Sun 20p LESS THAN THE Monday, February 19, 2018 FOR A GREATER BRITAIN Black looks . . . Kate goes for green last night THE DAILY MIRROR 50p thesun.co.uk SPOTLAND DUCHESS’S BLACK DRESS ‘SNUB’ THE BRAVE ROCHDALE........2 TOTTENHAM....2 SEE SUNSPORT Bafta luvvies’ outrage at Kate By DAN WOOTTON BAFTA luvvies fumed at Kate Middleton last night for failing to wear black to back their campaign highlighting sex harassment. Supporters of the Time’s Up movement included Jennifer Lawrence and Brit newcomer Florence Pugh. But the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge instead wore a green Jenny Packham gown Continued on Page Seven Campaign . . Florence and ring PAGES 6,7,8 & 9 EXCLUSIVE: SQUADDIE CRISIS BARMY Troop numbers shrink despite record 100k trying to join up Ad . . but recruitment is failing By DAVID WILLETTS THE Army is being crippled by a manpower shortage — despite a record number of would-be recruits attempting to join. More than 100,000 tried to sign up last year but only 7,500 became soldiers — with thousands dropping out in frustration after getting bogged down in months of red-tape delays. Sources say the blockage comes from a “disastrous” decision to outsource recruiting to private firm Capita, and leaves the Army more than 4,000 short of the 82,000 troops it is meant to have. One said: “The numbers are staggering.” Full Story — Page Five 1GM ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 SWEEPING REVIEW UNIVERSITIES CHALLENGED Leader . . . Prof Tombs Boffins in new club to battle Brexit lies By LYNN DAVIDSON Whitehall Correspondent PM: You can succeed without degree 33% 5% A GROUP of respected academics have set up a new website to debunk the myth that Brexit voters are all “idiots”. The brainboxes — who include university professors at Oxford, Cambridge and London — say they are fed up with anti-Brexit propaganda. They include academics from both the Left and Right and are led by economist Dr Graham Gudgin and historian Prof Robert Tombs, both of Cambridge University. Prof Tombs, who says he is from a workingclass background, added: “You can’t just write off a large part of the population as being unworthy of consideration.” The group — which also includes Oxford theology professor Nigel Biggar, ex-MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove and Cambridge history professor David Abulafia — said attempts to reverse the Brexit vote would “outrage democratic sovereignty, cause dangerous dissension and make the UK a laughing stock”. Their website is briefingsforbrexit.com The move by Britain’s top academics follows the formation of Artists 4 Brexit in Camden, North London, last week. EDUCATION 1 By LYNN DAVIDSON Whitehall Correspondent THERESA May will today call for an end to the “outdated” belief that young people have to go to university to succeed. The PM will put vocational training with technical qualifications on a par with degrees. She will also promise a flexible system in which “everyone gets the education that suits them”. Figures show uni applications fell five per cent Speech . . . May last year and one in three 18-year-olds were placed on degree courses. The PM will outline plans as she announces a post-18 education funding review. She will say graduates face some of the costliest university tuition in the world. Mrs May will say that the fees — up to £9,250 a year — TORIES yesterday hit out at a plan by Education Secretary Damian Hinds to cut tuition fees for uni courses that lead to lower paid jobs. His predecessor Justine Greening said gauging which degrees merit discounts Ministers’ diesel rap MORE than half of the official fleet of ministerial cars are diesels, a probe has revealed. The discovery sparked accusations of hypocrisy by industry figures who believe the Government is pursuing an anti-diesel agenda. Forty-nine of the 84 motors are dieselpowered, according to a response to a Freedom of Information request by Car Dealer magazine. A Government spokesman said yesterday: “These vehicles are being replaced as they become due for renewal.” EDUCATION 2 would be “a challenge”. Rob Halfon, of the Commons Education Committee, also questioned if the idea will help solve skills shortages. 11 STUDENTS should get compensation when lecturers go on strike, the universities minister insisted yesterday. Sam Gyimah said colleges had a duty to stump up. He declared: “By virtue of the fact students pay fees EDUCATION 3 for their education they have consumer rights.” Academics across the country are poised to strike on Thursday over pensions. UKIP’S ousted leader gets cosy with his racist lover, despite claiming they had split. Henry Bolton, 54, and Jo Marney, 25, were seen kissing in the corner of a pub near London’s Hyde Park. She tweeted: “I love the bloke. That’s that.” Together . . ex-leader and Jo SUJIKO ABERDEEN DUBLIN the Sutton Trust educational charity, welcomed the review. He said poor students leave uni with most debt which is “grossly unfair”. He called for maintenance grants to be restored and said fees should be cut for most students and means tested. firstname.lastname@example.org BOLTON’S BOLTHOLE 10 BELFAST “do not relate to the cost or quality of the course”. She will also vow to simplify the process of taking technical and vocational training and make funding less “patchy”. Maintenance grants for the poorest, from government and universities and colleges may also be reintroduced. Sir Peter Lampl, boss of FEES CUT CLASH STRIKE ‘COMPO’ The Sun Says — Page Ten GLASGOW 18-ye put onadre-olds coursesgree Englandin mber Fall in nuersity of univations applic n year year o 5 EDINBURGH 7 NEWCASTLE LEEDS LIVERPOOL MANCHESTER 9 NORWICH BIRMINGHAM CARDIFF 10 9 PLYMOUTH 11 BRISTOL 7 7 8 LONDON SOUTHAMPTON TODAY: A dull, grey and misty day with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain will be most persistent in eastern areas. Some brighter spells in the West and especially in Northern Ireland. TONIGHT: Wet and misty across most parts. The rain will persist in eastern areas, while the Midlands and the South will have occasional drizzle. The rain should be lighter in Wales, with the western coast of Scotland turning drier. OUTLOOK: The overnight rain will linger in the East tomorrow. Brighter elsewhere, with sunny spells. Wednesday will be mainly dry but will feel chillier. TUE 8˚ To play Sujiko, enter the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the total in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding squares. PUZZLES: PAGE 39 BRITAIN faces crashing out of the EU with no trade deal, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator has warned. Guy Verhofstadt also insisted free movement must continue during the Brexit transition period. He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr the PM couldn’t find a solution that would benefit both Britain and Europe. And he said MPs voting against any deal could prompt a crisis in British politics, including another election. Mr Verhofstadt declared yesterday: “A lot depends not on the European side, a lot depends on the red lines put on the table by the British.” CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS MR ASHRAF AND MRS ZAMAN, AN APOLOGY ARTICLES on 20 February 2017 suggested Nasim Ashraf and Hafizan Zaman were involved in an alleged ‘Trojan horse’ plot to take over Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham. We said this involved violence and threats, that Mr Ashraf held Islamic teaching sessions, and Mrs Zaman told staff to wear the veil. We now recognise these allegations are unfounded, and they were not involved in any alleged Trojan Horse plot. We apologise to Mr Ashraf and Mrs Zaman for the distress caused. We have agreed to pay substantial damages and their legal costs. The Sun aims to have the highest standards. Let us know if we make mistakes. The Sun is a founding member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. To complain to us about the code it enforces, go to www.thesun.co.uk/ ipso. Email email@example.com or write to The Sun Ombudsman, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. ‘AXE 50 MPs’ VOTE A Commons committee has called for an early vote on whether to press ahead with plans to cut MPs from 650 to 600. We are always after good stories – and we pay big money for them every day. Call our newsdesk and we’ll call you straight back. WhatsApp: 0742 372 0250 THUR 7˚ ‘No deal’ EU alert We pay for your stories Call: 020 7782 4100 or our Manchester office on: 0161 9355351 WED 7˚ Warning . . Verhofstadt email: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Manchester office on: email@example.com Today’s birthdays STRANGER Things’ Eleven, MILLIE BOBBY BROWN, 14, above left, model DAVID GANDY, 38, above right, soul singer SEAL, 55, Strictly Come Dancing pro hoofer ALJAZ SKORJANEC, 28, Dumb & Dumber’s JEFF DANIELS, 63, and The Musketeers’ LUKE PASQUALINO, 28. 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... WHAT A TATTY BYE, OLIVIA LOVE Island’s Olivia Attwood poses in frayed shorts, after telling how her romance with Chris Hughes ended in tatters. Olivia, 26, tearfully told TV fans on Friday that co-star Chris, 25, inset, broke off the six-month relationship over the phone, then insisted she re-live the moment on camera for their spin-off reality show Crackin’ On. She told Loose By JACK LING Women: “It was horrendous. I’m not going to be able to watch it.” Panellist Stacey Solomon gave her a hug, far right. Well, it does sound like it was rather shabby treatment. TV EXPLORER & WIFE BARE ALL AT HOME Picture: JAMES RUDLAND BEN OGLE Match . . . GB girls Curling’s F-bomb shocker THE BBC had to apologise after the F-word was heard during a women’s curling match at the Winter Olympics yesterday morning. Microphones on the ice picked up an athlete saying: “Oh, f***!” following a wayward shot during Team GB’s defeat to Sweden. The slip, aired at 7.52am, forced commentators Steve Cram and Jackie Lockhart to apologise to viewers. Reacting to the expletive, Steve said: “Excuse me”. Jackie added: “Sorry about that.” You’re used to buffing it James . . . with shark Open and honest with their kids . . . Marina and Ben Naked in front of kids TV explorer Ben Fogle and wife Marina have no worries about their kids seeing them starkers. Childbirth expert Marina said her stretch-marked figure had given their son, eight, and daughter, six, a “healthy view” of what a normal body looks like. Marina, 40, added that children Ludo and Iona were not fazed by the sight of her and 44-year-old Ben in the nude at home. She said: “I’ve never been shy about my body and Ben and I enjoy piling in to the bath By NICOLA FAHEY with our children. I’ve never been prudish about them seeing me naked, and they cer- to nudity” as her kids grow physically and emotionally. tainly aren’t fazed by it. Her frank approach to “I heave a sigh of relief motherhood has also led to the that my imperfect body — cae- family being open about sex. sarean-scarred and stretchMarina found that speaking marked, and with breasts that candidly after the loss of her bear the hallmarks of two third child, who was stillborn well-fed babies — is still serv- in 2014, helped Ludo overcome ing to give my children a the tragedy — and that a sex healthy view of what a normal talk also required openness. body looks like in a world of She added: “My children Instagram filters.” accepted my explanation in Writing in The Mail on Sun- the same way that they accept day’s Life section, Marina said why we have to stop at red she wondered when she might traffic lights.” firstname.lastname@example.org reconsider her “blasé attitude Shark in yard fell from sky A SHARK found in a back garden is believed to have fallen from the sky. Amazed James Hill, 26, is pretty sure an exhausted cormorant dropped the 2ft fish. He was making a cup of tea when dad Colin, 59, rushed in to tell him the smallspotted catshark was dead in the backyard. Engineer James, a part-time coastguard in Whitstable, Kent, said: “He was still in pretty good condition. “The bird’s neck probably hurt.” 3 2GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... EXCLUSIVE: SQUADDIES SCANDAL £1a.3pitba’sn 7St8re,n0g 00 82,0tr0oo0p Nu3m0b 0 th o Army..smallefs t since 1815 C recruitment contract What numbers should be er of days it takes to join up lArmy chiefs slammed over recruitment debacle System failed . . . Dannatt By DAVID WILLETTS Defence Editor SAS veteran Andy McNab yesterday said the Army’s failure to sign up enough new soldiers despite record numbers of wannabe recruits was “absolute madness”. Official figures show that a record high of around 100,000 people tried to join last year — but fewer than 7,500 eventually became soldiers. Thousands of those who dropped out did so in frustration at red tape and delays — with it taking an average of 300 days from first contacting the Army to finally becoming a soldier. Sun Security Adviser Andy said the overly bureaucratic system introduced after recruitment was outsourced to private firm Capita is to blame. He added: “How you can go from over 100,000 trying to join to less than 8,000 signing up defies belief. “It’s because the Army and Capita have turned recruitment into a faceless, bureaucratic nightmare.” It has left the Army, already pared to the bone by defence cuts, with a manpower crisis. It needs to recruit 10,000 a year to balance those leaving. But insiders say it currently has fewer than 78,000 troops — more than 4,000 short of its 82,000 target. Andy said: “The Army is in a crisis — and it’s not because no one wants in.” Business experts Capita were hired in 2012 to run recruitment for the Ministry of Defence in a £1.3billion deal. It set about “modernising” the system — with online recruitment and call centres replacing the tradition of having serving officers in high street recruitment offices. The latest recruitment advertising campaign, designed to attract more women and ethnic minority candidates, was also criticised for being “too politically correct”. But the Army’s ads have been an undoubted success. In the 12 months to the end of March 2016, 58,000 tried to join up. Up to March 2017 it was at 100,560. But while the adverts have FLOP BRASS lThousands drop out as red tape bogs them down worked, the recruitment system changes have backfired. Insiders say the average 300-day wait between first approaching the Army and finally becoming a soldier is far too long. Some of that is down to medical and security checks. But, they say, there is also excessive red tape — and the long delays end up putting off would-be recruits. Former Army chief General Lord Richard Dannatt said the recruitment changes had been an abject failure. He said: “I’ve heard of a number of people who have been try- ing to join the Armed Forces and got fed up at the length of time it takes. The system is too complicated, the Army knows the previous system was better and would like to go back to it. “The reason why it’s not being done is because it’s too expensive. “The Army at 82,000 has never been smaller since modern records have been kept. “At 78,000 we’ve hugely undershot the current level — which itself is too small. Ten years ago it was 102,000.” Army insiders said an overhaul of recruitment is now looming. r Long delays . . Army recruiting poste The call centre and online applications system will remain but a new initiative to put soldiers back in recruiting offices is pending. A source said: “The ad campaigns have been more successful than anyone could have hoped. “But we’re not getting the end product, we’re not getting soldiers in the ranks. You can blame Capita but this is still a partnership with the Army. “The key thing is people are aware and are doing something to remedy this. It will get fixed.” Every year about a third of Army applicants are turned away for being too old, too unfit or failing educational standards. But just 8,600 were signed up in the 12 months to March 2016. In that period 10,626 left — leaving a shortfall of around 2,000. In the 12 months to last September 101,854 tried to join but only 7,441 were successful. In the same period 9,718 left — another year-on-year shortfall. GOT a story? Ring The Sun on 020 7782 4104, WhatsApp on 07423 720250 or email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Sun Says — Page Ten SLASH WAIT TO 3 MONTHS IRAQ veteran Major General Tim Cross said the Army must set a three-month limit on getting recruits in the ranks. He added: “The MoD and Capita both recognise this system has not been working. It’s taken them a long Action . . Maj Gen Tim Cross time to really acknowledge that and stop pretending it would be OK. Faceto-face dialogue with young soldiers and potential young recruits is crucial. “To have a target of around three or four months seems pretty sensible. “Certainly it needs to be a lot less than the 300 days it currently is. You can’t afford to let these people slip through your fingers.” MP Johhny Mercer, an ex-Army officer, said: “The offer the military gives is as appealing now as it has ever been and that is borne out by the figures. But something is going wrong between the offer the Army gives and people doing their first day’s service. “The Army shouldn’t be undermanned when you see the numbers trying to join. It also seems to be a colossal waste of money.” 5 ............... BAFTA BAFTA GAME of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer survived a scare on the red carpet when a publicist trod on her dress — causing the 36-year-old star to stumble and almost sending her falling. HOST Joanna Lumley compared Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston to a dog and patted him on the head as he presented a gong. She also gave former Baftas host Stephen Fry a shout out. BIT BIT In the jet set . . . star Lily James in black A star is born . . . Daniel Kaluuya By ANDY HALLS, NICOLA FAHEY and JOE KASPER CHURCHILL war film Darkest Hour won two Baftas last night, including the Best Actor gong for Gary Oldman. Win-some Churchill . . . Gary Oldman celebrates with gong for PM role, left lOldman wins third gong for Churchill film lStars’ black dress protest.. Kate in green The glitzy awards were dominated by the decision for women to wear black in support of the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment in the industry. But the Duchess of Cambridge and a handful of stars opted out, with Kate going for a green Jenny Packham dress. British veteran Oldman, 59, beat off competition from Daniel DayLewis and newcomer Daniel Kaluuya to bag his award. It was the third he has received for the role, following prizes at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards — and makes the Londoner a favourite for an Oscar, ahead of Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet. As Mexican actress Salma Hayek introduced his win, she joked he had been beaten by Three Billboards star Frances McDormand before adding: “Nah, just kidding.” When Gary collected his award he thanked his family — and Winston Churchill himself. He said: “In his darkest and most uncertain days in 1940 he held the line for honour, for integrity and freedom for his nation and the world. So thank you, Sir Winston. Thank you, the Churchill family. “This is made all the more special because I can share it with my family. Without your help, without your faith in me, I would not be here.” But he also hinted that retirement is “on the horizon”, although he added: “I’m going to keep going for a few years, God willing.” Frances McDormand, 60, was named Best Actress — and was one of the few female stars who shunned black. As she accepted her award, she said: “I’ve always had a problem with conforming, but I stand in solidarity with my fellow actresses. “I also want to say I appreciate a well organised act of civil disobedience and am thrilled activists all over the world have taken to the streets and be a part of public discontent that’s happening.” Earlier protesters had disrupted proceedings. The women, wearing DARKEST T-shirts aimed at the PM saying Time’s Up Theresa, lay across the red carpet and locked arms. Stars including Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence stopped to find out what they were protesting over. Three Billboards, about a mother calling attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder, won five prizes in total including Best Film — beating Darkest Hour, Call Me By Your Name and Dunkirk. The Shape of Water, a fantasy film about a lonely janitor’s relationship with an amphibious creature, scooped three trophies. Daniel Kaluuya took home the EE Rising Star award for his role in Get Out — previously won by Star Wars’ John Boyega and The Revenant’s Will Poulter. Alison Janney, 58, won Best Supporting Actress for her role as ice skater Tonya Harding’s mother LaVona in I, Tonya. And Sam Rockwell, 49, won Best Supporting Actor for his turn as immature cop Officer Dixon in Three Billboards. Meanwhile Lily James — who plays Churchill’s personal secretary Elizabeth Layton in Darkest Hour — sparked rumours she was engaged to The Crown star Matt Smith by wearing a diamond ring. The Downton Abbey actress, 28, sported the large sparkler on her wedding finger. She has been dating Matt, 35, SIMPLY AB FABULOUS — PAGES 8 & 9 since 2014. Before the awards it emerged Harry Potter actress Emma Watson had donated £1million of her own money to the UK Justice and Equality Fund, set up to help those affected by sexual harassment. Tom Hiddleston and Keira Knightley are also listed on the official Go Fund Me page as having each donated £10,000. Other donations so far include £500 from Emma Thompson, and £1,000 each from Doctor Who stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jodie Whittaker and Noomi Rapace. email@example.com ............... WINNERS BEST FILM Three Billboards DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro The Shape of Water LEADING ACTRESS Frances McDormand Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri LEADING ACTOR All smiles . . . but Royals shocked stars LUVVY FURY Continued from Page One — prompting gasps among actors and film executives on the red carpet. There was complete silence and no applause when 36-year-old Kate entered London’s Royal Albert Hall alongside Bafta president husband Prince William, 35. Insiders believe Kate, who had a black bag and whose £3,000 dress had black detailing, chose to opt out to avoid being seen as political. But one guest at the showbiz bash demanded: “How is supporting equality for women political?” Another said loudly: “She shouldn’t have bothered turning up if she couldn’t wear black.” In his foreword to the official programme Prince William appeared to reference the Time’s Up campaign. He wrote of “a year when many brave people spoke up about bullying, harassment and abuse”. £3,000 DRESS Kate, in Jenny Packham gown, and William POWER BAFTA RIDLEY Scott took a shot at the Bafta committee as he bagged its Fellowship Award. The director, 80, joked that he had only won it because at his age it was nearly “too late” for him. BIT JO TIMES IT RIGHT JOANNA Lumley proved why Bafta bosses sensibly shelved tiresome Stephen Fry as host. She took the mickey out of the A-list audience, including prickly Hugh Grant. “Hugh Grant played an egocentric actor. Don’t know how you did it dahling? Well done,” she mocked to huge applause. By DAN WOOTTON Associate Editor The Time’s Up movement was the other big talking point. Organisers were left with egg on their faces when female protesters invaded the red carpet. Angelina Jolie, one of Time’s Up’s biggest supporters, looked but refused to stop. But Kate provided the biggest shock for luvvies as she refused to wear black, turning up in an emerald green gown. The audience was stunned. It made their vegan meal later in the night hard to swallow. Gary Oldman Darkest Hour SUPPORTING ACTOR Sam Rockwell Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri SUPPORTING ACTRESS Allison Janney I, Tonya OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Three Billboards OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER I Am Not A Witch FOREIGN FILM The Handmaiden EE RISING STAR Daniel Kaluuya DOCUMENTARY I Am Not Your Negro ANIMATED FILM Coco CINEMATOGRAPHY Blade Runner 2049 MUSIC The Shape Of Water ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Call Me By Your Name BAFTA FELLOWSHIP Ridley Scott 1GM ............... Monday February 19 2018 Vegan for luvvy start BAFTA bosses served up a vegan starter for the first time in the ceremony’s history. A-listers tucked into a celeriac and apple jelly while sipping on 2,500 bottles of champagne at the Royal Albert Hall. Executive chef Nigel Boschetti said: “We start planning the menu around September or October for the Baftas. “Consideration is given to the previous year’s menu, so as not to clash or repeat. “The dishes are selected from three or four starts, mains and desserts.” BEST ACTRESS Salma Hayek joked as she introduced the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role: “In this very important and historical year for women, I am here on this legendary stage to celebrate men.” BAFTA THE Me Too anti-harassment movement — which runs alongside the Time’s Up crusade — was a major talking point on the night. Stars mentioned it nine times in speeches on stage. BIT Daniel an Uber star EE Rising Star winner Daniel Kaluuya said his life has changed for good since his nomination for the award. The London-born actor, 28, who bagged the gong for his role in horror flick Get Out, said he now only occasionally gets public transport and opts for expensive Ubers due to his newfound fame. The former Skins star added: “I get that Prius everywhere. It’s easier. You could have a car but not in London — I’d get towed all the time and that would be annoying, so my Uber money is my car money.” NATALIE DORMER ANGELINA JOLIE GAME of Thrones star, 36, oozed sheer glamour in simple, sleek gown and net cape STUNNING off-the-shoulder chic from Angelina, 42, in velvet gown by Ralph and Russo DEBUT host and a clutch the Baftas displays last Joanna Lumley of stars lit up with dazzling night. The Absolutely Fabulous legend, 71, had the big-name crowd in stitches as she playfully mocked some of them. Taking aim at Hugh Grant, 57 — up for best supporting actor for Paddington 2 — she said: “He played an egocentric actor. “Don’t know how you did it, dahling. Well done!” Also in her sights was Gary Oldman, 59, unrecognisable as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour. She joked: “His ability to transform himself was visible in his other roles this year — Yoda, Wonder Woman and Lego Batman.” And introducing a clip of the best of the nominees’ performances, she said: “This ceremony is not just about the famous people. But let’s have a look at the famous people here tonight.” Joanna fronted the gala after the resignation of Stephen Fry, host 12 times since 2001. The event at London’s Royal Albert Hall drew some of showbiz’s top Bafta laughter . . . Jo By ANDY HALLS, TV Editor and CLEMMIE FIELDSEND names. They, like Joanna, wore black in support of the Time’s Up anti-harassment crusade. Among them were Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, 36, looking glamorous in a simple black dress with see-through cape. Angelina Jolie, 42, looked effortlessly chic in an off-the-shoulder velvet Ralph & Russo gown and glistening chandelier earrings. Hunger Games heroine Jennifer Lawrence, 27, dazzled in an off-theshoulder Dior number. Jumanji and ex-Dr Who star Karen Gillan, 32, boasted one of the night’s most dramatic outfits — a mullet-style outfit teamed with voluminous sleeves. Meanwhile, James Bond sidekick Naomie Harris, 41, chose a see-through embellished dress over trousers. Fellow 007 star Gemma Arterton, 32 — in a daring pleated gown — attended with former sewing machine workers Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis. The pair took part in the 1968 Ford sewing machinists’ strike — on which Gemma’s 2014 stage hit Made In Dagenham was based. andy. firstname.lastname@example.org 1GM JENNIFER LAWRENCE GEMMA ARTERTON NAOMIE HARRIS JEN, 27, stole the limelight in a sophisticated and structured dress with shawl detail THIS striking pleated gown hugged her curves and made the Bond girl, 32, look a gem THE 007 actress, 41, teamed trousers with a daring seethrough embellished dress SIMPLY AB FABULOUS Host Jo shines...so do stars Monday February 19 2018 ............... KAREN GILLAN WELL, high-low there . . ex Dr Who star Karen, 30, had one of the most dramatic dresses BAFTA BEST Animated Film director Lee Unkrich took aim at President Trump’s immigration policy. He said of Disney’s Coco, about a young Mexican musician: “I hope we have made a difference.” BIT 9 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 Sun THE SAYS Jez speak up Kavanagh TREVOR email@example.com THE questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s dealings with foreign spies and diplomats must be properly answered. We’re used to the Labour Party dodging basic questions on the economy or defence but this is a different kettle of fish. Corbyn’s supporters claim it happened a long time ago or rubbish our story as “fake news” — conveniently ignoring the documents we published. The BBC haven’t been much better. They have either ignored the story or laughed it off as the latest harmless episode in the colourful adventures of Jolly Jezza, rather than another example of his terrible judgment. The Labour Party moderates, whose backbones deserted them some time ago, have been equally silent. We doubt that would be the case if Theresa May had met up with British nationalists or the anti-Mandela factions in South Africa. If Corbyn has nothing to hide about his dealings with Eastern Europe’s vicious secret police forces, he has a simple way of proving it. His Stasi file is buried in a German archive and only he can give the OK to release it. As his Soviet pals used to say: Papers, please. Force for good THE Army are making their own recruitment crisis worse. Troop numbers are at a dangerous low and yet thousands of keen recruits are put off joining by call centres, formfilling and bureaucracy. That’s not good enough. Military bosses have a duty to get those who want to sign up into training as quickly as possible. This needs fixing – and fast. Brexit backers FIRST the artists, now the boffins. A throng of university academics have broken cover to back Brexit, after actors did the same last week. We’re not surprised. After the pompous claptrap spouted by EU Parliament bigwig Guy Verhofstadt yesterday, any thinking person would be counting down the days until we leave. All Brussels cares about is the European project — not democracy and not the people of Europe. Better off out. Cheers for all SO, Granny was right – “everything in moderation”. New studies claim a couple of pints a day aren’t going to kill you. That’s worth remembering when the selfappointed high priests of the nanny state threaten us with plague and pestilence for even looking at a wine glass. Jezza march to No10 has been Czeched JAN SARKOCY, exposed by The Sun last week as a Czech spymaster, describes Jeremy Corbyn with laserlike accuracy as “honest but stupid”. In the face of all the facts, Corbyn has a long and blinkered history as an apologist for Britain’s bloodiest enemies. “Agent COB” has nothing in common with Harry Enfield’s Tim Nice-But-Dim but, for Sarkocy, he was a good spot. His protege rose by accident to become Leader of HM Opposition and last year came within shooting distance of No 10. True, this spy caper was “a long time ago”. Millennial voters who almost swept him to power last June are blank sheets of paper and will surely be bored by the youthful indiscretions of OAPs like Jezza and “Red Ken” Livingstone. But this is not ancient history. Neither man has budged an inch from his hard-line hatred of capitalism, Western values and Britain’s history as a world power. Mr Sarkocy’s job as a Czech agent was to scout for “sleepers” who could be activated once they achieved high office. He was a shrewd operator. Back then, few would have put money on an obscure backbench rebel like Jezza. Soviet Czechoslovakia no longer exists today. But Corbyn is now Labour leader and fellow Marxist John McDonnell is Shadow Chancellor. Living- stone may have fallen off the radar but he was twice Mayor of London, one of the world’s greatest cities. Despite their protests of outraged innocence, none of them could have been unaware of Sarkocy’s true role. In the 1980s, every so-called “diplomat” working for Russia, China or their satellites was an active spy. As The Sun’s industrial correspondent in 1980, I encountered the agent, who acted openly as liaison officer for the Soviet bloc. Ardent communist Sympathetic hacks were frequent guests at vodkaswigging parties at the Czech or Bulgarian embassies. KGB spies were everywhere. The mightiest trade union baron of them all, Labour hero Jack Jones, was a paid Kremlin informer. Labour leader Michael Foot accepted Russian roubles. “COB” would have been really stupid to believe Sarkocy was a mere civil servant. Nor were he and Diane Abbott innocent young lovers when they rode a motorbike around East Germany in the 1970s — out of bounds to all but the most ardent Communist fellow travellers. We eagerly await Stasi records of their trysts. Memories were still fresh of the 1968 Prague Spring when Russian tanks crushed Czech protestors under their tracks. The world knew tens of millions of civilians had been tortured, jailed and slaughtered in the name of communism. It didn’t put Jezza off. The leftie firebrand might have been what the Kremlin described as a “useful idiot”, but he was no teenager. In the years since, he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Capitalism is a sin. Property is theft. America is the mother of all evils. Britain is the Devil’s spawn. Any enemy of REMOANERS smear Brexit voters as old, thick and racist. Now a group of Oxbridge academics and economists, enraged by George Osborne’s Project Fear lies, has launched a fightback. They cannot match the EU cash pouring into Remoan coffers or the £400,000 from billionaire George Soros. But nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. So sign up and add your support at briefingsfor brexit.com. On a similar theme, Irish ex-ambassador Ray Bassett has broken cover and condemned his country’s support for the EU against Britain as “a very big mistake”. The worm is turning. Britain was by definition the Loony Left’s friend. Corbyn was in lock-step with Gerry Adams, mouthpiece of IRA killers who slaughtered innocent British civilians — and still is. Today, he also embraces terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas, speaks up for the murderous mullahs of Iran and frequently appeared on Russia’s “fake news” channel, RT. Under his leadership, Labour is now the Marxist Momentum Party. Voters are not stupid Do we really think young voters care nothing about this and are blithely ready to sweep Corbyn into power? Voters, young or old, are not stupid. We can’t take opinion polls too seriously but, astonishingly after last year’s election surge, Labour is now trailing the divided and squabbling Tories. We have almost certainly seen Peak Corbyn. Political parties rise and fall — notably the Lib Dems, the SDP, Ukip and now, gradually, the SNP. But in a country as openminded as Britain, revelations about Soviet spies, Momentum thuggery, sexist bullying and shocking anti-Semitism eventually take their toll. Thanks to retired Czech spy Jan Sarkocy, young and impressionable voters may be ready to think twice before cooing: “Oooh, Jeremy Corbyn.” See The Sun Says 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 11 MATERNAL PRIDE Glacier ordeal . . . Gary Lost dad and girl in -15C ice ordeal EXCLUSIVE by NICK PISA A SKI Brit was plucked to safety from a glacier with his schoolgirl daughter after rescuers spotted her bright pink jacket. Gary Raine, 55, had got lost with 13-year-old Natalie at 9,000ft in Italy. The pair were taken by helicopter to safety after they survived a night in -15C temperatures. Last night they were back home in Bristol, where computer programmer Gary told how they kept moving to stay warm. He said: “My daughter was the real heroine. “She kept walking for 16 hours because I knew if we stopped we would be in trouble.” Their hotel near the Presena Glacier, close to Italy’s border with Austria, reported them missing when they failed to return for dinner. Gary said: “When I saw the helicopter I just burst into tears. “I was stupid. We went the wrong way at the top of the glacier. “I can’t believe how close I came to getting us killed.” By BEN LEO Picture: CATERS ANGLER DIES IN SEA A night angler, 42, died yesterday after falling into the sea off rocks at Tintagel Haven in Cornwall, say police. A GRIEVING lioness seems to have a spring in her step again after adopting a baby antelope. Her cubs were killed by a rival male when he took over the pride. But she’s filled the void with a young springbok, spending hours playing with it and grooming it. She even protected the youngster from a pair of pregnant lionesses who approached looking for food. Her maternal behaviour was photographed by Gordon Donovan in Namibia’s Etosha National Park. The New Yorker, 53, said: “It was a bizarre yet stunning sight. That’s the mysterious way of nature.” 