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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.

Transat Race returns to Plymouth

Plymouth has won its bid to host the start of the next edition of the prestigious Transat sailing event in 2016. Born as the OSTAR and the original solo race across the North Atlantic in 1960, The Transat is now firmly established as one of the major events in the professional yachting calendar.

The Class 40 ship Eole Generation GDF Suez skipped by Sebastien Rogues, of France bids, farewell at the start of the Transat Quebec Saint-Malo race Credit: Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images

The race will once again start from Plymouth historic home on Sunday 8 May 2016.

“We’re over the moon that OC Sport has selected Plymouth as the host venue for The Transat in 2016. Businesses in the city have rallied to support our bid and we’re looking forward to staging a spectacular and memorable event in the race’s historic home."

– Cllr Peter Smith, Plymouth City Council

Fanzone location revealed in Exeter

The location of the Fanzone in Exeter for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup has been revealed.

Northernhay Gardens in the heart of the city will be open for thirteen days to allow supporters to share the World Cup experience.

The Webb Ellis Cup Credit: Exeter City Council

Each fanzone will include a big screen, rugby activities, food and drink and what organisers are calling "unique regional content". It'll have room for more than 5,000 spectators.

The trophy will also be in Exeter earlier in the year.

A map of the southern Fanzones Credit: England Rugby 2015
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