Mick McCarthy’s near full-strength Championship starting XI scored four before half-time before Issak Davies plundered a fifth with two minutes remaining.
Havant & Waterlooville’s new-look side led high-profile south coast neighbours Portsmouth, only for the League One side to turn the tables after the break.
Bottesford Town claimed something of a pre-season scalp after Reece Moody’s 88th-minute strike earned the Poachers victory over a Gainsborough Trinity side playing two levels above.
Bradford Park Avenue were held by North West Counties League side Silsden AFC as Mark Bower’s side ended their second pre-season adventure in stalemate.
It was Berwick’s final friendly ahead of the new Scottish Lowland season – and the Border outfit almost fell behind early on.
The involvement of women – from volunteers to board level, from clubs to league administration – is commonplace in today’s game and vital in bringing us the game we love.
A Champions League winner with Chelsea, Mount is poised to play a crucial role for England today when they face Italy at Wembley in the final of Euro 2020.
Stockport-born Holland is Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate’s trusted assistant and the duo can often be seen deep in conversation on the touchline.
Bolton-born Mariner began his career with the Magpies in 1971 when the club were in the Northern Premier League – the highest level of Non-League at that stage, before the advent of the Conference eight years later.
Southgate has led the Three Lions to their first major tournament final since Sir Alf Ramsey’s boys of ’66 landed the World Cup on home soil.
A decade before reaching the final of Euro 2020 and becoming a national hero, Pickford was cutting his teeth in the Conference as a 17-year-old loanee at Darlo.
Their coverage starts with Grimsby Town’s first game back in Non-League, at Bromley, on August 21 with South-end’s home clash with Stockport County being shown a week later.
George Horan earns piece of Champions League history as Connah’s Quay Nomads draw with Armenian champions
George Horan put himself in line for a slice of Champions League history last week when he tapped home a 79th minute equaliser for Welsh Premier champions Connah’s Quay Nomads against the FC Alashkert.
The Robins have written to league officials appealing for a change in contractual broadcasting rights to allow clubs to host hybrid matches.
The 21-year-old came to prominence when he netted a hat-trick for Warrington Rylands in their thrilling 3-2 Vase final win against Binfield at Wembley in May.
For a man who has been through more than 20 gruelling pre-seasons, Jon Challinor could perhaps be forgiven for missing one.
The 31-year-old is new boss Phil Parkinson’s first summer signing after joining on a two-year deal following his departure from League Two outfit Port Vale.
It is with some difficulty that I type these words in the fug of a hangover following England’s dramatic semi-final victory over Denmark.
Roy Merryweather, who was involved with the club for many decades, died last week at the age of 81.
even at the age of 42, on the back of a career spanning a quarter of a century, Dimi Konstantopoulos still has a buzz ahead of a new season.
The former Northwood and Uxbridge chief took charge of the Sarnies two years ago.
The South Tyneside outfit appealed against the decision to not promote them into Step 6 as part of the Football Association’s restructure of the Non-League system.
Lewes forward Cosgrave, 21, impressed in training with the Dons and has now been handed a deal by boss Mark Robinson, while goalkeeper Oualah, 26, has arrived from Leatherhead
“I need to win a league,” said Yates. “I need to win a promotion. I’ve been a manager for a long time and I’ve never achieved that.
The Northern Premier League promotion race is wide open and the key will be getting pre-season right, believes Lancaster City manager Mark Fell.
Clive Williams, 69, of Wellingborough, has paid the price after an incident in the 1-1 draw against Barwell last September. The pensioner shouted a derogatory reference about Black Lives Matter towards Kai Williams.
Bolstered by some talented recruits to his squad, he believes now is the time for the Portwaymen to take the next step following Western League success in 2016-17 – and that’s a warning shot for their Southern League Division One South rivals.
The 26-year-old has become the NPL Premier outfit’s first new signing of the summer and brings experience from the likes of Curzon Ashton and Altrincham.
The 26-year-old, who can play up front or out wide, spent his formative years at Brighton and had a number of Football League loans before joining Crawley in 2015.
The National League North Sandgrounders have snapped up the 21-year-old after his impressive performances for Step 4 Marine.