The Big Kick-Off
It is all about to kick-off for Devon football clubs competing in EFL Sky Bet League Two, the Motorama National League and Toolstation Western League.
Our professional clubs at Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Torquay United get underway on Saturday with mixed emotions from events last season.
The Pilgrims open their League Two campaign with new manager Ryan Lowe at the helm following their relegation from League One in May. Lowe has brought in a number of new faces, including a few from his former club, Bury, and Argyle begin their season at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.
Exeter City start at home to Macclesfield Town and the Grecians will again be a genuine force in League Two, having flirted with promotion and the play-offs on a few occasions in recent seasons. Exeter and Plymouth will meet for the first Devon derby of the campaign at St James Park on October 26.
Torquay United enjoyed a brilliant change of fortunes under manager Gary Johnson last season, scoring a barrage of goals to win promotion from the National League South. The Gulls host Boreham Wood tomorrow in their first game back in the National League.
The Toolstation Western League also starts tomorrow and plenty more Devon involvement. Plymouth Parkway just missed out on promotion to the Southern League after a thrilling title race with another Devon outfit, Willand Rovers. Parkway will be fancied to do very well again this year and start at home to Cadbury Heath.
Buckland Athletic produced some brilliant results last year and, with a bit more consistency, could be a major force in this division. The Bucks start at home to Westbury United. Tavistock and Exmouth are the two new Devon teams in this league.
Tavvy and Exmouth have both stepped up from the South-West Peninsula League, having battled out an enthralling title race last season, which just ended up in Tavistock’s favour. Exmouth open their new campaign at home to Bridport, while Tavvy are at Clevedon Town.
Good luck to all the Devon teams in action tomorrow.