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LIVE TUESDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Buckland Athletic v Torquay United

By This is SouthDevon  |  Posted: February 21, 2012

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TORQUAY United field a reserve side against Newton Abbot neighbours Buckland Athletic in the Westinsure Devon St Luke’s Cup quarter-finals at Homers Heath tonight (7.45pm).

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Premier Division title-chasers Buckland upset United in this competition last season, and the Gulls are sure to be tested to the limit, at least, this evening.

Torquay have striker Ray Spear cup-tied, while loanee centre-half Angus MacDonald has returned briefly to his parent club Reading to play in a friendly match.

So former Newcastle United starlet Danny Leadbitter, who has played at right-back for most of the season so far, will line up in central defence alongside Ed Palmer.

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The Gulls’ midfield will feature recent non-contract signing Nathan Craig, the former Everton Academy player, and Lloyd Macklin.

Ashley Yeoman, who made his League debut as a second-half substitute against Bradford City, will lead an attack which also includes second-year trainee Niall Thompson and Saul Halpin.

Torquay United reserves (4-3-3): Rice; Nardiello, Leadbitter, Palmer, Rowe-Turner; Macklin, Kewell, Craig; Thompson, Yeoman, Halpin.

The winners of tonight's match will be away to either Cullompton Rangers or Exeter City in the semi-final.

In the other semi-final Tiverton Town will entertain either Elburton Villa or Plymouth Argyle.

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  • Peter_sims  |  February 21 2012, 7:11PM

    Torquay united will lose.. Saying that Buckland and a no talent team so Torquay might win if they are lucky.. Let the countdown begin until there number one fan pete appears. Funny how both him and code01803 disappear and reappear at the same time. Hmmm weird.

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