing a new four-year contract with the Cherries.  Smith first arrived on the South Coast in 2010, signing on loan as the club finished sixth in League One. Four years later and the 26-year-old signed permanently from Tottenham, subsequently going on to play his part in the …