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Darren Way signs new three year contract at Yeovil

Darren Way has signed a new three year contract at Huish Park. Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has signed a new three year contract.

The 36-year-old initially took charge on an interim basis after the sacking of Paul Sturrock.

He has been rewarded after taking his side from bottom of the table to 19th - 14 points clear of the relegation zone with six games left to play.

I feel very proud and honoured to have signed a new contract to be manager of Yeovil Town.

Since I was a young lad it has always been my dream to become a professional footballer and follow that up by becoming a football manager.

It was a massive honour for me to lead this great football club out as captain when we played our first game in the Football League against Rochdale after 108 years in non-league football and now I am leading the club as manager.

The history this fantastic club has is remarkable and it has been my biggest job not to be scared and keep this club alive.

– Darren Way, Yeovil Town manager, speaking to ytfc.net

I have worked with Darren as a player and coach for 15 years. He has already committed to being a big part of the Glovers future plans.

We have found an extraordinary leader and manager in Darren, who has the full backing of everyone at Huish Park, not only to build a squad, but a Club, that will achieve and sustain League One status within the next five seasons.

He will not let our supporters down.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town chairman, speaking to ytfc.net

Way is a former Glovers midfielder with over 200 appearances for the club. His playing career ended prematurely after being injured in a car crash in 2008.

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Plymouth Albion takeover is close

Plymouth Albion's Brickfields stadium. Credit: ITV News West Country

Financially stricken rugby club Plymouth Albion say they're moving steadily towards completing the latest takeover at Brickfields.

Albion went into administration at the end of last month, for the second time in a year.

The proposed sale at Plymouth Albion is still progressing.

We have covered most of the requirements and hope to make an announcement before Saturday’s home match with Wharfedale.

– Peter Vosper, Chairman, Plymouth Albion

Exeter City manager nominated for award

Paul Tisdale has been nominated for 'Manager of the Month' Credit: Exeter City F.C

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has been nominated for the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month award for March.

City remained unbeaten throughout the month, and a haul of twelve points from six games was made even more special by a 100% record on the road, with wins at Cambridge United, Notts County and Crawley Town.

This is the second time that Tisdale has been nominated for Manager of the Month this season, and coincides with an unbeaten run stretching back to the victory over Stevenage on February 27th.

Bristol Rovers’ Darrell Clarke, Hartlepool United’s Craig Hignett and Yeovil Town’s Darren Way are the other managers in contention.

The winners will be announced on Friday 8th April.

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Torquay United close to another takeover

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Torquay United are close to completing a deal with a major company to takeover the club.

The club's chairman David Phillips says a 'Memorandum of understanding' has been signed with Gaming International Ltd. Although this is not legally binding, it is seen as a formal agreement between the two parties.

The club was on the brink of going out of business in June last year before a consortium of new owners stepped in to rescue in.

But since then the club has continued to struggle financially.

"I can confirm that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Torquay United Football Club and a major company, Gaming International Ltd. They are currently in the process of completing due diligence.

"If and when a deal is completed, this will be wonderful news for TUFC. There will be significant finance put into the club.

"It is common knowledge that since the current Board of Directors saved the club from oblivion last June, we have lacked the finance to move forward.

"Unfortunately this has indirectly reflected in the results on the pitch.

"Among many things proposed by the new investors would be to resurrect the Youth Academy, which would be fantastic news for the club.

"The next month is a critical period in the club’s history. Any distractions, however well-meaning, will have a negative impact.

"Any unrest would not help Kevin Nicholson and his team in the great battle to avoid relegation. Therefore I ask our wonderful supporters to remain patient.

"The Board of Directors and I have never stopped working in our quest to take this club forward and re-establish our League status.

"Any other organisations – i.e. Torquay United Fans Ltd. - have no direct connection to the club.

"When any further news is forthcoming we will endeavour to keep everyone informed. Until then no further comment will be made."

– David Phillips, Torquay United Football Club

Devon cricket club left underwater after Storm Katie

Budleigh Salterton Cricket club remains underwater in the aftermath of Storm Katie. The pitch had already flooded twice this winter - but was being prepared for the new season. But intense downpours over Easter caused the River Otter to flood further upstream. The water level has dropped by two or three feet but it's likely to be sometime before the clean up can begin.

The cricket pitch just two days before the flooding Credit: Budleigh Salterton CC

This was the scene just 48 hours before the cricket club was flooded again. It shows the pitch being prepared for the new season after twice being inundated over the winter.

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