2 PINTS A DAY,, 2 CUPS OF COFFEE & PUT ON WEIGHT TO CUT DEATH RISK SECRET OF ETERNAL YOUTH* Cut to risk of early death Two glasses of beer or 18% wine a day Two cups of coffee a day 10% Overweight BMI (in older age) 13% Two hours of hobbies a day 21% 15mins moderate exercise a day 11% *Youth may not be literally eternal LIVE FAST ..DIE OLD Study reveals secret to longer life From SHAUN WOOLLER in Austin, Texas TWO beers a day and a few excess pounds are the secret to living longer, scientists say. The glasses of beer, or wine, cut the risk of dying young by a fifth. Weight gain in later life makes an early death three per cent less likely. Two cups of coffee daily and 15 minutes of exercise — even a brisk walk — cut premature deaths by 10 and 11 per cent respectively. Two hours of non-sport hobbies such as gardening, reading or crafts slashed risk 21 per cent. A US team analysed data on 14,000 volunteers aged 55 to 100, tracking them for up to 37 years. University of California Prof Claudia Kawas said: “People should try to incorporate these daily habits to give themselves the best chance of living to a ripe age. “At 60 or 70, it’s a good thing to gain weight — 5 to 10lbs a decade. Underweight people had a 50 per cent increase in mortality.” But she warned: “It does not guarantee the extra years will be healthy ones.” shaun.wooller@ the-sun.co.uk I’ll live for ever The Sun Says — Page Ten 12 ............... 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USE YOUR PC 79p Reader’s saving tip GILL WRAGG, from Doncaster, says: “Save samples of perfume, skincare and shampoo from magazines to take on holiday or nights away, so you don’t need to take full-size products with you.” l Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and get 28 codes, worth £5, if yours is used. Include your name and town please. SAVER TWO GOT one eye on upgrading your television? Currys PC World has a great deal on this LOGIK 32in Smart LED TV. SAVE £50 18+ UK only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple code collect. See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms was £219.99 now £169.99 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 13 BRIDE FURY AT WED PICS CS MAN Ringleader . . . Butt MI5 eyed London Bridge 3 By DAVID WILLETTS SPOOKS were watching the London Bridge terrorists as they set off to carry out their attack. MI5 officers monitoring ringleader Khuram Butt saw him load a van at his East London flat two hours before, sources say. But they did not order cops to stop them as Butt was no longer a priority. Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba killed eight by mowing down pedestrians and knifing others last June. Butt had been a “subject of interest” to MI5 since mid-2015 and was watched round the clock. He was later downgraded but was still the subject of a “live investigation”, says a report by the Government’s ex-independent reviewer of terror legislation David Anderson QC. This means key locations such as his flat were monitored. Inquests into the attack start next year at the Old Bailey. Always the bridesmaids LOTS OF PERVY SNAPS LIKE THESE.. 24hr ‘flu’ dad dies A DAD of three went to bed with flu and died 24 hours later from sepsis. Paul Mitton, 38, tried to sleep off the “bug” but his body shut down. Wife Joanne, 41, found him “stone cold” with his limbs turned purple. She called paramedics but he died in hospital in Preston. Sepsis occurs after an infection as the body attacks its organs. BOWING OUT A 1,000-year-old oak marking the boundary of England and Wales in Powys has fallen down. EXCLUSIVE by RICHARD MORIARTY A FURIOUS couple sued a pervy wedding snapper after he took 96 shots of their bridesmaids — and just 11 of the groom. Steph and Paul Unwin’s photos included close-ups of one bridesmaid’s boobs, bums and up her gown. David Kilcourse also snapped lewd shots of other guests’ boobs and bums. Yet he took just one of Steph’s parents and none of her in-laws after he arrived late. And more than one in three of his 1,636 pictures were blurred. Steph, 29, fumed: “There were more of the two bridesmaids than anything else. “He took pics of one’s breasts and bum. I know photos are interpreted differently, but three of a bum is no accident. “He called the out-of-focus ones ‘misfires’.” Mum-of-two Steph, of Bollington, Chesh- Row . . Kilcourse ire, was promised shots of her getting ready, an album, two prints, edited images and a CD. But she said: “He didn’t turn up until after the groom arrived. “And he just sent pictures via disk after I complained. A lot were angled and wouldn’t look right in a frame. “He caused so much heartache. I’ll do anything to stop him doing this to anyone else.” She and Paul, 30, won a £601 payout after he snubbed a Nottingham court hearing. The snapper, of Middleton, Gtr Manchester, claimed bad weather ruined the June 2015 photos but said he had now quit weddings. He added: “It’s a period of my life that’s over. They ruined me.” email@example.com Eyed and groom . . . lewd snaps of bridesmaid’s bum, boobs and thighs ..BUT ONLY 11 OF THE GROOM Snap unhappy . . Steph & Paul OXFAM SHIELDS FIENDS By LYNN DAVIDSON, Whitehall Correspondent OXFAM stands accused of another cover-up for refusing to name sex scandal workers. The charity published an original internal report — but with redactions. It failed to name those accused of using prostitutes in Haiti and stated the use of child sex workers could “not be ruled out”. Ten names were blacked out, with Roland Van Hauwermeiren, their director in Haiti at the time, the exception. MPs accused Oxfam of hiding the truth. The group’s probe recommended other charities be warned about “problem staff”. But those accused of abuse were still able to take up posts elsewhere. lynn.davidson @the-sun.co.uk TEN Redacted names of workers in Oxfam internal report 2GM UK calorie count fail BRITS eat on average 50 per cent more than they think, statistics show. Men consume 1,000 calories a day more than they estimate and women an extra 800 calories. The fatter people are the less reliable their guesses, says the Office for National Statistics. It found Britain was becoming West Europe’s fattest nation — with rates of obesity rising faster than in America. Jet crash 65 ‘dead’ GLAMOUR LEGENDS IN JENNY BLYTH Modelled in Eighties and now works as a mobile hairdresser and beautician in London. The 56-year-old single mum of one said: “We were all really privileged to have worked on Page 3 during those iconic years.” LISA BANGERT “Bangers” was one of the most famous Page 3 girls from 1992 to 2002. Single Lisa, 46, now lives in Mansfield, Notts, and is a carer for people with Alzheimer’s. She said: “I adore my job – the people are amazing.” DEBEE ASHBY On Page 3 from 1983 to late 90s and now runs a property firm on the Isle of Man. The engaged mum of one, 50, said: “It’s strange to glam up again – I’m more used to wearing my trackies up on scaffolding.” ANNA MARIA KALEBIC After finishing her Page 3 career in the late 90s she became a flight attendant. Now 46, married and with three daughters, she works promoting a plant-based diet. She said: “Nothing beats the modelling days.” SIXTY-five people are thought to have died after a passenger plane crashed in mountains during bad weather yesterday. The twin-engined ATR 72 vanished from radar screens 50 minutes after take-off in Tehran, Iran. Carrier Aseman Airlines could not confirm that all on board the 25-year-old aircraft had died. Rescuers were searching for survivors last night. The cause of the crash is being investigated. Picture: ALAN STRUTT 14 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 I can beat to help of By AMY JONES WHEN doctors told former Sun glamour girl Belinda Gilfoyle she had just months to live, she felt the world had written her off. But the devastated mum of three hadn’t reckoned on the power of Page 3. Her modelling mates refused to accept Belinda’s grim prognosis from a rare form of cancer and banded together to give her a chance of life. The girls set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise £250,000 to send her to a top German clinic for treatment. And today the pals are back where they belong — on the FIGHTER . . . after op in 2014 pages of Britain’s favourite paper — to raise money and awareness of Belinda’s rare cancer. Speaking at the Vanity Fair-style shoot with eight of her Page 3 colleagues for The Sun, brave Belinda said: “I cannot thank these wonderful women enough. “To be here today, feeling this fabulous with everyone’s support behind me feels like a dream.” Belinda, 49, modelled for Page 3 in the mid-Nineties under her maiden name Belinda Charlton. In 2008, ten years after her modelling heyday, she first felt an agonising pain in her face. She explained: “The only way I can describe it is like someone poking a knitting needle down my ear. It travels along the nerves like a live wire.” Belinda, of Rochester, Kent, had to endure five years of agony before she was diagnosed in 2013 with rare cancer adenoid cystic carcinoma. She recalled: “I was told I probably had 18 months left. “It was like the air had been punched out of me. All I could think was, ‘How am I supposed to tell my kids this?’ ” The consultant told Belinda that chemotherapy would probably not help, and that surgery 2GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... BID TO HELP STRICKEN STAR BELINDA TRACY KIRBY Spent two years in Holloway after her 80s Page 3 heyday when she unwittingly got a job as a cash courier for a drugs ring. Now 49, the married mum from Essex, said: “Being in prison is a constant battle for survival.” STAR . . . in 90s and in red with her pals TRACEY ELVIK The 49-year-old, who modelled in the 90s, now lives overseas with her golf-course designer husband. She says: “I’m a housewife in Russia now. These days you can forget your G-strings, I’m usually in full ski gear.” DONNA EWIN Now drives a black cab in London after working for Page 3 from 1987 to 1994. The mum of one, 45, said: “When I pick up gentlemen of a certain age I do get recognised quite a bit, but I don’t mind – I think it’s funny.” DEE IVENS Lives with comedian husband Terry Alderton and their son in Essex. Dee, 51, was on Page 3 in the early 90s and now runs menopause health firm Fifdee. She said: “After leaving modelling I got really into fitness.” cancer... thanks my Page 3 pals would “mutilate” her. She tried chemo anyway but that treatment did not work so Belinda went in for surgery in 2014 at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital. She added: “It was a 15-hour operation. They opened up my face and drilled through my teeth and jaw to get to the cancer. “I was left with a scar running down my chin and neck and back up to my ear. Doctors told me I wouldn’t be able to talk or able to eat, but I beat the odds on all of them. I eat, I drink.” Belinda was settling back into normal life when a year later, in December 2015, the cancer returned. This time the prognosis was even worse. She said: “This time it was on my lungs. They just had to monitor its growth — there was no treatment available. “Four months ago I had my latest scan, they found cancer in two places in my spine, in my sternum and back in my face. The doctors say there’s nothing they can do for me any more. “It’s a horrible feeling — like everyone has given up on you.” But husband Carl, 48, did not give up, and found out about the Hyperthermie Bochum clinic near Dortmund, which has had success in curing her rare form of cancer. ‘My 12-year-old son has been so good’ Bodyguard Carl explained: “We have to send them a blood sample, then they will hopefully offer Belinda a bespoke treatment. We’re optimistic.” The couple hope to send the blood off this month. But if the tests reveal treatment will not work, Belinda will seek holistic treatment in Mexico to extend her life. Belinda’s daughters Nadia, 19, and Georgia, 26, have known her prognosis for a while, but it is only in the past couple of weeks that she’s told her youngest Ollie, 12, the full truth. She says: “He’s a really sensitive boy and it’s hit him hard. But he’s been so good. He keeps offering to do everything for me. Even at his age he’s so thoughtful.” The treatment and aftercare will cost £250,000, which Belinda cannot afford — and this is where her Page 3 pals stepped in. As well as this shoot the group is doing fun runs and bake sales and have so far raised £14,000. Belinda said: “I have such fond memories of my Page 3 days and we were like a family — a lot of us stayed in touch. “Tracey Elvik and Tracy Kirby were the driving forces behind setting up my GoFundMe page, I can’t thank them enough.” Loyal Tracey, 49, had tears in her eyes when Belinda entered the studio on Saturday in a red satin gown, and whispered: “She looks so beautiful.” She revealed: “After the cancer spread we looked into alternative treatments and Belinda got quite upset because of the costs. “I suggested setting up a fundraising site but she said she couldn’t ask people for money. I told her, ‘Yes you bloody can.’ ” Meanwhile Belinda found the shoot a trip down memory lane. She said: “Those days were a total whirlwind. We had so much fun — the travelling, the camaraderie. The whole thing was a blast — a really wonderful time. “It’s so lovely to relive it today - this is something I’ll remember forever. Even though the circumstances aren’t the best I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.” l Visit gofundme.com/help-us-curebelinda to help with the fundraising. FAMILY . . . Belinda with, from left, Georgia, Ollie, Carl and mum Jenny 15 16 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 Di pal sex pest rap PRINCESS Diana’s personal snapper has been accused of sexual abuse. Patrick Demarchelier, 74, allegedly asked a teen model if he could perform a sex act on her, and said he could make her famous if she said yes. Six others accused him of unwanted advances. The Frenchman became the first non-Brit official royal photographer in 1989. He is one of 25 fashion heavyweights accused of sexual abuse by the Boston Globe in the US. He responded: “People lie and they tell stories.” Brit stylist Karl Templer, also accused, said: “I deny these vague and anonymous allegations”. Nell gets ticked off NELL McAndrew has revealed she developed Lyme disease after a tick bit her during an exercise boot camp in a London park. The model and mum of two, 44, said she was wearing just shorts and a vest in fine weather. The next day she felt “fluey” and a rash developed around the bite on her left leg. A doctor then diagnosed Lyme disease. Nell told The Mail on Sunday: “The doctor said I was really unlucky as it is quite a rare disease.” Her leg healed after a 21-day course of antibiotics. Lyme disease is spread by bites from infected ticks. 2GM MUM FURY AT GRAVE ERROR A HORRIFIED mum found a huge pile of mud dumped on her daughter’s grave. The earth was from a grave dug next to Megan Craig-Wilkinson’s churchyard plot. Mum Joanne Good, 39, of Dudley, North Tyneside, said: I was in tears when I saw it.” Funeral director Peter Melrose said the incident in Annitsford, was “unfortunate” and had the mud removed. right, Megan, died in her sleep in 2014 aged 16. Shameful . . . mud on grave, above PAY £7K OR DIE Brit’s life support switched off over medical bill By LAUREN PROBERT A UK tourist died after his life support was turned off rushed to hospital with because his family could was suspected kidney failure. not pay a £7,000 medical His family say the Egyptian hospital treated him initially but bill, an inquest heard. switched off Adrian’s life support Adrian King, 39, was on a safari trip in Egypt when he Kidney failure . . Adrian while he was in a coma after insurers refused to cover the bill. Dad Charles, 58, told South Staf- fordshire coroners’ court: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me ‘the insurance is null and void — you pay now or I switch off the machines’. “I didn’t have the £7,000 he was asking for. As he walked out he started switching things off.” The hospital claimed Adrian, of Stafford, died of cardiac arrest. But his family and travel companion Nicola Wright deny this — insisting his care ended because his travel insurance was void. She said: “They never said he had a cardiac arrest. They said care was stopping, because the funding was stopped. “That’s when they said they wouldn’t do anymore dialysis and from there he passed away.” firstname.lastname@example.org 2GM Cab nab Baggies’ Spanish penalty EXCLUSIVE from NICK PARKER in Barcelona THE West Brom stars accused of nabbing a taxi after boozing during a training camp may be facing community service in Spain, say sources. Ex-skipper Jonny Evans, 30, Gareth Barry, 36, Jake Livermore, 28, and Boaz Myhill, 35, could end up sweeping streets or working in soup kitchens. They remain under investigation for allegedly taking the car from a McDonald’s drive-thru in Barcelona at 5.30am on Thursday as the driver got them grub, and leaving it outside their hotel. A source said: “Police have not accused them of taking the taxi with the intention of keeping it. Community service would be a worst-case scenario.” The Premier League aces could also be fined. Symbols for dying HOSPITAL patients hours or days from death will have “compassion” symbols placed near beds to alert staff and visitors. The signs, featuring a pair of hands embracing a person’s face, are designed to encourage dignity and respect. The scheme is operating in 50 wards in Kent, including at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. It was put forward by East Kent Hospitals Trust and Pilgrims Hospices. A hospital spokesman said the signs are only put up with the approval of patients and relatives. Map app beats IS A BRIT who fought with Syrians to drive IS out of Raqqa says an app created using a map seized from the terrorists was a “game changer”. Macer Gifford, 30, who spent three years fighting with Syrian allies, said they knew the position of IS fighters once the map was matched to real GPS coordinates — and could use icons to show others. He added: “It was a very simple app and it meant even the most untrained man could call in an airstrike.” PLAYING MONEY AND DADDY l£10K borrowed for IVF lWill pay back £24K COUPLE HAVING PAYDAY LOAN BABY PREGNANT Carolyn Lipczynski is due to have her first baby next month thanks to a payday loan — after 23 years of trying. Carolyn, 48, and her hubby Michal, 34, borrowed £10,000 to fund IVF treatment. With an APR of 49.9 per cent they will have to pay back £23,715 over five years. NHS administrator Carolyn turned to the payday company Amigo to fund a sixth and final round of IVF. To her delight she fell pregnant and is due to give birth to a daughter called Kayleigh next month. Carolyn, of Bromley, South East, London, said: “I’ve got no regrets at all. If it wasn’t for the loan I wouldn’t be pregnant right now.” ‘425’ SCHOOL PERVS HUNDREDS of sex attacks have been reported at boarding schools in eight years, an investigation shows. There are at least 31 live police probes into abuse at top schools. More than 425 people have been accused of abusing children since 2012 and police have charged 160. The fig- Totting it up . . . Carolyn & Michal and, below, scan EXCLUSIVE by ROSIE TAYLOR She suffered two ectopic pregnancies when younger, leaving her unable to conceive naturally. Not able to get NHS treatment due to a “postcode lottery” and because she was aged over 35, Carolyn spent more than £20,000 on five rounds of failed IVF with a previous partner. After marrying Michal in 2009 the couple decided to adopt but were refused as they did not have enough savings. Trying to raise the cash for another round of IVF, they only managed to put aside £500. Carolyn said: “We don’t earn lots and every month something would happen like my car breaking down and our savings would go. “When you get to my age it’s not about years, it’s about months. We ures were revealed by ITV’s current affairs show Exposure. Around half of police forces responded to a Freedom of Information request. An estimated one million children went to boarding school in the eight years and 75,000 are now boarding in around 480 schools. Sun A FLIGHT with 84 plumbers on board jetting off on a works outing had to turn back to Oslo, Norway, because of a problem with the aircraft’s loos. SPOT 17 Picture: IAN WHITTAKER Probe . . . Jonny Evans Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... were running out of time.” They used the money to pay for a private consultation in London’s Harley Street then took out the payday loan, guaranteed by Carolyn’s dad. She said: “I never gave up hope. Taking out a loan was the last resort but we knew we would be able to manage. I can’t believe I am finally becoming a mummy. I just want to hold her.” Michal, an NHS technician, added: “The interest rate on the loan is not as bad as many out there — and for what it’s given us, we don’t mind paying.” Health watchdog NICE recommends all women in England under 40 should be offered three cycles of IVF on the NHS if they fail to get pregnant naturally. But last year nine out of ten clinical commissioning groups did not. Some also barred women over 35 or overweight and those who partners already had kids. Professor Adam Balen, of the British Fertility Society, said: “It is disappointing that there is still a postcode lottery for IVF treatment.” email@example.com GREEN ‘SELLING UP’ SHAMED Topshop billionaire Sir Philip Green could quit the high street after entering talks to sell his empire. Green, 65, aims to flog Arcadia Group, including Burton and Miss Selfridge, to Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi. A source close to the Far East textile giant said: “They’ve been in discussions and looking at the books.” Arcadia has 26,000 staff and 2,800 stores. But 2016 figures showed Topshop sales down 10.9 per cent and Arcadia’s 6.5 per cent. In 2015 the tycoon sold BHS to a repeat bankrupt for £1 before it went bust with a £571million pension deficit. It sparked calls to axe his knighthood. 2GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... YOUR LIFE FOR EVERYTHING Women are at their most attractive to men at this age, according to dating site OkCupid. Sounds like the perfect excuse to get flirty. As we get older, our social circle tends to get smaller. University researchers who analysed the phone records of 3.2million people found this is the age of “peak friendship”. FLIRT MAKE FRIENDS BUY FIRST HOME Those who purchase their first home at this age can expect to move to a family-sized property at 36, pay off the mortgage at 61 and look forward to a stress-free retirement – plus a decent nest egg for the children. The findings appeared in a recent report by HSBC. WRITE A NOVEL The average age for Nobel Prize winners is 40, and research suggests this age is when we tend to do our best work. Maybe it’s time for a promotion or career change? Our arithmetic skills are at their best as we start our sixth decade according to researchers. So you’re sure to be at your best for the numbers round on TV’s Countdown. PROMOTION COUNTDOWN DOWNSIZE At this age, you are still young enough to enjoy the benefits of moving to a smaller property and chances are you won’t need financial help from relatives, a poll found. HAVE GREAT SEX A recent survey of 5,000 single people by the dating website Match.com found that women have their best sex at this age. For men, the best time is at the age of 64. They say everyone has novel in them waiting to get out – but according to best-selling author Joanna Trollope, good fiction writing comes after life has “knocked you about a bit.” She reckons writers of this age and over produce their best work. 19 Ah-hard luck for Coogan MANSION MISERY M C COMEDIAN Steve Coogan has flogged h his historic mansion after officials b blocked his plan for a swimming pool. The Alan Partridge star applied last year for p permission to build a pool house with a kitchen in the 16th century pad’s back garden. Furious locals claimed the changes would ruin the character of Grade-II listed Ovingdean Grange. Planners agreed saying they would appear as “alien By BEN LEO insertions within this historic context”. hid in a chimney there to Coogan, 52, has now escape Oliver Cromwell sold the seven-bed Brigh- before fleeing to France ton house for £3.25mil- in 1651. lion. He paid £2.45million “It’s a special estate for it in 2011. and wasn’t deserving of a A source said: “It modern swimming seems he’s unhappy pool like he wanted, he couldn’t have but he’s making a his ghastly pool. tidy profit so he “What he didn’t should be able to seem to apprecifind somewhere else ate is the rich to have a paddle if history of the he’s that desperate.” house. Charles II ben.leo@ the-sun.co.uk Leaving . . Coogan 20 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 Stylists to spot peril HAIRDRESSERS and beauticians are being trained to spot the first signs of skin cancer. Charity Skcin has launched the initiative to show them how to identify unusual skin growths and melanomas and advise clients to seek immediate medical help. Melanoma is one of the most common cancers among those aged 15 to 34, a group that rarely sees a GP but regularly visits a salon. CANNABIS ‘CURE’ BAN FOR EPILEPSY LAD, SIX By EMMA JAMES A BOY of six has been banned from using canwith psychosis and nabis to combat his alised facing an early death. rare form of epilepsy. He was treated with canna- HEROES SAVE HERO Fire crews rescued a drowning man and the PC who leapt into a river to save him in Radcliffe, Gtr Manchester. 1GM Battle . . . Hannah and Alfie Alfie Dingley’s seizures can gradually be controlled in hospital, but over time it is likely they will leave him institution- bis oil when his parents took him to the Netherlands on the advice of a paediatric neurologist. His fits, which usually number up to 30 a day, reduced in quantity, duration and severity. Some cannabis oils are sold in the UK but the type the family is believed to want contains the illegal psychoactive element THC. The Home Office insists it can be used here only for research under medical licence and “cannot be practically prescribed, administered or supplied to the public”. Mum Hannah Deacon, 38, of Kenilworth, Warwicks, said: “We have proved this treatment is successful for him. “This is a child’s life and health. We need this treatment desperately.” Her call for a licence has been backed by MPs on the all-party parliamentary group on drug policy reform. firstname.lastname@example.org Cop killer . . . Cregan £100k bill in Cregan jail fiasco EXCLUSIVE by DEAN WILKINS A JAIL fiasco has left double cop killer Dale Cregan in an expensive secure hospital four months after he was sent back to prison. Doctors last year deemed the one-eyed murderer, who gunned down two unarmed Manchester women officers in 2012, no longer criminally insane. But he is so notorious prisons do not want to take him. The lifer, 34, has continued to be housed at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside — costing taxpayers £100,000 more than if he was in jail. The source said: “The battle between prison governors about who wants him is still going on. It causes huge problems having a lag like Cregan on your roster.” Sun PETER Rabbit will feature on a new set of Beatrix Potter stamps added to the 2016 collection marking 150 years since the birth of the English writer. SPOT ‘Hard’ rail seat row FURIOUS passengers have slammed painful “ironing-board” seats on a fleet of new trains. Rail chiefs say the “firmer feel” in £2.8bn carriages being rolled out across Britain is to meet fire safety rules. But Neil Middleton, of the Association of Public Transport Users, said: “They are too hard and hundreds have complained.” Thameslink are among the first to have the new carriages. KATIE Price looks a bit off colour after plastering on fake tan. The Loose Women star, 39, posed naked for an Instagram snap after smearing the cosmetic all over herself. She wrote: “Oh dear. I tried this new fake tan last night. I’m going to shower now.” 2GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... EXCLUSIVE: CHEZZA RIFT Crisis talks . . . Liam and Cheryl Shocking . . . message 999 park row note on ambo FIGHT FOR THIS LOVE Liam sees lawyer on ‘split’ By PAUL SIMS A WOMAN left a note on an ambulance in a parking row saying she “couldn’t give a s*** if the whole street collapsed”. The resident, who also verbally abused the 999 team, wrote yesterday: “You have no right to be parked here. Now move your van from outside my house.” Paramedic Katie Tudor tweeted the Stoke-onTrent note to cops and wrote: “So upset to be sent this by our crews. “They weren’t blocking the road, they were in a parking space. Can anything be done? It’s becoming regular.” Ambulance bosses called it “small-minded”. Police are investigating. Sun LIAM Payne has sought legal advice about the end of his relationship with Cheryl, The Sun can reveal. HAIRDRESSER Casey Coleman is offering “gender-neutral prices” based on the length of hair to be free of bias claims at his Chair Salons in Cardiff. SPOT Forgery gran win A GREAT-gran whose signature was forged by an RBS employee has won a ten-year battle to get the bank to admit it. Jean Mackay, 82, spotted she was wrongly being charged for PPI after applying for a credit card. The bank insisted for a decade she did sign up. It has now apologised and paid the cancer sufferer £500 compensation in Forres, Moray. £54M Boxing bout . . Liam with Denise Lewis in Manchester on Saturday By DAN WOOTTON Associate Editor holding crisis talks. As the story emerged, Liam was more than 200 miles away from their Woking home, The ex-One Direction star, watching the boxing between George whose fortune is estimated at Groves and Chris Eubank Jr in Man£54million, has discussed what chester. He sat next to Olympic champion Denise Lewis, 45, posing splitting up would mean for a picture with her backfor their shared assets. stage at the Arena. An Liam and Cheryl, said to be worth £20million, are not onlooker said: “He looked married but share a £5.1milpretty glum. His mind lion mansion in Surrey. understandably looked elseThey would also have to where.” consider arrangements for Liam’s constant travelling, their 11-month-old son Bear. due to his successful solo A source close to the coucareer, is said to have placed ple said: “Liam has sought an intolerable strain on the some legal advice but he couple’s two-year relationship. still wants to make it work. Friends say they have had “It’s just sensible to be prepared for all options. With a Story . . Sun on Sunday no major rows and neither has had an affair. But they young son and a number of fear that, despite them assets between them there is more to spending Valentine’s Day together last breaking up than just parting ways. “He hopes it doesn’t come to it but week, they may not be able to salvage their relationship in the long-term. he’s just being careful.” Sources claimed they might already The Sun on Sunday revealed yesterday that pals fear Liam, 24, and have split if it was not for their son. email@example.com Cheryl, 34, are ready to split despite 21 22 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM A FREE FIVER? WHY NOT. GET £5 FREE CASH TURN TO PAGE 12 FOR TODAY’S CODE CASH★TREATS ★PRIZES TO JOIN VISIT SUNSAVERS.CO.UK OR GET THE APP & COLLECT 28 CODES 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). See full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/terms 1GM Brain clot ‘cure’ bid ADULTS left speechless after a stroke may soon be able to talk again, a study predicts. It was thought a clot or bleed on the brain could irreparably damage areas linked to speech. But it may be possible to “rewire” a brain to function differently. Scans reveal babies who suffer a stroke at birth switch from using the left “language-side” of the brain to the right to talk. Now scientists are trying to develop drugs to enable adults to recover in a similar way. Prof Takao Hensch, of Harvard University in the US, said: “This offers therapeutic possibilities.” Pervs’ kid footie aim PAEDOPHILES, rapists and killers were among nearly 22,000 criminals who tried to work with children in football in the past three years. Four murderers, 14 rapists and 58 killer drivers were among those who applied to be coaches, scouts or referees. The Disclosure and Barring Service identified 21,834 crooks. They had 94,135 convictions between them, including more than 100 for child abuse. The figures, obtained through Freedom of Information laws, come after junior football coach and youth scout Barry Bennell was convicted of 43 sex assaults on boys. Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 23 M6 TOT HORROR Woman and boy of 2 die in smash By EMMA JAMES A WOMAN and a two-year-old boy were killed in a smash with a lorry as their car was leaving a motorway. Tragedy . . . wreckage of car at the scene Horrified drivers pulled over and raced to the wrecked blue Nissan Qashqai, where they found a girl of six alive along with a man who had been driving. Killed in rail crash TRAGEDY TRAGEDY 2 By CARRI-ANN TAYLOR THIS is the grandad and grandson killed when their car was split in two by a train on a level crossing. Barry Hearnshaw, 72, was taking 15-yearold Will Hallett to football practice on Saturday morning. A family friend said Will’s younger brother Henry was due to be going to watch but decided to stay at home. Yesterday Will’s devastated parents Bill, 48, and Jill, 50, visited the crash site in the village of Barns Green near Horsham, West Sussex, and viewed dozens of floral tributes. Larking about . . Barry and Will 1 They battled in vain to save the toddler and the woman as ambulance crews rushed to the acci- Churchover, which is dent just off the M6. close to Rugby. Police Police said: “Despite and accident investigators the attempts of other warned of major disrupdrivers and paramedics, tion as they sealed off the woman and boy the road following the were declared dead at tragedy at 10.30pm on the scene.” Saturday. The car driver, 35, and The route remained little girl were taken to shut for seven hours until hospital. Both were said yesterday morning. to have minor injuries. Police said no arrests Cops said the woman had been made. Inspector who died was aged 31. It Andrew Bennett said: “I was unclear last night if would urge anyone who the lorry driver witnessed the was injured. collision or saw The crash hapeither of the pened in Warvehicles involved wickshire as the in the moments car left Junction leading up to the One of the M6 incident to conand headed on to tact us.” the A426 near emma.james the village of Death crash . . . M6 @thesun.co.uk ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM Con love child axe A PROBATION officer has been sacked 11 years after having a secret love child with an ex-convict in a bail hostel fling. The con complained to her bosses when the woman contacted him on Facebook seven years after giving birth in 2006. She was fired by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Probation Trust in 2016, following two disciplinary hearings. The woman, named only as A, last week lost her unfair dismissal case. An employment tribunal ruled her relationship with the former prisoner was “inappropriate”. LAST CHANCE TO JOIN IN Fern: No Phil row FERN Britton has rubbished claims she quit This Morning over a pay gap dispute involving Phillip Schofield. Fern, 60, presented the ITV daily programme for ten years until 2009. But it was alleged she and Phillip parted company after rumours of him being paid more for their other show All Star Mr & Mrs. Fern told Hello! magazine: “That certainly wasn’t true, not least because I had no idea what Phillip had been paid. I knew what I was being paid and it was more than fair.” Party lad knife kill A LAD of 19 was stabbed to death when two gangs clashed after separate house parties. The teenager was with four friends chased by a mob of eight, with one heard to shout: “Let’s chase him down.” He was set upon and attacked, collapsing yards from the late Freddie Mercury’s old home in Kensington, West London. He died at the scene around 3.30am yesterday. A suspect, also 19, was arrested and was still in custody last night. The victim is the fifth teen killed in a stabbing in London this year. 2 FREE tickets TODAY is your last chance to start collecting Sun Savers codes to grab two FREE tickets to Chessington World Of Adventures Resort, worth more than £95. This year, members can choose which day they go. Opt into “Superdays” under “Offers” on Sun Savers and enter NINE codes from the paper until Tuesday, February 27. But move fast, as dates are already going. Today’s code is on Page 12. Welcoming a family of four endangered Amur tigers, “tigers truly rock” at Chessington in 2018. On Saturday, May 5, WORTH OVER £95 PICK YOUR DATES witness the launch of Tiger Rock, an exhilarating log flume ride in Land Of The Tiger, featuring a new, innovative big-cat enclosure with Europe’s first overhead trails. Watch these majestic animals roam above you before making a splash on Tiger Rock, a log flume ride with another unique view of the “roar-some foursome”. Not a Sun Savers member yet? Download the app or go to sunsavers.co.uk. Collecting printed tokens? It is now too late to join in but here is Token 10. But only with Sun Savers can you choose your date. 2 FREE TICKETS TOKEN N 10 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 25 NO SHAFT MEASURES! Stadium . . . in Nizhny EXCLUSIVE by NICK PARKER MONEY-grabbing Russians are ripping off England World Cup fans by hiking grotty hotel and apartment prices 11,000 per cent. In Nizhny Novgorod, a studio flat which now costs £17-a-night is on offer for £1,915-a-night when England play Panama on June 24. Recent renters have blasted the flat’s “awful condition” with one named Irina complaining: “The building is in poor state, it clearly needs to be renovated.” In Volgograd where England play Tunisia on June 18, the four-star Gallery Park Hotel is charging £438-a-night on match day for a room which costs £20 now. In Kaliningrad, where England play Belgium on June 28 in the final group game, a one-bedroom flat is on offer for £1,021 on match day. Ashley is damned THE Church of England has slammed Sports Direct over poor pay and working conditions. The Church Commissioners, who manage a £7.9billion investment fund, rapped the sportswear giant in a series of letters, it is claimed. The Church’s investment arm has a minority holding in the Mike Ashley company. WOUND DOG A wristwatch given to Elvis Presley after selling his 75 millionth record is set to sell for £75,000 at a Geneva auction in May. Picture: MEGA Russian to rip-off our fans Then . . Roundtree, and left LAD SHAFT Jessie T Usher DAD SHAFT Samuel L Jackson THREE generations of Shaft stars wear matching outfits as they stride through New York for the latest movie version Son Of Shaft. Jessie T Usher plays a cop who is the son of Samuel L Jackson’s character from the 2000 movie Shaft. And Jackson’s character is the nephew of Richard Roundtree — the private eye hero of the original ’70s films. UNCLE SHAFT Richard Roundtree KYLIE: I WAS BROKEN BY JOSHUA LOVE SPLIT KYLIE Minogue says she suffered a breakdown over her split with fiance Joshua Sasse. The singer felt “broken” after suspecting the actor, 30, of cheating. Kylie, 49, said: “I wanted to stop. My physical Over . . Kylie and Sasse By HOWELL DAVIES system was compromised. I think it’s called a nervous breakdown.” “I thought, ‘No, no, no, no’ .” The Sun revealed last February that Kylie had ended the romance after nearly two years. The Aussie star, who has had other failed relationships, says it has put her off love and ended any hope of having kids. She explained: “It wasn’t the right union. “I’ve never been that girl who dreams of walking down the aisle. You dust yourself off and go through that period of, ‘Never again, not going to do it.’ “How do you get over it? You just do. But at my age you do go, ‘What now?’ ” Asked if she still wants children, she said: “No, not for me. Been down that road, numerous times, as in, ‘Can I make this happen?’ But no. “Your destiny is your destiny. If by some miracle I got pregnant . . . at this point in my life — I wonder, could I even manage that? That’s not my life. “It would be a lie to say there’s not a bit of sadness there, but I don’t get caught up in it.” firstname.lastname@example.org 26 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 Sick boy web spot A MUM spotted her yearold girl had cancer after reading about a tragic lad and checking on Google. Laura Handley, 30, discovered Tamzin’s bruises, night sweats and aches were signs of leukaemia. She had to have a bone marrow swap and two bouts of chemo and is now in remission. Laura, of Tenbury Wells, Worcs, said: “If not for the article, I’d never have gone to the GP — then who knows?” HIT OF GAFFE-INE A driver escaped injury after spilling coffee and veering off a road into a tree on the A38 near Ivybridge, Devon. STILL TO COME IN 2GM Sun THE DAILY Get the skinny on size 12 jeans PAGES 32 & 33 dear deidre New casebook starts today PAGE 35 ++PLUS++ Bizarre TV – Page 31 l Letters & Mystic Meg – Page 37 l Puzzles – Page 39 Sir is let off lightly A TEACHER has escaped being struck off after telling a pupil: “I’ll knock your f****** lights out.” David Tomkins warned the Year 8 yob: “I don’t care if I go to prison.” A disciplinary panel heard the lad had chanted at him: “You’re ugly.” Mr Tomkins, who taught at Robert Napier School in Gillingham, Kent, admitted unacceptable conduct. The hearing decided not to ban him. BORED ROOM Half of work meetings are deemed by staff to be pointless — with one in ten dozing off, a poll by Deliveroo found. PLEA THAT GOT C By VICTIM WITH PA A MIKE RIDLEY IT was the hardest letter that Pauline Murrell would ever write. She was asking France’s Myra Hindley for the truth about how her daughter was murdered. Twenty years earlier, a fisherman had found the battered and naked body of Pauline’s daughter, British student Jo Parrish, in a river 100 miles south of Paris. Local investigators were convinced that language student Jo, 20, had been lured and then murdered by a depraved husband and wife, dubbed the French Hindley and Brady, who were jailed for life a decade ago. Just like Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in the Sixties in Manchester, SHE hunted down young victims for HIM to rape and kill. But French detectives had lost key DNA evidence against Monique Olivier and Michel Fourniret, and without a confession the evil pair could not be brought to justice for Jo’s killing. So, in a three-page letter, Pauline pleaded to evil Olivier — a mother with three children of her own — to reveal what happened to Jo in 1990. Despite her anguish and anger, Pauline politely wrote: “As one mother to another, you are the only person who can help us. “Madame, I beg you to re-examine your conscience and tell me the truth. “I hope that you will be able to give us a bit of the peace of mind that we have been seeking for so long.” Pauline received no reply. But last week, eight years after she wrote the letter, Olivier’s husband repeatedly confessed to an investigating magistrate that he had killed Jo plus another girl, Marie-Angele Domece, 18, who vanished in 1988. And last night sources close to the investigation told The Sun that Olivier, now 69, had a major part in persuading Fourniret — dubbed The Ogre Of The Ardennes — to confess to Jo’s murder. ‘All we ever wanted was the truth’ Mum begge e o letter to kno truth about daughter’s murder. 27 y after the crii n predator fin admits his p Now w WASS B B EL GI U M Arden killer took victims to his chateau PARIS s C E AN FR Donchery - ne One source said: “Monique Olivier may not have replied to Joanna Parrish’s mother but we believe that letter certainly played on her mind. “She was the one who pushed Michel Fourniret to finally confess.” Now prosecutors expect former electrician Fourniret, 75, and Olivier, who are already in jail for seven murders, to stand trial next year for killing Jo. Yesterday at his home in Newnham on Severn, Gloucs, Jo’s father, retired civil servant Roger Parrish, recalled his ex-wife Pauline writing the letter to Olivier. He said: “I don’t think the letter was appreciated by Monique Olivier’s lawyers at the time and we never received a reply.” Olivier’s legal team even accused Pauline of provocation. Pauline has said: “I thought that, as a mother of three sons herself, she would understand — that maybe she would have the same parental feelings as a normal person. “That’s why I sent the letter. All we ever wanted was the truth so that we could move on with our lives.” Jo was last seen alive in the early evening of May 16, 1990, in Auxerre, where she taught English at a local school as part of her four-year modern languages course at Leeds University. She was going to meet a man who had answered an ad she placed in a local paper offering English lessons. Jo never arrived for the 7pm meeting outside the Banque Populaire. Police now believe she was abducted in rush-hour traffic by Olivier, who was cruising the streets in a van looking for virgins for Fourniret to defile and murder. Described as “devils with two faces”, the pair first came into contact when Fourniret was in jail for sex offences and Olivier answered a magazine advert he placed looking for pen pals. As they wrote, she fell under his spell, calling him “my beast” and Shere Khan after the man-killing tiger in Kipling’s Jungle Book. Fourniret offered to help former nurse Olivier by murdering her two ex- hu sb a nd s when he got out of jail. In exchange, FAMILY . . Jo, Rogerr and Paulin n in 1989 Jo’s body was found in River Yonne Auxerre she agreed to help him find virgins. When he was freed in 1987, Olivier was waiting in her green Peugeot estate. Fourniret never kept his part of the bargain but less than two months after his release, Olivier made the first sick offering to her beast. She selected timid 17-year-old Isabelle Laville because she looked like a younger version of herself. The white Citroën van drew up alongside Isabelle. Olivier asked for directions and persuaded the girl to get in. Down the road, Fourniret was waiting, jerrycan in hand, posing as a motorist who had broken down and 2GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 27 CONFESSION C FROM OGRE OF ARDENNES ARENTS A KILLERS STRANGLED . . . British languages student Jo EVIL . . . Fourniret and Olivier in 1992 .. r ne n ed e in o the ow her brutal years y i ime, n nally p part... WHERE BODY WAS FOUND GRUESOME . . . fisherman saw Jo’s body in the River Yonne w we know our Jo S killed by French Brady and Hindley B needed a lift. Olivier stopped the car and let him in. Nearly 20 years later, Isabelle’s body was found in a well. The killings continued. The following year Olivier, now heavily pregnant, lured 20-year-old Fabienne Leroy into the car by claiming she needed someone to go with her to hospital. Olivier examined the terrified girl to make sure she was a virgin before handing her over to Fourniret, who raped her then shot her dead. Once, they used their young son Selim as bait, telling their victim they needed a doctor for their child. At other times they left him with a babysitter and went on “virgin-hunting” weekends. Fourniret claimed he needed to hunt virgins at least twice a year. It is believed he tried and failed to inject air into some of his victims’ bloodstreams to try to induce heart attacks before strangling or battering them to death. Olivier admitted watching Fourniret’s worst attacks from behind a two-way mirror in their home, the Chateau of Sautou, in Donchery, north east France, and ignored the screams. She later “re-enacted rapes” with her husband, according to prosecutors. ‘Jo found herself in a dark world so alien to her own’ Bodies of several victims were found in the grounds of the property that Fourniret had bought after swindling a bank robber out of his ill-gotten gains. But in May, 1990, the beast and his accomplice were living in the village of Saint-Cyr-Les-Colons, near Auxerre, where Jo was working. Police believe that after abducting Jo, they drove her into the countryside where Fourniret beat and strangled her before dumping her into the nearby River Yonne. The next day her naked body was found three miles downstream. The post mortem revealed small slashes in the shape of a cross on her forearm, identical to ones found on some of Fourniret’s other victims, including Fabienne. Roger said: “Jo found herself in a dark world so alien to her own. “For a moment, good and evil collided and there was only ever going to be one outcome because that evil was so powerful.” A 13-year-old girl the couple abducted in 2003 escaped and gave police the registration of their van. The killing spree was at an end. Olivier later admitted they had taken Jo but then withdrew her confession. Without solid forensic evidence, Jo’s parents, who split up around the time of her death, feared they would never learn the truth. Now, with a confession, they may finally get justice. Roger said yesterday: “Seeing them both in court for Joanna’s murder would be the final hurdle. “I’m slightly reluctant to use the word closure because it will always be there with us. “Like all parents, we thought our daughter would be with us throughout our lives but her absence is unbearable. “Our son, Barney, was just 17 years old when he was confronted with this horrible reality. “We are now the grandparents of three grandchildren and one day it will be necessary for us to explain to them what has become of their Aunt Jo.” Additional reporting: PETER ALLEN TOLL OF TERROR MICHEL FOURNIRET has so far been found guilty of killing seven women in north-east France. The first victim, Isabelle Laville, 17, left, was taken as she walked home from school in December 1987. She was raped and strangled. Her body was only found in 2006, in a disused well. Fabienne Leroy, 20, below, was lured into Fourniret and pregnant Olivier’s car in August 1988 when they pretended they needed a doctor. Next was Jeanne-Marie Desramault, 21, second from bottom, who lived in a convent and met the couple on a train. She disappeared in March 1989. Body was found in July 2004. She had been strangled. The youngest to die, Elisabeth Brichet, 12, was taken in December 1989 and strangled. Her body was not found until 2004. Natacha Danais, 13, was lured into the couple’s vehicle in November 1990. She had been on a family outing but was sent home to get her mum’s purse. She was stabbed twice in the chest and strangled. Next, in May 2000, Fourniret spotted student Celine Saison, 18, below, and asked her for directions. She got in his car and was strangled. Her body was found two months later. Another schoolgirl, Mananya Thumpong, 13, was then spotted and befriended by the killer, who had decided: “I’m going to take her.” She was strangled in May 2001 and her body was found in a forest the following year. As well as these seven convictions, Fourniret has now confessed to killing Jo Parrish, 20, and Marie-Angele Domece, 18, who vanished in July 1988. Olivier says he also murdered Farida Hamiche, 30, in 1988. Another girl, 13, was snatched in Belgium in 2003 but escaped by jumping from the moving car. 28 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM tvguide Monday 6am Winter Olympics 2018 Eilidh Barbour presents coverage of the latest events on day 10 in PyeongChang, South Korea, which includes curling and ice hockey. (S,HD) 9.15 Animal Park Summer Special With Kate Humble. (R,S,HD) 10.00 Homes Under The Hammer Properties in south Wales, Stoke and South London. (R,S,HD) 11.00 Bargain Hunt Two teams test their antiques knowledge in Lincoln. (R,S,HD) 12.00 Daily Politics Parliamentary report with Jo Coburn. (S,HD) 1.00 Winter Olympics 2018 Clare Balding and Hazel Irvine present coverage of the latest events on day 10 in PyeongChang, South Korea, including bobsleigh, and curling. (S,HD) 6.00 Eggheads Quiz show hosted by Jeremy Vine. (R,S,HD) 6.30 Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo sets out on the first leg of a trip from London to Edinburgh aboard the Flying Scotsman, beginning at King’s Cross as he heads for York. (R,S,HD) 6am Good Morning Britain News, current affairs and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 8.30 Lorraine Entertainment and fashion news. (S,HD) 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show (S,HD) 10.30 This Morning Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby present celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (S,HD) 12.30 Loose Women Comedian, writer and TV presenter Iain Stirling joins the panel. (S,HD) 1.30 ITV Lunchtime News (S) 1.55 Regional News (S) 2.00 James Martin’s American Adventure The chef enters Los Angeles in style before visiting a food market in Santa Monica and dropping in on his old friend Wolfgang Puck, at his Beverly Hills restaurant CUT. (S,HD) 3.00 Tenable A family of five from the north east of England take part. (S,HD) Then Local Weather 4.00 Tipping Point Quiz hosted by Ben Shephard. (S,HD) 5.00 The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. (S,HD) 6.00 Regional News (S) 6.30 ITV Evening News (S) 6am Countdown (R,S,HD) 6.45 3rd Rock From The Sun (R,S) 7.35 Everybody Loves Raymond Two episodes. (R,S) 8.30 Frasier (R,S) 10.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA From New Jersey. (R,S) 11.00 Undercover Boss USA (R,S,HD) 12.00 C4 News Summary (S,HD) 12.05 Couples Come Dine With Me From Manchester. (R,S,HD) 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers A diamond ring and Whitney Houston’s autograph. (R,S,HD) 2.10 Countdown (S,HD) 3.00 A Place In The Sun: Summer Sun The Costa Del Sol. (R,S,HD) 4.00 A New Life In The Sun A Kent couple make sacrifices to keep their dreams alive. (S,HD) 5.00 Four In A Bed The competition kicks off at Causilgey Manor in Truro, Cornwall. (S,HD) 5.30 Extreme Cake Makers Phil and Christine make a vintage record player cake. (S,HD) 6.00 The Simpsons Mr Burns replaces the power plant employees with robots. (R,S,HD) 6.30 Hollyoaks Jack helps Darcy to build bridges with Toby. (S,HD) 6am Milkshake! (HD) 9.15 The Wright Stuff (HD) 11.15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors A woman with a burn on her leg. (R,S,HD) Then 5 News Lunchtime 12.15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away Agents in London chase a debt. (R,S,HD) Followed by Access 1.15 Home And Away (S,HD) 1.45 Neighbours (S,HD) 2.15 NCIS: Conspiracy To Murder The agents are investigated by the FBI on suspicion of murdering arms dealer La Grenouille, and Jenny Shepard is the prime suspect – until an eyewitness implicates Tony. (R,S,HD) 3.15 Final Recourse An abducted businesswoman manages to escape, and realises someone close to home may have been behind the ordeal. Thriller with Teri Polo. (2013) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) 5.00 5 News At 5 (S,HD) 5.30 Neighbours Steph overhears Jack and Paige talking about their night of passion. (R,S,HD) 6.00 Home And Away Jarrod plans to get Justin out of the way and have Ziggy to himself. (R,S,HD) 6.30 5 News Tonight (S,HD) 7.30pm Will Grigg and Wigan Athletic face Manchester City in the fifth-round of the FA Cup 10pm Beth’s birthday lunch at the pub is disrupted by Colin in Two Doors Down 9pm The crime series returns with Marcella reopening a case of a missing schoolboy 8.30pm Kate Quilton and Matt Tebbutt go head-to-head in a Food Unwrapped challenge 9pm It’s a case of double trouble for Mulder and Scully when they investigate The X-Files 7.00 The One Show Topical stories hosted by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (S,HD) 7.30 Match Of The Day: The FA Cup Wigan Athletic v Manchester City. Kick-off at 7.55. Coverage of the fifth-round clash at the DW Stadium, where the League One side host the Premier League club. As well as flying high in the league and looking like contenders for automatic promotion, The Latics are enjoying an impressive cup run that has already seen them eliminate two sides from the top tier in Bournemouth and West Ham United, respectively. The Citizens have been the dominant force in the Premier League this term and look unstoppable in their quest for the title, and remain in contention to claim an unlikely cup quadruple, but they will have to avoid a potential upset this evening before turning their attention to the Carabao Cup Final next Sunday. (S,HD) 10.00 BBC News At Ten (S,HD) 10.30 Regional News (S) 10.45 Have I Got Old News For You (7/9) Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts an edition of the satirical quiz from June 2017 with Adam Boulton and Richard Coles joining team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. (R,S,HD) 11.15 The Graham Norton Show (18/19) Graham is joined by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, both stars of fact-based drama I, Tonya, as well as Alicia Vikander, who plays Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. (R,S,HD) 12.05 -6am Winter Olympics 2018 Radzi Chinyanganya presents coverage of the opening events on day 11 in PyeongChang, which includes figure skating, curling, and ice hockey. (S,HD) 7.00 Winter Olympics: Today At The Games Clare Balding presents highlights of the 10th day’s action from the 23rd staging of the Games, which takes place in PyeongChang, South Korea. (S,HD) 8.00 Only Connect (27/37) The Detectives take on the Escapologists in the third round with a place in the quarterfinals of the quiz at stake. Victoria Coren Mitchell asks the questions. (S,HD) 8.30 University Challenge (28/37) In the fourth of the quarter-final matches, two more teams compete to make it to the next stage of the competition. Jeremy Paxman hosts. (S,HD) 9.00 Collateral (2/4) Nathan learns Mikey is using Regal Pizza as a front to deliver drugs, while Fatima claims her brother Abdullah was killed because he had an explosive piece of information. (S,HD) 10.00 Two Doors Down (4/6) Ian and Gordon take Beth out to for a pub lunch to celebrate her birthday, but Christine invites herself along and their meal is disrupted by the arrival of a very drunk Colin. (S,HD) 10.30 Newsnight Presented by Emily Maitlis. (S,HD) Followed by Weather 11.15 Horizon: My Amazing Brain – Richard’s War The recovery of Richard Gray from a catastrophic brain haemorrhage. (R,S,HD) 12.15 Odyssey (R,S,HD) 1.40 Sign Zone: Countryfile (R,S,SL,HD) 2.35 Shane: For The Love Of The Game (R,S,SL) 3.35 Hugh’s Wild West (R,S,SL,HD) 4.35 Royal Recipes (R,S,SL) Followed by Weather For The Week Ahead 5.25-6am BBC News (S,HD) 7.00 Aviva Premiership Rugby 7.00 Emmerdale 7.00 C4 News (S,HD) Highlights Tracy’s past as a prostitute comes 8.00 Channel 4 Dispatches: (15/29) Mark Durden-Smith and back to haunt her when she Undercover Inside The Priory David Flatman present action realises that Phil is one of With a shortage of mental health her former clients. (S,HD) from the 15th round of matches, beds, the NHS is placing patients 7.30 Coronation Street including Newcastle Falcons v in private hospitals. Dispatches Summer is shocked at the state Bath, Leicester Tigers v goes undercover in one of the she finds Billy in, and Michelle Harlequins, and Wasps v Exeter US-owned Priory Group’s tells Robert she is sure she can Chiefs. (S,HD) Followed by hospitals to investigate. (S,HD) 5 News Update start afresh with Ali. (S,HD) 8.30 Food Unwrapped 8.00 The Nightmare Neighbour 8.00 The Martin Lewis Money Show (2/6) Kate Quilton challenges Next Door (9/10) The financial journalist and Matt Tebbutt to make crumpets, (4/11) A woman living in Slough Angellica Bell offer advice on and finds out how the unique becomes embroiled in a dispute children’s savings, reveal how holes are created, while Jimmy to get inexpensive life insurance with a neighbour, and a couple Doherty looks into the unusually and give tips on getting cheaper are forced to call the police after long shelf-life of baby food. (S,HD) train travel. (S,HD) complaining about their 9.00 24 Hours In Police Custody 8.30 Coronation Street neighbours four dogs. (S,HD) The return of the programme that At the hospital, Johnny and Roy Followed by 5 News Update follows the work of Bedfordshire bond over their love of Carla as 9.00 The X-Files Police, beginning with a major they wait for news of the (3/10) In a Virginian community, investigation into an allegation of operation, while Billy begs Arkie Seavers appears to see police corruption. (S,HD) Lee’s forgiveness for his past himself in the back of the crowd 10.00 First Dates: Valentine’s treatment of him. (S,HD) at a concert and flees the event, Special 9.00 Marcella only to have his doppelgänger Blonde bombshell Dominique (1/8) Marcella investigates when grab the wheel and drive him into meets mortgage advisor Buddy, a body is discovered inside a wall, a tree. Mulder learns of the case hoping he will match her clothed in a school blazer and and links it to a number of conversational prowess and be willing to accept her just surrounded by soft toys. The incidents in which people tried to the way she is. (R,S,HD) detective soon works out that the kill themselves after claiming they 11.05 Married At First Sight victim is Leo Priestley, who had saw someone who looked exactly (1/4) Romantic reality experiment been abducted a few years like them. His enquiries lead him in which experts select compatible beforehand and was a friend of her to a patient at a psychiatric couples from a list of applicants, son Edward. Return of the crime hospital, who claims she is then invite them to marry on their drama with Anna Friel. (S,HD) playing games with her brother, first meeting. (R,S,HD) 10.00 ITV News At Ten (S) who lives across town. (S,HD) 12.10 The £1 Houses: Britain’s 10.30 Regional News (S) 10.00 When Game Shows Go Cheapest Street Buyers 10.45 Boarding Schools: The Secret Horribly Wrong transform derelict houses. Shame – Exposure Dale Winton narrates a (R,S,HD) 1.05 The Job Interview. Alex Renton investigates sexual compilation of disastrous game Jobseekers interview for jobs with abuse in private schools. (S,HD) show moments, featuring The Virgin Trains. (R,S,HD) 2.00 11.55 Children Who Kill Chase, The Krypton Factor, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Susanna Reid meets children Catchphrase and 100%. (R,S,HD) (R,S,HD) 2.55 One Born Every convicted of murder. (R,S,HD) 1.00 SuperCasino Live gaming. Minute (R,S,HD) 3.50 Four 12.45 Police Tapes: The Murder Of (S,HD) 3.10 Cowboy Builders Rooms With Sarah Beeny Becky Watts (R,S,HD) 1.35 (R,S,HD) 4.00 Cruising With Jane (R,S,HD) 4.40 Location, Jackpot247 3.00 The Jeremy Kyle McDonald (R,S,SL,HD) 4.45 Location, Location (R,S,SL,HD) Show (R,S,SL,HD) 3.55 House Doctor (R,S,SL) 5.10 5.35-6am Superfoods: The Nightscreen (HD) 5.05-6am The Divine Designs (R,S,SL) 5.35Real Story (R,S,HD) Jeremy Kyle Show (R,S,SL,HD) 6am Wildlife SOS (R,S,SL) 6am Breakfast (S,HD) 9.15 Winter Olympics 2018 Clare Balding presents coverage of the latest events on day 10 of the 23rd staging of the Games, which includes bobsleigh, speed skating, and curling. (S,HD) 1.00 BBC News At One (S,HD) 1.30 Regional News (S) 1.45 Doctors Ruhma’s meeting with a wedding photographer does not go to plan when Jimmi counsels Ben. (S,HD) 2.15 The Coroner When Mick’s rival landlord is found dead on the beach, Jane is forced to try to clear his name. (R,S,HD) 3.00 Escape To The Country Nicki Chapman helps a husband and wife looking for a property in Northern Ireland. (S,HD) 3.45 Get Away For Winter A Liverpool couple who want to rent a property in southern Spain. Gloria Hunniford narrates. (S,HD) 4.30 Antiques Road Trip Paul Laidlaw and Claire Rawle head to an auction in Darlington. (R,S,HD) 5.15 Pointless Quiz show. (R,S,HD) 6.00 BBC News At Six (S,HD) 6.30 Regional News (S) FILMS ✪✪✪✪✪ Brilliant ✪✪✪✪ Very Good ✪✪✪ Good ✪✪ Not Bad ✪ Poor (R) Repeat (S) Subtitles (SL) Sign Language (HD) High Deﬁnition 1GM SKY SPORTS MAIN EVENT 6am Modern Family (R,S,HD) 8.00 Futurama (R,S) 9.00 Road Wars (R) 10.00 Warehouse 13 (R,S,HD) 11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Double bill. Callen and Sam head to Mexico to search for a retired assassin. Then, a DEA agent is seconded to the team.(R,S,HD) 1.00 Hawaii Five-0 Kono has a close encounter with an elusive criminal. (R,S,HD) 2.00 NCIS: Los Angeles Two episodes. The murder of an undercover agent is posted online. Then, a computer game turns nasty for Eric. (R,S,HD) 4.00 Stargate SG-1 Teal’c, Carter and Daniel return to Stargate Command, where they report a mysterious fifth member of SG-1 is trapped with Jack. (R,S) 5.00 The Simpsons Bart and Lisa frighten their family with tales of terror, including a spine-tingling version of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. (R,S,HD) 5.30 Futurama Double bill. Fry tries to save Earth from invading brain spawn. Then, Bender and Zoidberg visit Hollywood. (R,S) 6am Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize 8.00 Good Morning Sports Fans 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 Sky Sports Daily 12.00 Sk Sports News 6.30 My Icon: Pam Cookey 6.45 LIVE Netball Superleague. Manchester Thunder v UWS Sirens. Centre-pass at 7.00. Coverage of the encounter at Wright Robinson Sports College. 7.30 LIVE EFL Blackburn Rovers v Bury. Kick-off at 7.45. Coverage of the match, which takes place at Ewood Park. 10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.00 LIVE ATP Tennis The Rio Open. Coverage of day one, featuring matches from the first round. 1.30 ATP Tour Classic Matches 2.00-6am Sky Sports News SKY SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE 6am PL Years 8.00 Best PL Goals: North London Derby 8.30 Best PL Goals: Man City Vs Liverpool 9.00 PL Best Goals 07/08 10.00 PL Daily 11.00 PL Years 1.00 Best PL Goals: North London Derby 1.30 Best PL Goals: Man City Vs Liverpool 2.00 PL Best Goals 12/13 3.00 PL Years 5.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 5.30 PL Greatest Games 6.00 Gary Neville’s Soccerbox 9.00 PL Best Goals 05/06 Memorable strikes. 10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.00 PL Legends A profile of former striker Thierry Henry. 11.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits Highlights. 12.00 PL Best Goals 1.00 The Debate 2.00 Soccer AM: Best Bits 2.30 PL Legends 3.00 The Debate 4.00 PL Best Goals 5.00 Soccer AM: Best Bits 5.30-6am PL Legends Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... TONIGHT’S PICKS Marcella ITV, 9pm AMNESIA-suffering detective Marcella (Anna Friel) is back for a second series. This time, she is on the hunt for the killer of her son’s schoolfriend. 24 Hours In Police Custody, C4, 9pm THIS real-life crime series takes even the Bedfordshire police by surprise when one of their own is suspected of blackmailing a prostitute and client. Collateral BBC2, 9pm THE drama moves along at a lively pace as Carey Mulligan’s detective Kip makes progress. There are big revelations about the dead man’s sister to come tonight. Manchester City v Wigan Athletic, BBC1, 7.30pm COULD Wigan upset the odds and prove giant killers in this FA Cup clash against Man City? Much will rest on Northern Ireland’s Will Grigg, if he is fit. SKY SPORTS FOOTBALL 6am EFL Greatest Games 6.30 SPFL Greatest Games 7.00 La Liga Highlights: Real Madrid 7.15 La Liga Highlights: Barcelona 7.30 Football Countdowns 8.00 Football’s Greatest Players 8.30 Football’s Greatest Teams 9.00 La Liga Highlights: Real Madrid 9.15 La Liga Highlights: Barcelona 9.30 La Liga Football 3.45 La Liga Icons 4.00 Carling Cup Final 2007/08 5.00 Carling Cup Final 2011/12 6.00 Capital One Cup Final 2012/13 7.00 Soccer AM: The Best Bits Highlights. 7.30 LIVE EFL Blackburn Rovers v Bury. Kick-off at 7.45. 10.00 The Debate The latest Premier League news. 11.00 SPFL Round-Up A review of the latest round. 11.15 SPFL Greatest Games The 1998/99 season. 11.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits Highlights. 12.00 EFL 2.30 Soccer AM: The Best Bits 3.00 Football Years 3.30 Football Countdowns 4.00 EFL Greatest Games 4.30 SPFL Greatest Games 5.00 Football’s Greatest Players 5.30-6am Football’s Greatest Teams SKY SPORTS ACTION 9pm Tom Cruise investigates a random shooting in action thriller Jack Reacher 6.30 The Simpsons (5, 6 & 7/22) Three episodes. Homer becomes a baseball team mascot. Next, Bart enters a golf tournament. Then, Bart runs away from home. (R,S,HD) 8.00 Attenborough At 90: Behind The Lens A profile of broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, whose career has included being the first controller of BBC Two and making numerous groundbreaking wildlife programmes. (R,S,HD) 9.00 PREMIERE Jack Reacher A former army sniper is arrested following a random shooting that leaves five people dead, but protests his innocence. An elusive former military police investigator is called in to examine the case, and becomes convinced a conspiracy is at work. Action thriller starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Werner Herzog. (2012) ✪✪✪ (S,HD) 11.25 The Force: Manchester (7/10) Documentary following the work of Greater Manchester Police. The force are thrown into action as the emergency calls rush in. (R,S,HD) 12.25 Ross Kemp: Battle For The Amazon The actor continues his journey, investigating the socioeconomic and environmental pressures facing the Amazon. (R,S,HD) 1.25 Hawaii Five-0 (R,S,HD) 3.15 NCIS: Los Angeles (R,S,HD) 4.05 It’s Me Or The Dog. Two editions. (R,S) 5.056am Monkey Life (R,S,HD) REGIONAL VARIATIONS 6am Boxing Gold 7.00 Sporting Records 8.35 PRO14 Rugby Union 1.15 Top 14 Rugb Union 3.05 Super Rugby 4.55 Top 14 Rugby Union 6.45 LIVE Netball Superleague. Manchester Thunder v UWS Sirens. Centre-pass at 7.00. The encounter at Wright Robinson Sports College 8.45 My Icon: Ebony Rainford-Brent 9.00 NFL: America’s Game The 1996 Super Bowl. 10.00 Super League Fulltime The latest matches. 10.30 Netball Superleague 12.30 Super League Fulltime 1.00 LIVE WWE Late Night Raw. Wrestling coverage from the States. 4.15 WWE From The Vault 5.00-6am NFL: America’s Game SKY SPORTS ARENA 6am Sporting Triumphs 7.00 WWE Raw Highlights 8.00 ATP Tennis 10.00 ATP Tour Classic Matches 10.30 Sporting Records 11.00 Racing News 11.30 NFL: America’s Game 1.30 Sporting Records 3.00 NFL: America’s Game 5.00 WWE Raw 7.00 Betfred Super League Highlights 7.30 LIVE ATP Tennis The Rio Open. 1.30 ATP Tour Classic Matches 2.00 Sporting Greats 2.30 Sporting Records 3.00 Sporting Greats 3.30 Sporting Records 4.00 Sporting Greats 4.30 Sporting Records 5.00 Sporting Greats 5.30-6am Sporting Records BT SPORT 1 6am Classic MOTD: Thrillers 6.30 Classic MOTD: Thrillers 7.00 UEFA Champions League Magazine 7.30 Gillette World Sport 8.00 WTA Tennis 10.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day one of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championshi s. 2.00 UEFA Champions League: Classics 3.00 LIVE WTA Tennis. Day one of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. 7.00 Gillette World Sport 7.30 The Outdoor Sports Show 8.00 WRC Review 9.00 Fishing 10.00 World’s Strongest Man 11.00 BT Sport Goals Reload 11.30 Vanarama National League Highlights 12.00 LIVE College Basketball. Notre Dame Fi htin Irish v Miami Hurricanes. Tip-off at 12.00. 2.00 LIVE College Basketball. Kansas Jayhawks v Oklahoma Sooners. Tip-off at 2.00. 4.00 SEC Storied 5.30-6am Gillette World Sport BT SPORT 2 6am MotoGP Classics 9.00 The Emirates FA Cup 1.00 ESPN Soccer Stories 1.30 ESPN Soccer Stories 2.00 ESPN Soccer Stories 2.30 30 For 30 3.30 NBA 5.00 NBA Inside Stuff 5.30 UEFA Champions League Magazine 6.00 The Emirates FA Cup Highlights 6.30 Ladbrokes SPFL Hi hlights 7.00 Vanarama National League Highlights 7.30 LIVE Serie A. Lazio v Hellas Verona. Kick-off at 7.45. 9.45 30 For 30 Shorts 10.00 UFC 1.00 UFC Top 10 1.30 BT Sport Goals Reload 2.00-6am The Big Match Revisited BT SPORT 3 6am Serie A 7.00 Bundesliga 3.00 Ligue 1 Highlights 4.00 The Outdoor Sports Show 4.30 Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights 7.00 30 For 30 Shorts 7.15 LIVE Bundesliga. Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig. Kick-off at 7.30. 9.30 Bundesliga 5.30-6am Ladbrokes SPFL Highlights S4C 6am Cyw 12noon Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 12.05pm Ar Y Lein 12.30 Tudur Owen A’r Cwmni Dillad 1.30 Ar Y Dibyn 2.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 2.05 Prynhawn Da 3.00 Newyddion S4C A’r Tywydd 3.05 Pengelli 3.30 Dilyn Y Don 4.00 Awr Fawr 5.00 Stwnsh: Larfa 5.05 Pigo Dy Drwyn 5.30 Gogs 5.35 Sgorio 6.00 Newyddion 6.05 Gwaith/Cartref 7.00 Heno 8.00 Pobol Y Cwm 8.25 Ward Plant 9.00 Newyddion 9 A’r Tywydd 9.30 Ffermio 10.00 Ralïo+ 10.30-11.35pm Cynefin BBC ONE NORTH WEST As main BBC ONE except: 11.15pm-12.05am The Super League Show BBC TWO WALES As main BBC TWO except: 11.15pm NEW New Voices From Wales: A Hidden Portrait 11.25 Horizon: My Amazing Brain: Richard’s War 12.25am Odyssey 1.10-1.40am Sign Zone: Addicted: Last Chance Mums: Panorama ITV WALES 10.45pm Sharp End 11.15 Boarding Schools: The Secret Shame: Exposure 12.20-12.45am The Cruise: Return To The Mediterranean Subject to availability. T&C’s apply, for details see thesun.co.uk/holidays. Multiple code collect. Booking closes 23/03/2018. Based on four sharing. FREE with un Severy THE Saturday 29 30 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM tvguide Monday FREEVIEW 1.45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2.35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 5.50 Take Me Out 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Gold 8.00 Two And A Half Men 9.00 Survival Of The Fittest 10.00 Family Guy 11.30 American Dad! 12.25 Plebs 12.55 Two And A Half Men 1.50 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 2.20 Teleshopping 5.50-6am Nightscreen ITV3 freeview 10 CAR SOS, MORE4, 9pm Fuzz Townshend and Tim Shaw secretly restore a 1992 Mazda RX-7, a Japanese sports car with a rotary engine belonging to a charity worker with a degenerative eye condition. 6am Classic Coronation Street 6.55 Heartbeat 8.00 The Royal 9.00 Judge Judy 10.25 Barging Round Britain With John Sergeant 11.30 Love Your Garden 12.30 The Royal 1.35 Heartbeat 2.40 Classic Coronation Street 3.50 On The Buses 4.50 You’re Only Young Twice 5.20 George And Mildred 5.55 Heartbeat 7.00 Murder, She Wrote 8.00 Lewis 10.00 DCI Banks: Aftermath 12.05 Joe Maddison’s War 1.55 Nightscreen 2.30-6am Teleshopping ITV4 freeview 24 Satellite & Digital Daddy 4.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5.00 The Goldbergs 6.00 The Big Bang Theory 7.00 Hollyoaks 7.30 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. Two episodes. 9.00 Celebs Go Dating 10.00 Naked Attraction 11.05 The Big Bang Theory 12.05 First Dates 1.10 Celebs Go Dating 2.10 Gogglebox 3.05 Tattoo Fixers Valentine’s Special 4.00 Rules Of Engagement 4.25 How I Met Your Mother 4.45-6am Rude(ish) Tube MORE4 freeview 14 8.55am Food Unwrapped 9.30 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 11.30 Four In A Bed 2.10 Come Dine With Me 4.50 A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun 6.55 The Supervet 7.55 Grand Designs. With Kevin McCloud. 9.00 Car SOS 10.00 World’s Most Expensive Cars 11.00 24 Hours In A&E 12.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares 1.10 Car SOS 2.10 Grand Designs 3.10-3.50am 8 Out Of 10 Cats Uncut 5USA freeview 21 7pm Beyond 100 Days; Weather 7.30 The Taff: The River That Made Wales 8.00 Winter Olympics Extra 9.00 The Art Of Japanese Life 10.00 Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit 11.00 How The Celts Saved Britain 12.00 Treasures Of Heaven 1.00 Top Of The Pops: 1982 2.20-3.50am Modus 6am The Chase 6.50 Pawn Stars 7.45 Ironside 8.50 Quincy ME 9.50 Minder 10.55 The Sweeney 12.00 The Professionals 1.00 Ironside 2.00 Quincy ME 3.05 Minder 4.05 The Sweeney 5.15 The Professionals 6.15 Counting Cars 6.45 Live Snooker: World Grand Prix 11.20 FILM The Specialist. Action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone. (1994) 1.30 Car Crash Global: Caught On Camera 2.20 The Protectors 2.45 Nightscreen 3.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 9.00 Access 9.10 Catch A Contractor 9.35 Rookie Blue 10.25 Law & Order 11.20 Person Of Interest 1.15 NCIS 2.10 Chicago PD 3.05 Law & Order 5.05 CSI: NY 7.00 NCIS. Four episodes. