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Do not miss the next issue of the Independent! Available from Sunday 17th September.

FOOTBALL:

Football

AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion – first report, pictures and reaction as Eddie Howe’s men search for their first points of the season

Bristol City v Derby County – first report, pictures and reaction with the Robins aiming to make it seven games unbeaten

Bristol Rovers at Wigan Athletic – first report, pictures and reaction as the Pirates look to bounce back from their midweek loss at home to Oldham

Plymouth Argyle at Bury – first report, pictures and reaction with the Pilgrims trying to move out of the bottom four

Exeter City v Crewe Alexandra – first report, pictures and reaction as the Sky Bet Two leaders look to extend their lead at the top

Forest Green Rovers at Port Vale – first report and reaction as Forest Green try to turn around their poor form

Yeovil Town at Grimsby Town – first report, pictures and reaction as the Glovers look to start climbing the Sky Bet Two table

Torquay United at Barrow – first report, pictures and reaction as Gulls’ new manager Gary Owers tries to stablise the Vanarama National League club’s fortunes

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

RUGBY:

Rugby
Aviva Premiership reports with our West Country teams on the road as Exeter travel to Worcester; Bath make the trip to Northampton and Gloucester take on Leicester

Greene King IPA Championship action as Cornish Pirates fly to Jersey and Hartpury College make the trip to Rotherham Titans plus a preview of Bristol’s match against Richmond

All the latest news with our regular columnists, John Harding, Neale Harvey, Drew Hill, Barry Knott, Nigel Walrond, and Conrad Sutcliffe

PLUS… SSE reports from Plymouth Albion in National One; Barnstaple, Cinderford, Clifton, Old Reds, Redruth and Taunton in National Two, and Brixham, Camborne, Cleve, Dings Crusaders, Exmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot and Weston-super-Mare in National Three.

CRICKET

Cricket
Specsavers County Championship action as Somerset continue their fight for survival at home to Lancashire in Division One and Gloucestershire play host to Kent in Division Two

SPEEDWAY:

Speedway

Travel Plus National League action as the Plymouth Devils welcome Birmingham Brummies to the St Boniface Arena

RACING:

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

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