TORQUAY UNITED must-win games to avoid drop

Torquay United boss Gary Owers photo courtesy & copyright Dave RowntreeBack to back defeats have left Torquay United on the brink of relegation from the National League.

United have four must-win final league games ahead of them – kicking off at home to FC Halifax Town on Saturday – if they are to stand any chance of avoiding relegation to National League South.


FA CUP Yeovil host Man U, Newport versus Spurs

FA Cup logoThe FA Cup fourth round draw could not have gone better for two of the region’s League Two teams.

Michael Flynn’s Newport County – who upset Leeds United 2-1 at Rodney Parade – have been drawn at home to Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur while Darren Way’s Yeovil Town will host Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United over the last weekend of January.


FA CUP Seven regional sides through to round two

FA cup logoThe FA Cup second round draw takes place tonight live on BBC Two at 1910 and before the final first round tie between Chorley and Fleetwood Town.

There is plenty of regional interest with Exeter City FC, Forest Green Rovers FC, Hereford FC, Newport County AFC, Plymouth Argyle FC, Swindon Town FC and Yeovil Town FC winning through to round two.


FA CUP third round draw selected numbers

FA Cup logoOne of the most eagerly anticipated live football draws takes place just after seven o’clock tonight as BBC2 screens the FA Cup third round draw.

Few programmes are as enjoyed as much as the first opportunity for “minnows” to be drawn against the giants of the domestic game.


FA CUP First round draw - tough test for Truro

FA CUP logoTruro City will have to cause an upset to become the first Cornwall football side to reach the FA Cup second round after being drawn away to League One high flyers Charlton Athletic in round one.

Lee Hodges side – on a superb 10-match unbeaten run – are third in National League South, Karl Robinson’s Addicks start today fifth in League One before tonight’s trip to Oxford United.


FA TROPHY Staley spot kick sends Taunton through

Buildbase FA Trophy logoRoss Staley scored the winning seventh spot kick as Taunton Town FC beat Beaconsfield FC 7-6 on penalties to progress through to the FA Trophy third qualifying round.

Taunton target man and Peacocks skipper Matt Wright sent the replay into extra time with his powerful 84th minute headed leveller from Les Afful’s cross. The tie went to penalties after extra time finished 1-1.


FA CUP 11 regional teams in first round draw tonight

FA CUP LOGOThe eagerly-anticipated FA Cup first round draw will be made live on BBC 2 at just after 1910 tonight.

At least 10 regional football teams will feature in the FA Cup first round next month and it could be 11 if Jerry Gill’s Bath City win their replay at Chelmsford City tonight.


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