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Triple bill. 1.55 CSI: NY 2.50 Chicago PD 3.50 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping 6am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 6.20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7.10 Dress To Impress 7.55 Emmerdale 8.20 Coronation Street 9.25 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 10.15 FILM Babe (1995) 12.10 Emmerdale 12.45 Coronation Street 6am Hollyoaks 7.00 Coach Trip: Road To Tenerife 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Baby Daddy 9.00 Melissa & Joey 10.00 How I Met Your Mother 11.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 12.00 The Goldbergs 1.00 The Big Bang Theory 2.00 Melissa & Joey 3.00 Baby 6am Teleshopping 8.00 Access 8.05 Last Man Standing 8.25 Dance Moms 9.15 Milkshake! 11.00 Access 11.05 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 12.05 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away 2.00 Police Interceptors 3.00 Neighbours 3.30 Home And Away 4.00 Will & Grace 5.00 Last Man Standing BBC FOUR freeview 9 ITV2 freeview 6 E4 freeview 28 5STAR freeview 30 6.00 Neighbours 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Last Man Standing 8.00 FILM Big Daddy. Comedy starring Adam Sandler. (1999) 10.05 FILM The Expendables 3 (2014) 12.30 Extreme Hair Wars 1.35 Celebrity 100 Per Cent Hotter 2.35 The Shannara Chronicles 3.25 Last Man Standing 3.45 Access 4.00-6am Teleshopping PICK freeview 11 6am Nothing To Declare UK 7.00 Motorway Patrol 8.00 Send In The Dogs 9.00 Without A Trace 10.00 Babylon 5 11.00 Stargate SG-1 12.00 Stop, Search, Seize 1.00 A Town Called Eureka 2.00 Without A Trace 3.00 Send In The Dogs Australia 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 6.00 Warehouse 13 7.00 Stargate SG-1 8.00 Babylon 5 9.00 Hawaii Five-0 10.00 Without A Trace 11.00 Brit Cops: War On Crime 12.00 Night Cops 1.00 Police 10/7 2.00 Road Wars 3.00 Brit Cops: War On Crime 4.00 Nothing To Declare 5.00-6am Motorway Patrol DAVE freeview 12 6am Teleshopping 7.10 Scrapheap Challenge 8.10 American Pickers 9.00 Storage Hunters 10.00 American Pickers 1.00 Top Gear 3.00 The Hurting 4.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 5.00 Top Gear 7.00 Cops UK: Bodycam Squad 8.00 Ross Noble: Off Road 9.00 Live At The Apollo 10.00 Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit 11.00 Taskmaster 12.00 Dave Gorman: Modern Life Is Goodish 1.00 QI 1.40 Would I Lie To You? At Christmas 2.20 Mock The Week 3.00 Taskmaster 4.00-6am Teleshopping 10.00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 11.00 Countryside 999 12.00 Antiques Road Trip 1.00 Escape To The Country 2.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 3.00 Countryside 999 4.00 My Ghost Story: Caught On Camera 5.00 Most Haunted 6.00 Antiques Road Trip 7.00 Antiques Road Trip 8.00 My Ghost Story: Caught On Camera 9.00 Helicopter ER 10.00 Into The Fire. A woman is trapped in the wreckage of her car. 11.00 Born To Kill? Richard Chase. 12.00 Evil Up Close 1.00 Into The Fire 2.00 Teleshopping 4.00 Evil Up Close 4.50 Helicopter ER 5.40-6am A Garden For All Seasons YESTERDAY freeview 19 6am Coast 7.10 Pointless 8.00 Britain’s Lost Roman Circus: A Time Team Special 9.00 Coast 10.00 David Starkey’s Monarchy 11.00 Private Lives Of The Monarchs 12.00 Britain’s Lost Roman Circus: A Time Team Special 1.00 New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands 2.00 Wild China 3.00 Coast 4.00 A Tale Of Two Sisters 5.00 Wartime Crime 6.00 Nazi Hunters 7.00 David Starkey’s Monarchy 8.00 Private Lives Of The Monarchs 9.00 Goodnight Sweetheart 11.00 Ripping Yarns 1.00 Battleplan 2.00 Time Team 3.00-6am Teleshopping SONY MOVIE CHANNEL freeview 32 6am DIY SOS 7.00 Teleshopping 8.00 Escape To The Country 9.00 Fantasy Homes By The Sea 6am Teleshopping 9.00 FILM Special Delivery (2008) 11.10 FILM A Lover’s Revenge (2005) 1.05 Sony Movie News Extra 1.15 FILM Burlesque (2010) 3.55 FILM Anonymous (2011) 6.45 FILM The Shadow (1994) 9.00 FILM The Pledge. Drama starring Jack Nicholson. (2001) 11.40 FILM Ghosts Of Mars (2001) 1.40 FILM I Am Wrath (2016) 3.35 Sony Movie News Extra 3.45 FILM Witch Hunt (1999) 5.50-6am Sony Movie News Extra 9.35 8 Out Of 10 Cats. With guests Fay Ripley, Jack Whitehall, Josie Long and Peter Jones. 10.00 Impractical Jokers. The guys pose as employees at a botanical garden. 10.30 Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes 11.00 Impractical Jokers: After Party 11.30 Impractical Jokers 12.30 The Cleveland Show 1.30 South Park 3.25 The Cleveland Show 4.15 Two And A Half Men 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Teleshopping 8.00 CSI: Miami 9.00 Law & Order 2.00 NCIS 8.00 CSI: Miami 9.00 Major Crimes. A serial killer escapes from custody. 10.00 Chicago Med. Reese is attacked in the emergency department. 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Double bill. 1.00 CSI: Miami 2.00 Law & Order 3.00 Numb3rs 5.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Judge Faith 6.20 MasterChef USA 8.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 10.00 The Bill 11.00 Tipping Point 1.00 Supernanny US 2.00 MasterChef USA 3.00 Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 5.00 Tipping Point 7.00 My Dream Home 8.00 MasterChef USA 9.00 One Born Every Minute 10.00 John Bishop: In Conversation With Jeremy Corbyn 11.40 My Dream Home 12.00 One Born Every Minute 1.00 The Strain 2.35 Judge Faith 3.00-6am Teleshopping 6am Railroad Alaska 7.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 8.00 Commander In Chief 9.00 Wheeler Dealers 11.00 Fast N’ Loud 1.00 Railroad Alaska 2.00 Alaska: The Last Frontier 3.00 Yukon Men 4.00 Gold Rush 5.00 Commander In Chief 6.00 Wheeler Dealers. Four episodes. 10.00 Bitchin’ Rides. A 1957 Corvette. 11.00 Street Outlaws 12.00 Wheeler Dealers 1.00 How It’s Made. Four editions. 3.00 Bitchin’ Rides 3.50 Wheeler Dealers 4.40 Fast N’ Loud 5.30-6am How It’s Made 12.50 Finding Dory (U, 2016) Animation. ★★★★ 2.35 Brother Bear (U, 2003) Animation. ★★★ 4.05 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ★★★★ 5.40 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★ 8.00 Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (12, 2003) ★★★★★ 10.25 The Sword In The Stone (U, 1963) ★★★ 11.50 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (U, 1989) Disney comedy starring Rick Moranis. ★★★★ 1.35 Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (12, 2003) ★★★★★ 4.05-6am Prom (U, 2011) Comedy. ★★ 7.00 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy drama. ★★★★ 9.00 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 10.45 Passengers (12, 2016) Fantasy. ★★★★ 12.45 Videodrome (18, 1982) Horror. ★★★★ 2.20 Abattoir (18, 2016) Horror. ★★★ 4.05-6am Arachnophobia (PG, 1990) ★★★★ REALLY freeview 17 ENTERTAINMENT SKY ATLANTIC 6am The British 7.00 The Guest Wing 8.00 Fish Town 9.00 The West Wing 11.00 House 1.00 Without A Trace 2.00 Making Of David Attenborough’s Bachelor King 3.00 The West Wing 5.00 House 7.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A prison inmate helps the team. 8.00 Blue Bloods. Police investigate a suspected kidnapping. 9.00 Active Shooter: America Under Fire. An examination of the mass shooting in Santa Monica in 2013. 10.10 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 10.45 Real Time With Bill Maher 11.55 Hotspots: On The Frontline 12.55 The Shape Of Water: Special 1.10 Banshee 2.10 Dexter 3.25 Girls 4.00-6am The West Wing SKY LIVING 6am 60 Minute Makeover 7.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA 7.55 Children’s Accident & Emergency 9.05 Criminal Minds 10.00 Cold Case 11.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia 12.00 Obese: A Year To Save My Life USA 1.00 The Chef’s Line 2.00 Nothing To Declare 4.00 Border Security USA 5.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6.00 Criminal Minds 6.55 Children’s Accident & Emergency 8.05 Elementary. Holmes finds a link between a murder and a piece of artwork. 9.00 Criminal Minds 10.00 Blindspot. A cache of nuclear warheads goes missing. 11.00 Criminal Minds 12.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1.00 Cold Case 2.00 Jeffrey Dahmer: The Milwaukee Cannibal 3.00 The Real A&E 4.00 The Biggest Loser: Australia 5.00-6am Nothing To Declare FOX 8am The Closer 10.00 Bones 12.00 NCIS 3.00 The Closer 5.00 Bones 7.00 NCIS 9.00 Family Guy 10.00 American Dad! 11.00 Family Guy 12.00 American Dad! 1.00 The Walking Dead Walker World 2.00 American Dad! 3.00 Family Guy 4.00 American Dad! 5.00-8am Teleshopping GOLD 7.25am Yes Minister 8.00 Ever Decreasing Circles 8.40 Goodnight Sweetheart 9.20 Last Of The Summer Wine 11.20 My Family 12.00 As Time Goes By 12.40 Ever Decreasing Circles 1.20 Keeping Up Appearances 2.00 Only Fools And Horses 3.20 As Time Goes By 4.00 Last Of The Summer Wine 6.00 Keeping Up Appearances 6.40 Only Fools And Horses 8.00 Fawlty Towers 9.15 The Royle Family 10.35 Gavin & Stacey 11.15 The Fast Show 11.50 Goodnight Sweetheart 12.30 The Thick Of It 1.50 The Fast Show 2.20 Harry Hill’s Best Of Christmas TV Burp 2.45 Harry Hill’s The Best Of TV Burp 3.10 Harry Hill’s TV Burp 4.00-6am Teleshopping COMEDY CENTRAL 8am Scrubs 9.00 8 Simple Rules 10.00 Friends 1.00 Impractical Jokers 2.00 Friends 4.00 8 Simple Rules 5.00 Friends 9.00 Russell Howard’s Good News W UNIVERSAL DISCOVERY MOVIES SKY CINEMA PREMIERE 6am Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (PG, 2014) Fantasy animation. ★★★★ 7.40 Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus Rescue (PG, 2016) Adventure. ★★★ 9.15 Fast & Furious 8 (12, 2017) ★★★★ 11.35 Roxxy (15, 2016) Romantic drama. ★★★ 1.25 Honey 3: Dare To Dance (12, 2016) ★★★ 3.05 Dive Olly Dive And The Octopus Rescue (PG, 2016) Adventure. ★★★ 4.35 Mune: Guardian Of The Moon (PG, 2014) Fantasy animation. ★★★★ 6.15 Jarhead 3: The Siege (15, 2016) ★★★ 8.00 Fast & Furious 8 (12, 2017) ★★★★ 10.20 Roxxy (15, 2016) Romantic drama. ★★★ 12.15 Jarhead 3: The Siege (15, 2016) ★★★ 2.00 It Had To Be You (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★ 3.40 After The Reality (15, 2016) Comedy. ★★★ 5.30-6am The Great Wall: Special SKY CINEMA COMEDY 6.45am Black Panther: Special 7.15 Kicking Off (15, 2015) Comedy. ★★★ 8.45 Turner & Hooch (PG, 1989) Comedy. ★★★ 10.30 Dude, Where’s My Car? (15, 2000) ★★ 12.00 You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (12, 2008) Comedy with Adam Sandler. ★★★ 2.00 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016) Comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ★★★ 3.50 Knocked Up (15, 2007) Comedy. ★★★★ 6.05 Click (12, 2006) Comedy. ★★ 8.00 You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (12, 2008) Comedy starring Adam Sandler. ★★★ 10.00 Keeping Up With The Joneses (12, 2016) Comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. ★★★ 11.50 Dumb And Dumber (12, 1994) ★★★★ 1.45 Meatballs (15, 1979) Comedy. ★★★ 3.30 Bad News Bears (12, 2005) Comedy. ★★★ 5.30-6am Black Panther: Special SKY CINEMA ACTION 6am The Great Escape (PG, 1963) ★★★★★ 9.00 The Matrix (15, 1999) ★★★★★ RADIO RADIO 1 97.6-99.8FM bbc.co.uk/radio1 6.30am The Breakfast Show With Nick Grimshaw 10.00 Clara Amfo 12.45 Newsbeat 1.00 Scott Mills 4.00 Greg James 5.45 Newsbeat 6.00 Greg James 7.00 Annie Mac 9.00 The 8th With Charlie Sloth 11.00 Huw Stephens 1.00 Drum & Bass Show With Rene LaVice 3.00 Specialist Chart With Phil Taggart 4.00-6.30am Early Breakfast Show With Adele Roberts RADIO 2 88-91FM bbc.co.uk/radio2 6.30am Chris Evans 9.30 Ken Bruce 12.00 Jeremy Vine 2.00 Steve Wright 5.00 Simon Mayo 7.00 The Blues Show 8.00 Jo Whiley 10.00 Johnnie Walker’s LongPlayers 11.00 David Rodigan 12.00 Sounds Of The 70s 11.20 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) ★★★ 1.45 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ★★★ 4.00 The Great Escape (PG, 1963) ★★★★★ 7.00 The Matrix (15, 1999) ★★★★★ 9.30 The Matrix Reloaded (15, 2003) ★★★ 12.00 The Matrix Revolutions (15, 2003) ★★★ 2.15 Armageddon (12, 1998) ★★★ 5.00-6am Sky Cinema Preview SKY CINEMA FAMILY 6.10am Scooby-Doo (PG, 2002) Comedy. ★★ 7.45 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) Animated comedy featuring the voice of Will Arnett. ★★★★ 9.35 An Eskimo Tale (PG, 2013) ★★★ 11.05 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) Animation with the voice of Ray Romano. ★★ 12.50 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (U, 2009) Animated comedy. ★★★ 2.25 Blinky Bill: The Movie (PG, 2015) ★★★ 4.00 Monster Family: Special 4.30 The Lego Batman Movie (U, 2017) ★★★★ 6.20 Ice Age: Collision Course (U, 2016) Animation with the voice of Ray Romano. ★★ 8.00 Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (PG, 2010) Fantasy adventure. ★★★ 10.00 Pelé: Birth Of A Legend (PG, 2016) Drama starring Kevin De Paula. ★★★★ 11.50 Snow Day (PG, 2000) Comedy. ★★★ 1.30 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (PG, 1997) Sci-fi adventure with Jason David Frank. ★★ 3.20 Christmas In The Smokies (PG, 2015) Romantic drama. ★★★★ 5.00-6.40am Paulie (U, 1998) Adventure. ★★★ SKY CINEMA DRAMA 7.20am Aftermath (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★★ 9.05 The Fisher King (15, 1991) ★★★★★ 11.30 Viceroy’s House (12, 2017) ★★★★ 1.30 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ★★★★ 3.15 The Lucky One (12, 2012) Drama. ★★ 5.00 The Top Ten Show 2018 5.20 Ray (15, 2004) Drama. ★★★★ 8.00 Viceroy’s House (12, 2017) ★★★★ 2.00 Jazz Playlist 3.00 Great British Songbook 4.00 Hidden Treasures 5.00-6.30am Vanessa Feltz RADIO 3 90.2-92.4FM bbc.co.uk/radio3 6.30am Breakfast 9.00 Essential Classics 12.00 Composer Of The Week: Dowland And His Legacy 1.00 News 1.02 Lunchtime Concert 2.00 Afternoon Concert 5.00 In Tune 7.00 In Tune Mixtape 7.30 Radio 3 In Concert 10.00 Music Matters (R) 10.45 The Essay: New Ways Through The Glens 11.00 Jazz Now 12.30-6.30am Through The Night (R) RADIO 4 92.4-94.6FM bbc.co.uk/radio4 6am Today 9.00 Start The Week 9.45 FM: Book Of The Week – Yorkshire 9.45 LW: Daily Service 10.00 Woman’s 10.00 The Lucky One (12, 2012) Drama. ★★ 11.50 Sully (12, 2016) Fact-based drama. ★★★★ 1.35 Truth (15, 2015) Drama. ★★★ 3.50 Black Panther: Special 4.20-6am Bus Stop (U, 1956) Drama. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA HITS 7.05am I Saw The Light (15, 2015) Drama. ★★ 9.15 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 10.55 The Book Of Henry (12, 2017) ★★★★ 12.50 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ★★★★ 3.20 Ocean’s Eleven (12, 2001) ★★★★ 5.20 Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG, 2016) ★★★★ 7.00 The Book Of Henry (12, 2017) ★★★★ 9.00 X-Men: Apocalypse (12, 2016) ★★★★ 11.30 A Cure For Wellness (18, 2016) ★★★ 2.05 The Infiltrator (15, 2016) ★★★★ 4.20-6.30am Jem And The Holograms (PG, 2015) Drama starring Aubrey Peeples. ★★ SKY CINEMA GREATS 6am The Money Pit (15, 1986) Comedy. ★★★ 7.45 The Ox-Bow Incident (PG, 1943) ★★★ 9.10 Ghostbusters (12, 1984) ★★★★★ 11.00 The Frighteners (15, 1996) ★★★★ 1.00 The Prince Of Tides (PG, 1991) ★★★★ 3.15 The Thin Red Line (15, 1998) ★★★★★ 6.10 Ghostbusters (12, 1984) ★★★★★ 8.00 The Frighteners (15, 1996) ★★★★ 10.00 Airplane! (15, 1980) Comedy. ★★★★★ 11.35 Airplane II: The Sequel (15, 1982) ★★ 1.10 Pet Sematary (18, 1989) Horror. ★★★ 3.05 The Money Pit (15, 1986) Comedy. ★★★ 4.40-6am The Ox-Bow Incident (PG, 1943) ★★★ SKY CINEMA DISNEY 6.05am Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch (U, 2005) Animated comedy sequel. ★★★ 7.20 Mulan (U, 1998) Animation. ★★★★ 8.55 Beauty And The Beast (PG, 2017) Musical fairy tale starring Emma Watson. ★★★★★ 11.15 Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen (PG, 2004) Drama starring Lindsay Lohan. ★★ Hour 11.00 The Untold 11.30 To Hull And Back 12.00 News; LW: Shipping 12.04 Brexit: A Guide For The Perplexed 12.15 You And Yours 12.57 Weather 1.00 The World At One 1.45 British Socialism: The Grand Tour 2.00 The Archers (R) 2.15 Drama: Riot Girls – Polygamy For Girls 3.00 Top Brain 3.30 The Food Programme (R) 4.00 Portrait Of The Artist 4.30 The Digital Human 5.00 PM; LW: Shipping 5.57 Weather 6.00 News 6.30 Just A Minute 7.00 The Archers 7.15 Front Row 7.45 Riot Girls: The Good Terrorist 8.00 The Ministry Of Leave 8.30 Analysis 9.00 The Global Farm (R) 9.30 Start The Week (R); Weather 10.00 The World Tonight 10.45 Book At Bedtime: A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 11.00 Word Of Mouth (R) 11.30 When Yorkshire Played New York (R) SKY CINEMA SELECT 6am Flirting With Love (15, 2014) Comedy. ★★★ 7.20 American Honey (15, 2016) Indie. ★★★★ 10.05 A Fistful Of Dollars (15, 1964) ★★★★★ 11.50 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (15, 2016) ★★★ 1.45 Tora! Tora! Tora! (U, 1970) ★★★ 4.10 The Shape Of Water: Special 4.25 The Innocents (15, 2016) Fact-based drama starring Lou De Laage. ★★★★ 6.25 Rage (15, 2016) Drama. ★★★ 8.00 8 Mile (15, 2002) Drama. ★★★★ 10.00 Nocturnal Animals (15, 2016) Psychological thriller starring Amy Adams. ★★★★ 12.00 The King’s Choice (12, 2016) Historical drama starring Jesper Christensen. ★★★★ 2.25 Boogie Nights (18, 1997) Period drama starring Mark Wahlberg. ★★★★★ 5.10-6.40am Long Way North (PG, 2015) Animated adventure. ★★★★ SKY CINEMA SCI-FI/HORROR 6.20am Arachnophobia (PG, 1990) ★★★★ 8.15 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★ 10.45 Life (15, 2017) Fantasy. ★★★★ 12.45 After Earth (12, 2013) Sci-fi adventure. ★★ 2.30 Passengers (12, 2016) Fantasy. ★★★★ 4.30 AI: Artificial Intelligence (12, 2001) Sci-fi drama starring Haley Joel Osment. ★★★★ 12.00 News 12.30 Book Of The Week: Yorkshire (R) 12.48 Shipping 1.00 As BBC World Service 5.20 Shipping 5.30 News; Prayer 5.45 Farming 5.58-6am Tweet RADIO 5 909MW bbc.co.uk/fivelive 6am 5 Live Breakfast 10.00 The Emma Barnett Show With Chloe Tilley 1.00 Afternoon Edition 4.00 5 Live Drive 7.00 5 Live Sport 10.30 Phil Williams 1.00 Up All Night 5.00 Morning Reports 5.15-6am Wake Up To Money VIRGIN RADIO DAB virginradio.co.uk 6am Sam And Amy 10.00 Eddy Temple-Morris 1.00 Kate Lawler 4.00 Jon Holmes 7.00 Tim Cocker 11pm-6am Overnight SKY CINEMA THRILLER 7am Breakdown (15, 2016) Thriller. ★★★ 8.55 What Lies Beneath (15, 2000) Thriller. ★★★ 11.05 US Marshals (15, 1998) Thriller. ★★ 1.20 Road To Perdition (15, 2002) ★★★★ 3.20 Marauders (15, 2016) Crime drama. ★★★ 5.15 Hijacked (15, 2017) Thriller. ★★★ 6.55 Allied (15, 2016) Wartime drama. ★★★★ 9.00 The Da Vinci Code (12, 2006) Thriller. ★★★ 11.30 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (12, 2010) Drama sequel with Michael Douglas. ★★★ 1.45 Sudden Death (18, 1995) Thriller. ★★★★ 3.45 ID2: Shadwell Army (18, 2016) ★★★ 5.30-7.10am Point Last Seen (PG, 1998) ★★★ FILM4 freeview 15 11am The Wonderful Country (U, 1959) ★★★★ 1.05 All That Heaven Allows (U, 1955) ★★★★ 2.50 Tomahawk (PG, 1951) Western. ★★★★ 4.30 Elephant Walk (PG, 1954) Drama. ★★ 6.35 Cutthroat Island (PG, 1995) Adventure. ★★ 8.55 Ex Machina Interview Special 9.00 Salt (12, 2010) Thriller. ★★★ 11.00 Still Alice (12, 2014) Drama. ★★★★ 1.00-3.25am The Best Man Holiday (15, 2013) Comedy drama sequel starring Taye Diggs. ★★★ TCM 4.55pm Tribute To A Bad Man (PG, 1956) ★★★★ 6.55 Larry Crowne (12, 2011) Comedy. ★★★ 9.00 Blade (18, 1998) Fantasy. ★★★★ 11.25 Lethal Weapon 3 (15, 1992) Thriller. ★★★ 1.50 Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura 3.45 Hollywood’s Best Film Directors 5.00-7am Tribute To A Bad Man (PG, 1956) Western starring James Cagney. ★★★★ TALKSPORT 1053, 1089MW talksport.com 6am The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast With Joey Barton 10.00 Jim White, Danny Murphy And Bob Mills 1.00 Hawksbee And Jacobs 4.00 Adrian Durham And Darren Gough 7.00 Kick-off. Wigan Athletic v Manchester City. Kick-off at 7.55. Commentary on the FA Cup fifth-round encounter at the DW Stadium. 10.00 Sports Bar 1.00-6am Extra Time With Will Gavin TALKRADIO DAB talkradio.co.uk 6.30am Julia Hartley-Brewer 10.00 Mike Graham 1.00 Jamie East 4.00 Eamonn Holmes 7.00 James Whale Feat Ash 10.00 The Late Night Alternative With Iain Lee 1.00 Paul Ross 5.00-6.30am James Max ............... Follow me on Twitter: @danwootton Instagram: danwootton Snapchat: danbizarre must watch WHAT? Marcella, ITV, 9pm. WHY? ANNA FRIEL returns as the troubled detective. In the opening episode of the second series, Marcella is called into action after the discovery of a body found hidden in a wall, dressed in a school blazer. I’ve launched a Facebook page so you can get the gossip first. Like Facebook.com/ DanWootton for exclusive live celeb video Breaking news Email: email@example.com JUNE GIVE UP? DON’T BE CIGGY! THERE is no chance of EastEnders’ Dot Cotton giving up her notorious smoking habit, even if it did mean the clothes in the launderette would stop stinking of cigarettes. Veteran actress JUNE BROWN, who has played the character since 1985, has vowed never to quit her 20-a-day habit, insisting it is one of only two pleasures in her life. The soap star is on ITV’s four-part series 100 Years Younger in 21 Days – which starts next Tuesday at 9pm – but she refuses to cut down on smoking for the sake of her health. June, above, said: “I’m a great reader so I have two pleasures in life, reading my Kindle to relax and smoking. So I didn’t want to get rid of one of only two pleasures I’ve got. “I’ve given up smoking before, when I was 38, for vanity reasons because I read that it makes your skin turn yellow. “So I threw a packet of cigarettes in the fire and I didn’t smoke for a year. “But you’ve got to have the mental attitude to do that and I don’t want to now.” The show will see June undergo odd treatments including snail and wee facials to reverse the ageing process. The line-up also includes HAPPY MONDAYS frontman SHAUN RYDER and Benidorm actress SHERRIE HEWSON. A face mask would probably be less drastic. IT’S a good thing Channel 4 newsreader JON SNOW wears colourful socks, as he is going to need something to brighten up his new workplace. The veteran TV host has been left fuming after he had to move into a “dingy basement” when the roof of his usual office fell in. I’m told the collapse was due to renovation work at the London building where the programme is made. A huge concrete pillar fell on to MY TEAM: Andy Halls, Hannah Hope, Rod McPhee and Benjy Potter C4 JON IS FORCED OUT BY ROOF’S COLLAPSE the floor during heavy drilling, forcing a grumbling Jon, inset, and his news pals to be moved into the unpopular new spot until things are sorted. A TV source said: “Jon wasn’t best pleased after he had to move. “He and his colleagues are used to being in their usual spot, but when the roof came in, bosses had to relocate them. “Everyone at ITN, where Channel 4 News is made, says the basement is dingy, but Jon and co will have to make do until their usual office is fixed. “It was lucky the roof fell in over a weekend. Had the office been full of people, as it is on weekdays, LEONA’S X ‘SPLIT’ SIMON COWELL was furious when OLLY MURS jumped ship from The X Factor to The Voice – and now LEONA LEWIS is doing the same. The singer, left, who won The X Factor in 2006, will join the rival ITV show to mentor JENNIFER HUDSON’s team during the knockout stage of the contest next month. A TV source said: “Jennifer and Leona have been friends for years and they collaborated on the song Love Is Your Color in 2010. “She knows Leona will have good advice for the contestants as she has a talent show background, too. “Leona has sold more than 20 million records, so she knows what makes a great star.” Last year’s winner MO ADENIRAN will also help them out, while KYLIE MINOGUE, CRAIG DAVID and THE BLACK EYED PEAS will advise the others. The guests wouldn’t make a bad set of coaches themselves. soapbox IT is the moment of reckoning for Aidan and Carla in CORONATION STREET as they are wheeled down to the operating theatre. And the other residents on the cobbles aren’t in the best of health either, with Eileen warning Summer to stay away from the flat because Billy has the flu. But when she does drop in, she is shocked by the state she finds him in, yet he still leaves to meet up with his brother Lee in the cemetery. On EMMERDALE, Phil shows his dark side when he admits he knows that Tracy used to be a sex worker and tries to blackmail her. He demands £1,000 to not show the dodgy video to David. That won’t end well. Twitter: @danwootton PRICE IS FRIGHT FOR KATIE KATIE PRICE has seen some horrors in her time – but this might be her scariest moment yet. She has signed up to tackle Celebrity Haunted Mansion, along with Corrie’s SIMON GREGSON and BLUE’s SIMON WEBBE. The W show, which starts on Wednesday and is hosted by CHRISTINE LAMPARD and MATT RICHARDSON, will see the celebs go on live ghost hunts before being subject to a public vote. Former Apprentice star LUISA ZISSMAN, actress JORGIE PORTER and Towie’s LYDIA BRIGHT are among other celebs taking part in the spook-tacular. This might be the last reality show Lydia has yet to appear on. l Will Young says ‘dodgy nervous system’ caused him to quit Strictly things could have been very bad.” Last night an ITN spokeswoman said: “Fortunately no-one was harmed and the programme aired as scheduled. All building work ceased immediately while the incident was investigated. “The newsroom has been temporarily relocated within the building.” Even so, I hear it happened nearly a month ago, and Jon is still stuck in the basement. In the current climate of health and safety gone mad, I imagine he’ll be there for a while yet. bi bit GOOD news for HBO’s Big Litt fans of SHAILENE WOle Lies. ODLEY, LAURA DERN and ZOE KRAVITZ will retu second series, joinrn for a ing the previously ann REESE WITHER ounced SPOON, MERYL STREEP and NICOLE KIDMA N. bi bit CAMIL A HAVANA singer latest CABELLO is thefor the star confirmed present will She . 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What is perfect with one brand might be too big or too small in another, despite having the same dress-size on the label. 3/10 5/10 When is 12 not a M&S DEBENHAMS (Pale blue T-shirt, £2, Primark; dark denim jeans, £45, Autograph at M&S; heels with jewel strap, £45, asos.com) (Teal green T-shirt, £2, Primark; jeans with frayed hems, £40, Debenhams; green heels, £29.99, asos.com) Melissa says: “These jeans are definitely a lot more forgiving when it comes to size. They have a much roomier fit than some of the others. “They feel and look expensive but I’m not sure they sculpt my shape perfectly. They don’t hug my bum like some of the other jeans that I tried. “However, on the plus side, the looser fit makes me feel thinner. So that is good! “And as they are comfortable and good-quality, I would consider buying them. We all need a pair of jeans in our wardrobe that isn’t skin-tight.” Melissa says: “The only way I could do up the top button on this pair is if I seriously suck in my tummy. There’s no way I could walk around in these all day. They feel far too uncomfortable. “Though I liked the look and style, they just didn’t fit me around the waist, so I’d have to up-size if I was to buy a pair. “I’ve not bought jeans from Debenhams before but struggling with size is not new to me and can be upsetting. It’s the variety of styles and fabric that make them fit differently.” 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... FEELING out of the loop at the start of the working week? Fabulous Daily’s Monday barometer is here to tell you what’s hot and what’s not. FIND JEANS THAT FIT WELL, WE ASK . . . Tugging, pulling and sighing can be heard in fitting rooms across the country as shoppers try desperately to squeeze into a pair of denims . . . only to find the next size up is too roomy. Melissa McComb, 21, is an average size 12 but struggles to find jeans that fit her well. Here, Melissa, from Glasgow, GAL PALS: Going through a break-up? Take a leaf out of Jennifer Aniston’s book. Instead of moping, she’s out partying with her true loves – like her pal Olivia Munn, left with Jen. rates out of ten a range of size-12 skinny jeans from popular brands and sees which actually fit her. She shares the results with SIOBHAN O’CONNOR. 4 TEA-RIFFIC: Twinings has infused its herbal teas with botanicals and vitamins, creating a Superblends range that meets our hectic lifestyle requirements. The teas can help with everything from sleeping to detoxing. So does Topshop have the answer? 4/10 that size size 12? 3 TOPSHOP – Size 13 (Olive T-shirt, £7.50, M&S; Joni jeans, £36, Topshop; baby blue heels, £110, very.co.uk) Melissa says: “Half sizes is a great idea. I find Topshop jeans often come up smaller, yet a size up is too big. “This pair hugs all parts of my body perfectly and they don’t look too small or too big. I give it a ten.” 4/10 RIVER ISLAND PRIMARK NEW LOOK (Salmon pink T-shirt, £7.99, New Look; dark blue high rise jeans, £40, River Island; red heels, £29.99, asos.com) (Red T-shirt, £7.99, New Look; dark blue jeans with frayed patches, £13, Primark; black and white heels, £36, River Island) (Light khaki T-shirt, £8, Debenhams; Dahlia jeans with frayed hem, £25.99, New Look; pale blue heels, £110, very.co.uk) Melissa says: “I really like this pair – the overall fit is perfect. They are snug on my waist, sculpt my bum and don’t suffocate my legs. I can move freely in them without restriction. “I like the high-rise style too. These are perfect for summer. I’ve bought several pairs of jeans from River Island in the past and they have always been a snug fit that have lasted.” Melissa says: “I’m not sure about this pair. They are super-fitted on my legs and thighs but I have to suck my tummy in to do them up. There is no way I could eat a big meal wearing them – I’d have to undo the button! “They are a bargain price but I doubt they’d last very long. Worth adding to your basket to wear now and then, but they would lose their figure-hugging fit if worn daily. You can tell the fabric will stretch.” Melissa says: “I couldn’t wear these – they’re far too big. I can stretch the waistband out so far, you could fit another person in here with me! “I like the slightly frayed hem and shade, though. If I bought these, I’d just have to drop down to a size ten. “I didn’t think I’d find a size-12 pair that were too big. Usually, it’s the other way round. I’m surprised.” TOPSHOP Size 12 (White T-shirt, £7.99, New Look; Joni jeans, £36, Topshop; polka-dot boots, £69.99, Mango) Melissa says: “In Topshop the size 12 is super-snug. Though the fabric is stretchy, I struggle to do the button up. Now a size 13 is available, that will be my go-to size.” Oh hi! . . . 6/10 WE’RE MADE UP: Valentine’s Day is long gone but Real Techniques is getting lots of love, thanks to its new shimmery purple and pink Brush Crush collection. Buy one get one half price at Superdrug. TOPSHOP now does halfsizes 9, 11 and 13 for its top sellers (available online). Melissa tests out size 13. See you, bye . . . 9/10 33 BORE OFFSPRING: The days of celebrities’ kids going off the rails are long gone. Soppy Brooklyn Beckham’s rebellion consists of a “Mum” tattoo and his dad’s year of birth – 1975 – inked on his hand. PLASTIC GYMS: Post Blue Planet 2, we have got no time for pointless plastic. Fitness clubs – learn from 1Rebel gym which has banned all single-use plastic such as cups in a bid to save the ocean. THIN FAST: Caroline Flack has bragged on Instagram about losing 8lb in six days at a body camp. Babe, we love you, but you weren’t even big and it’s definitely not clever to slim so quickly. FOLLOW US: facebook.com/fabulous @fabulousmag Fabulousmag 34 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 35 dear deidre Head to thesun.co.uk/deardeidre to read more readers’ letters. To find how my problem page works, see thesun.co.uk/deardeidrefaqs STEPGIRL STOLE TO BUY PAIR OF SHOES Dear Deidre MY 17-year-old stepdaughter has been using my debit card to shop online. She came to live with her dad and after falling out with her mum. I am 39, my husband is 43. She asked him for designer shoes for Christmas and he said they were too expensive. The next thing, the shoes arrived for her. When we questioned it, she said she had got a bonus at work. Then my bank statement arrived and that exact amount had gone out to an online retailer. I got the money back but now what? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Even with proof, accusing her would only create more issues. This is not the behaviour of a happy girl. 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I forgave him but it was in the background. We have always had a MY SCARS ARE NOW RUINING MY LIFE Dear Deidre I WANT to find a girlfriend but I had a motorbike accident two years ago, at 19, that left me with scars down one side of my face. Since then I have lost all confidence with girls and though I used to love going out with mates, having dates and playing football, I now hardly go out at all. I met a girl online and we went on a date. She asked about my scars and wanted a closer look. I hate looking at them myself so I refused. She said it was nothing to be ashamed of but I got rather angry. She walked out. Now I can’t bring myself to go out with anyone. 0 DEIDRE SAYS: Physical changes can make us think others will see us differently, but you are still the same person you were before your accident. That girl didn’t walk out because of your scars – you got angry, which probably felt scary. 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He must feel very hangdog at home with you and your children thinking less of him. My e-leaflet Cheating – Can You Get Over It? can help. Viagra bought online. I realise this is not a long-term solution but what else can I do? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: The size of your manhood is well within the normal range. Being a good lover doesn’t depend on inches anyway but an understanding of what works for a woman sexually. My e-leaflet How To Thrill A Woman In Bed will give you more confidence. Don’t waste your money buying Viagra over the internet. It may not be safe or genuine. EVERY PROBLEM GETS A FREE PERSONAL REPLY usually in 24hrs weekdays 1. Email me: email@example.com 2. Private message me on Facebook facebook.com/DearDeidreOfficial 3. Write to me: Deidre Sanders, Freepost, The Sun, London SE1 9GF (enclose SAE) Continues tomorrow 4. Or follow me on Twitter: @deardeidre said it would do no good. His wife left him last year because he had an affair and told her. He said confessing would devastate my boyfriend and upset the family, who adore me. He said that he would kill himself if it ever got out, as his family would hate him so much. What should I do? 0 DEIDRE SAYS: You need to decide what is right for you and your relationship, regardless of his cousin’s emotional blackmail. We can all make mistakes when we are drunk and confessing is not always best. It would ease your conscience but it would wreck your boyfriend’s trust. If he could not forgive you, you might lose him. His cousin might be right that it would ruin relationships in your boyfriend’s family. You could end up feeling a whole lot worse. It was a stupid mistake but best learn your lesson from this so you never do it again. Maybe watch the alcohol but also think how you could have avoided such a stupid row. Are you over-sensitive? Is your boyfriend needlessly touchy? Read the Relate guide Stop Arguing, Start Talking by Susan Quilliam so you can better handle conflict . 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He deserves to be locked up for a very long time. MAX MOSLEY is trying to stifle the freedom of the press. £50 LETTER Let’s not forget this is exactly what would have happened if his father Oswald had got his way and Britain had ended up under Hitler’s jackboot. Knight the heroes who saved us from all that and tell Mosley to b****r off. MURIEL BOWEN Paddock Wood, Kent WHEN Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have trashed the economy, we will know the true meaning of the word “austerity”. SANDRA QUEEN Harlow, Essex IT beggars belief that Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, could hoard a collection of guns — including an automatic rifle — yet he would have to wait two further years to have a glass of wine with a restaurant meal. JOHN CLARK Bedford NICK HAMMOND Brighton IF Max Mosley wants to keep his private life secret, he should try to live a normal life. His dad was a troublemaker and Max seems to be carrying on. REFORM of the House of Lords is well overdue. There are peers in this bloated day-care centre for the elderly claiming expenses for doing absolutely nothing. JOHN CUTHBERT Prudhoe, Northumberland PETE LAMBELL Daventry, Northants SARAH CHAMPION is yet another MP to make a MAX MOSLEY should comment about Mrs May keep his hands off our not fully understanding journalists. issues as she is childless. This country needs Does she feel the same a free press and not Max’s dangerous, vengeful VENGEFUL . . . Mosley about social workers, care assistants and teachers? interfering. I have full What an insult to confidence my Sun will childless people. Sarah, please put never bow to this person. your brain in gear before you open JACKIE LEWIS Pattingham, West Mids your mouth in future. ROBERT KAY Great Missenden, Bucks WHEN I had children in the Seventies, there was no maternity leave and no one kept a job waiting for us. I took any job I could find to keep my children clothed and fed. 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You find a family talent on the race track. 37 38 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM puzzles 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... BRAINBUSTER Change one letter in each set of words to make ﬁve new words with a common theme. 1. LEOTARD, LIEN, PUMP, RIVET, TIMER 2. BLUB, BUSKER, HALL, PUNTER, SEE We’ve got all your favourite brain teasers 3 Coffee time Order the latest Sun Crossword books from The Sun Bookshop for as little as £4.99, with free P&P. New: The Sun Jumbo Quizword Collection. Telephone 0845 271 2136 7 6 2 7 1 9 4 8 7 3 4 6 I 2 3 4 3 I 1 Y G H E M L D 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 20 12 22 5 1 2 12 9 18 6 17 5 6 25 3 3 23 25 18 5 5 8 2 Calls for extra clues and answers last no longer than two minutes (Sundial answers may vary). Helpline: 0333 202 3390 (9am-5.30pm). Service Provider: Spoke, W1B 2AG 11 ADVANCED 16 12 17 25 5 25 14 7 21 2 5 21 25 21 18 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 M I H F THIS is the world’s best brainteaser. 