Gulls to send team to the Sports Ground on Wednesday

TORQUAY United will be sending a team to Bideford for a pre-season friendly this week.

In a change to their pre-season schedule, the Robins will now face a Gulls XI on Wednesday night – their first home friendly ahead of the new season – meaning their local derby with Ilfracombe Town, scheduled for Tuesday, will now be played at a later date.

The Torquay game will form part of Bideford’s revised 10-game warm-up ahead of the 2014/15 Calor League Southern Premier season, kicking off at 7.30pm at the Sports Ground.

That game will be followed with another home game on Saturday against Peninsula League outfit St Austell (3pm).