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  • Glovers glow under glare of hosts' new floodlights

    By Western Gazette - North Dorset at 08:00 on 17/10/13
    SHINING BRIGHT:  Seth Nana Twumasi shields the ball from Winanton Town's Matt Chant.  Picture by Terry Fisher Photography
    YEOVIL Town shone under Wincanton Town's new floodlights on Tuesday evening as they smashed eight without reply past Toolstation Western League opposition for the second time in eight days. The Sky Bet Championship Glovers were invited to mark the official switch-on of the lights required for Wincanton to step up from the Dorset Premier League and brought a full-strength squad minus just Ed Upson and James Hayter to mark the occasion....
  • Frome name O'Donnell as the new boss

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 16/10/13
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    Frome Town have named Brian O'Donnell as the club's new first team manager. O'Donnell is a UEFA A qualified coach and has most recently been working as a scout for Tony Mowbray at Middlesbrough. During his playing career he represented Bournemouth, Bristol Rovers and Torquay while in non-league played for Yeovil Town, Bath City, Salisbury and Basingstoke and spent several years playing in Australia. He has had coaching roles with...
  • Shortwood are ready for a pop at the Shots

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 15/10/13
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    FA CUP DRAW Shortwood United will be aiming to add a famous FA Cup giant-killing to their list of achievements in what is fast becoming a season of memorable firsts at Meadowbank. Wood's reward for reaching the fourth qualifying round for the first time in their history is a plum draw against Conference Premier outfit Aldershot Town at their picturesque Nailsworth home. The Shots, who were only relegated from the Football League in...
  • Centurions can equal best run

    By Western Daily Press at 05:00 on 12/10/13
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    FA CUP THIRD QUAL ROUND Cirencester can match their best-ever FA Cup run by upsetting Weymouth at the Corinium Stadium today. The Centurions have reached the final qualifying round three times before, most recently in 2006 when they lost 3-0 at Ramsgate. A win in the third qualifying round against Calor Southern League Premier Division Weymouth would take their total prize money from knockout ties this season to £20,000. ...
  • Yard already excited for Christmas

    By Western Gazette - North Dorset at 08:00 on 10/10/13
    FESTIVE HOPE:  Trainer Brian Barr poses with Tuffstuff, who he hopes to run at Wincanton's Boxing Day meeting. The Gelding finished third in a Stratford bumper.  Picture courtesy of David Briers
    CHRISTMAS cannot come soon enough for Brian Barr. The trainer from Longburton near Sherborne has a smart prospect in Tuffstuff and has earmarked the Boxing Day bumper at Wincanton for the five-year-old's reappearance. And when the season of goodwill arrives Barr wants not so much a white one as a wet one because the Generous gelding likes to get his toe into the ground. Tuffstuff's only outing to date was a Stratford bumper in...

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