32 Tuesday, 3 November 2009 London Lite GERAINT WILLIAMS admits his side are struggling to compete with League Ones big-spenders after Rickie Lamberts double saved Southampton. Williams said: That is what you get when you pay 1million for a striker. LEYTON ORIENT P15 W4 D4 L7 Pts15 GERAINT WILLIAMS admits his side are struggling to compete with League Ones big-spenders after ARSENAL P10 W7 D1 L2 Pts22 TOMAS ROSICKY is unlikely to start against AZ Alkmaar tomorrow as he is still struggling with a knee injury. NEXT GAME: Tom AZ ALKMAAR (CL, h) CHELSEA P11 W9 D0 L2 Pts27 SERBIAN midfielder Nemanja Matic starred for the reserves last night but the Blues suffered late drama as they suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stoke. Matic, 21, hopes to break through to the first team at some stage this season. NEXT GAME: Ton Atletico (CL, a) FULHAM P10 W4 D2 L4 Pts14 ROY HODGSON discovers today whether Andrew Johnson and Danny Murphy will be fit to figure against Roma in the Europa League on Thursday night. NEXT GAME: Thu Roma (EL, a) TOTTENHAM P11 W6 D1 L4 Pts19 PETERBOROUGH director of football Barry Fry has played down reports linking Posh forward George Boyd with a move to Spurs. I have had no contact from Harry Redknapp about Boyd, he said. NEXT GAME: Sat Sunderland (h) WEST HAM P10 W1 D4 L5 Pts7 MATTHEW UPSON believes it is crucial the Hammers beat Aston Villa tomorrow. We need a win, said the defender. We need those three points to drag us back in. NEXT GAME: Tom Aston Villa (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P14 W4 D6 L4 Pts18 FREDDIE SEARS is rated 50-50 to be involved in tonights clash with QPR as he is still recovering from a groin injury. NEXT GAME: Ton QPR (a) QPR P14 W6 D5 L3 Pts23 GAVIN MAHON is a doubt for tonights meeting with Crystal Palace after sitting out Fridays defeat to Leicester. Ben Watson will complete his three-match ban. NEXT GAME: Ton Crystal Palace (h) READING P15 W3 D4 L8 Pts13 JOBI MCANUFF admits manager Brendan Rodgers has kept his cool despite Readings poor form. The manager is a calm guy. He doesnt lose his rag that often and is quite chilled out, he said. I have played with bawlers and shouters and it soon loses its effect. NEXT GAME: Sat Ipswich (h) WATFORD P15 W5 D6 L4 Pts21 HEIDAR HELGUSON is hoping to get back to winning ways after returning from injury in the 5-0 defeat to West Brom. The on-loan striker said: It will be good to go back home and win on Saturday against Preston. NEXT GAME: Sat Preston (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P15 W4 D5 L6 Pts17 NIKKI BULL hopes to step up his training programme this week as he battles back from a shoulder problem. The keeper will be assessed closely over the next two days to check the injury is on the mend. NEXT GAME: Sat Gateshead (FAC R1, a) CHARLTON P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 PHIL PARKINSON admits the prospects of back to back cup games will provide a welcome break from the league. The fact we are second going into two cup games is nice, the manager said. NEXT GAME: Sun Northwich (FAC R1, a) GILLINGHAM P14 W4 D3 L7 Pts15 MARK STIMSON has demanded more shots on goal from his strikers after finding the net just once in their last four outings. He said: The more times you shoot, the more times youre going to score. NEXT GAME: Sat Southend (FAC R1, h) Rickie Lamberts double saved Southampton. Williams said: That is what you get when you pay 1m for a striker. NEXT GAME: Sat Tranmere (FAC R1, a) MILLWALL P15 W6 D6 L3 Pts24 ZAK WHITBREAD and Ashley Grimes have both been hit with illness. Striker Gary Alexander has been ruled out for two weeks with a heel problem. NEXT GAME:MonAFCWimb(FACR1,a) SOUTHEND P15 W5 D5 L5 Pts20 BOSS Steve Tilson, 45, played in a reserve game last week due to the lack of fit players at the club but has ruled out an appearance for the first team. