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Torquay United has new owners

Torquay United has new owners. A consortium, led by former Gulls striker Dean Edwards has taken control of the club after reaching an agreement with the remaining Board of Directors at the Launa Windows Stadium.


It is one of the most significant days in the history of Torquay United and gives us all a chance to look forward to a fresh new era after a long period of great uncertainty.

There is still an incredible amount of work to be done, but we now have a chance to move forward.

– Tim Herbert, Operations Manager Torquay United Football Club


James Brent on his hopes for Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle owner and chairman, James Brent talks to our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth about his ambitions for his club, as they prepare to face Wycombe in the League Two play-off semi-finals.

We agreed that making the play-offs was the minimum that we wanted to achieve. But it's certainly not our aspiration - our aspiration is to get promoted beyond League One to the Championship.

– James Brent, Plymouth Argyle owner and chairman

Watch the full interview here.

Crunch time for Plymouth Argyle

Crunch time for Plymouth Argyle Credit: PA: Andrew Matthews

Plymouth Argyle are preparing to travel to Shrewsbury tomorrow, hopeful that the Shrews won't dent their promotion dream.

Fans have been chanting "The Greens are going up" pretty much all season - but now Plymouth Argyle are within touching distance of doing just that.

They're gearing up for a tough battle with second in the table Shrewsbury tomorrow though before thoughts of the play-offs are allowed to take over.

John Sheridan says the players are treating this game as a playoff match.

Exeter travellers stop play for 600 footballers

14 football matches have had to be cancelled at King George V playing fields in Exeter Credit: ITV West Country/Jacquie Bird

600 footballers haven't been able to play in Exeter this weekend after travellers set up camp next to their playing fields.

14 football matches have had to be cancelled by the Central Youth Football Club after around 10 caravans parked at the King George V playing fields car park on Friday.

The site is owned by Exeter City Council. A spokesperson said they have attended for an initial inspection.


Football results

Football results Credit: ITV West Country

A much-needed win for Yeovil Town in League One, as they beat Oldham Athletic at Huish Park. Goals from Grant and Hayter, both in the second half, saw them claim a 2-1 win. But the Glovers are still three points from safety at the bottom of the table.

In League Two, convincing wins for Plymouth Argyle and Exeter City. In the Conference Torquay lost at home to bottom of the table Telford.

New direction for Torquay United

Thea Bristow has been subsidising the club over the last three years Credit: Torquay United

More details are expected to be announced this morning about the new team being brought in to help run Torquay United off the pitch.

Kelvin Thomas, who used to be Chairman at Oxford United, will be working closely with Gulls Chairman Thea Bristow. She wants the club to be run in a more sustainable way, after subsidising Torquay for the last three years.

A press conference has been called for this morning.

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