Sporting Digest: Football

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KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS' hopes of playing in the Third Division next season received a new setback yesterday when the Football League board voted 6-1 to deny the Vauxhall Conference champions entry because they failed to meet a deadline for ground improvements. Only the chairman of nearby Wolves, Jonathan Hayward, backed Kidderminster's case.

JOHN RUDGE, the manager of promoted Port Vale, yesterday confirmed Wolves' interest in his pounds 1m-rated midfielder, Ian Taylor. West Ham are also pursuing Taylor, a pounds 15,000 signing from Moor Green two years ago.

DONCASTER ROVERS' chairman, Ray Kennan, and their financial director, Tim Sedgewick, have resigned from the board because of 'business commitments'. Ken Richardson, a former president of Bridlington Town, is to take over as Rovers' new chairman.

MIKE DUXBURY, the former Manchester United and England midfielder, has been given a free transfer by Bradford City.

GREECE SQUAD (International friendly v England, Wembley, Tuesday): Minou (Apollon), Haniotanis (OFI Crete); Apostolakis, Kalitzakis, Nioplias, Antoniou, Tsalouchidis, Alexoudis, Saravakos, Frantzeskos (all Panathinaikos), Karataidis, Tsiantakis, Tsalouhidis, Karapialis (all Olympiakos), Kolitsidakis (Apollon), Manolas, Mitropoulos, Alexandris, Dimitriadis (AEK Athens), Alexiou, Toursounidas (both PAOK Salonika), Kofidis (Aris Salonika), Machlas (OFI Crete).

MILAN TEAM (European Cup final v Barcelona, Athens, Wednesday): Rossi; Tassotti, Panucci, Albertini, Maldini, Galli, Donadoni, Desailly, Savicevic, Boban or B Laudrup, Massaro.

KONICA LEAGUE OF WALES: Holywell 2 Flint 2.

PONTINS LEAGUE Second Division: Bradford City 0 Rotherham 1; Huddersfield 6 Middlesbrough 3.

NEVILLE OVENDEN COMBINATION First Division: Tottenham 3 Wimbledon 4. Leading final positions: 1 Chelsea (P 38, Pts 80); 2 Ipswich (38-65); 3 Wimbledon (38-64); 4 Tottenham (38-63); 5 Crystal Palace (38-62).

TRIANGULAR INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Athens): Greece 0 Bolivia 0 (Cameroon win tournament).

AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP: Zamalek (Egypt) 2 Gor Mahia (Kenya) 1 (Zamalek win 3-2).

FRIENDLY MATCH (Perth, Aus): Western Australia 1 (Despotovski 66) Sheffield United 2 (Hodges 2, Blake 73).

NICKY EVANS TESTIMONIAL: Barnet 3 Birmingham City 6.

TRANSFER: Paul Reid, winger, Bradford City to Huddersfield (pounds 70,000).

FREE TRANSFERS: Perry Suckling, goalkeeper, Watford; Steve Wood and Kevin Moore, defenders, Southampton.

THURSDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Roy Clare testimonial: Brentford 5 Crystal Palace 3.

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