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Football: Best day for Colin; Roth'ham 1 North'ton 2.

NORTHAMPTON boss Colin Calderwood joked they will have to suffer endless reruns of George Best's six goals against the Cobblers after his side earned a dream FA Cup tie against Manchester United.

Martin Smith scored the winner against Rotherham at Millmoor to set up a televised pounds 400,000 fourth-round home clash for the Third Division side.

And Calderwood expects to see Best's record six goals against Northampton in a fifth-round tie back in 1970 again and again.

"I think the romantics wanted it to be Northampton and in that previous game Best was offside six times," he quipped.

"Those clips were shown when the draw was made and they will be rerun and rerun now. It's going to be a wonderful occasion and I'm just so delighted for the players.''

Rotherham opened the scoring on 19 minutes when left-back Paul Hurst curled home a free-kick off the underside of the bar.

Richard Walker levelled with a header in the 36th minute and Smith won the tie in the 54th minute with a free-kick.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 2004
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