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YESTERDAY: Emir, emit, emits, item, kismet, merit, merits, mike, mire, miser, mist, mister, mite, mitre, murk, muse, musk, musket, must, muster, mute, mutes, remit, remits, rime, semi, serum, skim, smirk, smite, smut, stem, strum, term, time, timer, times, trim, trims, truism. Eight-letter word: Murkiest. Check today’s answers by calling 0906 757 7145 before midnight. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. Yesterday’s solutions are on today’s Letters page Squared x2 +46 +1/2 -99 25% -78 +1/2 of this of this of this +76 2/3 of this +4 1/2 BEGINNER ANSWER of this 3/4 +668 80% +777 +1/5 of this of this of this 25 16 Squared +3/4 156 x8 +276 of this +389 17 2 1/4 +7 1 15 of this of this 14 14 +3 INTERMEDIATE 50% 25 1 HERE is our fantastic puzzle, the 30-second NumberCrunch. There’s no better way to keep your brain trained than playing our great teasers. So if you want to stay ahead of the game, you will love this challenge. Starting at the left with the number provided, work your way across the three lines one at a time, applying all the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don’t reach for your calculator – that would be cheating! Write your ﬁnal answer in the last box of the line. You should be aiming to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good luck! Answers below, right. +9 26 SUNDIAL Yesterday: Rugby player JACK NOWELL ((Radzi) Chinyanganya, Jude Law, Huey Lewis, Kate Winslet, Nigel Owens). Another Name Game in The Sun tomorrow. If you can’t wait until tomorrow for the answers, just call 0901 322 5001. Calls cost 75p plus your telephone company’s network access charge. 25 8 25 5 13 11 & 3 TV cook and food writer who presented the series At My Table 12 & 5 Scottish short track speed skater Elise (ﬁrst and last letters of surname) 7 & 2 Actor who plays Hulk in the Thor and Avengers series of movies (ﬁrst two letters of surname) 4 Russian Tsar who was known as “the Terrible” 1 & 10 Former Confederate ﬁghter Jesse who, with his brother Frank, became a famous Western outlaw (ﬁrst two letters of surname) 9 & 13 Author of Airport and Hotel (fourth and ﬁfth letters of surname) 8 & 6 Manchester City midﬁelder who moved from Barcelona in 2010, the younger brother of footballer Kolo BEGINNER 16 25 9 17 5 24 Example EACH clue leads to a well-known name. Put the initials or stated letters in the appropriate squares to identify an actress: 1 21 18 30-SEC NUMBERCRUNCH 1 8 2 THE NAME GAME 6 3 T 15 21 11 BEGINNER ANSWER BEGINNER ANSWER Solutions NUMBERCRUNCH 14, 184, 3,774 4 I 5 12 Suguru 3 Recycled paper made up 78.9% of the raw material for the UK newspapers in 2011. I 5 7 20 Each cell in an outlined block must contain a digit: a two-cell block contains the digits 1 and 2, a three-cell block contains the digits 1, 2 and 3; and so on. The same digit must not appear in neighbouring cells, not even diagonally. Solution below. A A R T N E N O 10 13 19 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 2 7 17 5 12 Wordsearch CALL 0906 757 7113 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) NEWSPAPERS SUPPORT RECYCLING I 5 5 Brainbuster 1. LEOPARD, LION, PUMA, CIVET, TIGER 2. CLUB, BUNKER, BALL, PUTTER, TEE TODAY’S TOUGHIE Y R R P R E E 19 SUGURU D O M H R O G 26 3 1 3 1 4 1 2 1 6 2 8 5 7 1 8 3 9 6 1 5 6 2 4 8 9 5 3 4 6 6 7 L B A C 6 7 2 4 2 3 2 5 6 3 4 1 8 5 U U P A M B N T E 9 25 4 3 1 3 5 4 1 CALL 0906 757 7112 FOR CLUES OR SOLUTION (80PPM) J Find seven words words that can precede CAR in the grid. Words can run forwards, backwards or diagonally. Solution below. 3 21 4 2 1 3 5 TODAY’S TEASER WORDSEARCH 21 6 ACROSS 1 Month to prepare soup with seafood (7) ACROSS 5 Vagrants wasting time on slopes (5) 1 Tentacled sea creature (7) 8 One dimly lit, apart from my house (5) 8 9 5 Slopes (5) 9 Wild boar in one African city (7) 8 Arctic dwelling (5) 10 Unfairness when part of actors’ union (8) 9 African city (7) 11 Female soldier left after Rex (4) 10 Unfairness (8) 13 Shredding gadget sounds bigger (6) 11 Female child (4) 15 Finding American soldier in overturned cart is 13 Cheese shredder (6) 10 11 dreadful (6) 15 Calamitous (6) 18 Parliament’s ﬁrst piece of legislation brings 18 Agreement (4) agreement (4) 12 19 Bid for sympathy (3,5) 19 Tale of woe from new boss over Conservative (3,5) 22 Fabled horse (7) 22 University has grain for fabulous beast (7) 23 Choral composition (5) 23 Choral work from remote territory (5) 13 14 15 16 24 Apparel (5) 24 Put on clothes where you live without 25 Score for the other promotion (5) 17 team (3,4) 25 Net deposit that’s undesired (3,4) DOWN DOWN 1 Giving a viewpoint (7) 1 Giving your views on love and longing (7) 18 19 20 2 Delicate silk fabric (5) 2 In a nutshell, utterly reversed material (5) 3 Acquired (8) 3 Got restored to health following expert (8) 4 Legislative body seen at odds (6) 4 Governing body (6) 21 5 In Guadalajara, I left the track (4) 5 Horizontal bar (4) 6 Low toll for anchoring point (7) 6 Anchoring point (7) 7 Tip over ﬁrelighter (5) 22 23 7 Drop (liquid) (5) 12 US student ﬁnds farm hens roaming (8) 12 First-year US student (8) 14 Attribute to a writer (7) 14 Assign (7) 16 Type of glass at palace? (7) 16 Clear quartz (7) 17 Island tolerated by none (6) 17 Brunei’s island (6) 18 Money hit hard (5) 18 Britain’s currency unit (5) 24 25 20 Best old-fashioned party (5) 20 Be better than (5) 21 Doctor’s second plant (4) 21 Carpet-like plant (4) Check today’s answers before midnight by calling 0906 757 7142 for Across and 0906 757 7143 for Down. Calls cost 80p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge. DOUBLE Sun DOKU DOKU 25 1 3 4 2 1 7 C G N I N I D 6 A O B E T T L 5 B R M R R I M 4 L H A P A I E 3 E M P R A O H 2 T O U R I N G 1 WORD WORKOUT J D U Y E E Y Cryptic clues PAGE 2 SUJIKO SOLUTION: Top line 968 middle 741 bottom 352 Two sets of clues but the answers are the same TWO- SPEED CROSSWORD 39 40 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM Loans & Finance 9^Wji JWheji Book your advertising 24/7 at: thesun.co.uk/ advertise 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 41 42 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM TODAY’S RUNNERS, RIDERS, FORM AND TIP-TOP TIPS CARLISLE JUMPERS 2.00 FALLER REFUNDS AT 188BET NOVICES’ HURDLE (Class 4); winner £4,549; 2m 3f. (7 runners) 1 -122221 BALLINSLEA BRIDGE 33 (D) O Murphy 6-11-9................ F Gregory (7) 97 2 32-242 HENRY’S JOY 38 D McCain 5-11-3............................................ B Hughes — 3 63-342 LE DRAPEAU 22 Mrs S Smith 6-11-3 ........................................ D Cook l99 4 133F SECRET LEGACY 27 I Williams 7-11-3 ................................... T J O’Brien — 5 311-4 TRUCKERS LODGE 37 (BF) T R George 6-11-3 ...........Mr N George (7) — 6 0-P CARTA BLANCA F11 (H) G Anderson 5-10-10 ............................. A Nicol — 7 135 HILLS OF CONNEMARA 14 S Corbett 6-10-10 ................... J Corbett (5) — BETTING: 9-4 Ballinslea Bridge, 3 Secret Legacy, 7-2 Truckers Lodge, 5 Henry’s Joy, 7 Le Drapeau, 14 Hills Of Connemara, 100 Carta Blanca WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 abd 2 1 1 2017: Catamaran Du Seuil 5-11-10 S Twiston-Davies 8-15 Fav (Dr R Newland), 9 ran. 2.30 188BET DAILY RACING SPECIALS HCAP HURDLE (4); value to the winner £4,549; 2m 1f. (12 runners) 1 15-4433 COPPER WEST 23 (BF) T R George 7-11-12............... Mr N George (7) 92 2 1/5-410 CESAR COLLONGES 73 (CD) E Williams 6-11-12 ................... A Wedge 91 3 0-7553 CHASSEUR DE TETE 19 (TH) Miss L Russell 6-11-11.................. D Fox 89 4 111U4FP BARRYS JACK 33 (CD) B Ellison 8-11-10............................. K Wood (5) 97 5 /1P5P56 TAKE A BREAK 15 (T) N Hawke 7-11-9..................................... S Bowen 96 6 0-P5P44 GLINGERSIDE 31 R M Smith 7-11-2 ...................................... C Gethings 98 7 4-66727 PISTOL 78 (CD) J E Dixon 9-11-1................................... Mr J Dixon (7) l99 8 0-99647 BEAU SANCY 20 (BH,HH) K Johnson 6-11-0 ..................... A Clarke (7) 85 9 P-643F5 DAKOTA GREY 35 (PH;CD) M Hammond 7-10-11................. H Brooke 97 10 0-75P7 WAR JOEY 89 (T) Mrs A Hamilton 5-10-11 .............................. B Hughes 94 11 230P154 SNOWED IN 26 (P;CD) Mrs B Butterworth 9-10-6................... S Quinlan 97 12 6789 CAPTAIN BLACK 27 W Coltherd 6-10-4........................... S Coltherd (5) 90 BETTING: 11-4 Copper West, 11-2 Chasseur De Tete, 6 Cesar Collonges, 7 Barrys Jack, 8 Dakota Grey, 10 Snowed In, War Joey, 14 Glingerside, Take A Break WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 abd 1 2 3 2017: Lord Ballim 7-11-0 C Gethings 11-2 (N Hawke), 11 ran. 3.00 BET & WATCH AT 188BET.CO.UK HANDICAP CHASE (4); value to the winner £6,498; 2m 4f. (7 runners) 1 F467/51 UNTIL WINNING 33 (D) T R George 10-12-3................ Mr N George (7) 97 2 510P-45 TOP CAT HENRY 36 (P,T;D) N Alexander 10-11-12 ...... Mr K Alexander (5) 87 3 8-F4431 GRANVILLE ISLAND 23 (D) Jennie Candlish 11-11-11....... S Quinlan l99 4 2312-33 SWING HARD 31 (BF,CD) Mrs S Smith 10-11-7.......................... D Cook 98 5 1F/35-P ROAD TO GOLD 19 N Alexander 9-11-5 .............................. L Alexander 90 6 2-658P4 MAHLERDRAMATIC 15 (P,T) B Ellison 8-10-9........................ H Brooke 91 7 5-21271 OAK VINTAGE 17 Mrs A Hamilton 8-10-5....................... R Chapman (5) 94 BETTING: 5-2 Oak Vintage, 3 Until Winning, 4 Granville Island, 6 Swing Hard, 8 Mahlerdramatic, 10 Road To Gold, 14 Top Cat Henry WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 7 abd 4 1 1 2017: Kap Jazz 7-11-1 C Deutsch 9-4 Fav (Miss V Williams), 8 ran. FORM ed 4 out, one pace, 3rd of 6 (23/4l) to UNTIL WINNING (11-8) 9-1 rear, chalNefyn Bay (11-11) (Musselburgh lenged 3 out, soon led and hung 21/2m hcap ch (4) £4,614 soft). left, ridden out, bt Midnight Monty (12-0) 2l (8 ran) (Market Rasen 2m ROAD TO GOLD p/up latest, (11-1) 40-1 never dangerous, last of 5 (29l) 5f hcap ch (4) £5,848 heavy). to Aux Ptits Soins (11-1) (Kelso 2m TOP CAT HENRY (10-6) 40-1 held up 7f nov chs (3) £10,128 good to soft). in last pair, headway 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7 (btn 13l) to Un MAHLERDRAMATIC (10-5) 5-1 with leaders, lost place 5 out, plugged on Guet Apens (10-13) (Kelso 2 3 / 4m near finish, 4th of 8 (btn 23l) to The hcap ch (2) £15,640 soft). Last But One (10-7) (Musselburgh GRANVILLE ISLAND (11-5) 6-1 handy, 21/2m nov hcap ch (4) £5,198 soft). closed last, led flat, idled close home on, bt Timon’s Tara (10-12) OAK VINTAGE (10-6) 7-4 jt fav made 1 all, kept on 2 out, bt Peppay Le /2l (8 ran) (Uttoxeter 21/2m hcap ch Pugh (11-0) 7l (5 ran) (Catterick 2m (4) £4,614 heavy). nov hcap ch (4) £5,458 soft). SWING HARD (12-0) 2-1 fav led, head- 3.35 188BET DOWNLOAD THE APP HANDICAP HURDLE (3); winner £11,372; 2m 3f. (5 runners) 1 11P/2F4 TOMNGERRY 33 B Ellison 8-11-12 ....................................... B Hughes l99 2 734-421 SAKHEE’S CITY 26 (P;D) P Kirby 7-11-9...................................... A Nicol 98 3 2-17231 SLANELOUGH 23 (H;C,D) Mrs R Dobbin 6-11-7....................... C Nichol 85 4 U1-60PP LORD BALLIM 44 (H;CD) N Hawke 8-10-13........................... C Gethings — 5 76-F121 BLOTTOS 22 Mrs S Smith 6-10-13................................................ D Cook 97 BETTING: 9-4 Sakhee’s City, 3 Tomngerry, 7-2 Blottos, 4 Slanelough, 7 Lord Ballim WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 abd 2 2 3 2017: Political Quiz 7-11-2 J M Davies 4-1 (T Symonds), 5 ran. FORM Vintage (10-8) 1l (14 ran) (Doncaster TOMNGERRY (10-10) 7-4 handy, beat2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). en 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4 (btn 27l) to Le Rocher (11-3) (Market LORD BALLIM pulled up latest, (9-11) 33-1 behind, 12th of 15 (btn 44l) to Rasen 2m 5f ch (2) £12,660 heavy). Foxtail Hill (10-8) (Cheltenham 2m SAKHEE’S CITY (11-6) 11-2 led last, hcap ch (2) £31,280 good). kept on well, bt Zeroeshadesofgrey (11-12) 7l (8 ran) (Catterick 2m 3f BLOTTOS (11-10) 11-8 fav led 3 out, pressed 2 out, held on, bt Aaron hcap hdle (3) £6,758 heavy). Lad (11-5) 3l (5 ran) (Sedgefield SLANELOUGH (12-0) 5-1 led 2 out, ridden last, driven out, bt Master 21/2m nov hdle (4) £4,094 soft). # TEMPLEGATE’S TOP TIPS GO the right Way in Kempton’s 8.20. WESTERN WAY (nap) is a stayer who’s in great nick. Don Cantillon’s nine-year-old has won his last two starts in grand style and looks some way ahead of the handicapper. Adam Kirby is unbeaten on him and they can continue their 100% record. LUNA ECLIPSE (7.20 Kempton, nb) has untapped potential. Andrew Balding’s three-year-old shaped with plenty of promise here last month and starts life in handicap company off a workable mark. He should take all the beating. GRANVILLE ISLAND (3.00 Carlisle, treble) won with a bit up his sleeve in a better race at Uttoxeter last time. Jennie Candlish’s 11-year-old will handle today’s conditions and comes here with plenty in his favour. # # GOING: SOFT (HEAVY IN PLACES) TOM PEPPER TEMPLEGATE 2.00..................Secret Legacy 2.30.........................Snowed In 3.00 ...............Granville Island 3.35........................Tomngerry 4.05..........................Haul Us In 4.40 ...............Shanroe Santos 5.10 ..............Windsor Avenue 2.00.......................Henry’s Joy 2.30.....................Copper West 3.00 ...................Until Winning 3.35........................Slanelough 4.05 ............................Letemgo 4.40..........................Chidswell 5.10 ..............Windsor Avenue TEMPLEGATE’S TRIO: Western Way and Luna Eclipse (double, both Kempton) with Granville Island (Carlisle). TOM PEPPER’S DOUBLE: Man Of Steel and Saucysioux (both Lingfield). SUNRATINGS’ NAP: GRANVILLE ISLAND (3.00 Carlisle). SIRIUS, Sun On Sunday, nap: ALIFAX (7.20 Kempton). nTIC-TAC: R-H undulating of 1m 5f, 9 easy fences and a punishing, uphill straight. The run-in is 300yds. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): D McCain 35-204, N Richards 19-83, Mrs S Smith 15-122, B Ellison 10-52. THIS SEASON: D McCain 3, Mrs R Dobbin 3, B Ellison 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): B Hughes 37-213, D Cook 15-73, Craig Nichol 10-88, H Brooke 7-126. THIS SEASON: B Hughes 5, C Nichol 4, K Wood 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Shanroe Santos (4.40) trained at Newmarket. Round trip of 544 miles. nTRAINERFAX: Mrs S Smith won the 3.00 in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Amarone Gentleman (5.10). nLIVE ON RUK 4.05 188BET CASINO HANDICAP HURDLE (4); value to the winner £4,549; 3m 1f. (11 runners) 1 /48-837 POKORA DU LYS 39 (TH;BF) R Menzies 7-12-0 ......................... T Kelly 93 2 2P75P-0 TOP BILLING 24 (D) N Richards 9-12-0 .................................... R Day (3) 85 3 43-1565 CALL ME 20 Mrs L Normile 7-11-12 ............................... G Cockburn (3) 88 4 P-35PF3 CHRISTMAS TWENTY 22 (H) M Hammond 8-11-9 .......... F O’Toole (3) 98 5 8146285 BRIDANE REBEL 24 (H,T) J Candlish 7-11-9 .................. D G Noonan l99 6 32-3F15 PINCH OF GINGER 26 D McCain 7-11-6 ................................. B Hughes 96 7 0353611 LETEMGO 8 (D) A B Hamilton 10-11-6............................ R Chapman (5) 96 8 P13-UF6 POINT N SHOOT 60 (P) N Hawke 7-11-3 ..................................... D Cook 92 9 33-2662 HAUL US IN 35 (BF) Miss L Russell 6-11-2..................... B Campbell (5) 97 10 9-67408 DIAMANT DE L’OUEST 22 B Ellison 5-11-0.............................. C R King 94 11 181-PP1 THE MODEL COUNTY 14 A Phillips 8-10-12............................. S Bowen 94 BETTING: 11-4 Letemgo, 7-2 Haul Us In, 7 The Model County, Christmas Twenty, 8 Pinch Of Ginger, 10 Pokora Du Lys, Point N Shoot, Bridane Rebel WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 5 1 7 2017: Midnight Request 8-11-0 R Hawker 6-1 (N Hawke), 10 ran. POKORA DU LYS (11-6) 3-1 jt fav led, headed 2 out, no extra, 7th of 8 (29l) to Crackdeloust (11-12) (Catterick 2m 3f hcap hdle (4) £4,809 soft). TOP BILLING (11-2) 50-1 soon weakened, 15th of 20 (well btn) to Kansas City Chief (11-12) (Doncaster 3m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). CALL ME (11-2) 50-1 outpaced, 5th of 8 (19l) to Cadeyrn (11-5) (Newcastle 23/4m nov hdle (4) £4,094 soft). CHRISTMAS TWENTY (10-12) 33-1 in rear, one pace, 3rd of 14 (btn 31/4l) to Camron De Chaillac (11-5) DIAMANT DE L’OUEST (11-1) 66-1 weakened, 8th (btn 20l) (Sedgefield 2m 5f hcap hdle (4) £4,094 soft). BRIDANE REBEL (11-11) 20-1 kept on from 2 out, 5th of 16 (btn 19l) to Broken Quest (11-7) (Huntingdon 4.40 FORM 1 2 /2m nov hcap hdle (4) £4,549 soft). PINCH OF GINGER (12-1) 6-1 weakened from 2 out, 5th of 12 (btn 32l) to So Satisfied (11-7) (Catterick 3m 1f hcap ch (5) £4,159 heavy). LETEMGO (11-12) 11-4 jtf led run-in, bt Rivabodiva (11-5) 5l (8 ran) (Ayr 3m cond hcap hdle (5) £3,184 heavy). POINT N SHOOT (11-12) 10-1 weakened run-in, 6th of 17 (btn 28l) to Market Road (11-8) (Exeter 2 3 / 4m amat hcap hdle (5) £3,431 soft). HAUL US IN (11-7) 11-4 fav kept on well to take 2nd close home, btn nk by What A Dream (10-1) (8 ran) (Ayr 21/2m hcap hdle (5) £3,509 heavy). THE MODEL COUNTY (11-0) 5-1 made all, stayed on run-in, bt Frosty Dawn (9-9) 11/4l (6 ran) (Southwell 31/4m hcap hdle (5) £3,119 soft). 188BET.CO.UK HANDICAP CHASE (3); value to the winner £11,372; 3m 110yds. (7 runners) 1 1135-22 CHIDSWELL 36 (BF) N Richards 9-12-4 ................................... R Day (3) 98 2 633U22P SHANROE SANTOS 16 (B;D) Mrs L Wadham 9-11-12 ....... B Hughes l99 3 2-16412 UN GUET APENS 25 (B;BF,C) J Ewart 10-11-12................... C O’Farrell 98 4 831F-P2 NEWTOWN LAD 20 (B,T;D) Miss L Russell 8-11-11 ......................D Fox 85 5 5611-42 BAKO DE LA SAULAIE 24 Mrs R Dobbin 7-11-9 ...................... C Nichol 96 6 35-1353 POINT THE WAY 39 (P) B Ellison 7-11-5 .................................. H Brooke 90 7 -214P32 NEVER UP 22 (BF,C) Mrs S Smith 7-11-3 .................................... D Cook 97 BETTING: 9-4 Chidswell, 4 Bako De La Saulaie, 6 Newtown Lad, Never Up, 7 Un Guet Apens, 8 Point The Way, Shanroe Santos WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 PU PU 2017: Carrigdhoun 12-11-2 D Bourke 12-1 (M Barnes), 6 ran. FORM headed run-in, kept on, 1l by De CHIDSWELL (11-6) 2-1 fav chased Vous A Moi (11-12) (6 ran) (New-casleaders, led 2 out, joined last, headtle 2m 7f hcap ch (3) £7,343 soft). ed final strides, btn nk by Bright Prospect (9-11) (8 ran) (Kelso 2m 7f BAKO DE LA SAULAIE (11-11) 9-2 led 6 out, pressed from 3 out, headed hcap ch (3) £7,928 soft). towards finish, btn 1/2l by Shanroe In SHANROE SANTOS p/up latest, (11Milan (11-11) (11 ran) (Doncaster 5) 7-1 held up, chased leaders 3m hcap ch (4) £4,614 soft). before 3 out, plugged on but no chance with winner, btn 6l by Vinnie POINT THE WAY (11-0) 13-2 handy, one pace 2 out, 3rd of 9 (17l) to I Lewis (11-5) (11 ran) (Plumpton Just Know (11-10) (Catterick 33/4m 31/2m hcap ch (3) £18,134 heavy). hcap ch (3) £15,890 soft). UN GUET APENS (11-11) 13-8 fav led, headed last, held, btn 5l by Craig NEVER UP (11-1) 7-4 fav led, headed 1 last, kept on, btn 7l by Cash Again Star (11-12) (5 ran) (Kelso 2 / 4m (10-4) (5 ran) (Sedgefield 2m 3f amat hcap hdle (4) £4,118 heavy). NEWTOWN LAD (11-6) 4-1 led 5th, hcap ch (3) £7,343 soft). 5.10 PLAY ROULETTE AT 188BET CASINO STANDARD OPEN NH FLAT RACE (5); £2,599; 2m 1f. (4 runners) 1 P-11 WINDSOR AVENUE 38 (D) B Ellison 6-11-9 ......................... B Hughes l99 2 AMARONE GENTLEMAN (TH) S Corbett 6-11-2 ................ J Corbett (5) — 3 35- BIG BAD DREAM 300 D Whillans 6-11-2 ........................... C Whillans (3) — 4 4 GENERAL CUSTARD 63 O Murphy 5-11-2 ......................... F Gregory (7) — BETTING: 2-5 Windsor Avenue, 5 General Custard, 8 Amarone Gentleman, 10 Big Bad Dream WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Arakhan 4-10-7 B Hughes 13-2 (R Fahey), 8 ran. GOLDEN TICKET Noel handed Our Duke ride By TOM PEPPER SUPER-SUB Noel Fehily has landed the plum ride services. Harrington said: on Irish ace Our Duke in “Everything is good and the next month’s Gold Cup. plan is for Noel Fehily to Last season’s Irish Grand National hero got his season up and running when accounting for Presenting Percy in Saturday’s Red Mills Chase at Gowran and is now as short as 8-1 for Cheltenham’s blue riband. Regular rider Robbie Power has stayed loyal to defending champion Sizing John, so trainer Jessica Harrington has moved quickly to secure Fehily’s ride Our Duke in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, providing Sizing John gets there and Robert rides him. “I’m very lucky to have the two of them, but we’ve got to get them there now.” Fehily (left) is understandably thrilled to have been called up. He said: “It’s always good to get the call to ride a horse like him. “I thought it was a very good performance at Gowran Park and he looked back to his best.” ICLASSIC-WINNING jockey Ted Durcan has retired after 25 years in the saddle. GOLD CUP HOPE . . . Our Duke looks to have a live chance at Cheltenham RACING RESULTS FFOS LAS 2.30: 1 SCORPION SID G Sheehan (10-11 fav); 2 Oxwich Bay (evens); 3 Big Fred (50-1). 6 ran. 9l; 7l. J Snowden. T: £1.70; £1.10, £1.10. Ex: £2.20. Trifecta: £8.90. CF: £2.28. 3.05: 1 CAWDOR HOUSE BERT S Bowen (11-2); 2 Sutter’s Mill (9-2); 3 Lord Bryan (9-4 fav). 5 ran. nk; 21/2l. D Rees. T: £7.20; £2.60, £2.30. Ex: £28.60. Trifecta: £67.20. CF: £28.68. 3.35: 1 FLY DU CHARMIL A P Heskin (9-2); 2 Dragon Khan (9-2); 3 Flanagans Field (9-2). 8 ran (Holdbacktheriver 10-3f). 13/4l; 3l. W Greatrex. T: £5.20; £1.70. E: £30.70. Tc: £98.28. Tf: £132.50. CF: £26.67. NR: Baratineur. 4.10: 1 JENNYS SURPRISE P Brennan (7-1); 2 Lac Sacre (12-1); 3 Behind Time (8-1). 11 ran (Krackatoa King 4-1 fav). nk; 3l. F O’Brien. T: £7.50; £2.10, £4.60, £2.70. Ex: £121.70. Tricast: £702.85. Tf: £1058.50. CF: £90.59. NR: Alf ‘n’ Dor, Looksnowtlikebrian. 4.40: 1 HILLARY VIEW S Bowen (101); 2 Tudors Treasure (9-2); 3 Sounds Of Italy (7-2). 9 ran (Way Of The World 3-1 fav). 3l; 9l. P Bowen. T: £12.60; £3.70, £2.20, £2.10. Ex: £70.80. Tricast: £193.91. Trifecta: £262.50. CF: £57.11. NR: Calculated Risk. 5.10: 1 WELLS DE LUNE P Bryan (4-7 fav); 2 Deadly Sting (4-1); 3 Bambi Du Noyer (7-1). 7 ran. 8l; 3/4l. M Bowen. T: £1.50; £1.10, £2.40. Ex: £4.10. Trifecta: £15.10. CF: £3.68. P/POT: £117.90 Q/POT: £24.60 MARKET RASEN 2.10: 1 ROUERGATE A Coleman (evens fav); 2 Potters Sapphire (5-2); 3 Trooblue (8-1). 8 ran. 11/2l; ns. Miss V Williams. T: £1.80; £1.02, £1.40, £2.30. Ex: £4.60. Trifecta: £11.10. CF: £3.83. 2.45: 1 ICONIC SKY M Tissier (8-1); 2 Dahills Hill (11-2); 3 Chandos Belle (11-1). 11 ran (Isle Of Ewe 9-2 fav). 11/2l; 21/2l. L Wadham. T: £8.80; £3, £2.30, £3.60. Ex: £59.20. Tricast: £487.77. Trifecta: £677. CF: £51.26. NR: Beyeh. 3.15: 1 SOLOMON GREY H Skelton (9-4 fav); 2 Oxford Blu (9-1); 3 Mr Kite (25-1). 10 ran. nk; 5l. D Skelton. T: £3; £1.60, £2.50, £5.20. Ex: £21. Tricast: £403.67. Trifecta: £413.20. CF: £23.27. 3.50: 1 CAPTAIN CHAOS H Skelton (8-15 fav); 2 Militarian (14-1); 3 Ozzy Thomas (13-8). 5 ran. 1 / 2 l; 2 3 / 4 l. D Skelton. T: £1.40; £1.10, £4.10. Ex: £7.30. Trifecta: £10.60. CF: £8.46. 4.20: 1 MUST HAVEA FLUTTER H Skelton (4-1); 2 Dartford Warbler (5-2 fav); 3 Las Tunas (20-1). 10 ran. 10l; 6l. D Skelton. T: £5.10; £2.10, £1.60, £3.50. Ex: £18.10. Tricast: £176.29. Trifecta: £149.90. CF: £14.67. 4.50: 1 THE LAST BRIDGE R Johnson (7-1); 2 Nelly La Rue (40-1); 3 Global Domination (7-4 fav). 6 ran. 21/4l; 30l. Mrs S Johnson. T: £4.50; £2, £11.50. Ex: £113.20. Trifecta: £336.20. CF: £119.71. JACKPOT: £6,666.60 P/POT: £268.90 Q/POT: £55 NAVAN 1.50: 1 DIS DONC S W Flanagan (41); 2 Antey (10-3); 3 Avellino (5-1); 4 Pallasator (3-1 fav). 19 ran. nk; 3l; 33/4l. N Meade. T: €4.90; €1.30, €1.50, €1.90. Ex: €24.50. Trifecta: €121.90. CF: €17.82. NR: Rideonastar. 2.20: 1 DIAMOND CAUCHOIS D Russell (4-6f); 2 Lieutenant Colonel (10-1); 3 Bapaume (6-4). 4. 9l; 31/2l. G Elliott. E: €4.80. Tf: €6.60. CF: €7.29. 2.55: 1 DE BENNO T Ryan (3-1jtf); 2 Fruits Of Glory (8-1); 3 Admiral Brian (9-1). 9 (Wings Like Arion 3-1jtf). 5l; 3/4l. J Grace. T: €3.80; €1.50. E: €34.20. Tc: €199.53. Tf: €248. CF: €28.63. 3.25: 1 DRUMCONNOR LAD M P Walsh (4-6 fav); 2 Robin Des Mana (11-4); 3 The Irregular (20-1). 4 ran. 3 /4l; 7l. A Keatley. T: €1.50; Ex: €2.60. Trifecta: €6.70. CF: €2.97. 4.00: 1 MONBEG NOTORIOUS J Kennedy (5-4 fav); 2 Mossback (5-2); 3 Moulin A Vent (4-1). 4 ran. 1/2l; 19l. G Elliott. T: €1.70; Ex: €3.30. Trifecta: €7.50. CF: €4.87. NR: Jury Duty. 4.30: 1 LACKANEEN LEADER D Rus-sell (5-4 fav); 2 Allez Kal (9-2); 3 Cerealice (6-1). 8 ran. 3 1 / 2l; 1 3 / 4l. G Elliott. T: €2.10; €1.02, €1.30, €1.90. Ex: €7.90. Tc: €24.48. Tf: €29.10. CF: €7.87. NR: Peace N’ Milan. 5.00: 1 MASTER OF TARA L O’Neill (5-2); 2 All For Joy (11-4); 3 Bennaway (16-1). 7 ran (Cemister 2-1 fav). 21/4l; 31l. G Elliott. T: €3.60; €1.80, €1.50. Ex: €9.80. Tf: €87.20. CF: €9.70. J/POT: €33.10 P/POT: €35 ABC CHECK: C-Carlisle, K-Kempton, L-Lingfield Admirable Art 7.50K After Aspen 2.15L Age Of Wisdom 8.20K Alifax 7.20K Allthegear No Idea 2.15L Alltimegold 4.25L Altaira 5.20K Amanda’s Teddy 1.45L Amarone Gentleman 5.10C American Gigolo 5.50K Ar Mest 4.25L Arctic Chief 5.50K Ardamir 8.20K Arquebusier 2.45L Awesome Rock 5.20K Baby Gal 6.50K Bako De La Saulaie 4.40C Ballesteros 6.20K Ballinahinch 1.45L Ballinslea Bridge 2.00C Bard Of Brittany 1.45L Barney From Tyanee 2.45L Barrys Jack 2.30C Bears Rails 3.50L Beau Sancy 2.30C Belle Empress 3.15L Ben Arthur 2.15L Big Bad Dream 5.10C Black Kalanisi 1.45L Blottos 3.35C Bridane Rebel 4.05C Burgess Dream 2.15L Call Me 4.05C Captain Black 2.30C Carta Blanca 2.00C Cesar Collonges 2.30C Chasseur De Tete 2.30C Cherubic 7.20K Chidswell 4.40C Christmas Twenty 4.05C Clash Of D Titans 3.15L Connemera Queen 6.20K Coolking 3.50L Copper West 2.30C Corzeam 4.25L Costa Galera 1.45L Cyclop 3.50L Cyrus Dallin 7.50K Dakota Grey 2.30C Diaktoros 8.20K Diamant de L’Ouest 4.05C Dragonite 5.20K Dubai Dirham 1.45L Echo Watt 2.15L Elviz 1.45L Faheem 5.50K Fanoulpifer 8.20K Fare Thee Well 3.15L Finnegan’s Garden 2.45L Fitzwilly 8.20K Fleminport 3.15L Fool To Cry 8.20K Frozen Lake 6.20K General Brook 5.20K General Custard 5.10C Give Him Time 5.50K Glingerside 2.30C Going Native 7.20K Golden Cannon 5.20K Golly Miss Molly 8.20K Good Man Hughie 2.45L Granville Island 3.00C Gunner Moyne 5.20K Hackbridge 7.20K Haul Us In 4.05C Hazy Tom 4.55L Henry’s Joy 2.00C Hi There Silver 5.20K Hier Encore 4.25L Highway Star 1.45L Hills Of Connemara 2.00C Hipz 6.50K Insomniac 5.50K Ixelles Diamond 5.20K Jalingo 8.20K Jumping Jack 7.50K Just Fred 5.20K Kingston Kurrajong 7.50K Lacan 7.50K Le Drapeau 2.00C Le Musee 4.25L Letemgo 4.05C License To Thrill 6.20K Life Happens 5.20K Light Laughter 6.50K Lightentertainment 2.45L Lord Ballim 3.35C Lord Condi 1.45L Lost History 4.25L Lulu Star 7.20K Luna Eclipse 7.20K Magic Mirror 6.50K Magic Pass 6.20K Mahlerdramatic 3.00C Man Of Steel 4.55L Manchego 7.50K Mansfield 6.20K Max Do Brazil 2.15L Mezmaar 6.20K Monarch Maid 6.50K Morney Wing 3.50L Mr Mac 6.20K Multitask 6.20K Never Up 4.40C Newtown Lad 4.40C Normal Norman 1.45L Norphin 2.45L Oak Vintage 3.00C Oud Metha Bridge 7.50K Outrath 5.20K Palawan 6.20K Paparazzi 7.20K Pastoral Dreams 7.20K Petite Power 3.50L Pinch Of Ginger 4.05C Pistol 2.30C Point N Shoot 4.05C Point The Way 4.40C Pokora Du Lys 4.05C Political Slot 7.20K Poppy In The Wind 6.50K Pretty Bubbles 6.50K Queen Montoya 1.45L Queen Moon 5.20K Reverberation 7.20K Road To Gold 3.00C Roc Merle 3.15L Rouge Et Blanc 4.55L Royal Hall 5.20K Saddlers Encore 4.55L Saint John Henry 3.50L Sakhee’s City 3.35C Samphire Coast 7.50K Sangha River 1.45L Saucysioux 2.15L Secret Legacy 2.00C Sexy Secret 5.20K Shanroe Santos 4.40C Shivermetimbers 4.25L Slanelough 3.35C Smugglers Creek 6.20K Snowed In 2.30C Sporty Yankee 2.15L Station Closed 2.15L Swallowshide 4.55L Swing Hard 3.00C Take A Break 2.30C Termsnconditions 6.20K Thames Knight 4.25L The Artful Cobbler 3.50L The Boss’s Dream 3.50L The Model County 4.05C The Special One 6.50K Tomngerry 3.35C Top Billing 4.05C Top Cat Henry 3.00C Truckers Lodge 2.00C Ubla 6.20K Un Guet Apens 4.40C Until Winning 3.00C Vincenzo Coccotti 6.20K War Joey 2.30C Western Way 8.20K Wimpole 5.50K Windsor Avenue 5.10C Wood Yer 3.50L You Raised Me Up 1.45L Zefferino 7.50K 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... BE ON A WINNER - FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SUNRACING GOING: STANDARD LINGFIELD OVER THE STICKS GOING: HEAVY KEMPTON TEMPLEGATE 1.45 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BETTING AT 188BET OPEN NH FLAT RACE (AW) (Class 5); £2,274; 2m. (13 runners) 1 U-1 SANGHA RIVER 80 O Murphy 5-11-9 .................................. D England l99 2 56- BALLINAHINCH 375 S Durack 6-11-2 ..................................... A Coleman — 3 4 BLACK KALANISI 102 (BF) B Pauling 5-11-2.............................. D Jacob — 4 53-7 HIGHWAY STAR 101 Mrs S Humphrey 6-11-2 .......................... T Whelan — 5 8 LORD CONDI 142 M Keighley 5-11-2..................................... H Stock (7) 82 6 5- YOU RAISED ME UP 296 (TH) M Brassil (Ire) 5-11-2............... L Aspell 94 7 210 NORMAL NORMAN 49 J Ryan 4-11-0...................................... P Brennan — 8 5-83 DUBAI DIRHAM 20 Miss S Smith 5-10-9 ............................... G Sheehan 82 9 0 AMANDA’S TEDDY 97 P Phelan 4-10-7............................. S Houlihan (7) — 10 6 BARD OF BRITTANY 74 M Channon 4-10-7.............................. D Crosse — 11 COSTA GALERA O Murphy 4-10-7 ................................................ C Poste — 12 ELVIZ A Carroll 4-10-7..................................................... S Twiston-Davies — 13 970 QUEEN MONTOYA 23 J Eustace 4-10-0.................................... J Quinlan — BETTING: 5-2 Sangha River, 11-4 Black Kalanisi, 7 You Raised Me Up, 8 Normal Norman, 10 Dubai Dirham, 12 Costa Galera, 14 Ballinahinch, Elviz WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 2017: Enniscoffey Oscar 5-11-2 D Jacob 9-2 (Miss E Lavelle), 13 ran. 2.15 BEST ODDS GUARANTEED AT 188BET HANDICAP HURDLE (4); winner £4,159; 2m 7f. (9 runners) 1 -52111P SAUCYSIOUX 21 (B,T;BF,D) O Murphy 8-11-12 ........................ C Poste 92 2 PP-P8P3 MAX DO BRAZIL 9 (P,T) D Pipe 6-11-11........................... T Scudamore 97 3 7PP-640 AFTER ASPEN 80 O Murphy 8-11-11..................................... A Coleman 94 4 56-6372 SPORTY YANKEE 19 (P,T) M Keighley 5-11-5 ..................... H Stock (7) 98 5 33-3526 ALLTHEGEAR NO IDEA 25 (C) N Twiston-Davies 11-11-5.. S Twiston-Davies 85 6 P-6U242 BEN ARTHUR 27 (P,T) K Bailey 8-11-1......................................... D Bass 93 7 14U6 ECHO WATT 14 (H) R Hobson 4-10-12........................................ J Burke 85 8 151P806 STATION CLOSED 90 (P,T) M Attwater 10-10-8 .................. H Teal (7) l99 9 6-65U73 BURGESS DREAM 20 (CD) Miss A N-Smith 9-10-0 .............. P Brennan 85 BETTING: 11-4 Ben Arthur, 7-2 Sporty Yankee, 4 Saucysioux, 7 After Aspen, 8 Max Do Brazil, 10 Allthegear No Idea, 12 Echo Watt, 14 Burgess Dream, 33 Station Closed WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 4 2017: Burgess Dream 8-10-1 P Brennan 7-2 (Miss A N-Smith), 7 ran. SAUCYSIOUX p/up latest, (12-0) 4-11 fav tracked leader 2 out, soon led, soon clear, eased flat, bt Polarbrook (11-6) 14l (5 ran) (Fakenham 2m 7f hcap hdle (5) £3,899 soft). MAX DO BRAZIL (11-6) 8-1 rear, went 2nd 2 out until last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 9 (btn 4l) to Transient Bay (11-0) (Uttoxeter 21/2m hcap hdle (4) £4,094 heavy). AFTER ASPEN (10-10) 7-1 mid-division, no extra 3 out, 10th of 13 (42l) to Let’s Twist Again (11-8) (Limerick 3m hcap hdle €7,139 soft). SPORTY YANKEE (11-5) 12-1 in touch, kept on finish, btn 3 / 4l by Ardmayle (11-7) (13 ran) (Leicester 1m 7f hcap hdle (4) £5,588 heavy). ALLTHEGEAR NO IDEA (10-4) 25-1 struggling 8th, tailed off, 6th of 9 2.45 FORM (43l) to King Uther (10-5) (Warwick 31/4m hcap hdle (3) £9,747 heavy). BEN ARTHUR (11-12) 7-1 mid-division, chance last, held, btn 1/2l by Final Fling (11-13) (10 ran) (Wetherby 3m hcap hdle (5) £3,509 heavy). ECHO WATT (10-7) 33-1 mid-division, weakened 2 out, 6th of 10 (btn 18l) to Boreham Bill (11-4) (Southwell 21/2m mdn hdle (5) £3,119 soft). SAUCYSIOUX (11-10) 7-4 fav close up, led between last 2, soon clear, bt Broadway Belle (10-7) 21l STATION CLOSED (11-13) 28-1 tailed off, last (well btn) (Fakenham 2m 7f hcap hdle (5) £3,422 good to soft). BURGESS DREAM (10-5) 6-1 mid-division, one pace, 3rd of 11 (btn 3l) to General Girling (11-1) (Lingfield 2m 7f hcap ch (5) £3,509 heavy). 188BET LIVE CASINO HANDICAP CHASE (5); value to the winner £3,509; 2m. (6 runners) 1 86-6342 ARQUEBUSIER 17 (P,T) Miss E Baker 8-11-12 ................. J Bargary (3) 98 2 5/P1-37 GOOD MAN HUGHIE 21 (VH) G L Moore 9-11-12............ Jamie Moore 85 3 57-6346 BARNEY FROM TYANEE 18 M Blake 7-11-11 .................... H Cobden l99 4 P442355 LIGHTENTERTAINMENT 46 (P) F Brennan 10-11-1 ............... D Crosse 88 5 1-521U2 FINNEGAN’S GARDEN 20 Miss Z Davison 9-11-0............ T Dowling (5) 97 6 5-P6U15 NORPHIN 21 J W Mullins 8-10-9 ........................................ D Sansom (7) 94 BETTING: 9-4 Arquebusier, 3 Barney From Tyanee, 7-2 Finnegan’s Garden, 6 Good Man Hughie, 7 Norphin, 12 Lightentertainment WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2017: Tara Mac 8-11-1 T J O’Brien 5-1 (T Vaughan), 5 ran. FORM Skipping On (11-2) (Towcester 2m ARQUEBUSIER (10-10) 4-1 led 2 out, cond hcap ch (5) £4,549 soft). headed last, held, 1 3 / 4l by Market Road (10-13) (8 ran) (Chepstow 2m LIGHTENTERTAINMENT (10-6) 33-1 soon led, headed after 3 out, no 3f hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy). extra 2 out, 5th of 9 (btn 24l) to NORPHIN (9-13) 12-1 weakened, 5th Oneida Tribe (11-8) (Bangor 21/2m of 10 (23l) to Le Coeur Net (11-9) nov hcap ch (4) £4,614 heavy). GOOD MAN HUGHIE (11-12) 6-1 tailed off, 7th (10 ran) (Plumpton 2m FINNEGAN’S GARDEN (9-9) 9-2 chased winner, held 2 out, 13l by 1f nov hcap ch (4) £4,874 soft). Tara Bridge (11-7) (5 ran) (Lingfield BARNEY FROM TYANEE (11-9) 6-1 2m hcap ch (4) £5,133 heavy). rear, weakened last, 6th of 7 (26l) to 3.15 BLACKJACK AT 188BET CASINO NOVICES’ HURDLE (4); winner £4,159; 2m 3f 110yds. (5 runners) 1 P2-371 FLEMINPORT 21 Jonjo O’Neill 5-11-9 ..................................... A Coleman — 2 2-53 CLASH OF D TITANS 39 W Greatrex 5-11-3 ...................... G Sheehan l99 3 42/ FARE THEE WELL 1415 Mrs S Humphrey 8-11-3..................... T Whelan — 4 0 ROC MERLE 86 Miss V Williams 6-11-3 ................................... C Deutsch — 5 1/5 BELLE EMPRESS 33 Miss E Lavelle 7-10-10........................ N Scholfield — BETTING: 6-4 Clash Of D Titans, 13-8 Fleminport, 4 Fare Thee Well, 12 Belle Empress, 20 Roc Merle WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED and 2017: No corresponding race. FORM on btn 7l by Alisier D’irlande (11-9) FLEMINPORT (11-5) 9-2 prominent, (6 ran) (3m point-to-point heavy). challenged last, led post, bt Tossapenny (11-5) sh hd (12 ran) (Here- ROC MERLE (11-0) 20-1 lost place 7f out, rear and no chance after, 12th ford 23/4m mdn hdle (4) £4,159 soft). of 15 (btn 36l) to Nestor Park (11-0) CLASH OF D TITANS (11-5) 13-2 out(Ascot 2m NHF (4) £4,549 soft). paced before 2 out, plugged on into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12 (btn 81/2l) to The BELLE EMPRESS (11-0) 33-1 always behind, tailed off, 5th of 14 (btn 39l) New Pharaoh (10-12) (Leicester 1m to All Currencies (11-6) (Newbury 7f nov hdle (4) £5,458 heavy). 21/2m nov hdle (4) £4,809 soft). FARE THEE WELL (11-9) 3-1 stayed ISATURDAY’s Kingwell Hurdle winner Elgin is all set to be supplemented for the Champion Hurdle. Alan King said: “I think I will supplement – He’s a big powerful horse now.” TEMPLEGATE 1.45..................Black Kalanisi 2.15.......................Saucysioux 2.45 .....................Arquebusier 3.15 .............Clash Of D Titans 3.50................................Cyclop 4.25...........................Le Musee 4.55 ..............Saddlers Encore TOM PEPPER 1.45....................Sangha River 2.15...............Saucysioux (nb) 2.45 .....................Arquebusier 3.15 .............Clash Of D Titans 3.50....................Morney Wing 4.25...........................Le Musee 4.55 ........MAN OF STEEL (nap) nTIC-TAC: Turf course is left-handed, undulating, just over 1m 4f round, with 9 easy fences to a circuit and a 200yd run-in. Polytrack AW course, left-handed and 1m 2f round. There is a 2f run-in. nLEADING TRAINERS (2013-2018): G L Moore 11-97, W Greatrex 11-26, N Twiston-Davies 8-24, J W Mullins 8-54. THIS SEASON: N TwistonDavies 2, Miss Z Davison 2, G L Moore 2. nTOP JOCKEYS (2013-2018): L Aspell 1257, G Sheehan 11-35, T Scudamore 9-44, Joshua Moore 8-49. THIS SEASON: L Aspell 3, G Sheehan 2, H Cobden 2. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Lost History (4.25). Round trip of 362 miles. nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: Swallowshide (4.55). nLIVE ON ATR 3.50 188BET BET INVOLVED SURREY NATIONAL HCAP CHASE (3); winner £9,634; 3m 5f. (9 runners) 1 P-1P3PP SAINT JOHN HENRY 33 (B) D Pipe 8-11-12..................... T Scudamore 87 2 F44-455 PETITE POWER 55 (T) F O’Brien 9-11-10 .............................. P Brennan 97 3 24-8215 CYCLOP 32 (P,T;BF) D Dennis 7-11-10 ................................. A Coleman 95 4 1P7/635 THE BOSS’S DREAM 28 N King 10-11-9.................................. T Whelan 85 5 7P-P229 BEARS RAILS 43 (B) C Tizzard 8-11-7 .................................... H Cobden 98 6 3-U73R2 MORNEY WING 28 (P,T) C Mann 9-11-3 .......................... H Bannister l99 7 U3P-311 THE ARTFUL COBBLER 25 H Daly 7-11-3 ............................... A Tinkler 88 8 11P-PP7 COOLKING 43 (B;C) G L Moore 11-11-1 ......................... Joshua Moore 88 9 3F-P45F WOOD YER 31 (P,T) N Twiston-Davies 12-10-10 ....... S Twiston-Davies 95 BETTING: 3 The Artful Cobbler, 4 Morney Wing, 11-2 Cyclop, 6 Petite Power, 10 Wood Yer, The Boss’s Dream, Coolking, Saint John Henry, 12 Bears Rails WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 3 2017: Coolking 10-10-7 T Cannon 8-1 (G L Moore), 12 ran. FORM SAINT JOHN HENRY p/up latest, (11Bush Henry (11-12) THE BOSS’S 11) 10-1 no impression, 3rd of 7 (btn DREAM (11-9) 6-1 led, headed 3 18l) to Full Irish (11-12) (Lingfield 2m out, 5th (btn 27l) (6 ran) (Fakenham 7f hcap ch (3) £12,660 soft). 