Sport Brighton midfielder Andrew Crofts

A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at Vale Park

A view of Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Coventry fans given hope after supporters' group holds talks over Ricoh Arena return

Sky Blues have begun their Leagie One campaign at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium after Ricoh dispute

Stoke football match ends with fan violence and 23 arrests

Local derby between Port Vale and Wolves sees home fans throwing missiles at police officers and smashing up a marked squad car

Pensioner arrested for throwing banana at referee

A 74-year-old man was arrested after allegedly throwing a banana at the referee during last night's game between AFC Wimbledon and Port Vale.

A general view of Port Vale's Vale Park

Martin Hardy: Port Vale prepare for a brighter future in bid to banish past

Life Beyond the Premier League: “It has been hard and emotional after the past few years and it was draining”

Brian Horton parts company with relegated Macclesfield

Brian Horton has parted company with Macclesfield by mutual agreement after failing to save the club from npower League Two relegation.

Ched Evans has been jailed for rape

Sheffield United suspend Connor Brown following Ched Evans related Tweets

Sheffield United have suspended reserve-team player Connor Brown for posts he made on Twitter following team-mate Ched Evans' jail sentence for rape.

Sheffield United striker and Wales international Ched Evans

Wales footballer is jailed for raping teenager 'too drunk to consent'

A footballer who raped a teenager who was "too drunk to consent" to sex, while two of his friends tried to film the attack on a mobile phone, was jailed for five years yesterday.

Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans jailed for five years for raping teenager, while Port Vale's Clayton McDonald is cleared

Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans was jailed for five years today after being convicted of raping a woman who was "too drunk to consent" to sex.

Sheffield United striker 'raped' hotel girl

Two footballers raped a drunk woman as a third man tried to film them through a hotel window on a mobile phone, a court has heard.

Horton returns to the Silkmen

Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their manager until the end of the season. The Silkmen, who are outside the League Two relegation zone on goal difference, sacked Gary Simpson on Sunday.

Brian Horton has been assistant to Phil Brown

Macclesfield appoint Brian Horton until end of the season

Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their new manager until the end of the season.

Midlands rivals suffer transfer ban

Midlands rivals Birmingham City and Coventry City both had transfer embargos imposed on them yesterday after they failed to submit their club accounts on time. The Championship clubs missed the 1 March deadline and consequently are now banned from any activity in the transfer marker until further notice.

Barnett sets 'Crawley: The Sequel' in motion

Crawley Town 2 Macclesfield Town 0

Micky Adams takes charge at Port Vale

Micky Adams has returned as manager of Port Vale, it was announced today.

Frayed nerves and manic gestures in last-day fight for League survival

BBC presenter John Inverdale is in for a tense day as his beloved Lincoln face the prospect of becoming a 'non' club
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