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Football: Exeter beaten, but victory for Torquay

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 midfielder undergoes tests after collapse

Aman Verma has scored one goal in eight National League games for Torquay United. Credit: Joe Giddens / PA

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.

– Kevin Nicholson

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.

– Torquay manager

Verma joined Torquay on loan from Kidderminster last November and the deal has since been extended until the end of the season.



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

"From now on we're a no-excuse environment" - fighting talk from Torquay's new manager

Torquay United have announced Kevin Nicholson will take over as manager following the departure of Paul Cox earlier this month.

The 34 year-old is well known to fans of Torquay having appeared over 300 times for the team during a seven-year period.

We caught up with him to hear about his plans for the club, which has had some troubled times recently:

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