Sporting Digest: Football

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PELE is facing a court battle after an American sports promotions company, International Sports Ltd, accused him of breach of contract. The firm said in New York yesterday that the Brazilian signed an exclusive contract with it to make a television series on football entitled 'Pele's World of Football'. But it claims Pele had already made a similar deal with another company.

FA VASE Second round draw: Atherton LR v Prudhoe East End; Ponteland United v Liversedge; Yorkshire Amateur v Sheffield; Burscough v Penrith; Cammell Laird v Bootle; Brigg Town v Flixton; Bamber Bridge v Vauxhall; South Shields v Maltby MW; Thackley or Stocksbridge Park; Steels v Prescot AFC; Pickering Town v Bacup Borough; Salford City or Res Parkgate v Whickham; Radcliffe Borough v Crook Town; Chasetown v Oadby Town; Arnold Town v Lincoln United; Friar Lane OB or Cogenhoe United v Evesham United; Belper Town v Ilkeston Town; Dunkirk or Rushall Olympic v Louth United; Pelsall Villa v Oldbury United or Alvechurch; Bridgnorth Town v Chatteris Town; Westfields v Northampton Spencer; Holwell Sports or Paget Rangers v Nantwich Town; Rothwell Town v Eastwood Hanley; Hinckley Athletic v West Midlands Police; Rocester v Glossop North End; Bilston Town v Raunds Town; Walthamstow Pennant v Saffron Walden Town; Arlesey Town v Haverhill Rovers; Brimsdown Rovers v Shillington; Edgware Town v Wisbech Town; Tring Town v Diss Town; Collier Row v Newmarket Town; Lowestoft Town v Buckingham Town; Letchworth Garden City v Soham Town Rangers; Hoddesdon Town v Cheshunt or Royston Town; Hemel Hempstead v Potton United or Ford United; King's Lynn v Hornchurch; Halstead Town v Sawbridgeworth Town; Boston v Barton Rovers; March Town United v Great Wakering Rovers; Aveley v Canvey Island; Godalming and Guildford or Chipstead v Bracknell Town; Wick v Malden Vale; Burgess Hill Town v Metropolitan Police; Thame United v North Leigh; Aldershot Town v Herne Bay; Whitehawk v Portfield; Eastleigh v Peachaven and Telscombe; Crowborough Athletic v Corinthian-Casuals; Chertsey Town v Newbury Town; Tunbridge Wells v Lewes; Bedfont v Northwood; Newport (IOW) v Banstead Athletic; Lancing v Tonbridge; Croydon Athletic v Peppard or Oxford City; Forest Green Rovers v Saltash United or Barnstaple Town; Chippenham Town or Torpoint Athletic v First Tower United; Melksham Town v Taunton Town; Welton Rovers v Wimborne Town; Mangotsfield United v Tiverton Town; Yate Town v Elmore; Andover v Bideford; Milton United v Falmouth Town; Clevedon Town v St Blazey; Paulton Rovers v Frome Town.

TRANSFER: John Byrne, striker, Millwall to Oxford United (undisclosed fee).

JOHN HENDRIE, the Middlesbrough striker, was yesterday fined pounds 500 by an FA disciplinary committee after being reported by a linesman for remarks made during Middlesbrough's 1-0 defeat by Southend in September.