Sporting Digest: Football

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ANDY TOWNSEND, the Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland midfielder, will be out until at least Christmas after undergoing knee surgery.

ALVECHURCH, the West Midlands League club, who reached the FA Cup third round in 1973-74, have folded due to financial difficulties.

TRANSFERS: Ronnie Jepson, striker, Exeter to Huddersfield ( pounds 80,000); Mark Gayle, goalkeeper, Walsall to Crewe (tribunal).

SUNDAY'S LATE RESULT: International friendly (Los Angeles): United States 7 (Kinnear 28, 43, Moore 35, 42, 65, 70, Perez 57) El Salvador 0.

WOMEN'S FA CUP Fifth-round draw: Leasowe Pacific v Town and Country or Ipswich Town; Epsom and Ewell or Wimbledon v Inter Cardiff; Brighton and Hove Albion v Truro City; Doncaster Belles v Bromley Borough; Wembley v Arsenal; Wakefield v Stanton Rangers; Knowsley United v Huddersfield Town; Kidderminster Harriers v Preston Rangers. (Ties to be played 16 January).