3m hcap ch (3) £8,577 heavy). CYCLOP (11-4) 7-1 led 3 out, kept on COOLKING (10-7) 12-1 led 12th, headclosing stages, held on, bt Amiral ed 4 out, weakened, 7th of 11 (btn Collonges (10-10) sh hd PETITE 32l) to Vinnie Lewis (11-5) BEARS POWER (11-1) 8-1 kept on flat, 5th RAILS (10-10) 8-1 soon behind, 9th (btn 33/4l) SAINT JOHN HENRY (12(btn 33l) (11 ran) (Plumpton 31/2m 0) 10-1 tailed off when pulled up hcap ch (3) £18,134 heavy). after 4 out, (13 ran) (Market Rasen THE ARTFUL COBBLER (11-0) 11-4 jt 31/2m hcap ch (3) £12,512 soft). fav made all, in command, bt Talk Of The South (10-2) 2l (7 ran) (WarCYCLOP (11-2) 9-2 jt fav plugged on, wick 3m 1f hcap ch (4) £6,498 soft). 5th of 9 (btn 71/2l) to Themanfrom Minella (10-10) (Wincanton 3m 3f WOOD YER fell latest, earlier (11-9) 72 never dangerous, 5th of 6 (btn 28l) hcap ch (3) £15,746 heavy). to Misty Mai (11-6) (Ffos Las 3m 1f MORNEY WING (10-13) 7-2 led 3 out, hcap ch (4) £5,198 heavy). headed last, stayed on, 1/2l by Holly 4.25 RACING WELFARE 24HR HELPLINE 0800 6300 443 MAIDEN HURDLE (4); £4,159; 2m. (8 runners) 1 09 ALLTIMEGOLD 97 T Vaughan 5-11-2 ........................................... A Johns — 2 5353 AR MEST 24 G L Moore 5-11-2 ........................................... Jamie Moore 86 3 R4R-PPP CORZEAM 14 (H,T) N Twiston-Davies 6-11-2....................... J Savage (7) — 4 83 HIER ENCORE 18 N Dunger 6-11-2 .............................................. L Aspell — 5 2 LE MUSEE 18 (T) N Hawke 5-11-2......................................... T Cannon l99 6 394 LOST HISTORY 43 J Spearing 5-11-2............................... N De Boinville 72 7 1-U72 SHIVERMETIMBERS 40 (D) Miss V Williams 6-11-2 ................ Doubtful 92 8 990U THAMES KNIGHT 21 J Boyle 6-11-2 ..................................... M Goldstein — BETTING: 5-6 Le Musee, 9-4 Ar Mest, 7-2 Lost History, 33 Alltimegold, 50 Corzeam, Hier Encore, 100 Thames Knight WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 1 2017: Groundunderrepair 6-11-2 G Sheehan 5-4 Fav (W Greatrex), 7 ran. FORM some headway after 3 out, closed ALLTIMEGOLD (10-12) 100-1 always last, stayed on, btn 3/4l by Molineaux towards rear, 9th of 14 (btn 28l) to (11-2) (12 ran) (Wincanton 1m 7f nov Jabulani (10-12) (Lingfield 2m 3f nov hdle (3) £7,473 heavy). hdle (3) £6,498 soft). AR MEST (11-4) 7-1 led 3rd, blun- LOST HISTORY (11-5) 11-1 mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 13 dered last, headed flat, lost 2nd (btn 16l) to Jaisalmer (11-5) HIER post, 3rd of 15 (btn 2l) to Django ENCORE (11-5) 100-1 behind, never Django (10-11) (Huntingdon 2m nov involved, 8th (btn 38l) (Plumpton 2m hdle (4) £4,549 soft). nov hdle (4) £5,393 heavy). CORZEAM p/up latest, (10-9) 50-1 led, headed 2f out, no extra, 4th of 9 SHIVERMETIMBERS (11-2) 6-1 led, headed 2 out, no impression, 41/2l (12l) to Irish Prophecy (11-0) (Kempby Zalvados (11-5) (13 ran) (Ludlow ton 2m NHF (5) £2,599 good). 2m mdn hdle (4) £4,809 soft). HIER ENCORE (11-4) 50-1 rear, outpaced 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 9 (well THAMES KNIGHT u/rider latest, (1012) 100-1 tailed off, 11th of 13 to btn) to Dr Des (11-10) (Towcester Whatswrongwithyou (10-12) (New2m 3f nov hdle (4) £5,458 soft). bury 2m nov hdle (4) £4,549 soft). LE MUSEE (11-2) 40-1 rear, 7th and 4.55 TTS NETWORKS ‘GRASSROOTS’ HUNTERS’ CHASE (6); value to the winner £1,248; 2m 4f. (5 runners) 1 3-111P3 MAN OF STEEL 23 (P,T;CD) A Hill 9-12-8......................... Mr J Hill (3) l99 2 3234-5P HAZY TOM 30 (TH;D) Karen Phillips-Hill 12-12-0 .............. Mr J Sole (3) 71 3 0/UP-P6 ROUGE ET BLANC 21 (P;D) O Sherwood 13-12-0. Miss P Glanville (7) 98 4 1PP/3-1 SADDLERS ENCORE 30 Miss C Newman 9-12-0...... Mr J Newman (3) 94 5 -4232FP SWALLOWSHIDE 30 J H Young 9-12-0 ................ Mr B Paris-Crofts (7) 86 BETTING: 6-5 Saddlers Encore, 5-2 Man Of Steel, 4 Rouge Et Blanc, 7 Hazy Tom WHERE FAVOURITES FINISHED: 2 2017: Man Of Steel 8-12-1 Mr Joe Hill 9-2 (A Hill), 6 ran. EACH-WAY THIEF HAVE an each-way double at Kempton. POPPY IN THE WIND (6.50) is consistent and should have more to offer now up in trip. Pair her with the speedy JUMPING JACK (7.50) who has a decent record here. 5.20 APPRENTICE HANDICAP (Class 7); winner £2,588; 1m 3f. (14 runners) 5.20 ............................................Hi There Silver 5.50.........................................American Gigolo 6.20 ..................................................Magic Pass 6.50 .....................................Poppy In The Wind 7.20........................................Luna Eclipse (nb) 7.50..........................................Samphire Coast 8.20..................................WESTERN WAY (nap) 1 (1) 07-0 ALTAIRA 44 (B;D) A Carroll 7-9-7........... A Beech (5) 2 (6) 35-0 IXELLES DIAMOND 17 L Carter 7-9-6 ....... P Bradley 3 (7) 60-1 GENERAL BROOK 34 (C) J G O’Shea 8-9-5... W Cox 4 (11) -787 GUNNER MOYNE 10 (T,V) E Owen 6-9-5 .... J Fisher (5) 5 (13) 97-9 ROYAL HALL 34 (VH) G L Moore 6-9-5 Rossa Ryan 6 (4) 5-91 JUST FRED 11 (B,T) N Mulholland 5-9-5 G Malune (3) 7 (9) 2-93 SEXY SECRET 11 (P;BF,C,D) L Pearce 7-9-3... D Keenan (5) 8 (2) 4-02 QUEEN MOON 12 (B) A Balding 4-9-3.. J Watson (5) 9 (14) 33-5 AWESOME ROCK 37 (C) R Ingram 9-9-2 . R Ingram (3) 10(10) 53-2 HI THERE SILVER 34 (V) M Madgwick 4-9-2 ... N Currie 11(5) 608/ OUTRATH 427 (T,VH) S Best 8-9-2 ............ G Mahon 12(8) 98-6 GOLDEN CANNON 11 S West 7-9-2.......... S Ralston (7) 13(3) 60-0 LIFE HAPPENS 34 (P) J Portman 4-9-1..... T Hansen (5) 14(12) 967- DRAGONITE 77 D Loughnane 4-9-1 .... R Holmes (7) TOM PEPPER 5.20......................................................Just Fred 5.50 .................................................Arctic Chief 6.20 .......................................Smugglers Creek 6.50 ............................................Light Laughter 7.20 .....................................................Paparazzi 7.50 ............................................................Lacan 8.20 ...........................................Age Of Wisdom Gunner Moyne l 99, General Brook 98, Hi There Silver 97. 7-2 Just Fred, 4 General Brook, 5 Queen Moon, 13-2 Hi There Silver, 8 Sexy Secret, 12 Ixelles Diamond 5.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 (6) (5) (4) (1) (3) (2) NOVICE STAKES (5); winner £3,881; 1m 4f. (6 runners) 21 AMERICAN GIGOLO 16 (H,T;D) H Fry 6-9-11.... F Berry 3 ARCTIC CHIEF 45 R Phillips 8-9-4................ R Havlin 8-8 FAHEEM 16 L Richards 7-9-4 ...................... C Bishop 33 GIVE HIM TIME 16 N Gifford 7-9-4............ R Winston WIMPOLE J31 M Scudamore 5-9-4 .......... D Costello 5 INSOMNIAC 16 D M Simcock 4-9-2 . C Shepherd (3) nTIC-TAC: RH, AW Polytrack, two oval tracks; outer is 1m2f, inner is 1m. nLEADING TRAINERS: A Balding 51-402, A Carroll 46-550, M Botti 45-357. THIS SEASON: S Dow 4. nTOP JOCKEYS: A Kirby 120-817, M Harley 61-450, O Murphy 52-420. THIS SEASON: F Berry 5. nLONGEST TRAVELLER: Smugglers Creek (6.20); 694 miles. nTRICAST: 5.20, 6.20, 6.50, 7.20, 7.50, 8.20 nFIRST RUN SINCE WIND OP: None. nLIVE ON RUK American Gigolo l 99, Give Him Time 96, Arctic Chief 90. 5-4 American Gigolo, 11-4 Give Him Time, 5 Arctic Chief 6.20 1 (9) 2 (4) 3 (11) 4 (7) 5 (13) 6 (1) 7 (12) 8 (10) 9 (3) 10(5) 11(14) 12(2) 13(6) 14(8) HANDICAP (6); winner £3,105; 7f. (14 runners) 22-7 MANSFIELD 38 (BH,H;D) M Wigham 5-9-9 F Norton 67-5 PALAWAN 11 (D) J Osborne 5-9-9 ........... D Costello 5-03 SMUGGLERS CREEK 21 (D) I Jardine 4-9-7 . J Gormley (5) 7-80 VINCENZO COCCOTTI 17 (D) K C-Brown 6-9-6 . H Crouch 51-6 UBLA 38 (P;C,D) G Kelleway 5-9-5 ................ A Jones (3) 47-7 CONNEMERA QUEEN 26 (D) J Butler 5-9-5 . R Winston 700- MULTITASK 163 (CD) G L Moore 8-9-5 ........ A Kirby 0-35 MEZMAAR 26 (CD) M Usher 9-9-3............... R Havlin 430- MAGIC PASS 289 R J Smith 4-9-2................ L Keniry 98-0 FROZEN LAKE 45 (D) J G O’Shea 6-9-0........ F Berry 526- TERMSNCONDITIONS 53 (V) T Vaughan 4-9-0 K O’Neill 55-0 LICENSE TO THRILL 26 S Dow 4-9-0 ... T Marquand 4-60 MR MAC 26 (H,T;CD) P Hedger 4-9-0 ........ C Bishop 108- BALLESTEROS 70 R Ingram 9-8-13 ......... R Ingram (5) Palawan l 99, Smugglers Creek 98, Connemera Queen 97. 3 Mansfield, 9-2 Smugglers Creek, 13-2 Mezmaar, 8 Ubla 6.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (3) (5) (1) (8) (2) (6) (7) (4) FILLIES HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 7f. (8 runners) 5-53 LIGHT LAUGHTER 6 (PH) C Fellowes 4-9-7. J Watson (7) -633 POPPY IN THE WIND 19 (V;BF) A Brown 6-9-6 .. H Doyle 2-47 PRETTY BUBBLES 18 (V;CD) J R Jenkins 9-9-2.. J Gordon 13-6 MAGIC MIRROR 26 (P;BF,CD) M Rimell 5-9-0 R Hornby 5-34 HIPZ 9 (V;C,D) G Margarson 7-8-13 ......... J Elliott (5) 33-2 THE SPECIAL ONE 26 (T;BF,D) A Stronge 5-8-11.. T Marquand 3255 BABY GAL 9 J Boyle 4-8-8.................... C Bennett (3) 6421 MONARCH MAID 11 P Hiatt 7-8-2............... K O’Neill Pretty Bubbles l 99, Magic Mirror 98, Baby Gal 97. 5-2 The Special One, 4 Monarch Maid, 11-2 Magic Mirror 7.20 1 (1) 2 (8) 3 (9) 4 (5) 5 (3) 6 (7) 7 (4) 8 (2) 9 (10) 10(6) HANDICAP (5); 3-y-o; winner £3,752; 1m. (10 runners) 830- ALIFAX 141 J Osborne 9-7 ........................ D Costello 1-73 PAPARAZZI 16 (B,T;D) J P O’Brien (Ire) 9-6...... A Kirby 37-3 LUNA ECLIPSE 24 A Balding 9-6 .............. O Murphy 73-2 REVERBERATION 21 S Kirk 9-5................... R Souza 8-34 LULU STAR 10 J Feilden 9-2 .................... S Birkett (3) -332 GOING NATIVE 13 O Williams 9-1................ L Keniry 9-63 PASTORAL DREAMS 23 S Dow 9-1 ..... T Marquand 96-5 HACKBRIDGE 26 P Phelan 9-1 ............ P Bradley (5) 40-1 CHERUBIC 13 (D) P Evans 9-0..................... Doubtful -722 POLITICAL SLOT 13 (H) D Shaw 8-2........ P Mathers Political Slot l 99, Going Native 98, Paparazzi 97. 11-4 Paparazzi, 6 Luna Eclipse, 7 Going Native, 10 Alifax, Reverberation, 12 Pastoral Dreams, 14 Lulu Star 43 7.50 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (1) (5) (9) (7) (3) (4) (6) (2) (8) HANDICAP (4); winner £6,469; 1m. (9 runners) 14-1 LACAN 23 (CD) B Johnson 7-9-7...... C Shepherd (3) 090- MANCHEGO 115 J Osborne 4-9-6............. O Murphy 68-2 JUMPING JACK 31 (C) C Gordon 4-9-6 ..... C Bishop 90-6 ZEFFERINO 23 M Botti 4-9-5 ................ G Malune (7) 205- KINGSTON KURRAJONG 170 (V;D) W Knight 5-9-5. M Harley 78-2 OUD METHA BRIDGE 23 (D) J Feilden 4-9-5... S Birkett (3) 94-4 CYRUS DALLIN 16 (D) W Muir 4-9-5........... M Dwyer -511 SAMPHIRE COAST 11 (H,V;D) D Shaw 5-9-3 . P Mathers 140- ADMIRABLE ART 194 (D) A Carroll 8-9-2 R Winston Samphire Coast l 99, Manchego 98, Jumping Jack 97. 5-2 Lacan, 7-2 Samphire Coast, 9-2 Jumping Jack FORM LACAN (8-12) 8-1 led 1f out, bt OUD METHA BRIDGE (812) 33-1 ran on, 3/4l ZEFFERINO (9-4) 20-1 weakened, 6th (btn 5l) (14 ran) (Kempton 1m hcap (4) £6,469 AW). MANCHEGO (9-1) 14-1 faded, last of 11 (well btn) to Great Court (9-0) (W’hampton 11/2m hcap (4) £4,690 AW). JUMPING JACK (9-9) 7-1 ran on, held, btn nk by Cayuga (9-3) (8 ran) (Lingfield 11/4m hcap (5) £3,752 AW). KINGSTON KURRAJONG (9-9) 25-1 kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12 (btn 2 1 / 2l) to Al Nafoorah (9-5) (Sandown 1m hcap (4) £5,822 good). CYRUS DALLIN (9-3) 16-1 kept on, 4th of 7 (btn 3l) to Humbert (9-11) (Kempton 1m hcap (4) £6,469 AW). SAMPHIRE COAST (9-9) 5-4 fav led final furlong, ran on, bt Gala Celebration (8-10) 1l (7 ran) (Chelmsford 1m hcap (5) £4,399 AW). ADMIRABLE ART (9-10) 16-1 struggling 2f out, last of 12 (well btn) to Lord Clenaghcastle (9-5) (Brighton 1m hcap (4) £12,450 good to firm). 8.20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (1) (5) (7) (8) (3) (6) (2) (9) (4) HANDICAP (5); winner £3,752; 2m. (9 runners) 541/ FOOL TO CRY J64 J Farrelly 5-9-11 ......... T Clark (3) -433 ARDAMIR 16 L Mongan 6-9-9......................... F Berry 6-28 FANOULPIFER 18 (H,T) M Attwater 7-9-9 D Costello 8-11 WESTERN WAY 18 (V;CD) D Cantillon 9-9-8 A Kirby 39-1 AGE OF WISDOM 24 (P;D) G L Moore 5-9-6.. H Crouch 6/58 DIAKTOROS 25 I Williams 8-9-6 .............. S Donohoe /6-9 JALINGO 42 (BH) A Stronge 7-9-5 ........ T Marquand U95- GOLLY MISS MOLLY 110 (B;CD) M Bosley 7-9-2 .. R Havlin -334 FITZWILLY 14 (D) M Channon 8-9-2 .... P Bradley (5) Fitzwilly l 99, Ardamir 98, Western Way 97. 5-2 Western Way, 7-2 Age Of Wisdom, 11-2 Fool To Cry GREYHOUND SELECTIONS AND RETURNS IPERRY BARR: 11.03 Rattling Santa (nap) (1-4-3) 11.19 Stakers Cailin (nb) (3-1-4) 11.34 Cheerful Tiff (2-6-1) 11.48 Zafayan (3-5-6) 12.04 Ballymac Pileup (3-6-4) 12.18 Longacres Puma (1-2-3) 12.32 Barntick Blitz (2-1-4) 12.47 Free Is Good (6-4-3) 1.04 Amphies Regan (1-4-5) 1.19 Cu Sith Ceitidh (5-2-4) 1.33 Killeen Maid (3-4-2) 1.51 Aero Tokarev (1-3-4) ISWINDON: 11.11 Mindy Be Quick (nap) (36-4) 11.28 Bowline Galaxy (2-6-4) 11.42 Wise Choice (3-5-4) 11.57 Not Alice (1-6-5) 12.12 Laid Back Diva (4-3-1) 12.27 Crowvalley Elise (nb) (5-3-2) 12.42 Bright Marie (3-1-6) 12.58 Rosies Chase (3-4-6) 1.12 Polly Doodle (6-4-5) 1.27 Itai Lajoia (3-4-1) 1.44 Work House (4-6-5) 1.58 Pats Penny (4-6-1) ISHEFFIELD: 2.08 Debbycot Ruby (6-5-1) 2.27 Logans Treasure (4-3-6) 2.47 Only Change (4-2-6) 3.07 Emilys Princess (1-2-4) 3.28 Powerful Trend (6-3-1) 3.48 Wisty (4-56) 4.08 Saucy Miss (nap) (6-2-1) 4.27 Flocars Leeroy (6-3-4) 4.47 Coneyforthecraic (4-2-5) 5.07 Magna Park (6-2-3) 5.22 Batties Ninja (4-1-5) 5.38 Fast Fit Loch (6-5-2) 5.56 Royston Bobby (nb) (6-3-4) 6.11 Shianns Lass (3-5-4) IYARMOUTH: 6.22 View Mario (4-5-1) 6.38 Townsend Brae (nap) (1-5-2) 6.56 Vinegarhill Rock (1-6-3) 7.11 Hartwoodskeletor (5-4-3) 7.26 Tullig Sanchez (6-1-3) 7.42 Rowleys Bell (nb) (6-1-2) 7.58 Sophies Island (1-6-5) 8.13 Perfect Rainbow (1-4-3) 8.28 Pinehurst Lad (1-6-4) 8.43 Montore John Jo (3-6-5) 8.58 Swift Molly (6-1-3) 9.14 Jura Oscar (1-64) 9.32 Demon Barber (3-5-1) INOTTINGHAM: 6.28 Gain Control (3-5-6) 6.48 Sandyhill Dolly (2-4-5) 7.06 Newinn Missile (2-3-6) 7.22 Ballymac Miscula (1-3-2) 7.37 Huarache Madison (nap) (5-6-1) 7.52 Calzaghe Bradley (nb) (3-5-1) 8.07 Ella Shazza (2-5-3) 8.22 Tyrur Hugo (5-1-6) 8.37 Alfies Prince (5-2-4) 8.51 Total Commitment (1-3-5) 9.07 Coney Sabella (5-2-3) 9.22 Roxholme Tiger (5-2-3) 9.41 Salacres David (3-6-5) 10.00 Blissful Scolari (5-6-4) RESULTS IBELLE VUE: 11.03 Castlecomer 6-1 (5-1-2 BAGS F £49.65 TC £89.25). 11.19 Quarterland Mady 5-2 (6-1-4 £8.70 TC £18.81). 11.34 Aughaderney Una 2-1f (5-1-4 £10.21 TC £31.13). 11.48 Boxer Wherunow 9-2 (3-1-2 £26.48 TC £73.71). 12.04 White Diamonds 9-4 (2-4-1 £16.85 TC £35.78). 12.18 Ballymac Walsh 5-2f (1-3-4 £15.79 TC £47.26). 12.33 Dallam Me Daddy 3-1 (4-6-1 £25.74 TC £81.94). 12.47 Jakey Big Boy 2-1f (5-3-4 £8.65 TC £28.24). 1.04 Ballymac Sylvia 6-4f (3-2-1 £5.64 TC £15.22). 1.21 Ballymac Turi 6-1 (3-6-1 £30.46 TC £65.50). 1.37 Aero Dele 8-1 (5-4-6 £38.89 TC £83.50). 1.51 Ringtown Robbie 2-1jt (2-1-4 £7.53 TC £24.56). Placer (1-6) £196.00, (7-12) £67.40. ISUNDERLAND: 11.11 Mill Martha 5-4f (4-62 BAGS F £16.69 TC £43.36). 11.28 Blue Ciara 9-4 (2-5-4 £14.63 TC £73.85). 11.42 Darlo Wallsy 4-6f (4-6-2 £8.79 TC £0.00). 11.57 Balmoral Fluff 5-2f (3-1-6 £11.86 TC £27.69). 12.12 Fairholme Blend 4-1 (4-1-2 £14.54 TC £69.87). 12.27 Sapa Express 1-2f (4-2-1 £6.96 TC £19.28). 12.41 Hestors Hero 10-1 (2-3-6 £36.95 TC £66.50). 12.58 Allpoints Flyer 4-6f (4-3-1 £9.24 TC £0.00). 1.12 Balmoral Indi 6-1 (2-5-6 £58.67 TC £133.05). 1.28 Macys Mucky Pup 2-1 (3-2-5 £30.42 TC £138.38). 1.44 Long Lost Friend 5-2 (1-5-3 £22.34 TC £85.66). 1.58 Reagrove Marj 5-2jt (2-3-6 £16.63 TC £40.93). Placer (1-6) £18.80, (7-12) £219.00. IKINSLEY: 2.06 Ghetto Monkey 5-2f (3-2-1 BAGS F £12.79 TC £37.60). 2.21 Millroad Grit 2-1f (4-6-1 £18.12 TC £41.26). 2.38 Alien Meta 9-2 (5-3-2 £48.70 TC £155.07). 2.57 Hazelgrove Sarah 5-1 (1-4-5 £20.53 TC £66.65). 3.13 Lissane View 4-1 (4-3-5 £20.45 TC £46.66). 3.29 Swift Draven 11-4 (6-5-4 £16.71 TC £55.31). 3.44 Crooks Monte 5-2f (2-1-4 £12.61 TC £40.92). 4.02 Elusive Charlie 4-1 (3-6-5 £38.37 TC £118.73). 4.18 Griffin Power 9-4f (1-6-3 £13.88 TC £32.08). 4.33 Five Alley Bella 7-2 (5-1-2 £18.39 TC £63.78). 4.51 Vigorous Samara 3-1 (4-6-3 £27.82 TC £92.13). 5.08 Cambridge Diva 4-1 (2-6-4 £39.86 TC £141.73). 5.27 Old Fort Poitin 9-4f (4-1-5 £10.32 TC £32.11). 5.46 Unify 4-1 (4-6-3 £19.89 TC £57.30). IPERRY BARR: 2.12 Tullig Hogg 2-1f (5-3-6 BAGS F £11.38 TC £29.10). 2.29 Danny Mac 2-1f (3-4-2 £10.46 TC £38.84). 2.47 Keeperhill Lexi 2-1f (2-1-6 £8.78 TC £22.98). 3.04 Killala Chloe 7-2 (2-1-4 £18.23 TC £43.15). 3.22 Barntick Dew 4-1 (2-4-1 £23.71 TC £57.05). 3.37 Ballyhone Jet 3-1 (3-4-5 £17.89 TC £59.17). 3.53 Rockmount Josh 52f (3-1-2 £15.33 TC £41.82). 4.09 Tashas Belle 3-1jt (1-4-2 £18.02 TC £46.77). 4.27 Ferndale Ella 3-1 (1-3-4 £14.35 TC £36.52). 4.41 Trust No One 5-1 (6-2-3 £27.35 TC £99.02). 4.58 Daisys Diamond 4-1 (5-6-1 £20.30 TC £63.97). 5.17 Silva Blue 6-4f (2-41 £11.36 TC £29.46). 5.37 Davris Lee 12-1 (1-5-4 £54.46 TC £133.34). 5.55 Sputnik Gavin 7-1 (3-5-4 £31.57 TC £90.43). 44 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 2GM WINTER OLYMPICS SPECIAL CHRISTIE . . . fitness fight Risky for Christie From DAVE KIDD ELISE CHRISTIE will make a decision on her fitness tomorrow morning as she attempts to salvage her Olympic dream. Britain’s world champion short-track speed skater, yet to medal at a Winter Olympics, was taken to hospital after injuring an ankle while crashing out of her second event here, Saturday’s 1500 metres. That leaves only the 1,000m, with the qualifying to be held tomorrow for the finals on Thursday. Christie, 27, tweeted a picture on an exercise bike with a message “trying hard to turn this around”. Team GB’s Mike Hay said: “Nothing is broken, she has soft tissue damage to her right ankle. It’s how the injury responds.” YARN OF WOOL I’M MADE UP . . . Yarnold gets ready for her medal ceremony Lizzy gets busy knitting after gold From DAVE KIDD THERE was plenty of needle surrounding the skeleton competition she is never happier than when she has a nice cup here in PyeongChang. of tea and a ball of wool. Needle over British skinsuits which brought accusations of cheating. Needle over funding of a supposedly ‘elitist’ sport. And needle over Russian needles used in statesponsored doping. But now she is Britain’s greatest ever Winter Olympian, it’s all about knitting needles for Lizzy Yarnold. After becoming our first two-time winter gold medallist on a Super Saturday which brought Team GB a hat-trick of medals, Yarnold relaxed by waking up at 7am and knitting. She is a genuine Jekyll and Hyde character — bombing head-first down icy slopes at 80mph and also loving sky-diving. Yet Yarnold, 29, said: “After winning the gold, I had three hours’ sleep and then I was up knitting at 7am. That was quite calming. “I’m only knitting strips because I can’t do a pattern, it’s too complicated. “I’m not sleeping very well at the moment so it was Netflix and chilling. “My nan taught me to knit. She has passed away and so it’s a way to feel connected with her. “I’ve found it relaxing for a few years — but I’m still not very good.” Yarnold is expected to retire but will not reveal her decision until she has had a break — including a holiday “drinking cocktails” with her close friend and bronze medallist Laura Deas. She hopes to inspire a generation of kids — despite controversy over the skeleton’s funding compared to more ‘accessible’ sports. The Sochi 2014 champ added: “I’m not the one who makes the decision on who gets money and who doesn’t. “I’m hugely grateful for UK Sport supporting us. But I do think we inspire people. “After Sochi, my most important thing was visiting 300 or 400 schools. “That’s certainly top of my list now — I wouldn’t pursue celebrity status. “My gold medal is like Frodo’s ring, when you see the children’s faces light up. If I can be a role model to them, that’s the most important thing.” Fourth is EVE’S HOG HELL ‘minging’ EVE MUIRHEAD was ‘gutted’ as her voided final stone cost Great Britain’s curlers yesterday. Muirhead saw the effort ruled out — seemingly for not being released before the red ‘hogline’ — to gift Sweden a 8-6 win after an extra end. Yet pictures showed she DID let go early enough. Skip Muirhead (right) said: “It’s gutting it finished that way but the red light came on so that’s counted as a hogged rock. “At a time like that, it’s horrible. But it makes it worse when it doesn’t look like it is.” JAMES WOODS admitted it was “minging” to miss out on a slice of British Winter Olympics history. The slopestyle skier, 27, sat in bronze position as Team GB needed one medal to make it their most successful Olympics. But American Nick Goepper seized silver on his final run, knocking the Brit down to fourth. He said: “Fourth isn’t great, it definitely sucks. Fourth place is minging, it’s so devastating — you’re so close to the action.” SPORTS ROUND-UP: RESULTS & FIXTURES RUGBY UNION TENNIS MOTORSPORT AVIVA PREMIERSHIP WASPS (7) 13 EXETER (0) 7 WASPS: Try: Watson. Con: Cipriani. Pens: Gopperth 2. EXETER: Try: Cowan-Dickie. Con: Steenson. P W D L F A Pts Saracens 15 11 0 4 458 242 53 Exeter 15 10 0 5 377 243 52 Wasps 15 10 0 5 419 350 48 Gloucester 15 9 0 6 333 362 42 Newcastle 15 9 0 6 286 335 41 Bath 15 8 0 7 385 345 41 Leicester 15 8 0 7 346 348 37 Sale 15 7 0 8 342 317 37 Harlequins 15 6 0 9 394 426 32 N’thampton 15 6 0 9 331 411 30 Worcester 15 5 0 10 283 399 27 London Irish 15 1 0 14 245 421 11 ATP ABN AMRO WORLD TOURNAMENT (Rotterdam, Holland): Final - R Federer (Swi) bt G Dimitrov (Bul) 6-2 6-2. ATP ARGENTINA OPEN (Buenos Aires): Final - D Thiem (Aut) bt A Bedene (Slo) 6-2 6-4. ATP NEW YORK OPEN (USA): Final K Anderson (SA) bt S Querrey (US) 4-6 6-3 7-6. WTA QATAR TOTAL OPEN (Doha): Final - P Kvitova (Cze) bt G Muguruza (Spa) 3-6 6-3 6-4. WRC RALLY SWEDEN (Torsby): Final Positions after Stage 19 - 1 T Neuville (Bel, Hyundai) 2hr 52min 13.1sec; 2 C Breen (Irl, Citroen) 2:52:32.9; 3 A Mikkelsen (Nor, Hyundai) 2:52:41.4; 4 E Lappi (Fin, Toyota) 2:52:58.9; 5 H Paddon (NZ, Hyundai) 2:53:07.5. Standings - 1 T Neuville (Bel, Hyundai) 41pts; 2 S Ogier (Fra, Ford) 31; 3 J Latvala (Fin, Toyota) 23; 3 E Lappi (Fin, Toyota) 23; 5 A Mikkelsen (Nor, Hyundai) 21; 5 O Tanak (Est, Toyota) 21. GUINNESS PRO14 - Newport Gwent Dragons 15 Benetton Treviso 18. GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP Yorkshire Carnegie 28 Richmond 7. RUGBY LEAGUE BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP - Barrow 24 Leigh 20; Halifax 6 Toronto Wolfpack 20; London Broncos 44 Featherstone 24; Swinton 28 Batley 48. BETFRED LEAGUE ONE - Doncaster 70 Coventry 10; Hemel Stags 14 Hunslet 28; Keighley 44 Workington 34; North Wales Crusaders 24 London Skolars 24; Whitehaven 0 Oldham 14; York 20 Bradford 22. CRICKET FIRST TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL (Johannesburg) - India 203-5 (Dhawan 67) v South Africa 175-9 (Hendricks 70; Kumar 5-24). India bt South Africa by 28 runs. SECOND TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL (Sylhet) - Sri Lanka 210-4 (Mendis 70) v Bangladesh 135. Sri Lanka bt Bangladesh by 75 runs. GOLF NBO OMAN OPEN (Muscat): Final - 272 J Luiten (Hol) 68; 274 C Wood 69; 275 J Guerrier (Fra) 71; 277 A Levy (Fra) 70, S-S Han (US) 68, J Campillo (Spa) 68; 278 R Rock 69, F Zanotti (Par) 69; 279 S Gallacher 70, M Southgate 75, B Hebert (Fra) 68; 280 A Johnston 72, N Geyger (Chi) 69, A Bjork (Swe) 70, A Otaegui (Spa) 74; 281 M Kinhult (Swe) 69, A Sullivan 70, A Pavan (Ita) 69, S Brazel (Aus) 70, E Molinari (Ita) 70; 282 J Winther (Den) 70, D Huizing (Hol) 69; 283 D Drysdale 71, T Pulkkanen (Fin) 70, M Kieffer (Ger) 70; 284 C Ford 71, M Ilonen (Fin) 70, H Porteous (SA) 70, J Wang (Kor) 68, J Smith 72; 285 M Pavon (Fra) 77, T Bjorn (Den) 74, M Manassero (Ita) 75, G Bourdy (Fra) 73, T Detry (Bel) 70, L Slattery 72; 286 P Khongwatmai (Tha) 68, C Sordet (Fra) 71, C Syme 73, S Fernandez (Spa) 74, A Rai 74, R Sterne (SA) 73, S Lee (Kor) 71; 287 M Wallace 71, P Waring 70, C Bezuidenhout (SA) 72, E Pepperell 71, R Jacquelin (Fra) 73, P Larrazabal (Spa) 71, O Fisher 70; 288 T Jaidee (Tha) 74, N Bertasio (Ita) 72; 289 SSP Chawrasia (Ind) 71, D Im (US) 73, R Evans 73. HOCKEY MEN’S PREMIER - Canterbury 1 Wimbledon 7; East Grinstead 2 Beeston 5; Hampstead & Westminster 2 Reading 1; Sevenoaks 3 Holcombe 3. BASKETBALL BBL CHAMPIONSHIP - Cheshire 77 Sheffield 82. ICE HOCKEY ELITE LEAGUE - Belfast 4 Milton Keynes 5; Coventry 3 Sheffield 4 (OT); Dundee 6 Fife 7 (OT); Edinburgh 2 Cardiff 10; Guildford 3 Manchester 4 (SO); Nottingham 4 Braehead 3 (OT). TODAY’S SPORT THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fifth Round Wigan v Man City .................... 7.55 SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Blackburn v Bury ..................... 7.45 VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH - Wealdstone v Gloucester (7.45). EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Shaw Lane v Stalybridge (7.45). CRICKET: Fifth One-Day International - Afghanistan v Zimbabwe (Sharjah, UAE, 10.30am). TENNIS (to Feb 25): ATP Delray Beach Open (Florida, USA). ATP Rio Open (Brazil). ATP Open 13 Provence (Marseille, France). WTA Dubai Duty Free Championships (UAE). WTA Hungarian Ladies Open (Budapest). SNOOKER (to Feb 25): Ladbrokes World Grand Prix (Preston). 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... GROVES BLAST AT JUNIOR By WALLY DOWNES Jr MUIR . . . world of pain Muir eyes a double By VIKKI ORVICE LAURA MUIR plans to double up at next month’s World Indoors — and bid for her first global medal. The European 3,000 metres and 1500m champ will run both distances in Birmingham when the championships kick off on Thursday week. It will now mean a gruelling schedule of four races in as many days — with the 3,000m opening the event. Muir, 24, said: “It’s a big ask. But it’s not a Europeans, it’s a Worlds. It’s going to be tough. “The 1500m is three rounds, which will get tougher and faster. But I think I’m fit enough. If all goes well, we’ll double up.” Muir, seen as a future poster girl for the sport, did the same at the World Championships in London last summer despite initial reservations from team officials. She finished fourth in her favoured 1500m and then sixth over 5,000m — in only her second outing over that distance. Gutted RICHARD KILTY will not defend his 60m World Indoor title after he withdrew from the British Athletics Indoor Championships with an Achilles injury. Super 10 club plot SUPER LEAGUE could be cut to ten clubs and a second tier formed under controversial new plans. Top-flight outfits had been expected to approve a 14-club league for 2020 — up two from the current 12. But SunSport has learned of another proposal that would see two ten-club tiers. All central funding would go to those 20 teams, meaning those outside would have to find money themselves or die. Two clubs would go up and down between tiers. Froome in a Rut CHRIS FROOME came home in tenth as his Ruta del Sol campaign fell flat. The four-time Tour de France winner, in his first race since his failed drug test became public, ended 11th in the final stage. Belgium’s Tim Wellens came eighth in the time trial to claim overall victory in Andalucia, Spain. Froome’s puncture on Saturday saw him start yesterday’s finale in 14th. Team Sky pal David de la Cruz won the Barbate stage in a time of 17 min 11sec — 27 seconds ahead of Froome. GEORGE GROVES has accused Chris Eubank Jr of writing cheques his gloves cannot cash. Groves beat the 28-year-old on points on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena to reach the World Boxing Super Series final. He then accused Eubank Jr of being too busy looking at posh houses rather than concentrating on improving as a boxer. Groves also urged him to ditch his father and coach Chris Sr — and disappear to the other side of the world to learn his trade. The WBA super-middleweight champ said: “He’s going to have a tough phase now, because he dreamt about all these things he was going to have. “Dreaming about winning a big fight before you’ve won it, I’m also guilty of. “But there was a documentary and he was looking around houses he can’t afford. He had to win the tournament to afford them. “He spent the whole week trying to develop his new clothing range. “People buy your T-shirt because you’re winning, they don’t care if it’s a Fruit of the Loom T-shirt or if it has come straight out of the Burberry warehouse. “They just want your logo on their shirt. “He’s had so many people jump on his bandwagon of late. But people will quickly forget about you, let’s see if he can cope with that. “Even the most resilient people struggle with it. “Jr is better off going to the other side of the world, away from his dad to have a fresh start. “He doesn’t have a wife and kids, so maybe it could work for him.” Groves has also warned World Boxing Super Series chiefs that fans will switch off if they do not allow him enough time to recover to fight in the final. The 29-year-old dislocated his left shoulder in the final two minutes of the one-sided 45 Signing Eublank cheques SAINT ’N WINNER . . . Groves lands shot on a bloodied and stunned Eubank Jr Picture: RICHARD PELHAM ‘CHRIS SHOULD DITCH HIS DAD’ unanimous decision — but he is upbeat on there being no serious damage, with a full medical report due tomorrow. However, the scheduled June 2 final — against Liverpool’s Callum Smith or German Juergen Braehmer — would leave little time for his wounds to heal. The No 1 seed has told competition bosses, who have given out mixed messages on the final scheduling, that there is no show without him on the bill. The Chelsea fan is recovering at the Lowry hotel and hoping to spot fellow resident and former Blues boss Jose Mourinho. Groves said: “I am going to see a specialist today and have more MRI scans, I will have a fuller idea by Tuesday. I will have to go into camp very soon. “I am the No 1 seed in the tournament and I am the only legitimate world champion. Who wants to watch the final without me in it to be honest? “If the dates need to be changed slightly, then I am sure they will now. “We will get the medical report first and then we will see. If I was them, I would not want to replace me. If they do, then that’s fine. “I am not going to box unfit obviously — but I think there is definitely room in the summer to readjust if needs be.” GROVESS EEUBANK 398 117 29% 14 175 33 19% 2 PUNCHES Total punches Punches landed Percentage landed Body landed JABS Total jabs Jabs landed Percentage landed Body landed 421 92 22% 11 68 17 25% 3 BAYLING OUT! Trev: Time to scrap T20s SCOREBOARD England beat New Zealand by 2 runs TREVOR BAYLISS called for Twenty20 internationals to be scrapped after England’s hopes of reaching the tri-series final ended with a whimper. Bayliss’ side needed to beat New Zealand by 20 runs to face Australia in Wednesday’s final but they could only manage a two-run victory in Hamilton. Skipper Eoin Morgan top scored with 80 runs from 46 balls, after England were put in to bat. Morgan’s knock, his secondhighest in international T20s, helped his side to an imposing 194-7. But, with New Zealand only needing to reach 175 to qualify for the final on net run-rate, they reached that target after 18.1 overs. Head coach Bayliss (right) reckons the triseries — only the second of its kind — has shown the T20 format does not From BEN STEPHENS belong on the international stage. He said: “I haven’t changed my opinion on it. I wouldn’t play T20 internationals. “If you want to play a World Cup every four years, maybe six months before let international teams play T20. I’d just let the franchises play.” Morgan’s men lost their first three games — two to Australia and one to New Zealand and feels the right teams are contesting Wednesday’s final. He said: “We had absolutely no right to be in the final. We played terribly so far in the series. “We played well today, did enough to win but not enough to go through and that has been the story of the trip.” England’s defence of their target of 195 got off to the worst possible start when an incredible assault from Colin Munro saw the big-hitter smash 57 from just 21 balls. He smashed seven sixes and, along with Martin Guptill, put on 77 in the first six overs, taking advantage of some wayward newball bowling. However, Morgan reacted angrily to suggestions the heavy runs were down to a lack of confidence from England’s bowlers, instead blaming conditions which favoured the hosts. He added: “It’s a dew thing. It was very wet out there. “Towards the end of our innings it was starting to skid on better than it had done throughout the innings. “I noticed that it got better to bat on. “Certainly going out there CAPTAIN’S SLOG . . . at the halfway stage we Morgan cannot believe knew 174 was the target to it as England miss final restrict them to and 175 they win. Once that went naturally guys’ heads went down.” ENGLAND Roy c Williamson b Boult ....21 (Balls: 13) Hales c Williamson b Southee...........1 (4) Malan c Chapman b De G’homme....53 (36) Morgan not out .............................80 (46) Buttler st Seifert b Sodhi .................. 2 (5) Billings b Boult...................................6 (8) Willey c Guptill b Southee................10 (5) Dawson c Guptill b Boult.................10 (3) Jordan not out ...................................6 (1) Extras (w4 nb1) ........................................5 TOTAL (7 wkts, 20 overs)...194 Wkts: 22, 24, 117, 123, 165, 176, 187. Bowling: Boult 4-0-50-3; Santner 2-0-32-0; Southee 4-0-22-2; De Grandhomme 4-0-32-1; Williamson 1-0-16-0; Sodhi 4-0-31-1; Munro 1-0-11-0. NEW ZEALAND Guptill b Malan...............................62 (47) Munro c Willey b Rashid ................57 (21) Williamson b Dawson.......................8 (13) Chapman not out ..........................37 (30) Taylor c Morgan b Curran ..................7 (6) De Grandhomme not out ................. 7 (5) Extras (b2 lb8 w2 nb2)..........................14 TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs)...192 Wkts: 78, 100, 164, 173. Bowling: Willey 3-0-33-0; Rashid 4-0-22-1; T Curran 3-0-32-1; Jordan 4-0-41-0; Dawson 4-0-27-1; Malan 2-0-27-1. TRANS-TASMAN T20 TRI-SERIES TROPHY PWL (Q) Australia 4 4 0 (Q) N Zealand 4 1 3 England 4 1 3 T N/RPts NRR 0 0 8 1.719 0 0 2 -0.556 0 0 2 -1.036 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 SIX NATIONS HE’LL GO FAR . . . Farrell on the charge against Wales Owen’s ready to pound ’em OWEN FARRELL will rock up at Murrayfield on Saturday bigger, meaner and faster than ever. Eddie Jones revealed that England’s playmaker has beefed-up by nearly a stone in the last 18 months. Yet the extra bulk is not slowing down Saracens star Farrell, 26, who topped his own record speed in last week’s 12-6 win over Wales. Jones said: “Owen was 15st against Wales, the heaviest he has ever played at — and he ran the fastest he’s ever run, too. So the strength and conditioning programme the By JONNY FORDHAM boys are on is working. “Anthony Watson is playing at 15st now, too, also in the squad as an 18 months ago those guys ‘apprentice’ to gain bigmatch experience. were less than 14st. Lock Joe Launchbury “They are getting bigger and stronger and faster.” wins his 50th cap against the Scots — and expects England have not lost to Scotland since 2008 them to still be smarting from last year’s 61-21 and Jones goes armed with his biggest side of thrashing at Twickenham. The Wasps skipper, 26, this year’s Six Nations. Nathan Hughes is back said: “I never thought for after a knee injury while one moment I’d get 50 Joe Marler and James caps, it just crept up a bit. “Mako Vunipola and I Haskell were last night named in an initial were talking about it the 29-man squad after serv- other night. “We made our debuts ing their bans. Wasps flanker Haskell together against Fiji in missed four weeks fol- 2012 and we’ve had some lowing a high tackle on great moments in an Harlequins’ Jamie Roberts England shirt. Hopefully while prop Marler there are more to come.” “Scotland had a bit of a copped six weeks for an illegal clearout playing blip at the start of the Six Nations when they lost to for Quins against Sale. Red Rose Under-20s Wales. But our focus is on wing Gabriel Ibitoye is the here and now.” AVIVA PREM WAT A TRY . . . Wasps’ Marcus Watson forces the ball down Young crocks ’old on to win By TONY ROCHE DAI YOUNG hailed Wasps’ walking wounded as they sent Exeter crashing to a third successive defeat. The home side held on despite losing four players to injury in a nightmare ten-minute spell. Boss Young said: “We were outstanding from No 1 to 23 in a real physical battle. “We let ourselves down in the Champions Cup last month, held our hands up and vowed it would be the last time people would question our attitude.” Marcus Watson scored Wasps...............13 Exeter..................7 Wasps’ 14th-minute try and Danny Cipriani converted — before hobbling off. Jimmy Gopperth’s penalty made it 10-0, Luke Cowan-Dickie’s try cut the gap to three but Gopperth sealed the win with a 77th-minute penalty. Exeter boss Rob Baxter confessed: “We fell below our usual standards last week. This was more like us except we again failed to finish good opportunities.” 