Sporting Digest: Football

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WREXHAM made sure of promotion from the Third Division with a 2-0 win at Northampton last night which was secured by two first-half goals from their top scorer, Gary Bennett. Walsall secured a place in the Third Division promotion play-offs thanks to their Cameroonian international, Charlie Ntamark, who scored the only goal of the game at Crewe. Mansfield Town's 3-0 defeat at second-placed Port Vale sealed their relegation from the Second Division.

ALDO AGROPPI was dismissed as the coach of Fiorentina, the Italian Serie A club, yesterday after just 112 days in charge. In 15 games under Agroppi, the Florence team earned only 10 points.

ROMARIO, the Brazilian international forward, may be on the move to Valencia, the Spanish club, from PSV Eindhoven - if a fee can be agreed. Romario has scored 67 goals in 69 league matches for the Dutch champions.

MONDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Friendly: Motherwell 2 (Graham 31, Kirk 57) Coventry City 1 (Atherton 77). Northern League First Division: Billingham Synthonia 7 Hebburn 2. Great Mills League Premier Division: Plymouth Argyle 0 Bristol Manor Farm 0. Pontins League Second Division: Derby 5 Preston 0. Neville Ovenden Combination Second Division League Cup final: Torquay 2 Swansea 0 (corrected result).

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