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Christmas derby double tops fixture list for Gulls

By Herald Express  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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A TOUGH OPENER, away to ambitious Football League new boys Fleetwood Town, a derby-dominated Christmas and a home finale against Westcountry rivals Bristol Rovers are the standout features of Torquay United's 2012-2013 fixture list.

The Gulls will kick off at Conference champions Fleetwood's Highbury ground on Saturday, August 18, before returning to Plainmoor for home games against last season's Play-Off conquerors Cheltenham Town (Aug 21) and relegated Rochdale (Aug 25).

The first derby game of the campaign brings Plymouth Argyle to Plainmoor on Saturday, September 8.

It's a 'local' Christmas holiday – Exeter City at home on December 22 and Plymouth at Home Park on Boxing Day.

United meet Exeter for the second time at St. James' Park on Saturday, January 26.

And the last match of the season is a tasty visit from Bristol Rovers at Plainmoor on April 27.

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