1GM EXCLUSIVE: BOOK DAMNED UNITED Gullit thought club were cursed so he sprinkled salt to ward off evil spirits PAUL FERRIS worked with ten managers across three decades as a Newcastle player and physio. But there is one boss he will never forget for all the wrong reasons: Ruud Gullit. Ferris, 52, would “dread going to work” under the Dutchman, who “made his life a misery”. And he casts his mind back to the Wembley dressing room before Newcastle’s 1999 FA Cup final defeat to Manchester United to give an example of just how bizarre things became. Ferris explained: “I sat on the bench to get changed and felt grains of sand on the floor. “I asked kitman Ray Thompson what was going on and he said, ‘It’s not sand, it’s salt. The manager’s had me sprinkle salt everywhere to ward off evil spirits because he thinks the club’s cursed’.” That is just one of the many extraordinary tales from Ferris’ quite extraordinary life, which he chronicles in his new book, The Boy on the Shed. Ferris, who was tipped for stardom after becoming the club’s youngest-ever player in 1982 aged 16 before injury struck, was physio from 1993-2006. And he says Gullit made him so “paranoid” he even thought the treatment room at the training ground had been “bugged”. Talking at a hotel on Newcastle’s Quayside, he said: “It was the worst experience in my time at the club. “A football club that was united went to one that was completely fractured so quickly.” Gullit’s ill-fated, year-long tenure came to an abrupt end when he quit three days after a derby defeat to Sunderland — a match in which he infamously dropped Alan Shearer. Ferris recalled: “The By DAVID COVERDALE day before in the canteen, Ruud was leaning back in his chair and was loudly saying, ‘It’s a new dawn for this club tomorrow’. “He was gloating over his decision to drop Shearer.” Ferris was, and still is, close to Shearer, a friendship which began when he took the striker’s medical ahead of his world-record £15million move from Blackburn to Newcastle in July 1996. Having been mysteriously summoned to a private hospital in Manchester, Ferris said: “I opened the door and there was the world’s most expensive footballer, just sitting in his boxer shorts. “The first thing I had to do was stick my finger in his groin!” When Shearer was offered the Southampton manager’s job in 2008 by a group buying the Saints, he wanted Ferris to head up his medical department. The proposed takeover, however, fell through, leaving Ferris jobless and Shearer still searching for his first managerial post. That, of course, soon came with Newcastle in April 2009, when Mike Ashley called on Shearer to try to keep them up. Ferris gives a fascinating insight into the dressing room during that eight-game period. He tells of a huge bust-up between Shearer and Joey Barton and his own disappointment at how star striker Michael Owen chose not to give more for Newcastle’s relegation fight. In his brilliant book, Ferris also reveals for the first time what really happened with Shearer after Newcastle went down. He details a training-ground meeting when Ashley arrived with financier Keith Harris to inform them he was selling up, but Shearer still insisted he wanted to be boss and shook hands with the owner. Yet two days later, managing director Derek Llambias told them there had “been a problem with Barclays bank”. And Ferris added: “That was the last time Alan was ever contacted directly by Newcastle.” Ferris, set off on “a tailspin” by the U-turn, eventually got a job as the managing director of a fitness company in Newcastle, the city he first moved to from Northern Ireland in 1981 after a successful Toon trial alongside a certain Paul Gascoigne. Ferris (right) was plagued by hamstring troubles before a knee injury ultimately cut short his career, aged 25. And as injuries wrecked his career, so health problems have ravaged Ferris’ later life. His book begins by detailing the day he had a heart attack. Now he has another fight on his hands, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2016. Ferris said: “The negative is that I’ve had a heart attack and I’ve now got cancer. “But the positive is the heart attack didn’t kill me and the cancer, at the moment, is not a cancer that is going to kill me and I can fight that, too.” lThe Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris is published by Hodder & Stoughton on February 22. PUTTING IT WRITE . . . former Magpies player and physio Paul Ferris with his book Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... LIFTS THE LID ON TOON TOON ICONS . . . Kevin Keegan as boss and (right) young talent Paul Gascoigne back in 1988 LAI . . . fuming PARDS FERRIS ON... RUUD AWAKENING . . . Gullit’s Toon reign was said to be bizarre TINO ASPRILLA: “He was a very likeable man, always smiling — but he was always late. “One day we walked into the treatment room and Tino was sitting on the treatment bed. “We asked him what he was doing there. He said, ‘It’s time for training’. I said, ‘No, the clocks changed last night’. “That was the only time he was there early.” NOBBY SOLANO: “You could pick up your phone and somebody would play the trumpet down the phone. Nobody would speak. “Even when the manager was trying to have a team meeting in the changing room, you might hear the trumpet.” JOEY BARTON: “He was a deeply unstable man and worryingly deluded, a ticking time-bomb.” PAUL GASCOIGNE: “We had a trip to Bermuda in January 1985. “It was a beautiful hotel. There were people in the pool and lying either side. “Gazza, in full Newcastle tracksuit, climbed to the top diving board and just dropped into the water. “He didn’t tell anyone he was doing it. He was just excited to be there.” KEVIN KEEGAN: “He was incredibly charismatic. He lit up the room with his enthusiasm and passion. “He grabbed a group of players and just dragged them with him.” SIR BOBBY ROBSON (left): “He was the best manmanager you will ever meet. He had the respect of everyone. He almost overnight transformed the emotions of the club.” From Back Page pulling their weight in getting out of trouble in the league cannot stay out of trouble off the field. “It has raised serious concerns about Pardew’s leadership because he is the man who should be setting an example. “And it seems unbelievable that he has even allowed there to be a situation where four senior members of his squad can act like that. “Lai is not a patient man. He expects results. “He won’t be sacking Pardew on this issue alone. “But he has told the manager that he wants to see points on the board. “Privately, he is giving him two matches to sort out the mess on the pitch. Otherwise, he will replace him. He wants to see progress.” The Baggies were dumped out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 to Southampton in the fifth round at the weekend. They play Huddersfield at home on Saturday, then travel to Watford the following Saturday with Pards’ job on the line. VINNIE WANTS A WORD Join our new signing, Vinnie Jones, live from LA, on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show. Every Monday at 6.30am. Get stuck in! 1089/1053AM • DAB Radio • Mobile • talkSPORT.com 47 HOW TO LISTEN: DOWNLOAD THE APP 48 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM A CHAMPS LGEE CHELSEA v BARCA Tomorrow, 7.45pm, BT Sport 2 By DAVID COVERDALE CONTE . . . pressure HAZ From Back Page being I’m here, there are still some months to go and competitions to try to win, then the World Cup is coming up. “I’m here, I still have 2 years on my contract. “I’m very settled here and playing every game. “The fans like me a lot and my family likes it here. We’ll see.” Asked if he is flattered by Real’s interest, Hazard replied: “Yes, but it’s been several years now they’re EURO WATCH BARCELONA beat Eibar 2-0 to equal their best-ever La Liga unbeaten run. Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba scored in their 31st game without defeat. interested — when it’s not Real, it’s Paris, when it’s not Paris, it’s Real. I’m happy where I am.” Hazard, 27, knows Barca are a huge threat to Conte’s Euro campaign. Speaking to French TV show Telefoot, he said: “All the players will be concentrating 200 per cent against Barca. “If you’re not, then you’re going straight out. “I’ve never played against Barca before and I can’t wait to test myself.” CHELSEA and Barcelona renew their Champions League rivalry tomorrow when they meet for the first leg of their last-16 tie. Frenchman Emmanuel Petit knows the two European giants better than most having played for both during his illustrious 16-year career. Here, the 1998 World Cup winner gives SunSport his exclusive lowdown on the Stamford Bridge blockbuster. HAZARD WARNING It is time for Eden Hazard to raise his level on the big stage. He has been tremendous since he signed for Chelsea — but in the Champions League I have been a little bit frustrated because I haven’t seen the great Hazard yet. Everyone knows what he can do on the pitch but he has to start doing it in the Champions League and with Belgium. If he wants to be seen alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he must raise his game and this match is ideal for him to do that. BLUE GIROUD The fighter Olivier Giroud will play a new role for Chelsea that will help Hazard a lot. Hazard was missing a Giroud-type person — this is the kind of player he will love to play with. Giroud is not going to ask for the ball behind defenders. But Chelsea have fast players anyway and he is very physical, especially in the box and he can bring in players as well. He reminds me of Diego Costa with his fighting spirit and mentality. You know what you can expect from him, he always gives 100 per cent. It’s a very good buy for Chelsea and a good opportunity for Olivier. He can have a big impact against Barca — especially on setpieces, which is an area where I think they can cause them problems. WARRIOR GAME ‘Giroud can take on Costa role’ FRONTING UP . . . Emmanuel Petit is tipping Olivier Giroud to fight like Diego Costa (below) COUNTING THE COSTA The relationship between Antonio Conte and some of his players THE No1 TEAM IN FOOTBALL IN PRINT A preview of Chelsea’s Champions League test against Barcelona. ON AIR 10am: Jim White JIM WHITE, Danny Murphy and Bob Mills discuss the latest football issues. 1pm: Hawksbee & Jacobs THE hilarious Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs are joined by the comedian Chris Ramsey. 4pm: Drive DARREN GOUGH and Adrian Durham look ahead to Wigan’s Cup clash with Manchester City. ONLINE thesun.co.uk/sport CUP ACTION WATCH all the FA Cup highlights from every fifth-round clash. BLUE ON BLUE JOIN us from 7pm as Manchester City travel to Wigan for their FA Cup tie. has been bad and I think that started with what happened with Costa. The dressing room has been affected by that. Conte and Costa and then Conte and David Luiz. You couldn’t imagine after they became champions that all these things would happen so quickly. But the players have to forget everything because this is the kind of game that everyone wants to play in their career. If I was in that Chelsea dressing room I would put away what I think and try and concentrate on winning the game as a unit. Forget things that aren’t going well with the manager and concentrate on what is in front of you — one of the biggest teams in the world. If you start thinking you have problems before coming on the pitch, you should stay in the dressing room. DROGS OF WAR If you want to stop Messi, you have to play as a team. I remember when Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea with Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and John Terry played Barcelona in the 2009 semi-final and were unlucky not to win because of refereeing decisions. Some of the players were warriors. Drogba was a leader. They were physically ready for the fight. What happened at the end would have been hard to swallow but they showed the ingredients you need. That was one of the greatest Barca teams with Xavi and Andres Iniesta but Chelsea played with aggression, energy, intensity and togetherness. When you don’t have the ball, you have to be very compact and not CHELSEA v BARCELONA HEAD-TO-HEAD CHELSEA WINS 5 BARCELONA WINS DRAWS 5 5 Played 15 EMMANUEL PETIT EXCLUSIVE leave space between the lines because Messi loves that. But when you get the ball, you need to play it as fast as possible in the counter attack. PAIN IN SPAIN I played less than 30 games in my season at Barcelona and most were in defence. It was a season to forget. We went out in the group stage of the Champions League and went into the Europa League — and at Barcelona, you cannot be playing in the Europa League. It was not good timing for me to go there. There were too many rivalries in the dressing room between the captain Pep Guardiola and the Dutch players. Too many politics. We were a bunch of very talented players but the spine of the team was too old and there were too many troubles on and off the pitch. I was disappointed with what was happening and I wanted to come back to England. When I moved to Chelsea, I had to prove my heart was blue and not red because a lot of fans still believed I was a Gunner. The reception I had in the dressing room was good and my first season went well. But then I had too many physical problems and my spell at Chelsea ended in a bad way. n EMMANUEL PETIT is a Paddy Power ambassador. To read his columns, go to news.paddypower.com. 1GM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... IG-MATCH REACTION FA CUPP BIG-MATCH 49 POGBA . . . makes return Pog back for Mour By NEIL CUSTIS PAUL POGBA is expected to fly to Spain tomorrow as part of Manchester United’s squad for their Champions League encounter with Sevilla. The French ace missed Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at Huddersfield after the club said he had reported ill. But the £89million record signing trained at Carrington yesterday. Pogba has been dropped and subbed twice in his last three games. Mourinho claims it was just due to a dip in form. The Red Devils boss believes the team are in the right frame of mind to face United’s first knockout round of the Champions League since David Moyes was manager. Mourinho said: “We have a strong team, strong bonding, a strong team mentality. We know it is a difficult match — but we go for it.” l Manchester United and Huddersfield are sweating on possible FA action after fans invaded the pitch following Romelu Lukaku’s second goal. EURO WATCH SEVILLA warmed up for their Champions League tie with Manchester United by winning 2-1 at lowly Las Palmas in La Liga. It was their third straight win. Must be VARster By NEIL CUSTIS NEMANJA MATIC says the VAR boys need to speed up their act. There was another long pause in Manchester United’s 2-0 FA Cup win at Huddersfield on Saturday. Juan Mata put the ball in the net on half-time and the VAR ruled it out for a tight offside — but not before a lengthy wait. United midfielder Matic said: “I like it. I think it will be better for football. “They just have to do it a bit quicker as we waited so long. Two minutes is a long time on the pitch. “It’s normal refs make mistakes and they can refer it to TV but it needs to be quicker. “They have to do it in 30 seconds. After two minutes we are cold.” VAR picture providers Hawk-Eye apologised for a “technical error” that left TV viewers stumped. A BT Sport still of Mata’s position had wonky lines scrawled across it. Hawk-Eye insisted: “The VAR saw the correct image with correct lines. “The wrong image was provided to broadcasters and we apologise.” IT MAY END IN A SPOT OF BOTHER FALLING STAR . . . Dele goes down under McGahey’s challenge to earn late penalty Alli’s well that ends well BOBBY MADLEY got right to award Spurs the decision Dale defender Har a penalty. clipped Dele Alli —rison McGahey ear th has the Tott but why on enham midfielder once again thro wn himself into the air followin g the contact to win the penalty ? Just go down normal ly. On another day, have deemed that to Bobby could be simulation and cautioned Dele. There will be a tim won’t get a penaltye where he when he deserves one becaus ation will go before e his reputhim in the eyes of referees. If that happens, Del e will have only himself to blam the way he goes to e because of gro His manager Mauriciund. tino needs to have a o Pochet him to try to cut it word with out of his game. ROCHDALE chief Keith Hill told Dele Alli to carry on diving after his League One club secured a dream replay against Spurs at Wembley. Hill’s Dale scored a dramatic 93rd-minute equaliser through Steve Davies — just five minutes after Harry Kane’s penalty had put Tottenham 2-1 up. But Dele was caught up in yet another diving controversy as he tumbled to win his side’s spotkick at Spotland. Harrison McGahey felled the England star inside the box on 88 minutes, with ref Bobby Madley making the right call to award a penalty. And Hill says he is happy to see Dele use football’s dark arts if it means the Three Lions are successful at the World Cup in Russia. The Dale boss confessed: “I’m led to believe he was looking for it, but why not? “If he does that for England in the World Cup this summer then I will definitely be supporting him. I don’t By NEIL ASHTON CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER blame him and I don’t have a problem with it. “Whether it’s him, Harry Kane or Ian Henderson, it does not matter who does it.” Dele, 21, copped ferocious stick from pundits and fans after he was yellow-carded for a tumble during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool earlier this month. It was the third time in his LET’S PARTY . . . Henderson and Kane (left) enjoy their goals Premier League career that Dele had been booked for simulation. But SunSport columnist Alan Shearer, who was at yesterday’s 2-2 FA Cup fifth-round draw as a Match of the Day pundit, defended Dele on this occasion. Ex-striker Shearer tweeted: “If you have listened to me before I have criticised him for diving. On this occasion I thought it was a penalty. I don’t do favouritism.” Ex-Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas also leapt to Dele’s defence. Jenas said: “I have to say I thought it was a clear penalty. “Danny Rose did really well and when the ball eventually comes through to Dele, he just reacts quicker. That’s all. “He has been accused of diving but I don’t think he can be accused of diving here. “There is contact between the left knee and Dele’s right knee. “I think Bobby Madley has made a very good decision.” Former Spurs striker and MOTD presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: “The question was asked by me, ‘Dele Alli has a reputation for diving, do you think he dived on this occasion?’ “@jjenas8 and @alanshearer both thought it was a blatant foul and a penalty, not a dive. And for what it’s worth, I agree.” DALE BOSS: IF DELE WINS A PENALTY LIKE THAT FOR ENGLAND I’LL BE CHEERING HIM 50 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM RM FA CUP FIFTH ROUND ROCHDALE v TOTTENHAM ATTENDANCE: 8,480 REFEREE: Robert Madley DREAM TEAM RATINGS Lillis 6 Delaney 6 6 6 Camps Done 6 McGahey McNulty 6 Kitching Rafferty 5 Cannon 6 7 Henderson Humphrys 7 6 5 Son 8 7 Sissoko Moura Winks HENDERSON 45; DAVIES 90 Fairydale DAVIES STRIKES – AND NOW 7 Llorente 6 ROCHDALE 6 Wanyama 5 7 Alderweireld Foyth 6 6 5 Rose Trippier Vorm SUBS — ROCHDALE: Davies 6 (Humphreys 75), Rathbone 6 (Rafferty 81), Inman 6 (McNulty 89). Not used: Ntlhe, Thompson, Moore, Adshead. Booked: Rafferty, Rathbone, McGahey. SPURS: Lamela 6 (Winks 62), Dele 6 (Moura 71), Kane 6 (Llorente 76). Not used: Sanchez, Dier, Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters. Booked: Alderweireld. (Dream Team ratings supplied by whoscored.com) 65% 35% TOTAL POSSESSION 1st HALF 2nd HALF 35% 65% 35% 65% SHOTS ON/OFF TARGET 3 4 3 6 BLOCKED SHOTS 5 0 CORNERS OFFSIDES 3 6 3 0 TOTAL PASSES 496 260 COMPLETED PASSES 392 169 PASSING ACCURACY 79% 65% YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS 3 1 0 0 FOULS CONCEDED 23 28 TACKLES 11 20 NOBODY wearing blue wanted to leave the place. Bare-chested players were still hugging and high-fiving each other in the dressing room half an hour after the final whistle. Family and friends, waiting for loved ones in the cramped foyer of the main stand at Spotland, were all flashing Colgate smiles. Up in the boardroom, chairman Chris Dunphy was counting just how much a replay at Wembley will be worth to little Rochdale. Maybe £500,000, maybe a mill, if they can get it screened on TV. Everyone will want to get a piece of them after supersub Steve Davies wellied a 93rd-minute equaliser beyond Michel Vorm. Beyond that, it was bedlam. The best bit is Spurs truly 2 By NEIL ASHTON CHIEF FOOTBALL REPORTER believed they had won this fifthround tie — and sealed a quarterfinal away to either Swansea or Sheffield Wednesday — when Harry Kane smacked an 88thminute penalty beyond Josh Lillis. But they switched off and Davies scored a dramatic equaliser. It was impossible to keep track of Rochdale’s players as they tried to catch their goalscoring hero. On the touchline, boss Keith Hill and his coaching staff were jumping up and down like the fans in the stands. They deserved to. Dale are heading to the smoke, ROCHDALE will play at Wembley for only the second time in their history in the replay and first time in nearly ten years — previously losing in the third-tier play-off against Stockport (3-2) in May 2008. 8 taking mighty Tottenham to a replay just five days after Mauricio Pochettino’s side drew at Juventus in the Champions League. This, though, felt like the tougher game for Tottenham. Rochdale, boasting a freshly-laid pitch to keep Poch happy, turned out to be some leveller. The League One side’s newfound fans were baying for the return of Davies, 30, long after the final whistle went. Well they can salute him on Wednesday, when 8,000 gloryhunters can watch them in action against MK Dons as Hill’s heroes return to their relegation battle. You can be sure they will be back at Spotland, certainly if it means getting their hands on a prized ticket for the replay at the national stadium. They deserved another crack, HARRY KANE has scored eight goals in his last six FA Cup games for Spurs. The in-form striker’s penalty yesterday was his 34th goal in all competitions this term. 6 with Davies firing home past Vorm from 12 yards. This is why we still love the FA Cup. The minnows went 1-0 up and were then harshly 2-1 down with the clock ticking. Then a journeyman pro — who has plied his trade at Tranmere, Derby, Bristol City, Blackpool, Sheffield United and Bradford — wrote his name into Cup history. For Spurs, the replay is certainly a game they could well do without. They will take it, of course, after recovering from the shock of Ian Henderson’s 45th-minute opener — his sixth goal in the competition this season. It does not matter one bit that Rochdale could not hold on to their dream lead. The captain had got free when Andrew Cannons spotted the run of Rochdale’s main man into the ROCHDALE have gone six games unbeaten in the FA Cup (four wins, two draws) for only the second occasion in their history — previously achieving this feat in January 1976. 1GM RM Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 2 TOTTENHAM 2 51 LUCAS MOURA 59; KANE 88 (PEN) ending! HE’S OFF TO WEMBLEY IT’S STEVIE WONDER . . . sub Steve Davies pounces to fire in Dale’s injury-time leveller and seal a replay at Wembley area. His finish was cool and sharp. For 14 minutes — 29 if you include half-time — they believed they could hold on. But Spurs responded, with Lucas Moura levelling on his first start since a £25million move from Paris Saint-Germain. He was one of 11 changes to the Spurs side who drew in Turin, a massive turnover in personnel after such a polished performance. Back in east Lancashire, in a biting wind whipping up off Saddleworth Moor, Dale made life bloody uncomfortable for these Premier League stars. They rattled a few bones, with Mark Kitching, Harrison McGahey and Ryan Delaney leaving a foot in when they needed to. Victor Wanyama, in the centre of Tottenham’s midfield, looked lost. 5 His team-mates found their feet in the second half when the big guns were summoned off the bench to sort this tie out. Dele Alli was on first then came the intimidating figure of Kane. They both left their mark. Dele went over inside the box, with his legs collapsing under the challenge of McGahey. And Kane, who scored Tottenham’s first in Turin last Tuesday, was convinced he had grabbed the winner from the spot. So did Rochdale’s Tannoy man, thanking the fans for showing up and urging them to get down for the game with MK Dons. Nobody on the pitch was listening. They surged up the other end, sensing one last chance to make a little bit of history for their club. Dale are having a wretched time of it in League One, rock bottom MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S Tottenham side have drawn five consecutive away games in all competitions — the jointlongest run in their history after April 1957, November 1973, February 1982, October 1988 and February 1999. 0 after winning only five of 28 games this season. They are 11 points from safety — although they do have at least four games in hand of most of their relegation rivals. But Hill’s men have come alive in the Cup. The blood was pumping, the heart racing as they threw bodies into the box in the final seconds. And the chance fell to Davies, with the 75th-minute substitute somehow keeping his cool. It sent Spotland delirious, with fans running up and down stairwells to celebrate his stunning equaliser. The Dale heroes get to walk out at Wembley now, a right they have earned. When they get there, they will never want to leave the place. Tweet @neilashton_ ROCHDALE starting XI costs in transfer fee totals for yesterday’s game .................................................... TOTAL: £0m TOTTENHAM starting XI (Vorm £5m, Trippier £3.5m, Foyth £8m, Alderweireld £11.5m, Rose £100k, Wanyama £11.5m, Lucas Moura £25m, Sissoko £30m, Winks £0, Son £22m, Llorente £15m) . . . TOTAL: £131.6m COME ON . . . Dale players go berserk after leveller BIG GUNS From Back Page special — it’s every kid’s dream to play at Wembley and hopefully we’ll do ourselves proud. “I thought we did enough to win. We have great team spirit and we’ll never give up.” Rochdale, who have already banked more than £1million from their Cup run, led through skipper Ian Henderson on the stroke of half-time. Lucas Moura equalised and Kane put Spurs ahead after Dele Alli was fouled. But Dale boss Hill celebrated wildly after Davies’ goal in the THIRD MINUTE of added time. Hill, 48, beamed: “I’m normally like that in the pub on a Sunday afternoon! I’ve never had a moment like this — we’ve had promotion twice but to do that against a team like Tottenham is special. “It’s a reward as well, because we deserved the chance to go and have a replay at Wembley. “The players were magnificent. It was a test but why not take them on and try to win? “I thought we gained their respect. Going 1-0 up, we almost lit the bomb and knew what would come. Heads could have gone down at 2-1 but they didn’t. “We’ll see the replay as an opportunity and I think they will see it as a headache. We’ll go to Wembley and have a go.” Hill’s top priority, though, is to start winning some of the club’s games in hand and climb off the bottom of the League One table. He added: “It’s Milton Keynes on Wednesday and that’s the bread and butter.” Goalscorer Henderson said: “We played some unbelievable football against an incredible team and to get a draw against a Premier League Davies Alderweireld FA CUP ¼-FINAL DRAW Sheff W/Swansea v Rochdale/Spurs Man United v Brighton Leicester v Chelsea Wigan/Man C v Southampton MATCHES TO BE PLAYED WEEKEND OF MAR 16-19 club . . . I’ve always said I’d love to play at Wembley and now I’ll be able to say I have — if I’m fit and picked.” Mauricio Pochettino made 11 changes to the side which drew 2-2 at Juventus on Tuesday. And the Spurs chief — whose side also needed a replay to beat Newport in the last round — confessed he thought his side were in the quarterfinals when Kane scored. He said: “It’s so difficult to explain because everyone was watching a Premier League team against a League One team. But it is not like this. “When you play in this type of competition the level of the team is not important. We saw that with Newport and today. “The good news is that we are still alive and we have the possibility to play again at Wembley.” Spurs’ Premier League clash at Crystal Palace that was due to take place next Monday night has been brought forward to noon on Sunday. DAVIES’ DA Y-TIME INJUR NJU Y-T INJUR LEVELLER STEVE DAVIES earned Dale a replay with a stoppagetime stunner. He collected Matt Done’s centre via Toby Alderweireld’s head — before swivelling and firing home with his left foot. Time of goal 92m 36s Distance 10.55yards Done Pass/shoot Running NOW READ:MORE FROM SPOTLAND THE BRAVE – P49 52 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GM ONLY PAPER TO COVER EVERY FA CUP & EFL GAME Sport ROCHDALE.....2 TOTTENHAM...2 HARRY WHO? Dale hero Davies: Their big gun came on to score..so I had to follow suit! By NEIL ASHTON STEVE DAVIES upstaged Harry Kane as Rochdale on a minute after Spurs hit the road to Wembley. sub Kane — whose 88th- The Spotland sub’s injurytime equaliser earned his League One side a moneyspinning FA Cup replay with Tottenham a week on Wednesday. Boss Keith Hill (left) sent Davies minute penalty looked to have won the fifth-round tie. Davies, 30, said: “When they bring on the big guns and Kane scores, I’ve got to follow suit, haven’t I? This is HAIL DALE . . . Steve Davies celebrates the leveller and his pals join in afterwards (below) Lai gives Pardew 2 games EXCLUSIVE By JUSTIN ALLEN ALAN PARDEW has been given just two games to save his job by West Brom owner Guochuan Lai in the wake of ‘Taxi-gate’. The Baggies boss (below) was already under fire with his team bottom of the Premier League. Then Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Boaz Myhill and Jake Livermore were involved in an alleged theft of a taxi while on a training camp in Barcelona. A source in China told SunSport last night: “Mr Lai is furious. “In China, discipline is a basic skill, the minimum required to be successful in any professional. “He cannot believe that a group of players who are supposed to be all Turn to Page 47 Antonio Haz my support By PHIL CADDEN EDEN HAZARD is backing under-pressure manager Antonio Conte to turn Chelsea’s season around. The Blues host Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg tomorrow. Fourth-placed Chelsea have been in patchy form since the turn of the year. Hazard (below) said: “We win together, we lose together. “I don’t sense there’s any player who’s not with the coach. “Everyone is behind him. All we want is to climb the table — and give everything against Barcelona. “We will see what happens after.” It is not just Conte whose future is up in the air at Chelsea. 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Abroad: Bulgaria BGN 6.00, Denmark DKR 23 (Sat DKR 23), Italy 2.50, Sweden SKR 29 (Sat SKR 33), Tunisia TND 3.50. No1 FANTASY GAME ...CHECK YOUR PLAYERS’ SCORES REACTION FROM EVERY WEEKEND MATCH in association with Monday, February 19, 2018 BOYCE HOPES SPIRIT OF 2013 WILL INSPIRE WIGAN’S NEW.. Kings of the Cupset Wigan v Manchester City 7.55pm, BBC1 & EMMERSON BOYCE believes the EXCLUSIVE by MARTIN BLACKBURN spirit of 2013 can inspire Wigan will once again be huge underdogs. But against Manchester City tonight. former skipper Boyce claims they can ROLLS-BOYCE . . . Emmerson Boyce joins the FA Cup legends as he lifts the trophy for Wigan in 2013 The Latics created one of the great FA Cup final fairytales when they beat Roberto Mancini’s side at Wembley. And they then KO’d City at the quarter-final stage the following season for good measure. The teams meet again at the DW Stadium tonight in a fifth-round clash — when Paul Cook’s League One outfit use the 2013 glory boys as inspiration. Boyce, 38, said: “I hope they can. Deep down I don’t think any of us expected to win at Wembley. “The lads should not fear anything — like we didn’t. Fingers crossed we can spring a major shock.” It still feels like a dream — Pages 2, 3 2 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 2GG GOALS FA Cup 5th round OLD SKOL BOSS MAY 11 20 1 3 By TONY LITTLE WIGAN boss Paul Cook has offered Pep Guardiola a special drink with Pep? Yes, a can of Skol! post-match drink tonight — a We respect Pep. But our drinks can of Skol lager. cabinet won’t change for anybody. Cook (right) will take the downto-earth approach as he looks to inspire his League One promotion hopefuls to a fifth-round upset. The Latics are rank outsiders as Guardiola’s star-studded Premier League leaders visit the DW Stadium. But Wigan have knocked out top-flight sides Bournemouth and West Ham on their way to the last 16 — and have won their past two FA Cup meetings against City, including the 2013 final. Cook is not one for celebrating with expensive tipples — he bought a bottle of wine from the local supermarket for Hammers boss David Moyes in the last round. And he insists Guardiola will be treated the same as any League One boss. Cook said: “Will I share a “I think we got David Moyes a £12 bottle of wine from Tesco. We’ll show Pep the utmost respect and I’m sure by the time he leaves he’ll have a good experience of Wigan. “Pep will get invited in with his staff like everyone should in England. “We are not here to make best friends with Manchester City and have everyone pat us on the back after they’ve beaten us by five and say: ‘Have a good season’. We want to try to win a game of football.” Guardiola has complained about tough challenges of late but Cook’s men will avoid the rough stuff. He added: “Would we go out to kick them? No, I wouldn’t be a manager like that. My teams wouldn’t play that way.” It still feels like a dream BIG BEN . . . Watson rises to head winner past keeper Joe Hart FIVE years on and Wigan legend Emmerson Boyce admits it still feels like a dream. The 2013 FA Cup final against Manchester City’s megastars was goalless as the Wembley clock ticked over towards 90 minutes. Then Shaun Maloney sent over a corner, Latics sub Ben Watson leapt highest and in the blink of an eye his header had looped over Joe Hart. A few minutes of injury time later and one of the competition’s great fairytales was complete. And skipper Boyce — who had spent the afternoon hoping to simply avoid a ‘hammering’ — was preparing to climb the Wembley steps and lift the Cup. He said: “When Ben’s header went in, it was like a dream. “It seemed to go in slow motion as I stood wat— ching it go in. It was LEGEND BOYCE ON WEMBLEY HEROICS 2GG REWIND Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 3 in association with FA CUP FINAL (Wembley) MAN CITY (0) 0 WIGAN Att: 86,254 Watson 90 (0) 1 MAN CITY: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Silva, Toure, Barry (Dzeko), Nasri (Milner), Aguero, Tevez (Rodwell). WIGAN: Robles, Boyce, Scharner, Alcaraz, Espinoza, McCarthy, McArthur, Gomez (Watson), McManaman, Kone, Maloney. CUP FOR IT . . . City boys training Even more to do, City Alan Shearer BIG HUG . . . for Wigan owner Dave Whelan MAGIC MOMENT . . . overjoyed Emmerson Boyce lifts the Cup By MARTIN BLACKBURN pleased to share the moment the celebrations in the dresswith club owner and chair- ing room. “But we had to jump back man Dave Whelan. The sportswear tycoon on the bus, we had a little celebration there, then we famously saw his own FA EXCLUSIVE Cup dream ended by a bro- had to turn our minds to the such a great story. Ben had ken leg while playing in the next league game against come back from a long-term final for Blackburn against Arsenal. injury, then come on as a Wolves in 1960. “We had won one of the sub a few minutes earlier. Boyce added: “Before the most famous cups in the “All game, I don’t think game he said to us, make world yet we didn’t really get deep down we expected to sure you enjoy this moment to celebrate it on the night. win. I was just thinking, — because of what had But you wouldn’t trade it for the world.” ‘Let’s not get hammered’. happened to him. The bus parade a few days “Then I remember being “As I walked up the steps, down in that corner, with there’s a picture of me hug- later could have become like our fans celebrating and we ging him, and I’m saying to a wake as by then the Latics started to think, ‘We might him, ‘You have a new story had been relegated. But Boyce and his actually win this’. to tell people now’. team-mates soon “The last few minutes of “Everyone knows realised the meminjury time were the longest how the broken ories of what of my life though. Time leg affected him. they had seemed to stand still — but For him to be achieved would then the whistle went.” able to lead his last a lifetime. Boyce had been so con- club back to The former vinced a Latics team on the Wembley, win Barbados defbrink of relegation from the the Cup — it ender, 38, now Premier League would lose was perfect. works with to Roberto Mancini’s City “Now he’s got Wigan’s youngthat he had not thought the statue out7.55pm, sters. He said: about how to celebrate. side the stadium “You don’t really BBC1 & He said: “It was an emo- and it will always know how to act tional time — we didn’t really be there.” because we had won know what to do with ourThere was little time selves out there on the pitch. for the Latics to enjoy the the Cup but we had also been relegated. You grow up watching the moment. “The Wigan fans came out FA Cup and lifting the cup Three days later they had seems like a dream. a Premier League fixture at in their thousands and it “Then I was doing it for Arsenal — which turned out was a fantastic sea of people. “It told its own story about real — walking up those to be the day they were relewhat they preferred, winning steps, seeing a sea of Wigan gated from the top flight. fans. Lifting the cup was a Boyce added: “I had to the Cup or staying up — I fantastic moment.” come off the pitch and go think it was winning the Boyce was particularly for a