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Torquay United FC logoKevin Nicholson’s Torquay United FC will host Bideford AFC in a friendly at the Launa Windows Stadium tonight (1930ko).

Bideford are managed by former Gulls midfielder Sean Joyce, United are set to include former Robins central defender Ben Gerring.

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NEWPORT COUNTY extend unbeaten run with replay win

John Sheridan image courtesy & copyright DAVE ROWNTREEJohn Sheridan’s Newport County AFC surged through to the FA Cup second round following a comfortable 4-1 replay win over Brackley at Rodney Parade.

County – unbeaten in six – made a flying start through striker Lenell John-Lewis’ first minute opener.

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FA CUP 4QR Away days for 7 out of 8 South West sides

FA Cup logoNational League top two Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham Town both face FA Cup away days in this month's fourth qualifying round.

Adie Pennock’s pacesetters Forest Green visit National League South side Margate, who toppled Truro 4-1 in the third qualifying round, while Gary Johnson’s second placed Robins are at Havant & Waterlooville.

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FA TROPHY third qualifying round 2015-16

FA Trophy

Saturday December 12, 2015

FA Trophy first round 

Altrincham FC vs Leamington FC

Cheltenham Town FC vs Chelmsford City FC

Corinthians-Casuals FC vs Hungerford Town FC

East Thurrock United FC vs Maidenhead United FC

Havant & Waterlooville FC vs Forest Green Rovers FC

Southport FC vs Worcester City FC

Truro City FC vs Cirencester Town FC

Postponed Weston-super-Mare FC vs Dover FC (now Tuesday December 15, 1945)

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TORQUAY UNITED appoint Nicholson player-manager

Torquay United Football Club crestTorquay United FC have appointed popular former left back Kevin Nicholson as their new player-manager.

The National League side announced the appointment of 34-year-old Bay-based Nicholson this morning at 10.

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