Sport in Short: Football

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SOUTHAMPTON have agreed an initial fee of pounds 10,000 for the Halesowen Town striker Frankie Bennett, a 22-year-old Birmingham hotel waiter.

PORT VALE have signed Coventry's Peter Billing on a month's loan after Mark Smith, another defender, returned to Notts County following a loan spell at Vale Park.

AUTOGLASS TROPHY Area finals: Northern section: Wigan v Stockport. Southern section: Stoke or Port Vale v Exeter. (First leg matches to be played week commencing 15 March, second leg 19 April).

LIBERTADORES CUP Group Three (Guayaquil): Barcelona (Ecu) 2 Bella Vista (Urug) 0. Group Five (Asuncion): Cerro Porteno (Para) 2 River Plate (Arg) 1.

CORRECTED RESULT (Tuesday): Beazer Homes League Premier Division: Gloucester 2 Trowbridge 4.