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Torquay prepare for first game under new management

Torquay in training at Plainmoor Credit: ITV West Country

Torquay are preparing for their first game under new management. The Gulls travel to Aldershot tomorrow without a win in their last 10 matches but player manager Kevin Nicholson says everyone's starting with a clean slate.

All the stuff that's gone on behind the scenes, all the stuff that's gone on on the pitch, it doesn't matter. It was nothing to do with me. The players were here but as far as I'm concerned, what they do from now on is all that matters.

– Kevin Nicholson, Torquay United Player-Manager

Torquay lose at home to Boreham Wood

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

Plymouth Argyle fans showed their support tonight for their troubled neighbours Torquay United as the Gulls took on Boreham Wood at Plainmoor.

More than 100 Pilgrims fans were expected at the match after Torquay lost both their manager and director of football.

Torquay lost the match 2-1 - their goal coming courtesy of Alex Fisher.

Football club pays tribute to solider

Football club pays tribute to solider Credit: West Cornwall Football Club

West Cornwall Football Club has paid tribute to 20 year old Dave Curnow, who served in Afghanistan and was found unconscious outside the Zone nightclub on Sunday morning. He later died in hospital.

On its Facebook site the club described Dave Curnow as a "promising young talent" and an "amazing human being".

It is with immense sadness today that we have lost not only one of the clubs most promising young talents but an amazing human being.

A huge loss to the West Cornwall family, his country and to everyone who knew him. There aren't enough words to express how we are all feeling but the amazing messages on social media today are a testament to the number of lives that Dave touched.

The clubs thoughts and wishes are obviously with Daves family, girlfriend and close friends at this time. Rest in peace our teammate, friend and hero. We will never forget you and you will always be in our memory.

From everyone at West Cornwall FC x

– West Cornwall FC

Two men will appear in court later charged with the murder of the young soldier from Redruth.


"I felt that I was pushing a car up the mountain"

These are the words of Torquay United's Director of Football who has resigned, just days after the exit of manager Paul Cox.

Dean Edwards was in joint-temporary charge of the side on Saturday when they were thrashed 7-3 at home to Bromley. The most goals the Gulls have conceded in 20 years.

Now Edwards, who led a summer takeover of the club, has followed the manager he appointed by walking out of Plainmoor.

Torquay Chairman David Phillips has told ITV News the club is looking at a number of people and there is likely to be an appointment within the next few weeks.

Club statement over latest Torquay resignation

Dean Edwards has resigned as Torquay United's Director of Football, days after the exit of manager Paul Cox Credit: ITV News

Torquay United can confirm that Director of Football, Dean Edwards, has resigned from his position.

Dean himself thought that owing to the financial restraints of the club, the position of Director of Football was unsustainable.

The club would like to put on record their immense thanks for the work that Dean has put in during the last five years. He was, of course, instrumental in forming the consortium that saved the club from closing in June of this year.

We wish him well in his future career and he will continue to help the club in the future as a consultant.

Meanwhile the club will be actively seeking a new manager.

John Ramshaw will continue as caretaker-manager for Tuesday's game against Boreham Wood here at The Launa Windows Stadium when we will be welcoming supporters of fellow West Country clubs such as Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City in true Devonian spirit.

Torquay make it three draws in a row

Former Crawley Town player James Hurst scored both goals for the Gulls Credit: PA

In football, Torquay were in action last night and had to be content with a point. They drew 2 all at Kidderminster. Both Torquay's goals came from James Hurst - who blotted his copybook by conceding a late penalty.

The game was their third draw in a row.

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News
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