Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 97

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SPORT FOOTBALL DIVISION ONE Away-day blues again for Palace as Chamberlain's experience tells Old-hand Alex still the tops A Thomas races to the rescue

GE seems to be no barrier to Watford's 37-year-old keeper Alex Chamberlain. He may be the oldest goalkeeper in the First Division, but he is still among the very best. Chamberlain produced a magnificent performance that, along with a superb goal from Gifton Noel-Williams, enabled Watford to inflict yet another demoralising defeat on Crystal Palace. In the 41st minute skipper Neil Cox hit a long free-kick upfield, the ball was met in the air by Micah Hyde who cleverly directed it back into the path of Noel-Williams.

Little proves big hit for Burnley

Burnley 3 Stockport 2 club Stockport replied straight away when the lively Gary McSheffrey headed in a cross from Ali Gibb.

Flying Angell sets up Walsall romp

Walsall 4 Grimsby 0 with French defender Frederic Biancalani in midfield and was rewarded when he drove in the opening goal after 33 minutes after Angell did the spadework.

McIntosh magic

Rotherham, to their credit, clung on to their lead and Mark Robins almost made it two halfway through the second half when he beat Colin Murdock on the halfway line, but was stopped by a great save from Lucas.

So simple for Simon

SIMON OSBORN'S superb drive helped Gillingham stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.

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