DESPITE the Gulls' defeat by Harrogate Town, it was brilliant to see at least one Torbay lad enjoying the First Round of the FA Cup last weekend.
Defender Mark Jermyn from Brixham was a trainee at Plainmoor in the late-1990s, made one league appearance and many thought he was a little unlucky to be released just before the end of the 1999-2000 season.
He joined Dorchester later that year and has now amassed more than 700 games for the Magpies, many of them as captain.
It was Jermyn, now 31, who laid on Town's winner for ex-Home Park trainee Jake Gosling in their 1-0 upset over Plymouth Argyle at the Avenue Stadium on Sunday.
Chance for young guns to avenge exit
YOUTH TOMORROW: United have an early chance to avenge last week's 2-1 FA Youth Cup defeat by Bristol Rovers when they entertain the same opponents at Plainmoor tomorrow.
It's in the FL Alliance Group Cup, and the kick-off is 1.30pm.
Cup loss means new date for Daggers tie
NEW DAGGERS DATE: United's early exit from the FA Cup has prompted a rearrangement of their home game against Dagenham & Redbridge.
It was originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 20.
But it will now played – the Daggers asked for the switch – on Saturday, December 1 (3pm), the date of the Cup Second Round.
Looking on bright side of Saturday...
REMEMBER WHEN?: In 2003-2004 United last won automatic promotion from League Two under Leroy Rosenior.
In the First Round of the FA Cup they were drawn at home to then non-League Burton Albion – and lost 2-1.