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (FAC R1, a) WYCOMBE P15 W1 D5 L9 Pts8 GARY WADDOCK has demanded more from his strikers. We have to be more clinical and ruthless in front of goal, said the manager. NEXT GAME: Sat Brighton (FAC R1, a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P15 W7 D3 L5 Pts24 RYAN ONEILL missed the weekend clash with Chesterfield with an ankle problem but could be fit for the FA Cup tie with Darlington. NEXT GAME: Sat Darlington (FAC R1, h) DAG & RED P15 W8 D5 L2 Pts29 MARK NWOKEJI will step up his return from a knee injury with an appearance in todays Essex Senior Cup clash with Great Wakering Rovers. I want to give him 90 minutes, said manager John Still. NEXT GAME:SatHuddersfield(FACR1,a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE ONE LEAGUE TWO Southampton deducted 10pts for administration P W D L F A PTS CHELSEA 11 9 0 2 28 8 27 MANUTD 11 8 1 2 23 11 25 ARSENAL 10 7 1 2 32 13 22 MANCITY 10 5 4 1 18 11 19 TOTTENHAM 11 6 1 4 21 17 19 LIVERPOOL 11 6 0 5 25 16 18 ASTONVILLA 10 5 3 2 14 9 18 SUNDERLAND 11 5 2 4 20 17 17 STOKE 11 4 4 3 11 13 16 BURNLEY 11 5 0 6 12 22 15 FULHAM 10 4 2 4 13 13 14 WIGAN 11 4 1 6 12 21 13 EVERTON 10 3 3 4 13 16 12 BIRMINGHAM 11 3 2 6 8 12 11 BOLTON 10 3 2 5 14 19 11 WOLVES 11 2 4 5 11 18 10 BLACKBURN 10 3 1 6 11 24 10 HULL 11 2 2 7 8 24 8 WESTHAM 10 1 4 5 13 17 7 PORTSMOUTH 11 2 1 8 9 15 7 P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 15 9 3 3 22 9 30 WESTBROM 15 8 4 3 29 13 28 CARDIFF 15 8 3 4 31 16 27 LEICESTER 15 7 6 2 18 12 27 BRISTOLCITY 15 6 7 2 18 14 25 BLACKPOOL 15 6 6 3 22 16 24 MIDDLESBRO 15 7 3 5 22 16 24 PRESTON 15 6 6 3 23 20 24 NOTTMFOREST 15 6 6 3 17 14 24 QPR 14 6 5 3 26 15 23 SWANSEA 15 5 7 3 11 10 22 WATFORD 15 5 6 4 22 26 21 CRYSTALPAL 14 4 6 4 14 16 18 SHEFFWED 15 4 5 6 22 23 17 SHEFFUTD 15 4 5 6 23 26 17 COVENTRY 15 4 5 6 17 23 17 BARNSLEY 15 5 2 8 18 26 17 SCUNTHORPE 15 5 2 8 19 28 17 DONCASTER 15 2 9 4 18 20 15 DERBY 15 4 2 9 17 26 14 READING 15 3 4 8 14 24 13 PLYMOUTH 15 3 3 9 14 26 12 PETERBOROUGH 15 2 5 8 18 25 11 IPSWICH 15 1 8 6 16 27 11 P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 15 11 3 1 29 8 36 CHARLTON 15 8 5 2 24 15 29 MKDONS 15 9 2 4 18 13 29 COLCHESTER 15 8 4 3 26 13 28 NORWICH 15 7 4 4 29 21 25 HUDDERSFIELD 15 7 3 5 29 16 24 MILLWALL 15 6 6 3 21 11 24 SWINDON 15 5 7 3 18 19 22 BRISTOLROVERS15 7 1 7 21 24 22 SOUTHEND 15 5 5 5 20 18 20 HARTLEPOOL 15 5 5 5 18 17 20 WALSALL 15 5 5 5 19 20 20 OLDHAM 15 5 5 5 13 15 20 YEOVIL 15 4 6 5 19 21 18 CARLISLE 15 4 5 6 18 21 17 BRENTFORD 15 4 5 6 15 20 17 EXETER 15 4 5 6 17 23 17 LEYTONORIENT 15 4 4 7 17 28 16 GILLINGHAM 15 4 3 8 20 24 15 BRIGHTON 15 3 5 7 18 27 14 STOCKPORT 15 3 5 7 14 25 14 SOUTHAMPTON 15 5 7 3 25 18 12 TRANMERE 15 3 1 11 12 33 10 WYCOMBE 15 1 5 9 15 25 8 P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 15 10 1 4 20 13 31 ROCHDALE 15 9 2 4 28 14 29 DAG&RED 15 8 5 2 28 17 29 NOTTSCOUNTY 15 7 5 3 32 13 26 ROTHERHAM 15 7 5 3 21 14 26 CHESTERFIELD 15 8 2 5 23 20 26 