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Do not miss the next issue of the Independent! Available from Sunday 19th November.



AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town – first report, pictures and reaction as the Cherries look to climb further away from the Premier League drop zone

Bristol City at Sheffield Wednesday – first report, pictures and reaction as the Robins aim to keep the pressure on the top two

Bristol Rovers v AFC Wimbledon – first report, pictures and reaction as the Pirates look to end their run of defeats

Plymouth Argyle v Oxford United– first report, pictures and reaction as Argyle aim to improve their six game unbeaten streak

Exeter City at Chesterfield – first report, pictures and reaction as the Grecians look to move to the top of the Sky Bet Two table

Forest Green Rovers v Crewe Alexandra – first report, pictures and reaction as Rovers look to build on two home victories in a row

Yeovil Town v Swindon Town – first report, pictures and reaction as the Glovers look to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat by Carlisle United

Torquay United at AFC Fylde – first report, pictures and reaction as the Gulls look to distance themselves from the bottom of the Vanarama National League table

Don’t miss our comprehensive football results and fixtures pages, covering every League in the West Country

Plus all the scores and scorers from the Nash and Co Devon Junior and Minor League, and the latest from the Function 28 Exeter and District Youth League


Aviva Premiership action as Gloucester host Saracens on Friday night plus previews of Bath’s trip to London Irish and Exeter Chiefs’ home clash with Harlequins on Sunday

Greene King IPA Championship action as Cornish Pirates and Bristol travel to London Scottish and Yorkshire Carnegie respectively on Friday night, and Hartpury RFC play host to Richmond on Saturday

Keep up to date on all the latest news with our regular columnists, John Harding, Neale Harvey, Drew Hill, Barry Knott, Nigel Walrond, and Conrad Sutcliffe


British Basketball League action as the Bristol Flyers host London Lions and Plymouth Raiders welcome Leeds Force to the Plymouth Pavilions on Friday night


Unrivalled coverage of the West of England men and women’s hockey scene with reports, pictures, results, tables and fixtures


Horse Racing
Always first with the late, late Saturday night race results and SP


More than 25 sports in 44+ colour pages – and if we’re not covering your sport, just let us know!


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