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Sport in brief with Jamie J: October 15

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Fresh from a 9-1 mauling of Serbia, England’s Under 21s continue their European Championship qualifying campaign with a visit to Kosice in Slovakia tomorrow evening to take on Ukraine. Both teams are unbeaten after their first two games and Ukraine, who won 3-0 in Luxembourg last time out, have yet to concede a goal. In tonight’s other group G fixture Northern Ireland take on Serbia in Lurgan.

MEN’S CRICKET: Australia meet Sri Lanka in Lucknow this morning with both teams still looking for their first World Cup points. The Aussies have suffered heavy defeats to table-topping India and South Africa, failing to reach 200 in either game without any of their batsmen have notching up a half-century while Sri Lanka, despite scoring freely, have come up short against Pakistan and South Africa.

MEN’S RUGBY LEAGUE: Liam Marshall scored the game’s only try in the second half as Wigan won a sixth Super League Grand Final, their first since 2018, after out-muscling Catalans Dragons 10-2 in front of a crowd of over 58,000 at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Wigan centre Jake Wardle won the Harry Sutherland trophy as man-of-the-match as ex-Wigan favourite Sam Tomkins played his final game for Catalans before retirement.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: TNS needed penalties to overcome East Fife after a 2-2 draw and made it into the Scottish Challenge Cup quarter-finals while holders Hamilton thumped East Kilbride 5-2, Falkirk edged Queen’s Park 1-0 and Arbroath needed Michael McKenna’s late winner to see off Queen of the South 2-1. Elsewhere Dundee United won 2-0 at Peterhead, Greenock Morton eased past Kelty Hearts 4-1 and Raith beat Montrose 3-1.


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