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Football: Wrexham keeper's heroics.

Byline: MARK CURRIE

THREE GOALS in the opening 15 minutes of the second half earned Wrexham victory in a hard-fought encounter with newly-promoted Luton Town in Douglas last night.

The 3-2 success means the Dragons, who lost on penalties to Burnley on Sunday, had to wait for the outcome of today's Luton v Burnley clash to see whether they can qualify for the final of the week-long tournament on Saturday.

Their chances of retaining the trophy they won in the Isle of Man last year looked bleak after Christophe Kinet fired the Hatters ahead after 17 minutes, giving Wrexham's guest goalkeeper, Kelvin Dawson no chance.

Dawson, a standin keeper after Andy Dibble was injured in Wrexham's first match, made several crucial saves as Luton threatened to overwhelm the Dragons in the opening period.

But second half substitutes Carlos Edwards and Hector Sam made the difference after Lee Trundle's 47th minute equaliser, although Steve Robinson grabbed another goal for Luton.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 23, 2002
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