TRURO CITY Hodges hoping for show of support

Truro City player-manager Lee Hodges, with assitant Dave Newton. Image courtesy pafc and Dave Rowntree, copyright Dave RowntreeTruro City player-manager Lee Hodges is keeping his fingers crossed for a show of support for today’s home Blue Square Bet South game against Bromley (Treyew Road 1500).

Crisis club City are cast adrift at the foot of the Conference South table following a 10-point deduction for entering administration.

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FA CUP Regional replays & selected qualifying ties

The 2012 FA Cup second round qualifying draw has produced another set of top regional ties to look forward to on Saturday September 22.

Last night there were 25 first round qualifying replays and wins for Newton Abbot's Buckland Athletic - who now host Bath City - Adrian Foster's Gillingham Town, Alex Pike's Gosport Borough, Merthyr Town, who now host Hungerford Town, and Weymouth, who next visit Basingstoke in the Cup.

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SWSN SHORTS Non-league & Yeovil Town Ladies latest

Evo-Stik League Premier new boys Bideford visit Weymouth today seeking their first point of the new season (Wessex Stadium 1500).

Bideford scored a runaway success as Division One South & West champions last term but have lost their opening three top flight matches following Saturday’s 3-0 setback against Bedford Town at the Sports Ground.

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NON-LEAGUE Hodges' praise for over-achieving squad

Truro City player manager Lee HodgesTruro City boss Lee Hodges has praised his new-look squad ahead of today’s Blue Square Bet South bank holiday clash at Weston-super-Mare (Woodspring Stadium, 1500).

Hodges’ injury-hit side drew 1-1 with pace setters Salisbury City on Saturday.

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UP FOR THE CUP? NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT

Today is FA Cup preliminary round day, and with it that buzz of excitement that comes with all the best  knockout competitions.

The clichés will roll out about how teams competing in today’s preliminaries will not reach the Wembley final. Who cares?

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NEW-LOOK WESTERN LEAGUE KICKS OFF TODAY

The 2012-2013 Toolstation Western League season kicks off today buoyed by the introduction of a handful of newcomers.

Five new teams have joined the new-look league over the summer resulting in promoted duo - Newton Abbot’s Buckland Athletic and Bristol’s Winterbourne United - playing their first Western League Premier Division games this afternoon.

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