Football: Gascoigne leads Boro to victory

PAUL GASCOIGNE captained Middlesbrough for the first time last night in the absence of the injured Andy Townsend.

The Colombian international Hamilton Ricard scored his fourth goal of the campaign to put Middlesbrough on the way to a 2-0 home win against Wycombe Wanderers in a Worthington Cup second round first leg game. Gianluca Festa added the second goal in the last minute.

Emile Heskey scored twice as the 1997 League Cup winners Leicester City made Premiership class tell against their East Midlands rivals, Chesterfield, with a 3-0 win at Filbert Street. The Northern Ireland centre-half Gerry Taggart added the third goal, in his first start of the season for the Foxes.