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Madden returns to haunt his old club

Former Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden returned to haunt his old club with a late equalising goal. Exeter City and Torquay also drew.

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Sheridan hoping to make up for last season

The new football season only kicked-off last week, but there's already a Devon derby to look forward to.

Plymouth Argyle take on local rivals Exeter City at Home Park tomorrow afternoon.

Pilgrims boss John Sheridan wants to build on Tuesday's impressive second half performance against Leyton Orient in the League Cup, where Argyle came back from two goals down - only to lose on penalties.

The manager is also looking to avenge two defeats by the Grecians last season:


Exeter City's transfer embargo lifted

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Exeter City have signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City's transfer embargo has just been lifted after the club repaid a short-term loan.

City have been unable to sign and register any players this summer after the Professional Footballers' Association provided help with running costs.

But they've already moved fast and signed former Preston striker Graham Cummins who could play in tomorrow's Devon derby against Plymouth Argyle.

We’re pleased to report that the funds have been put in place and that both the PFA and Football League have confirmed that the embargo can now be lifted.

It won’t mean an influx of players to St James Park but it will mean the manager will be able to do a little bit of business.

It has been achieved and everyone at the club is delighted, and now we need to move on.

– Vice-chairman Julian Tagg

Vicar sets off on marathon coastal challenge

A school chaplain from Somerset has set off this morning on a marathon coastal challenge. The Rev. Mike Haslam is attempting to run the 630 rugged miles of the South West Coast Path, from Minehead on the north coast round to Poole in Dorset, in just 16 days. He is raising money for the charity Christian Aid.



Jo Pavey: No plans to retire after European gold

Jo Pavey has told ITV News she has no plans to retire just yet after becoming the oldest ever female European athletics champion at the age of 40.

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Jo Pavey plans to carry on competing after her victory. Credit: PA Wire

The British mother-of-two won gold in the women's 10,000 metres at the European championships in Zurich on Tuesday night, just 10 days after she claimed bronze at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

But Pavey, who is due to compete again in the 5,000 metres, told ITV News' Sasha Williams she intends to "keep going".

"I want to keep going. At the start of the year I thought how long much longer can I go on, but I've been pleasantly surprised that I've still been able to be competitive so I've definitely got no thoughts of retiring yet."

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Pavey - "I thought it was the wrong event at one point"

Forty-year-old Jo Pavey says she thought the 10,000 metres might be the wrong event for here, finding it quite a long way. But the mother of two proved herself wrong to become the oldest ever female European champion, after a stunning victory for Great Britain.

It comes just 10 days after the four-time Olympian claimed won bronze in the 5,000m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The athlete's winning performance was one better than her last appearance at the 2012 European Championships when she took a silver medal from Helsinki.

I can't believe it. I am just thrilled.

I was finding it quite a long way, I thought it was the wrong event at one point.

It was really emotional to have my daughter Emily watch me for the first time, we thought she might be scared, but decided to gamble it.

To try for so many years and to finally do it at the age of 40 is funny really. I should have learned how it do it by now.

– Jo Pavey

Argyle knocked out of cup on penalties

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Tonight's results.

Plymouth Argyle have been knocked out of the League Cup on penalties, as all our sides crashed out.

After going two goals down to Leyton Orient, Reuben Reid scored twice to take the game into extra time. After falling behind again, Carl McHugh made it 3-3. But the League One side won 6-5 on sudden death spot-kicks.

Elsewhere, Exeter City lost 2-0 at home to Championship side Bournemouth.

Yeovil Town lost 2-1 at home to League One rivals Gillingham.

And Torquay United have won their first game in the Conference. They beat Welling 3-0 thanks to goals from Ryan Bowman, Courtney Cameron and Toby Ajala.

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