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Local flavour has Exeter and Sparkes looking to go one step further | Ben Fisher

For Exeter full-back Jack Sparkes there is no shortage of inspiration around City’s training groundThirteen games in, only an inferior goals-for column keeps Exeter City off the League Two summit. Having finished ninth in May, two places and one point …

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Football League: Crewe top League Two as Morecambe slip to bottom

Bristol Rovers move third in League One by beating LincolnWimbledon continue improvement under Glyn HodgesWith the top two out of action Peterborough were the day’s outstanding achievers, leaping from seventh to third courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Lin…

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Football League: West Brom and Forest profit as Leeds slip at Millwall

Lawrence scores for Derby, Preston rout BarnsleyPressure on Sunderland boss Ross, Forest Green go topWhile a couple of their rivals faltered, West Brom climbed to the top of the table after beating Cardiff 4-2. Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana gave t…

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Football League: Leeds slip at Charlton, Derby end week with win

Swansea denied by late goal, Owls crush MiddlesbroughPressure lifted on Ross and Jackett, leaders Exeter loseLeeds blew the chance to go top of the division and instead ended the day in fourth after they suffered their first away defeat of the season i…

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Football League: Preston and QPR close gap on Championship’s top two

Preston win at Birmingham, QPR beat MillwallForest pay Clough tributes in win over BarnsleyPreston moved up to third place and closed the gap on Leeds and Swansea (both drew) to just a point after a 1-0 away victory at Birmingham. The visitors grabbed …

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Manchester City v Watford, Premier League and more: clockwatch – live!

Updates from 3pm kick-offs in Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeEmail John here or tweet at @JohnBrewin_ 2.32pm BST Barry Glendenning on the unlikelihood of Watford beating City is worth a read. Related: …

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Football League: Forest end Swansea’s unbeaten run as Bolton thrashed again

QPR win thriller against Luton, Stoke lose at homeCoventry top of League One, Exeter lead League TwoLeague leaders Swansea saw their unbeaten start come to an end as a smash-and-grab raid from Nottingham Forest snatched all three points at the Liberty …

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Richie Wellens driven by Alex Ferguson’s influence as Swindon soar | Ben Fisher

The League Two club’s manager is looking to create modern heroes at the club and feels stronger for a torrid spell at OldhamThe corridor outside the manager’s office and the surrounding arteries of the County Ground are adorned with snapshots of Swindo…

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The standout young players in League One and League Two this season

Fans at Ipswich, Fleetwood, Swindon, Crawley and Colchester are witnessing some special performances this season By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe top two divisions in England have taken a break for the international fixtures, but the action has not …

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Mark Sampson named caretaker manager at League Two Stevenage

Former England Women boss given role ‘until further notice’FA sacked Sampson over alleged behaviour at Bristol AcademyFormer England Women coach Mark Sampson has been placed in caretaker charge of League Two side Stevenage. The Hertfordshire club, with…

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Maidstone’s revival after going bust in the Football League offers Bury hope

Maidstone United were liquidated and dropped out of the Football League in 1992, but are now back where they belongBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkOn 13 May 1990, Mark Gall scored a 90th-minute equaliser for Maidstone United in the firs…

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Morecambe’s Kevin Ellison: ‘I’m probably one of the most hated players’

The winger on the darkness of depression, still getting pre-match nerves at the age of 40 and being wronged by the Fifa video gameFor years Kevin Ellison suffered in silence and put his depression on the back burner. It may not correlate with the terra…

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Football League: Brentford punish Derby as Stoke slump again

Charlton stay unbeaten, Huddersfield remain winlessSunderland suffer first defeat, Exeter still top of League TwoBirmingham City added to Nathan Jones’s misery with a comeback win over Stoke City at St Andrew’s. The visitors looked like they were headi…

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‘I don’t have a team any more’: Bury fans on the club’s collapse

Readers explain what Bury FC means to them after the club’s expulsion from the Football League Absolutely gutted. Although it’s seemed inevitable for quite some time I never thought it would actually happen. It’s not an overstatement to say the club wa…

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Matt and Joseph Mills: ‘Our parents can drive to the same ground now’ | Ben Fisher

Brothers Matt and Joseph Mills have had long careers. This season – for the first time – they are on the same side at Forest Green Rovers, who meet Bournemouth in the Carabao CupAs kids, with toy cars for goalposts and a washing line that doubled up as…

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Football League: Leeds stroll at Stoke, Ipswich show no mercy to Bolton

Charlton second, Afobe at the double for Bristol CityWycombe edge Southend thriller, Law keeps Exeter topLeeds continued their excellent start to the season and stayed top after a strolling 3-0 win at struggling Stoke. Goals from Stuart Dallas, a tap-i…

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Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Watford v West Ham and more – live!

Updates from the 3pm Premier League kick-offs and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeAnd you can email Dave here and tweet @DaveTindallgolf 1.59pm BST Team news coming shortly. In the meantime, Tammy Abraham has scored his se…

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Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Watford v West Ham and more – live!

Updates from the 3pm Premier League kick-offs and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeAnd you can email Dave here and tweet @DaveTindallgolf 1.59pm BST Team news coming shortly. In the meantime, Tammy Abraham has scored his se…

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Football League: Bamford double puts Leeds top, Diangana double for West Brom

Substitute Diangana nets twice to secure West Brom winLincoln top League One, Sol-less Macc win at NorthamptonA goal in each half by Patrick Bamford gave Leeds a 2-0 away win at Wigan and put them top of the Championship table with seven points from th…

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Southampton v Liverpool, Everton v Watford and more – live clockwatch!

Live updates from all the 3pm (BST) kick-offsPremier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendFeel free to email Barry or tweet @BGlendenning your thoughts 2.06pm BST Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Gbamin, Andre Gomes, Richarlison…