Sporting Digest: Football

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UEFA CUP First round second leg: Valencia 3 Nantes 1 (agg: 4-2).

PONTINS LEAGUE First Division: York City 2 Aston Villa 4. Second Division: Stoke City 3 Hull City 0.

ENGLAND UNDER-18 SQUAD (European Under-18 Championship qualifiers v Romania, Bucharest, 13 October; v France, Besancon, 16 November): Hopper (Southampton), Pettinger (Leeds); Burrows (Sheffield Wednesday), Hinshelwood (Nottingham Forest), Holland (Preston), McGowan (Arsenal), Bowman, Ford (both Leeds), K Gallen, Challis (both Queen's Park Rangers), Cureton (Norwich), Hewlett (Bristol City), Irving (Manchester United), Stamp (Middlesbrough), Thatcher (Millwall), Jackson (Barnsley).

TRANSFERS: Uwe Hartenberger, striker, Bayer Uerdingen (Ger) to Reading ( pounds 100,000); Chris Lucketti, defender, Halifax to Bury ( pounds 50,000); Paul Haylock, defender, Shrewsbury to Barnet (non-contract).

WEDNESDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Press and Journal Highland League: Brora 0 Inverness Thistle 0; Buckie 2 Cove Rangers 0; Elgin 5 Deveronvale 2; Fraserburgh 2 Forres 1; Keith 0 Huntly 2; Nairn 0 Caledonian 9; Rothes 4 Peterhead 0. Pontins League Second Division: Huddersfield 4 Scunthorpe 2. Neville Ovenden Combination Second Division: Cheltenham 2 Hereford 1. Exhibition match (Oakland, Calif): Poland 0 Mexico 0 (Poland won 4-3 on penalties).