SHREWSBURY 15 7 4 4 25 19 25 BARNET 15 7 3 5 21 15 24 BURY 15 7 3 5 18 19 24 ALDERSHOT 15 6 4 5 25 19 22 BURTONALBION 15 6 4 5 21 20 22 BRADFORD 15 5 6 4 23 24 21 PORTVALE 15 4 8 3 17 15 20 ACCSTANLEY 15 6 2 7 22 23 20 CREWE 15 6 0 9 25 25 18 NORTHAMPTON 15 5 3 7 23 25 18 HEREFORD 15 4 6 5 18 21 18 MACCLESFIELD 15 4 6 5 18 24 18 LINCOLNCITY 15 5 1 9 10 20 16 MORECAMBE 15 2 9 4 22 29 15 CHELTENHAM 15 3 6 6 17 28 15 TORQUAY 15 3 5 7 17 22 14 GRIMSBY 15 3 2 10 14 30 11 DARLINGTON 15 1 2 12 7 26 5 Return: Daggers Mark Nwokeji LITESPORT Sajid in the Mahmood for wickets SAJID MAHMOOD wants to prove he is a more consistent bowler after being handed another chance with England for the limited-overs leg of their tour to South Africa. The Lancashire paceman -- who has taken 29 wickets in his 25 ODIs since 2004 -- is in line for a first appearance for his country since the 2007 World Cup after arriving in South Africa as part of Englands One-Day squad on Sunday. Mahmood said: Ive now had over two years playing county cricket away from the spotlight. I could reflect on what I did and where I needed to be. The massive thing was consistency, so Ive gone back and worked on hitting certain areas. To get the call-up was fantastic, Im really looking forward to getting on with it. England kick-off their tour with a 50-over match on Friday night in Bloemfontein. To join LiteSport editor Neal Collins in South Africa for the four Tests next month, call 020 72236650 or go to www.livingwiththelions.co.uk THATS SHOCKING!BrithopeCrimeScenepippedinMelbourne BRITISH racing came within a length of finally winning the Melbourne Cup this morning. Shocking denied Godolphins Crime Scene a landmark suc- cess at Flemington, where a British-based runner has yet to win Australias richest race. Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor has twice saddled the runner-up over the two-mile stretch. It was also the third consecutive year that a British- based challenger has finished second, following on from the Luca Cumani-trained pair of Purple Moon and Bauer. Crime Scene led the field into the final two furlongs but Mark Kavanagh-trained Shocking, ridden by Corey Brown, swooped late to steal it by just under a length. Kerrin McEvoy, on boardCrimeScene, made a good bat- tle of it, but Shocking just had too much leftinthetank and became the first horse since Brew in 2000 to follow up victory in last Saturdays Lexus Stakeswithsuccessin the big one Down Under. McEvoy said: Crime Scene ran a great race and gave us a good thrill. I thought I had it won at the two pole but they worried us out of it in the last 100 yards. Brown (inset, with Kavanagh) lost by just a nose aboard Luca Cumanis Bauer in 2008. He said: Last year was very disap- pointing,itsadreamcometrue. Ive had a fair few hiccups. Three years ago, I ran into a bit of trouble (banned for six months after testing positive to cocaine) and I was told I would nevergetbacktotheheightsbut Ive proven them all wrong. Bin Suroor, who now heads to CaliforniaforSaturdaysBreed- ers Cup, said: Well come back and win it, maybe next year. BY NEAL COLLINS True Brit: Godolphins Crime Scene comes in under a length behind Shocking at Flemington this morning under a length. onMcEvoy,Kerrin Scene,Crimeboard made a good bat- butit,oftle justShocking since Brew in followto2000 lastinvictoryup LexusSaturdays insuccesswithStakes good thrill. 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