"No excuses" for Torquay tonight

We interview Torquay manager Chris Hargreaves ahead of their League Two clash with Burton. He told us the Gulls had "no excuses"

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Yeovil knocked out of FA Cup

No wins for the West Country's teams today.
  • FA CUP FOURTH ROUND

Yeovil Town have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Premier League Southampton.

The Glovers lost 2-0 at St Marys this afternoon. Saints took the lead in the 23rd minute after Jamie McAllister handled in the area. The resulting penalty was converted by Guly.

Youngster Sam Gallacher doubled the advantage twenty minutes from time.

Full match report and goals can be found here.

  • LEAGUE TWO

The rest of our teams have been in league action today. Exeter City suffered their third straight defeat after losing 2-1 at Wimbledon. The Grecians have slipped to 15th in the table.

Torquay United remain in the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Oxford.

And Luke Young rescued a point for Plymouth Argyle with an 84th minute equaliser against Cheltenham at Home Park.

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New Torquay manager

Torquay United have revealed that Chris Hargreaves is the new manager at Plainmoor.

He replaces Alan Knill, who left the club last week.

Chris has started work already and we are thrilled to have a new manager in place for the challenges ahead over the second half of the season.

We now have a vibrant and ambitious management team to take us forward.

– Thea Bristow, Torquay United Chairwoman

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Yeovil through to FA Cup Fourth Round

Yeovil Town are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 4-0 win over Leyton Orient at Huish Park.

The Glovers put their Championship struggles behind them to comfortably beat the League One high-flyers.

James Hayter scored twice with Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore also on target.

Plymouth Argyle will be hoping to join the Glovers in Sunday's draw. The Pilgrims travel to League One side Port Vale tomorrow (3pm).

In League Two, Exeter City's miserable home form continues after a 1-0 defeat to Mansfield Town at St James Park. Lee Stevenson scored the only goal of the game on the stroke of half-time.

Manager-less Torquay United remain in the relegation zone after a 1-1 draw with Morecambe at Plainmoor.

Aaron Downes gave the Gulls the lead, but Robbie Threlfall earned a share of the points six minutes from time.

Eliot Benyon and Karl Hawley both hit the post for the hosts, while Billy Bodin saw his effort go narrowly over late in the game.

A mixed bag of results today, while Plymouth Argyle play on Sunday.

Torquay sack Alan Knill

Torquay have sacked their manager Alan Knill Credit: PA Wire

Torquay Utd have sacked their manager Alan Knill.

The club issued the following statement this lunchtime confirming their decision.

"It is with great regret that Torquay United can announce we have terminated the contract of manager Alan Knill.

The first half of this season has not gone as we all hoped and the Board at Plainmoor believe now is the right time for a change.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Alan for all his hard work at our club and especially his success in helping us stay in League 2 at the end of last season. We all wish him the very best in his future career.

The search for a new manager begins immediately but, in the meantime, our head of youth Geoff Harrop will take the team for Saturday’s game with Morecambe at Plainmoor.

No further comment will be made at this time."

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