FA CUP Buckland prepares for Romans invasion

It is FA Cup second round qualifying day today and for some non-League teams across the country there will be few bigger football Saturdays.

Mid-Devon’s Western League newcomers Buckland Athletic host Blue Square Bet South side Bath City (Homers Heath, Newton Abbot 1500) in one of the region’s stand-out ties.

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NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP Gillespie ends Robins run

bideford afc logoBideford’s five-match unbeaten run ended in a 2-0 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier defeat at AFC Totton.

Richard Gillespie scored in the 24th and 73rd minutes as the Southampton side warmed up for Saturday’s FA Cup trip to crisis club Truro City.

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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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