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Midlands Matchday: Half time scores

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Coventry City are in action at the Ricoh tonight as they take on Wycombe Wanderers in the semi-final of the Checkatrade Trophy. Here are the half time scores:

  • Coventry City - 2 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers

If Coventry win tonight they will be through to the Checkatrade final at Wembley in April.

It's 30 years since Coventry last won a major trophy - that was the FA Cup back in 1987.

Wycombe are currently 6th in League Two.

Chesterfield Football Club 'up for sale'

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Chesterfield FC director Ashley Carson has confirmed at the annual general meeting that owner Dave Allen is looking to sell the club. In a tweet the club confirmed the proposals and later added 'Potential buyers will be spoken to.'


Midlands Matchday: Half time scores

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Five of our teams are in action in the Championship tonight, here's how they are getting on:

  • Barnsley Vs Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2
  • Birmingham City V Reading 0 - 0
  • Brentford Vs Aston Villa 2 - 0
  • Ipswich Town Vs Derby County 0 - 3
  • Nottingham Forest Vs Rotheram United 0 - 0

Giant-killers Lincoln knock Brighton out of FA Cup

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National League side Lincoln City pulled off another FA Cup shock as they knocked Championship leaders Brighton out in the fourth round with a 3-1 win at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln, who beat Ipswich after a replay in round three, had to come from behind after Richie Towell put Brighton ahead on 24 minutes.

The Imps, currently top of the National League, were handed a way back into the tie on 57 minutes. Glenn Murray grappled with Robinson, and Alan Power converted the spot-kick past substitute goalkeeper Casper Ankergren, who replaced the injured Niki Maenpaa.

An own-goal from Seagulls defender Fikayo Tomori, who is on loan from Chelsea, put the non-league side in front on 62 minutes.

Robinson added a third on the break to secure Lincoln's place in the FA Cup fifth round for only the second time since losing to Glasgow Rangers in 1886-87.

Coventry city fans hold purchase meeting

Fans of Coventry City are meeting tonight to discuss the possibility of buying their club and running it themselves. Many are unhappy with the way the Sky Blues have been run by owners Sisu. The side, who were once Premier League regulars, are now in danger of slipping into footballs 4th tier. Our Sport correspondent Steve Clamp went to meet them earlier.


Leicester City star Jamie Vardy announces birth of baby boy with wife Rebekah

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Leicester City player Jamie Vardy has announced the birth of his third child with wife Rebekah.

In a tweet he told his followers he was 'Over the Moon' to announce the arrival on Sunday evening!

He added that both Mummy and baby doing great!

BREAKING: Northampton town sack manager Rob Page

Northampton Town have sacked manager Rob Page. They lost 5-0 at weekend.

Northampton Town Football Club have confirmed they have parted company with their manager Rob Page. Club Chairman Kelvin Thomas said:

“We are disappointed to make this decision regarding Rob, however following the recent run of results we feel that a change is necessary. Rob has always been extremely professional throughout his time and has only ever wanted the club to be successful. It was always going to be a very tough challenge following last year and the expectation that created, so we thank him for his efforts and we wish him very well for the future."

– Club Chairman Kelvin Thomas

Paul Wilkinson will take over at the club from today it has also been revealed, the chairman added:

“Paul Wilkinson will take temporary charge of the team whilst we begin discussions with potential replacements, and all focus will now shift to preparations for Saturday’s important fixture against Scunthorpe United here at Sixfields.”

– Club Chairman Kelvin Thomas.
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