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RAY HOUGHTON, the Aston Villa midfielder, is out of the Republic of Ireland side to meet Latvia in the World Cup qualifier in Dublin as he has an ankle injury.

MARK AIZLEWOOD, the Bristol City defender who missed Sunday's game at Derby because of a back injury, reported for Wales training yesterday, and hopes to be fit for selection for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands.

DIADORA LEAGUE Premier Division: Carshalton 1 Windsor 3. League Cup preliminary round: Purfleet 3 Royston 1; Tring 1 Egham 2.

HFS LOANS LEAGUE Premier Division: Emley 2 Matlock 2; Hyde 2 Accrington Stanley 6. First Division: Caernarfon 1 Guiseley 0; Rossendale 1 Gretna 0.

BEAZER HOMES LEAGUE Premier Division: Hednesford 2 VS Rugby 0. Southern Division: Fisher 0 Margate 5. Barclays Cup preliminary round first leg: Worcester 0 Cheltenham 2.

FA CUP Preliminary round replay: Pelsall Villa 1 Oldbury 0.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Crystal Palace 4 Luton 1; Millwall 1 Southampton 0.