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Gainsborough boss Brian Little blasts late arrivals

Brian Little
Little says he will speak to the chairman about punishing the pair

Gainsborough Trinity manager Brian Little slammed Jefferson Louis and Leon Hibbert after the pair arrived late for Saturday's game at Stafford Rangers.

Little was forced to make changes for the Blue Square Bet North match, which Stafford won 3-1.

He told BBC Lincolnshire: "It was about quarter past two before they got here so I left them out.

"When I wanted to sit with the team and sort things I had two players missing, so I was disappointed with that."

Little added: "Jefferson travels with Leon, who drives the car. I accept that my players have to travel a little distance but you always make sure you're there on time.

"I'll be speaking to the chairman about it because it's not the first time they've been late."

Defensive errors led to Trinity trailing 2-0 inside 15 minutes, with Chris Sterling and Ben Mills scoring for the home side.

I'll be speaking to the chairman about it because it's not the first time they've been late

Gainsborough manager Brian Little

Luke Beckett pulled a goal back for Trinity with an 18th-minute tap-in before Sterling restored Stafford's two-goal advantage on 31 minutes.

Little said: "We've played a side who, apart from the two poor back-passes and a couple of occasions late on when we were taking a bit of a gamble going forward, couldn't have caused us too many problems, but we've gifted them all three goals."

Boston United climbed to second in the same division with a 1-0 win at Alfreton Town that ended the leaders' eight-game winning streak.

Danny Sleath struck the winner on 69 minutes, six minutes after Pilgrims' keeper James McKeown saved a penalty from Alfreton's Nathan Arnold.

Elsewhere, in the Evo-Stik League Division One South, goals from George Zeurner and Chris Funnell gave Lincoln United a 2-0 win at Brigg Town to extend the Whites' unbeaten league run to five matches, while Matt Glass's penalty in added time proved only a consolation goal as Grantham Town lost 2-1 at Goole.

Mark Webb and Tony Onokah were on target in Spalding United's 3-2 defeat by Romulus, and Stamford were beaten 3-2 by Newcastle Town, with Simon Mowbray and Callum Read scoring for the Daniels.



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