Football: Walsall fell Forest to send Bescot barmy

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Walsall last night earned a third-round meeting with Sheffield United after knocking Nottingham Forest out of the Coca-Cola Cup in an extraordinary second-round tie at Bescot Stadium.

Forest had looked in control after overhauling a 1-0 first-leg deficit thanks to a goal from their Dutch striker, Pierre van Hooijdonk, and a strike direct from a corner by Craig Armstrong in the first minute of extra time, after Van Hooijdonk had hit the bar from the half-way line in the 90th minute.

However, the First Division leaders were rocked by two goals from Andy Watson - the second just three minutes from the end of the added period - to complete a 3-2 aggregate win and spark jubilant scenes of celebration at the final whistle.

COCA-COLA CUP Third-round draw: Barnsley or Chesterfield v Brentford or Southampton; West Ham or Huddersfield v Aston Villa; Reading v Wolves; Oxford Utd v Tranmere; West Bromwich v Liverpool; Middlesbrough v Sunderland; Ipswich v Manchester Utd; Sheffield Wednesday or Grimsby v Leicester; Bolton or Leyton Orient v Millwall or Wimbledon; Chelsea v Preston or Blackburn; Stoke v Bristol City or Leeds; Arsenal v Birmingham; Newcastle v Crystal Palace or Hull; Carlisle or Tottenham v Derby or Southend; Coventry or Blackpool v Everton or Scunthorpe; Walsall v Sheffield Utd. (Ties to be played week starting 13 October).

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