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Yeovil Town relegated to League Two

Yeovil Town's Nathan Smith (left) and Notts County's Gary Thompson battle for the ball. Credit: PA Wire

Yeovil Town have suffered a second successive relegation, returning to League Two 10 years after they last left the division.

Paul Sturrock's first game in charge ended 1-1 against Notts County.

After the game, the new Glovers boss spoke to our Sports Correspondent, Matthias Kurth:

Paul Sturrock leaves Torquay United role after four days

Paul Sturrock has left his role as an advisor to Torquay United after just four days.

His appointment was announced on Easter Sunday, but he has since been offered a permanent contract at another club.

The Torquay board still hope to bring in someone else to support manager Chris Hargreaves.

The Gulls didn't enjoy the services of the former Plymouth and Dundee United boss for very long Credit: PA

I am very disappointed but we wish Paul the very best of luck in his new job,

Paul Sturrock fitted the bill because he lives locally but I wish him well... Events can take over the best laid plans but we have to find someone comparable with Paul.

The principle is there and now it’s finding the right person. The basis of the idea is to do everything we can to help Chris achieve great success as the manager of Torquay United.

– Bill Phillips, Vice-Chairman


Plymouth Argyle & Exeter City level on points

Plymouth Argyle have been edged out of the League Two play-off places after a 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth. The hosts scored twice, before Olly Lee pulled a goal back. The Pilgrims also had Curtis Nelson sent off late in the game.

It's two wins over the Easter weekend for Exeter City. The Grecians beat Newport 2-0 at St James Park, thanks to goals from David Wheeler and a penalty from Ryan Harley.

Exeter City stay 10th despite their win, but they're now level on points with Argyle who slip to 8th.

In League One, Yeovil have suffered their sixth straight defeat. They're heading to League Two with a whimper after losing 4-0 at Fleetwood.

And Torquay United were beaten 2-0 at Aldershot in the Conference.

Torquay draw with Dartford at Plainmoor

James McQuilkin put Torquay ahead in the 67th minute.

Torquay United have drawn 1-1 with Dartford in the Conference this afternoon.

James McQuilkin gave the Gulls the lead in the 67th minute, but the relegation-threatened visitors earned a share of the points with an equaliser 8 minutes from time.

Chris Hargreaves' men stay 16th in the table.

Exeter City battle back from two down to win at Luton

Jordan Moore-Taylor scored Exeter City's second goal at Luton. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City kept their play-off hopes alive after fighting back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Luton this afternoon.

Ryan Harley and Jordan Moore-Taylor drew the scores level, before David Wheeler bundled in a dramatic winner in the 5th minute of injury time.

Plymouth Argyle drew 1-1 with League Two leaders Burton Albion at Home Park. The visitors led 1-0 at half-time, but Carl McHugh headed an equaliser four minutes from the end.

In League One, Yeovil Town threw away a two goal lead as they lost 3-2 at home to Chesterfield. James Hayter and Sam Foley on-target for Yeovil.

Argyle occupy the final play-off place, while Exeter are up to 10th and 3 points behind the Pilgrims.

Busy weekend of sport gets underway today

Our football clubs play the first of two Easter weekend matches this afternoon.

Plymouth Argyle take on league leaders Burton at Home Park. Their 3-0 win over Cheltenham on Saturday has left their manager John Sheridan with some tough choices:

Elsewhere this afternoon, Yeovil's League One relegation is all but mathematically sealed but they host Chesterfield at Huish Park. Exeter City travel to Luton, while Torquay United host Dartford in the Conference tomorrow.

Yeovil Town, Exeter City, and Plymouth Argyle are in action this afternoon.


Plymouth Albion coach steps down

James Shanahan is leaving Plymouth Albion.

Plymouth Albion have announced that coach James Shanahan is leaving the club.

His contract was meant to expire at the end of April, but he is leaving the rugby club early, and former manager Graham Dawe will take over for the last three games of the season.

Our focus has to be on the future and with a home game coming up on 11th April against Bristol the team will need as many Plymouth fans cheering them on as possible.

– Peter Vosper, Plymouth Albion Chairman

Thousands of new Rugby World Cup tickets go on sale

Exeter is one of the cities hosting the World Cup. Credit: England Rugby 2015

Rugby fans who don't have their World Cup tickets yet can relax - 20,000 new tickets go on sale today.

With Exeter one of 11 cities hosting the tournament and three matches at Sandy Park, rugby fever is going strong in our region. Local clubs are getting young people involved, and fans are eagerly awaiting the chance to see the biggest event in the rugby calendar on their home turf.

Click here for the link to the ticket sale. More will be released over the next few months, before the tournament begins in September.

Nowell returns to squad as Chiefs take on Leicester

Exeter winger Jack Nowell returns to the squad after two tries for England against France at Twickenham, this weekend.

The Chiefs return to Premiership action, hoping to put the disappointment of losing in the L.V Cup Final behind them. They travel to Leicester tomorrow, a side they beat in the semi-final of the cup earlier this month.

Nowell says his main focus is now on his home team.

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