Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 111

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DIVISION TWO SPORT FOOTBALL Reading pay heavy price as Filan saves the day Tale of two Careys

Bristol City 1 Wrexham 0 BRISTOL CITY kept their third successive clean sheet as Brian Carey's own-goal secured their sixth straight victory and kept their promotion bid on track.

Forster lef t in a spot of bother

I DON'T BELIEVE IT: Nicky Forster, centre, curses his luck as Wigan keeper John Filan saves his penalty Picture: PAUL BURGMAN.

Andy at double

The visitors took the lead after five minutes when Thomson was generously given time and space to head home Danny Murphy's corner.

Graham Read

ICKY FORSTER missed a second-half penalty ? and that proved costly to a Reading side hoping to close the gap on the N Second Division leaders. The Royals were leading through an early goal from John Salako when Wigan keeper John Filan made a hash of collecting a 53rd-minute back-pass.

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