Sporting Digest: Football

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The Independent Online
The FA Premier League Hall of Fame has appointed the former Football Association press officer, Mike Parry, to head their communications and media strategy. Parry, 44, a former senior executive at the Press Association and with national newspapers, set up the FA's media office with David Davies in 1994-95.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Nationwide League Second Division: Gillingham 2 Reading 1. UniBond League President's Cup Semi-final second-leg: Stalybridge 2 Droylsden 3 (Droylsden win 4-3 on aggregate). Challenge Cup fourth round replay: Farsley Celtic 0 Hucknall Town 1. Ryman League Second Division: Met Police 1 Leighton Town 0. Dutch League: MVV Maastricht 0 Roda JC Kerkrade 0.