Sporting Digest: Football

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FRANK GRAY, the former Scotland and Leeds United defender, has been appointed manager of the Northern Premier League club, Harrogate Town.

BBC RADIO 5 has joined forces with the ruling bodies to give fans an up-to-the-minute report on weather-hit matches. There will be half-hourly bulletins every Saturday from 6.30am covering all English and Scottish league and cup fixtures.

ALLBRIGHT BITTER WELSH CUP Third- round replay: Merthyr Tydfil 1 Swansea City 2 (Swansea away to Rhyl tomorrow).

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: Liverpool 3 Sheffield Wednesday 3; Newcastle 1 Nottingham Forest 0; Aston Villa 1 Blackburn Rovers 0.

SPANISH SUPER CUP Final first leg: Real Madrid 3 Barcelona 1.

FRENCH LEAGUE: St Etienne 1 Nantes 1.

TRANSFERS: Steve Vickers, defender, Tranmere to Middlesbrough ( pounds 650,000); Ray Atteveld, defender, Bristol City to Waregem (Bel) (free).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: FA Trophy Third qualifying round replays: Crawley 1 Worcester 2; Guisborough 2 Colwyn Bay 3. FA Youth Cup first round second replay: Luton Town 0 Derby County 1. Second round: Sheffield Utd 1 Liverpool 2; West Bromwich Albion 2 Leighton 1; West Ham 6 Leyton Orient 2; Torquay 3 Enfield 1; Dulwich Hamlet 0 Crystal Palace 5.