North hold Portugal

NORTHERN Ireland ended the year in style by holding Portugal 1-1. Warren Feeney grabbed the equaliser from a Keith Gillespie cross to cancel out an own goal from Stephen Craigan.

N IRELAND: Taylor, Gillespie (Shiels 86), Murdock, Craigan, Capaldi, Jones (McAuley 45), Davis, Brunt, Elliott (McCann 45), Quinn (Thompson 77), Feeney (Sproule 86).

PORTUGAL: Paulo Santos, Paulo Ferreira, Costinha (Alves 67), Petit, Pauleta (Nuno Gomes 46), Ricardo Carvalho, Ronaldo (Postiga 69), Tiago (Frechaut 76), Boa Morte (Caneira 62), Meira, Jorge Ribeiro.

Last night's results

International Friendly: Northern Ireland 1 Portugal 1.Morocco 0 Cameroon 0.

European U-21 Championship Play-off Second Legs: France U21 2 England U21 1 (agg 3-2), Germany U21 1 Czech Rep U21 0 (agg 3-0), Italy U21 1 Hungary U21 0 (agg 2-1)

U-21 Friendly: Cyprus U21 3 Wales U21 3.

FA Cup first round replays: Harrogate Town 0 Torquay 0 (aet, Torquay win 6-5 on pens) Milton Keynes Dons 2 Lincoln City 1, Rushden & D'monds 0 Halifax 0 (aet, Rushden win 5-4 on pens) Scunthorpe 1 Bury 0 (aet), Woking 1 Southport 0 (aet), Yeovil 4 Macclesfield 0.

Bell's Scottish Football League Championship First Division: Brechin 2 St Mirren 3, Dundee 1 Hamilton.

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