It might feel like the season has only just ended. Especially with a summer dominated by the European Championships and, now discussions around the new England manager.
But for our local sides, this is the month where title winning teams are forged.
Tuesday night's friendly between Torquay United and Tiverton Town, was precisely the chance to test the metal of two teams who will both be vying for promotion next season.
Unfortunately it wasn't a night to remember for Tiverton's keeper, who fumbled the ball into his own net. The final score ended 1-1:
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In tonight's football, Torquay United have continued their unbeaten run in the National League.
The Gulls have drawn 0-0 with promotion-chasing Braintree at Plainmoor.
In tonight's football, it was honours even in the West Country derby at Huish Park, where Yeovil and Plymouth Argyle finished goal-less.
Elsewhere,Paul Tisdale's 500th game in charge of Exeter City has ended in disappointment. The Grecians lost 4-1 at home to Oxford. Alex Nicholls scored Exeter's consolation.
But it's back-to-back wins for Torquay United in the National League. The Gulls have beaten fellow strugglers Welling 2-0 at Plainmoor.
Nathan Smith and Iffy Allen with the goals in the second half.
Two of our sides were in action tonight.
In League Two Exeter City were beaten 2 - 0 away at strugglers York. The result means Yeovil drop into the relegation zone.
In the FA Trophy, Torquay beat Macclesfield 1-0 to move into the Quarter Finals where they'll face Bognor Regis later this month.
Torquay United midfielder Aman Verma is undergoing tests after collapsing at home after a training session.
The 27-year-old was sick during a gym session last week and was taken ill again later in the evening.
Torquay manager Kevin Nicholson said they didn't want to take any chances so opted for testing.
He's very worried because he thought it was an off day, and it might just be a virus that has hit him hard. But with all that's gone on lately in football with things like heart problems we couldn't take any chances.
It started with headaches, which led to Verma collapsing. The manager says it's hoped the results will come through on Monday, but does mean the midfielder will have to miss Torquay's game with Chester on Saturday.
He's feeling fine now but the doctors have told him to do pretty much nothing, so he's bored out of his mind as he just has to rest until he's given the all-clear.
Verma joined Torquay on loan from Kidderminster last November and the deal has since been extended until the end of the season.
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