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Swindon Town manager Martin Ling resigns

Martin Ling had been Swindon manager for just 56 days Credit: David Davies/PA Archive

Swindon Town manager Martin Ling has resigned for health reasons. Ling only took over at the County Ground on November 3 and guided the Robins to five wins in his nine games during his 56-day spell in charge.

Ling took time out for depression during his time as Torquay manager in February 2013 and the Swindon job was his first managerial role since he left Plainmoor.

"Swindon Town have today been informed that Martin Ling has resigned from his position as first team manager due to health reasons."

– Club statement

Gaffney's double gives Rovers win over Orient

Here are the results from today's Bank Holiday Monday football matches:

It was a tough day for Bristol City in the Championship. They lost heavily at Burnley.

In League One, Swindon were also beaten away at Burton.

There was better news in League Two where Bristol Rovers beat Leyton Orient thanks to two goals from Rory Gaffney. Yeovil secured a hard fought point against second placed Oxford.

And in the National League there were wins for Cheltenham and Forest Green who beat Torquay and Kidderminster respectively.

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Football results: Good night for Robins and Rovers

Cheltenham's victory puts the Robins at the top of the National League. Credit: ITV West Country

It was a good night for our region as, two of our teams scored away victories.

Cheltenham Town have moved to the top of the National League with a 1-0 win away at Grimsby. Aaron Downes scored the only goal of the match.

In League Two, Bristol Rovers came from behind at Cambridge to win 2-1, Ellis Harrison and Matty Taylor with Rovers' goals.

Tonight's football: Losses for City, Swindon and Yeovil

Losses for City, Swindon and Yeovil. Credit: ITV West Country

In tonight's football, Bristol City have been beaten at Championship leaders Brighton.

Derek Williams gave City a half-time lead, but the home side scored twice after the break.

Elsewhere, managerless Swindon lost 2-1 at home to Oldham in League One, with Nicky Ajose supplying Swindon's goal.

In League Two, Bristol Rovers drew nil-nil with Notts County at the Memorial Stadium.

Yeovil are now in the bottom two after losing 1-0 at home to Mansfield. The Glovers conceded in the 10th minute of injury time.

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Rovers chairman scotches rumours about the club

The Memorial Stadium Credit: PA

Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has told ITV News West Country that there is no truth in the rumours of a company sort-out bid or approach for the club.

"I keep hearing about this so called consortium from various sources. Would somebody be kind enough to tell us who they are, as we are very curious to find out ourselves!"

I keep hearing about this so called consortium from various sources. Would somebody be kind enough to tell us who they are, as we are very curious to find out ourselves!

– Nick Higgs

Forest Green Rovers stay top of the table

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

It was a two-all draw between Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham in their National League derby at New Lawn.

The two sides have both made a great start to the season and remain first and second in the League.

Forest Green retained their place three points ahead of the Robins thanks to a late equaliser headed in by Kurtis Guthrie.

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