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Worthington Cup Rnd 2 Games - results

last updated Thursday 13th September 2001, 10:30 PM
Thursday Worthington Cup action
Tottenham were forced to endure an hour of frustration before they finally broke the Torquay resistance to progress to the third round of the Worthington Cup at White Heart Lane on Thursday evening. However, there was also some bad news for Hoddle, who had to watch defender Gary Docherty stretched off after just 11 minutes with a suspected broken leg following a clumsy tackle from Eifion Williams.

Wednesday Worthington Cup action
Micah Hyde capped a remarkable Watford comeback with the last-minute winner at Bristol City.Goals from Simon Clist and former Luton hitman Tony Thorpe had put the Robins into a commanding Second Round lead, only for Gianluca Viall's men to stage a late rally with three goals in the last 18 minutes.

Nottingham Forest came through a mammonth clash with Stockport, eventually winning 8-7 on penalties. Paul Hart's young side had a dream start when Jack Lester fired them ahead on eight minutes only for Scott Taylor to level before half-time.Stockport then had Lee Jones sent off midway through the second half, but held on for another 57 minutes - only to lose their nerve from 12 yards and crash out.

Managerless Coventry's eventful week almost took a turn for the very worst as they needed a last-minute equaliser from Lee Carsley to avoid defeat at Peterborough. Player-coach Roland Nilsson looked set to start his reign with an ignominious cup exit as Richard Forsyth (56) and a bizarre own goal from Marcus Hall (88) - who had had the ball punched against his back and over the line by keeper Magnus Hedman - left them trailing 2-1 with seconds left. Only then did Carsley come up trumps, firing through a crowded box to add to force extra-time. The added 30 minutes brought no further goals and Coventry eventually squeezed through 4-3 on penalties.

Manchester City needed extra-time strikes from frontmen Darren Huckerby and PauL Dickov to see off the challenge of Notts County. Chris Shuker piut Kevin Keegan's men ahead before former City man Danny Allsopp's penalty (66) and a Mark Stallard goal (69) put the Magpies ahead. Shaun Goater levelled just five minutes from the end of normal time before the extra-time double sealed a 4-2 win for City.

Two goals in the last two minutes from Lee Jones (88) and Bruce Dyer (90) gave Sheffield United a 3-1 win at Colchester, while a double from Robbie Blake helped Bradford City romp to a 4-0 win in the Yorkshire derby at Rotherham.

Renowned cup fighters Tranmere produced the shock of the round as goals from Sean Flynn, Jason Koumas, Stuart Barlow and Nicky Mellon saw them beat Division One Preston 4-1.

West Brom needed extra-time to overcome plucky Swindon Town 2-0.

Tuesday Worthington Cup action
Fulham
had Rufus Brevett to thank as they escaped an early exit at Rochdale on a busy night of Worthington Cup action. Brevett hit a last-gasp equaliser to force the dreaded lottery after Kevin Townson had put the Third Division side into a 2-1 lead. Jean Tigana's team eventually prevailed 6-5 on penalties.

West Ham were the prize scalp of the evening. The Premiership side lost their second-round tie to Reading on penalties after a goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium.

Bolton were another top-flight club to sneak past lower-league opponents. The Premiership leaders edged past Walsall 4-3 at the Reebok Stadium where Danish striker Henrik Pedersen grabbed a 97th-minute winner.

Coventry too lived to fight another day after Lee Carsley's last-minute shot forced a 2-2 draw at Peterborough. The Sky Blues were victorious in the shoot-out, 4-2.

Manchester City needed extra time to negotiate Notts County 4-2 at Meadow Lane.

Southampton won for the first time under boss Stuart Gray - 3-0 at Brighton - and Steve McClaren's Middlesbrough overcame Northampton 3-1 with a goal from debutant David Murphy.

Monday Worthington Cup action
Ade Akinbiyi's first goal since April eased the pressure on manager Peter Taylor as a nervous Leicester beat Blackpool 1-0 in the Second Round of the Worthington Cup on Monday.

Worthington Cup 2002 - 2nd Round
League Cup
Tuesday 10/09/01 - Worthington Cup 2002 - 2nd Round
Home Away FT(HT) KO
Blackpool Leicester 0-1 (0-1) FT
Wednesday 11/09/01 - Worthington Cup 2002 - 2nd Round
Home Away FT(HT) KO
Bolton Walsall 4-3AET (0-0) FT
Brighton Southampton 0-3 (0-1) FT
Bristol R Birmingham 0-3 (0-1) FT
Colchester Barnsley 1-3 (0-1) FT
Crewe Rushden & D 2-0 (0-0) FT
Gillingham Millwall 2-1 (1-0) FT
Grimsby Sheff Utd

3-3AET (1-0)

FT
Grimsby won 4-2 on penalties
Middlesbrough Northampton 3-1 (0-0) FT
Notts Co Man City 2-4AET (0-0) FT
Peterborough Coventry 2-2AET (0-0) FT
Coventry won 4-2 on penalties
Reading West Ham 0-0AET (0-0) FT
Reading won 6-5 on penalties
Rochdale Fulham 2-2AET (0-1) FT
Fulham won 6-5 on penalties
Rotherham Bradford 0-4 (0-3) FT
Tranmere Preston 4-1 (2-1) FT
West Brom Swindon 2-0 (0-0) FT
Thursday 12/09/01 - Worthington Cup 2002 - 2nd Round
Home Away FT(HT) KO
Blackburn Oldham 2-0 (1-0) FT
Bristol C Watford 2-3 (0-0) FT
Charlton Port Vale 2-0 (1-0) FT
Derby Hull 3-0 (1-0) FT
Everton C. Palace 1-1 (1-1) FT
Crystal Palace won 5-4 on penalties
Newcastle Utd Brentford 4-1AET (0-1) FT
Nottm Forest Stockport 1-1 (1-1) FT
Nottm Forest won 7-6 on penalties
Sheff Wed Sunderland 4-2AET (2-1) FT
Friday 13/09/01 - Worthington Cup 2002 - 2nd Round
Home Away FT(HT) KO
Tottenham Torquay 2-0 (0-0) FT
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