BOWL DATE: Torquay United, beaten finalists last year, will host Ilfracombe in the Second Round of this season's Devon St. Luke's Bowl on Tuesday, September 17 (7.45pm).
Ilfracombe beat Willand 3-2 in Round One.
Young guns suffer at hands of rivals
LOOKING FOR A LIFT: Torquay United's Youth team entertains Bristol Rovers in the FL Alliance Cup this Saturday, hoping to bounce back from a 5-0 drubbing away to Exeter City in the league last weekend.
The young Gulls were without six players through international calls and suffered accordingly.
Notable absence from the Bernabeu
MISSING ON BALE: Good luck to Gareth Bale, who gathered a dozen friends and family for his unveiling photograph as Real Madrid's record-breaking £85 million signing this week.
There was one important person missing from the line-up – his agent!
United offer family deal at Plainmoor
FAMILY OFFER: Still trying to boost numbers in Plainmoor's Family Stand, United are offering a £30 match deal for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) in that part of the ground.
The group ticket must be bought in advance and is available for any match apart from the derby against Exeter City on December 22.
New development with Argyle friendly
ARGYLE FRIENDLY: United have arranged the latest in a series of 'development' team friendlies against Plymouth Argyle at Plainmoor next Tuesday (2pm).
Admission will be £3 adults and £1 everyone else.
Birthday wishes for Harding and Chapell
MANY HAPPY RETURNS: To Gulls midfielder Ben Harding, who's 29 tomorrow, and winger Jordan Chapell, who'll be 22 on Sunday.