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When Stuart Williams was confronted by the emerging genius of Pele in a quarter-final of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the classy and constructive Welsh full-back responded with the performance of his life. That day in Gothenburg, the teenager who would soon be hailed as the greatest footballer of all time, scored the only goal of the game to eliminate valiant opponents who had upset the odds by reaching the last eight. Though deprived of their own star, John Charles, through injury, the scarlet-shirted heroes held out for more than 70 minutes against a sumptuously talented Brazilian attack, in which the prodigy combined to compelling effect with the likes of Garrincha, Didi and Zagalo.

The fan's view: Premier prices drove me away

From Villa to Cambridge City. Adrian Smith explains why he gave up on the big league

Fulham 5 Lincoln City 4 <i>aet</i>

McBride's last-ditch header denies Lincoln

Jordan plan left in ruins by upstarts

Crystal Palace 1 Luton Town 2

Fagan grabs point as Hull reclaim the high ground

Hull City 2 Port Vale 2

Hull holed as Brkovic strikes at the death

Luton Town 1 - Hull City 0

Football: New Cambridge diet: lose ground, income, League place, and club

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE has been breathing calmer, warmer air following the typhoon of ITV Digital's collapse, but mini-storm clouds are gathering again. Cambridge United, rock bottom of the League after their 3-1 defeat at home to Kidderminster last Saturday, are the latest club peering haplessly at oblivion: having sold their ground and run out of money, they now face administration and the drop to the Conference.

Hugh Godwin: Kassam finds money can't buy a way in

The booming business of professional club rugby is by no means a sport for all. Newly thwarted in the latest of several attempts to gain a foothold in the Zurich Premiership, Firoz Kassam, the millionaire owner of Oxford United FC, has accused union's power brokers of "making the rules as they go along" to protect their own positions. The issue raises further questions about a league already deridedfor operating a closed shop.

Exeter run out of gas as Barnet go marching on

After the glory in defeat of their 2-0 FA Cup replay loss to Manchester United, it was back to Nationwide Conference business as usual for Exeter City with the most difficult match possible of that competition, a game against the runaway league leaders Barnet at Underhill.

Defoe shows Redknapp the scale of Saints' task

Tottenham Hotspur 5 - Southampton 1

Wrexham hit with 10-point penalty

Painful return for Robertson as Hearts stumble

Heart of Midlothian 0 Schalke 04 1
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