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Torquay United complete miracle escape with final day win to stay in National League

Torquay United have completed a miraculous escape with a win on the final day of the National League season.

The Gulls defeated North Ferriby United 2-0 at Plainmoor to finish comfortably outside the relegation places.

It was their third win on the bounce and completed a miraculous turn-around for manager Kevin Nicholson and his team.

Jeff Welch spoke to fans and players as the celebrations began at the final whistle this afternoon.

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Footage shows Leyton Orient player push Argyle ballboy

The video, from PAFC TV, shows the moment a ballboy was shoved to the ground by the captain of a professional football team.

The Football Association published the following statement regarding the issue:

"Leyton Orient’s Liam Kelly has been charged by The FA following the game at Plymouth Argyle on 14 February 2017.

It is alleged he committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to Rule E3.

Furthermore, The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment for this alleged offence would be clearly insufficient.

The player has until 6pm on 17 February 2017 to respond to the charge."

Rover's manager Darrell Clarke "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor transfer

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has said that he "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor's Deadline Day transfer to local rivals Bristol City.

City signed Taylor, who scored 67 goals for Rovers, after triggering a release clause in his contract.

Clarke said that the transfer was "expected." He would have liked to seen a bidding war over the 26 year old, but confirmed there were only "one Championship club" interested in Taylor.

Various reports questioned how Bristol City came to know of Taylor's £300,000 release clause, a part of his contract which is not supposed to be public knowledge.

However, The Football League has told ITV News that they haven't launched a formal investigation into the transfer. This because no complaint has been made by Bristol Rovers in relation to the deal.

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