drugs test so I missed Cup. “They were celebrating like there was no tomorrow. Even now they talk about it.” What about Boyce, the man who lifted the trophy? Would he have swapped that EMMERSON BOYCE remains close to Joseph Kendrick — moment for staying in the Wigan’s lucky mascot on that famous day. top flight? The former Latics skipper carried out Joseph — who suffers He said: “Looking back from rare life-limiting disorder NKH — before the kick-off. now, as a player you always Boyce is now an ambassador for the eight-year-old’s charity want to win and we won one Joseph’s Goal, which raises money to find a cure. of the best cups in the Boyce said: “Winning the Cup and carrying young Joseph, it world. was special — and a gesture that touched a lot of hearts. “I wouldn’t swap it for “I’ve been close to the family while I’ve been at Wigan and anything. That medal will always be the one. I can go in the FA Cup final, he was our lucky mascot. “It’s a great charity for me to support, I still try to and show my kids, my do as much as I can. Joseph is a fighter and he was a great grandkids, I’ll talk about it a milllion times over.” inspiration for us.” Tweet @SunMartinB l For more information on the charity visit www.josephsgoal.org Wigan v Man City HAPPY MEMORY OUR COLUMNISTS Pep close to being Latics ace PEP GUARDIOLA revealed he came close to signing for Wigan at the end of his playing days. Back in 2005, Manchester City’s boss, then 34, held talks with ex-Latics chief Paul Jewell about joining their midfield. Former Barcelona ace Guardiola (below) claims he was not good enough and instead ended his playing career in the Middle East and Mexico. He said: “They tried to sign me but I was really old as a player and Wigan were so clever because I wasn’t good enough. That is the truth!” Jewell remembers it slightly differently. He recalled: “I got a call from Guardiola’s agent who gave me Pep’s number so I rang him and left a message. “Just five minutes later he rang me back. He knew all about Wigan, our players — I was so impressed. “We had a terrific conversation and he told me he’d like to play in the Premier League. “His wages were not extortionate and he was all set to come when his agent called me a few days later to say Pep had received a mind-blowing offer from elsewhere.” Guardiola confirmed yesterday he will stick with Claudio Bravo in goal for tonight and Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Arsenal. The Chilean has lost his place to Ederson but Guardiola added: “Claudio is going to play. We’re in the Carabao Cup final thanks to him.” ARE THE TALK OF FOOTBALL IT doesn’t take a genius to tell us Manchester City are playing scintillating football right now. Some of the best we have ever seen in this country? I would say so. Between now and May, six more wins in the league and they have the title. They could well go on to beat two records — both set by Chelsea — for best Premier League points tally of 95 in 2005 and most goals scored at 103 in 2010. Five more wins in the domestic cups and they will have bagged a Treble. They have one foot in the last eight of the Champions League too and on this form even Real Madrid and Barcelona should be worried about the ultimate destiny of this season’s trophy. Win all four competitions and they will be placed in the pantheon of not just the greatest club sides in England but in the world. If I was putting my house on it — and I’m not by the way — I would say they won’t do it as it is such a big ask. That is not to say it isn’t a distinct possibility. The league is wrapped up. I have no doubt in the FA Cup they will beat Wigan tonight and Southampton in the quarter-finals. Then it will get interesting with Manchester United, Chelsea and Spurs all probably joining them in the last four. The Carabao Cup final next Sunday should be a cracker between two attacking sides with Arsenal the opponents. The difference will be that City know how to defend. Their destruction of Basel in the first round of their last-16 Champions League tie already has their name pencilled into the last eight. It is the Champions League glory that they really need to stand alongside the great United sides built by Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson across town. How have they got to this point of near footballing immortality? Well, obviously, no little amount of money has been spent on the squad. Pep had to recruit the right men to play the ‘Barcelona’ way. And in Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus they have the energy of youth alongside David Silva, Sergio Aguero (below) and Fernandinho. Even in goal they have the ingredient they were missing. Ederson is as big a key to what is happening with this team as anyone. It is not all just quality on the ball but what they do without it. The energy levels of these players must be off the scale as it was at the Nou Camp in Guardiola’s time there. Lose the ball and three players are hounding you down to get it back. Opponents are so exhausted by the time they win possession that they don’t have a second to think about what to do with it. De Bruyne has undoubtedly been the stand-out player. He must be a dream for the likes of Aguero with his delivery of all types of through balls perfectly weighted to be finished off. Concentrate on stopping him and you forget about the quality elsewhere you have to deal with. Of all the work Guardiola has done at City, the improvement in winger Raheem Sterling stands out for me. He has 20 goals this season, already almost double his previous best tally. Someone who looked in two minds in front of goal is now an assured finisher. He is arguably the most skilful attacking player in an England shirt alongside Harry Kane. Just think what confidence he could have heading to Russia this summer. It’s all very exciting, it’s all there to be won for City. But they need one trophy ahead of all others and, until the Champions League is won, debate over their true greatness will continue to rage. 4 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 2GG GOALS FA Cup 5th round SULTS AST 4 RE L M O R L 3-0 WEST B an City (a) Jan 31 Feb 3 Feb 12 Feb 17 M -2 ton (h) L 3 Southamp -0 3 L ) Chelsea (a -1 2 L ) (h ton Southamp NEXT 6 GAM ES HOEDT STUFF . . . Wesley Hoedt nets at West Brom for Southampton who take on Burnley on Saturday WEEK AHEAD (7.45 unless stated) TODAY THE EMIRATES FA CUP Fifth Round Wigan v Man City................... 7.55 SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Blackburn v Bury ........................... VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Wealdstone v Gloucester. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Shaw Lane v Stalybridge. TOMORROW UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1st Knockout Rd, 1st Legs Bayern Munich v Besiktas ............ Chelsea v Barcelona ...................... SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Aston Villa v Preston..................... Barnsley v Burton Albion.............. Bolton v Sunderland ............... 8.0 Brentford v Birmingham .............. Middlesbrough v Hull .................... Millwall v Sheff Wed...................... Nottm Forest v Reading ............... Sheff Utd v QPR.............................. SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Fleetwood Town v Portsmouth .. Shrewsbury v Gillingham.............. SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Barnet v Carlisle ...................... 8.0 Cambridge Utd v Notts County.... Crewe v Exeter .............................. LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Dumbarton v Morton. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Stranraer v Arbroath. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Annan Ath v Peterhead. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Aldershot v Bromley, Barrow v Gateshead, Boreham Wood v Maidstone, Chester v L Orient, Dover v Dag & Red, Ebbsfleet Utd v Woking, Halifax v Hartlepool, Guiseley v Fylde, Maidenhead v Eastleigh, Solihull Moors v Wrexham, Torquay v Sutton Utd, Tranmere v Macclesfield. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - Harrogate Tn v Alfreton Tn, Salford City v Bradford PA, Spennymoor Tn v Telford, Stockport v Nuneaton. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH - Concord R v E Thurrock, Weston-S-M v Chelmsford. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Basingstoke v Stratford Tn, Hereford v St Neots Tn, Kings Langley v Royston Tn, Redditch v Gosport Boro, Tiverton v Kettering. BOSTIK PREMIER - Leiston v Margate, Needham Mkt v Burgess Hill Tn. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Rushall Olympic v Stafford R, Whitby v Grantham. WEDNESDAY UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1st Knockout Rd, 1st Legs Sevilla v Man Utd ........................... Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma............ UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 32, 2nd Legs CSKA (0) v Red Star (0)............. 5.0 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Bristol City v Fulham ..................... Derby v Leeds ................................. Ipswich v Cardiff ........................... Wolves v Norwich .......................... SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Rochdale v MK Dons....................... BOSTIK PREMIER - Folkestone Invicta v Billericay. THURSDAY UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE Round of 32, 2nd Legs AC Milan (3) v Ludogorets (0) 8.05 Arsenal (3) v Ostersunds (0).. 8.05 Atalanta (2) v Dortmund (3).. 8.05 A Bilbao (3) v Spartak (1) ....... 8.05 A Madrid (4) v Copenhagen (1).. 6.0 Braga (0) v Marseille (3) ......... 8.05 D Kiev (1) v AEK Athens (1)....... 6.0 Lazio (0) v FCSB (1)..................... 6.0 Lokomotiv (3) v Nice (2) ........... 4.0 Plzen (1) v Partizan (1) ............. 6.0 RB Leipzig (3) v Napoli (1)......... 6.0 Salzburg (2) v R Sociedad (2).. 8.05 Sporting (3) v Astana (1).......... 6.0 Villarreal (1) v Lyon (3) ............. 6.0 Zenit St P’burg (0) v Celtic (1)... 6.0 FRIDAY SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Hull v Sheff Utd.............................. LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Livingston v Dundee Utd (7.35). (3.0 unless stated) SATURDAY Feb 24 Hudder sﬁeld (h) Mar 3 Watford (a) Mar 10 Leicester (h) Mar 17 Bourne mouth (a) Mar 31 Burnley (h) Apr 7 Swansea (h) PREMIER LEAGUE Bournemouth v Newcastle .......... Brighton v Swansea ...................... Burnley v Southampton ............... Leicester v Stoke ................ 12.30 Liverpool v West Ham ................... Watford v Everton................ 5.30 West Brom v Huddersfield ........... SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham v Barnsley................. Burton Albion v Millwall ............... Fulham v Wolves.................... 5.30 Leeds v Brentford.......................... Norwich v Bolton ........................... Preston v Ipswich .......................... QPR v Nottm Forest ....................... Reading v Derby............................. Sheff Wed v Aston Villa ................ Sunderland v Middlesbrough ....... SKY BET LEAGUE ONE Bristol Rovers v Scunthorpe ........ Bury v Gillingham........................... Charlton v Shrewsbury ................. Fleetwood Town v MK Dons ......... Northampton v Oxford Utd.......... Oldham v Southend ....................... Peterborough v AFC Wimbledon ... Plymouth v Bradford .................... Portsmouth v Blackpool ............... Rotherham v Doncaster ............... Walsall v Blackburn ....................... Wigan v Rochdale .......................... SKY BET LEAGUE TWO Accrington v Cambridge Utd ....... Chesterfield v Swindon ................ Colchester v Barnet ...................... Forest Green v Crawley Town ...... Grimsby v Exeter ........................... Lincoln City v Crewe ...................... Luton v Cheltenham...................... Mansfield v Coventry .................... Notts County v Stevenage ........... Port Vale v Newport County ........ Wycombe v Morecambe ............... Yeovil v Carlisle .............................. LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Dundee v Motherwell, Hamilton v Partick, Kilmarnock v Hibernian (12.30), Rangers v Hearts, St Johnstone v Ross Co. LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP - Falkirk v Dumbarton, Inverness v Morton, Queen of South v Dunfermline, St Mirren v Brechin. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE - Ayr v Airdrieonians, East Fife v Albion, Queen’s Pk v Forfar, Raith v Arbroath, Stranraer v Alloa. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO - Annan Ath v Stenhousemuir, Berwick v Montrose, Cowdenbeath v Peterhead, Edinburgh City v Elgin, Stirling v Clyde. THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY: Quarterfinals - Billericay v Wealdstone, Bromley v Spennymoor Tn, L Orient v Gateshead, Stockport v Brackley. VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE Fylde v Dover, Dag & Red v Chester, Eastleigh v Halifax, Hartlepool v Ebbsfleet Utd, Macclesfield v Maidenhead, Maidstone v Tranmere, Sutton Utd v Guiseley, Woking v Boreham Wood, Wrexham v Aldershot. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH - Telford v FC United, Bradford PA v Nth Ferriby, Darlington v Kidderminster, Leamington v Blyth Spartans, Nuneaton v Chorley, Salford City v Tamworth, Southport v Curzon Ashton, York v Alfreton Tn. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Braintree Tn v Poole Tn, Concord R v Welling, Dartford v Truro City, E Thurrock v Bath City, Eastbourne Boro v Weston-S-M, Hampton & R v Bognor Regis Tn, Hemel Hempstead v Havant & W, Oxford City v Chelmsford, St Albans v Chippenham, Whitehawk v Gloucester. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER - Banbury v Kings Langley, Basingstoke v Hitchin, Biggleswade v Redditch, B Stortford v Frome, Chesham v Kettering, Dorchester v Dunstable, Gosport v Stratford Tn, Hereford v Weymouth, Royston v Merthyr Tn, Slough v St Neots, St Ives v Farnboro, Tiverton v King’s Lynn. BOSTIK PREMIER - Brightlingsea v Merstham, Burgess Hill Tn v Thurrock, Enfield Tn v Leatherhead, Harlow v Staines Tn, Harrow Boro v Worthing, Hendon v Lowestoft Tn, Kingstonian v Folkestone Invicta, Needham Mkt v Margate, Tonbridge A v Met Police, Tooting & M v Leiston, Wingate & F v Dulwich. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER - Ashton Utd v Altrincham, Barwell v Workington, Buxton v Stourbridge, Halesowen v Matlock Tn, Hednesford v Warrington Tn, Lancaster City v Rushall Olympic, Marine v Mickleover Sports, Nantwich Tn v Grantham, Shaw Lane v Coalville Tn, Stafford R v Stalybridge, Sutton Coldfield v Farsley Celtic, Witton Alb v Whitby. SUNDAY CARABAO CUP FINAL Arsenal v Man City................. 4.30 PREMIER LEAGUE C Palace v Tottenham............12.0 Man Utd v Chelsea................. 2.05 SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP Cardiff v Bristol City ............. 12.0 LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP - Aberdeen v Celtic (1.30). IN SPOTLIGHT . . . Gareth Barry and Jonny Evans FARE COP Pards reeling at ‘Cab Four’ ALAN PARDEW says he will arrive at West Brom’s training ground ‘bright and early’ today. STRIFE . . . Spain trip backfired for Pardew But when Pards turns up he may have to dust down a few c r isis - m a n age me n t manuals. And the return of no-nonsense Mark Jenkins as chief executive could be bad news for all concerned with Taxi-gate. History shows Jenkins — in his previous reign under ex-chairman Jeremy Peace — is a man who will not hesitate to RECOMMEND changes if he thinks they are needed. Full details of what happened in the fiasco in Barcelona have still to be revealed. But Jenkins will this week hear them — days after replacing sacked chairman John Williams who was dismissed last week along with chief executive Martin Goodman. He is now Chinese owner Guochuan Lai’s eyes and ears in the UK and will want By GRAHAM HILL at WBA1 SOUTHAMPTON 2 answers, especially as he has seen Albion make headlines for all the wrong reasons before. And this weekend’s bad publicity will not have helped. Defiant Pardew has been in enough tight spots before to know football management is no easy ride. But he admitted his decision to take the players away ‘backfired’ on him. But the Baggies are no stranger to soap-opera seasons. Albion have offered up plenty of storylines of their own in recent years. The appointment of Pepe Mel ended amid a player revolt and the fallout from Nicolas Anelka’s ‘Quenelle’ controversy. Replacement Alan Irvine’s spell was shortlived. Tony Pulis’ reign put out fires in terms of Premier League survival and instilled some discipline. But even that produced its own spin-off series with the PURE GOLD . . . Connor Goldson heads in No 2 Saido Berahino saga. Now the ‘Cab Four’ — who are alleged to have stolen a taxi — have added another unwanted chapter to an already difficult season. The legalities of now infamous episode in Spain prevents players from talking openly. Pardew has offered up honest explanations and been as open as restrictions allow him to be following the claimed antics of Jonny Evans, Gareth Barry, Jake Livermore and Boaz Myhill. The Southampton FA Cup defeat added to an already miserable week. A Cup run in this season of all seasons would have lifted some of the gloom. But Albion looked shellshocked from the events of the previous 2 days. And by the time they came back into it with a brilliant Salomon Rondon volley and a stirring final half hour, Saints were already two up through Wesley Hoedt and Dusan Tadic. In the big scheme of things, the Cup can be sacrificed. But if Albion go down then Barcelona will be seen as the moment they disappeared down the slippery slope. NO PLACE By MARK IRWIN THERE is no place like home for Leonardo Ulloa as he looks to revive his career back at Brighton. at BRIGHTON 3 COVENTRY 1 And Connor Goldson is also feeling the love of the Seagulls fans who have helped his recovery from heart surgery. Argentine striker Ulloa turned down Crystal Palace and Aston Villa to sign on loan from Leicester last month. And while he will never forget his part in the Foxes’ incredible title win, he is keen to make his move back to the South Coast a permanent one. Ulloa, 31, spent 18 months at the Amex 2GG 3 SOUTHAMPTON have recorded three wins v West Brom this season. Saints have only got four wins against the other 18 PL clubs this term. It’s a big night for you, Nu By PHIL THOMAS at SHEFF WED 0 SWANSEA 0 THE fireworks may have been duds at Hillsborough but nothing stopped Atdhe Nuhiu enjoying a night of sparklers and celebrations. Forget the football. Most people who endured the 90 tortuous minutes of this fifth-round flop had done that by the time they got home. For Nuhiu, 28 — one of the few bright sparks — Saturday was a hugely memorable day for far different reasons. February 17, 2008, is when the burly Kosovan striker’s homeland gained independence from Serbia. So a drab and dismal FA Cup clash certainly was not going to ruin it for Nuhiu — a cult hero to Wednesday fans after five years in Yorkshire. He admitted: “The tenth anniversary is a huge thing for us. “There’s a big party in the capital Pristina. Rita Ora is performing in our country for the first time. “Unfortunately I couldn’t score to make it even nicer but I will go home and watch the anniversary. “We are such a small country but we’re proud people. I’m a Kosovan international and proud of it — and they love English football back home.” Aside of keeper Cameron Dawson’s stunning pointblank save from Mike van der Hoorn, the Owls were a good match for Swansea. Admittedly, Adam Reach’s early effort was their one clear chance, yet they definitely deserved a second bite of the cherry at the Liberty a week tomorrow. 2 Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... ROMELU LUKAKU’S opener was scored after 2min 36sec at Huddersfield — the fastest goal by Man Utd in the FA Cup since Ryan Giggs v Fulham on Jan 26, 2013 (2m 4s). Always wanting Mour before his £10million exit in 2014, scoring 26 goals in 58 appearances. He said: “Playing at Brighton feels different to everywhere else. It feels like home. “Maybe the fans remember me from before and they give me a lot of confidence. I feel better all the time I play here. “I had the option to go to a few clubs last month but it was an easy SWANSEA have conceded nine goals in 12 matches under boss Carlos Carvalhal. They shipped nine goals in THREE matches before he took over. SUCH is Manchester United’s status that even in victory they will find their performances picked apart. MOURINHO . . . into the last eight JOSE SNIPERS STILL UNHAPPY By NEIL CUSTIS to Brighton. After all it is in Europe’s premier competition where it is really at. The one Mourinho craves to win a third time with a at HUDD’FLD 0 MAN UTD 2 third different club. This was good preparation As Michael Corleone might say: “It’s the price you pay previous three league games. for the trip and put a smile At the end of the season an on Mourinho’s face after the for the life you choose.” It probably even comes as FA Cup triumph to go with game as he returned to his a surprise to Don Mourinho a runners-up spot in the own mischievous self in the as he sets his sights on league would show progress. post-match press conference. Of course, lifting that He was quick to dismiss more cup glory to add to his double of Europa League famous old trophy in 2016 any issues with Paul Pogba, and EFL Cup from was not enough for Louis claiming he did not know van Gaal, who was still the extent of the illness that last season. Unfortunately, those sacked after that 2-1 final had ruled his record buy out of the game that morning. triumphs are just victory over Crystal Palace. Mourinho has picked the As it was they did fine keeping the wolves from the door rather club up from those dark without him, with Michael than elevating him to days but we still have a Carrick drafted in. hung jury and the evidence United won this game with any hero status. This victory away to of the final throes of this Lukaku’s goals in the third season will make up the and 55th minutes. Huddersfield will not Slick passes from Juan have been enough for minds of many. Certainly this week’s trip Mata and Alexis Sanchez some. After all, there were to La Liga outfit Sevilla in provided the assists for him only two shots on the Champions League will to see off a Huddersfield target, the team apparently give a lot more pointers as side that had beaten United dropped too deep and again to where United are at here back in October and there was not enough of the rather than a win that move his club tally to 20 flair that is a hallmark of booked a Cup quarter-final goals for the season. place at Mourinho said: “We knew days gone by. home it would be difficult. Even a video machine “It was hard but we took the focus away started really well. With that from double scorer second goal in the second Romelu Lukaku. 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Lukaku scores the first of his double for Manchester United LIKE HOME FOR LEO AT IT . . . Nuhiu nabs Clucas 9 5 in association with decision for me because I know what it is like to wear the Brighton shirt. “I need to play regular football and at Leicester they have Vardy, Iheanacho, Okazaki, Gray, Slimani and Musa. They have too many strikers.” Ulloa’s 61st-minute header sealed an easy fifth-round win after first-half goals from Jurgen Locadia and Goldson and now they can look forward to a quarter-final at Manchester United. For centre-half Goldson it was his first goal since surgery to repair a damaged valve in his heart last February. And though he has spent much of this season on the bench as back-up to Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk, he has never been forgotten by the Brighton fans. Goldson, 25, said: “I can only thank them for understanding what I’ve been through. “They have always stuck by me and sung my name. “That’s why I give my all every time I play.” He stuffed the ball up his shirt after his 34thminute header and added: “I told my girlfriend I’d do that celebration for her as we’ve got a little boy on the way in May.” Sky is the limit STRIKER Jonson ClarkeHarris says Coventry must take inspiration from Brighton if they are to achieve their first promotion for 51 years. The Sky Blues lie tenth in League Two, three points off the play-offs but with a game in hand on those above them. And Clarke-Harris (left) who scored in the 3-1 defeat to the Seagulls, claimed it is time for the club to end the negativity that has dragged them down for too long. He said: “Two years ago I was playing for Rotherham against Brighton when we were both battling to avoid dropping to League One — look where they are now. “We had 28,000 for our last home game and we shouldn’t be where we are right now. “Everyone’s been a bit down in recent weeks but we have to take the positives from this cup run to get this club back to where we should be.” 6 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GG GOALS Championship Sessegnon, 17, netted his 12th goal of the season to help down Aston Villa, with Floyd Ayite scoring the other. Targett, on loan from Southampton, was in the Under-9s at Saints when Real Madrid attacker Bale was still at the club. Left-back Targett, 22, said of Sessegnon: “He’s right up there with the likes of Luke Shaw and Gareth Bale. “To score over ten goals already in the Championship for any midfielder that’s good, but he’s 17! He has got a massive future.” Villa debutant Axel Tuanzebe, 20, on loan from Manchester United, dealt with Sessegnon brilliantly in the first half. Boss Steve Bruce said: “I was delighted for Axel, he tired badly but you can all see his talent.” How they stand P W Wolves...................32 22 Cardiff .................. 32 18 D 6 7 Aston Villa............32 Derby.....................32 Fulham..................32 Bristol City...........32 17 8 16 10 15 10 14 11 Preston.................32 Sheff Utd..............31 Middlesbrough....32 Brentford.............32 Leeds.....................32 Ipswich.................32 Norwich................32 Millwall..................32 QPR........................32 Sheff Wed............32 Nottm Forest.......32 Reading.................31 Birmingham.........32 Bolton...................32 Hull.........................31 12 15 14 12 13 13 12 10 10 8 11 8 8 7 6 Barnsley................31 Sunderland..........32 Burton Albion......32 L F A Pts 4 57 24 72 7 48 27 61 7 6 7 7 48 48 54 47 29 26 36 38 59 58 55 53 6 12 12 9 13 13 11 10 13 11 18 15 18 16 14 39 44 40 45 44 44 32 37 35 34 35 34 22 28 42 31 37 30 40 41 42 35 34 44 38 50 41 44 51 47 50 49 48 47 45 45 45 42 39 37 36 32 30 30 29 6 10 15 30 45 5 11 16 34 57 6 8 18 24 58 28 26 26 14 4 6 11 6 6 9 12 9 13 3 8 6 9 11 Team of the weekend BETTINELLI (Fulham) TUANZEBE (Aston Villa) FREDERICKS (Fulham) MORRISON (Cardiff) ONYEDINMA (Millwall) FREEMAN (QPR) MADDISON (Norwich) HERNANDEZ (Leeds) BROWNE (Preston) WATKINS (Brentford) MORISON (Millwall) TOWN BOSS DEFENDS LATE-SHOW OUTBURST Klose 90 Chambers 89 By TOM BARCLAY MICK McCARTHY insisted he did not tell Ipswich fans to “f*** off” as the East Anglia derby exploded into life in the final minutes. Town boss McCarthy was caught on camera yelling the obscenity celebrating Luke Chambers’ 89thminute opener — and it appeared to be aimed at his own support. Ten minutes earlier those visiting fans had taunted their manager for replacing Dominic Iorfa with Jordan Spence. Chambers’ goal looked to have ended a run of almost nine years since the Tractor Boys last beat their bitter rivals. But that was put off for another season when Timm Klose headed home in the fifth minute of injury-time. Yet the talking point after the game was the antics of McCarthy. The former Republic of Ireland manager has a fractured relationship with Ipswich fans and is not yet certain to stay beyond the end of the current season when his contract expires. McCarthy said: “It was just celebrating the goal. I was just celebrating the game. “I wanted the win. It was a C reaction to the game. I wanted to NORWIC win the game and we didn’t. “Jordan Spence came on because 65%..... 4/5........ Dominic was cramping up. “That is my tactical substitution 6........... and making the substitutions I 4........... have to make. 13 ........ “I am not bothered. I do 1/0 ...... my job as I see fit. “I think I do it particularly well actually. I firr was pleased with the team’s w performance — all of them.” off Despite the thrilling finish at Carrow Road it was prr actually a poor game of few chances. M Ipswich full-back se e Jonas Knudsen probably should re e have done better B with a headed effort at the far te e post while bu u Jacob frr MAC ATTACK . . . Mick Murphy m curled a McCarthy glares at fans shot wide a MA Birmingham...................0 Millwall...............................1 Burton...............................0 Nottingham Forest.......0 Cardiff................................1 Middlesbrough..............0 QPR...................................2 Bolton...............................0 JASON LOWE is sure goal-shy Birmingham have the firepower to beat the relegation blues. This was their eighth blank at St Andrew’s this season and they have scored just 11 goals at home, the joint second-lowest in all four divisions. Against Millwall they took until time added on to force a save out of keeper Jordan Archer, when he turned away Craig Gardner’s shot. But Lowe, 26, stressed: “We’ve got firepower. When it comes together, we know we can score goals.” Millwall’s matchwinner Fred Onyedinma hopes he has handed boss Neil Harris a selection headache. The winger, 21, bagged his first goal in 371 days 11 minutes after replacing on-loan Ben Marshall. Onyedinma said: “I’ve not played as much as I’d have liked. But I’ve put my head down and luckily I got the goal so I’m happy.” NIGEL CLOUGH says rock-bottom Burton’s ‘B’ team need to be fit and firing if they are to pull off another Great Escape. Former England striker Darren Bent and record buy Liam Boyce are slowly easing their way back after lengthy spells on the sidelines. The Brewers visit fellow strugglers Barnsley tomorrow and Clough said: “Neither have that necessary sharpness at the moment. “The only thing we can do is put them out there. At least with Liam and Darren up there, if they get a bit sharper, we’ve got a chance.” Forest survived for more than an hour with ten men after Eric Lichaj’s red-card lunge on Martin Samuelsen. Defender Danny Fox said: “The home crowd played a massive part in getting him sent off.” SEAN MORRISON believes Cardiff’s physical presence will help them in the promotion run-in. The 6ft 4in Bluebirds skipper bagged his third goal in four games, finishing off Junior Hoilett’s 33rd-minute free-kick to lift Neil Warnock’s men up to second spot. Warnock, whose side visit Ipswich on Wednesday, brought in 6ft 3in striker Gary Madine and 6ft midfielders Armand Traore, Marko Grujic and Yanic Wildschut last month. And Morrison said: “We are a big, physical bunch of players. I don’t think teams relish playing against us. Seeing the size and physicality of our team can be daunting.” Boro’s play-off hopes are in the balance after just two wins in six games. They host Hull tomorrow and boss Tony Pulis said: “We have good players and just need to go on a run of games from here.” JOEL LYNCH and Matt Smith showed what a bit of hard work can do as they downed Bolton. Lynch headed his first goal of the season after 72 minutes and Smith sealed victory in stoppage-time. Lynch said: “A small group of us have been going to the gym at 8am every day to work on our conditioning — and it has paid off. “I’ve lost quite a bit of weight, nearly a stone. It has helped me get up and down the pitch a lot more. “It is showing in our performances. It is improving us.” Bolton were again poor away but they were not helped by Mark Little’s straight red for an ill-timed tackle. Yet with tomorrow’s date at the Macron in mind, David Wheater said: “Our home form can save us — Sunderland is a massive game.” 1h 1a 1a 3 1a 2 1h 1h 3 3 3 1h 1a 1h 3 1h 2 1a 1a 3 1a 1h 3 1h 1h 1a 1h 1h 1a 3 1h 1h 1a 1h 1h 1a 1a 1a 1h 1a 1h 3 1h 1a 2 1a 1h 1a 1a By TOM BARCLAY MATT TARGETT sees the similarities between starlet Ryan Sessegnon and superstar Gareth Bale. FULL-TIME Fulham..................................2 Aston Villa............................0 Norwich.................1 Ipswich...................1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 This Sess is on fire I didn’t tell our fans to f*** off! POOLS CHECK ON TARGETT . . . Matt wins aerial duel 10 NORWICH have now gone ten games and nine years unbeaten against rivals Ipswich. Town’s last win v Canaries was in April 2009 (3-2). B 1GG STAT ATTACK TOP SCORERS League goals Vydra (Derby) .................................. 17 Clarke (Sheff Utd)...........................15 Adomah (Aston Villa)......................13 Reid (Bristol City)............................13 16 1.8 AVERAGE PER GAME GOALS SCORED Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... in association with 3 28 Lasogga 72 Roofe 80 Diedhiou 11 Reid 16 Att: 28,004 LEEDS: Wiedwald 6, Anita 6, Pennington 6, Jansson 6, De Bock 6, Dallas 5 (Sacko 5), Forshaw 6, O’Kane 6 (Phillips 6), Hernandez 8, Ekuban 5 (Roofe 7), Lasogga 6. Subs not used: Lonergan, Alioski, Ronaldo Vieira, Denton. Booked: Pennington, Phillips. DOHERTY . . . lesson Doherty so driven Preston...............1 Wolves................1 BRISTOL CITY: Fielding 6, Wright 7, Flint 6, Magnusson 7, Bryan 6, Brownhill 6 (Paterson 5), Pack 6, Smith 7, Kent 6, Reid 7, Diedhiou 7 (Woodrow 5). Subs not used: Walsh, Steele, Eliasson, Kelly, Diony. Booked: Wright, Brownhill, Pack. Klose 90 Chambers 89 Att: 27,100 NORWICH: Gunn 5, Hanley 7, Zimmermann 7, Klose 7, Reed 6 (Vrancic 6), Tettey 5 (Hernandez 6), Leitner 6, Lewis 7, Maddison 7, Oliveira 5, Murphy 7 (Srbeny 6). Subs not used: Pinto, Watkins, Stiepermann, McGovern. Booked: Leitner. IPSWICH: Bialkowski 7, Carter-Vickers 7, Chambers 7, Webster 7, Iorfa 6 (Spence 6), Gleeson 6 (Hyam 6), Skuse 6, Connolly 6, Knudsen 7, Waghorn 6, Garner 5 (McGoldrick 6). Subs not used: Celina, Ward, Crowe, Carayol. Booked: Garner, Skuse, Connolly, Waghorn, Spence. By ALAN NIXON S AT A CH STATIPSW ICH CH C 35% .........Possession.............. .4/2 ..Sh . ots on/off target ....... ..2 ....... . Blocked shots .............. ...... 5 . .....Corners............... 22 ....... . Fouls conceded ............ ...... ...5/0 .....Yellow/red cards ....... KLOSE CALL . . . Norwich’s Timm Klose heads leveller from just outside the area during the rst half and defender Iorfa offered r what looked to be a contender for dive w f the season a minute before half-time. He took a ridiculous tumble under ressure from Klose. r Canaries midfield ace James Maddison took centre stage in the M econd half. e But the 21-year-old was denied epeatedly from dead-ball situations by e artosz Bialkowski. The England Under-21 whizkid has en e goals in all competitions this season ut u Town’s keeper brilliantly turned his ree-kick on to the bar and over 48 r minutes in. m Moments later, centre-back Klose had fantastic opportunity when Harrison Reed’s high ball fell to him just six yards out. But he got his first touch all wrong and the chance was gone. The 2,000 travelling fans — who had paid £40 for adult entry — taunted their manager for taking off Iorfa on 79 minutes. They chanted, “Mick McCarthy your football is s***” but ten minutes later those jeers turned to jubilant cheers. Ipswich skipper Chambers outjumped Alex Tettey to head home Martyn Waghorn’s corner, sparking McCarthy’s controversial reaction. Yet, right at the end, the Town boss was denied what would have been a famous win when defender Grant Hanley kept the ball in play and fired an inch-perfect cross that Klose headed into the corner of the net. It was practically the last touch of the game and means these two remain tied on 45 points in the middle of the table as their play-off hopes dwindle. Norwich boss Daniel Farke said: “After the late equaliser, you got the feeling of an explosion at Carrow Road! “We had many chances in the second half. Normally you must be sad to have just a draw after this second half. “But to have this reaction after going a goal down, it feels a bit like a win. “We have the best scoring record in the last 30 minutes of all the teams in the Championship and I think it’s a sign of our physical condition but also our mentality and togetherness.” BY B HECK, IT WAS CLOSE By MICHAEL MORGAN Leeds.......................................2 PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM learned many things working alongside Lee Bristol City.............................2 Johnson at Barnsley. How to beat got off to a dream start by hitting their him, though, was not one of them. hosts with two goals inside the opening ELL OF A GOAL . . . Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring Leeds’ equaliser But Hecky came mighty close to racking up his first win over Johnson in this duel of the dugouts between the two former Tykes bosses. A rousing second-half fightback by Leeds earned Heckingbottom a point on his home debut as Elland Road boss. And it would have been all three had Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s stoppage-time header hit the back of the net instead of rattling the bar. Heckingbottom said: “At half-time I would have settled for a point but, after that second-half showing, I’m disappointed we didn’t end up winning it. “Had we lost, we would probably have been out of contention but we’re still in there fighting and we’ll see where we are when there are ten games to go.” City arrived at Elland Road clinging to sixth spot by their fingernails after a run which had brought them just one win from seven league outings. But they 16 minutes. Leeds keeper Felix Wiedwald gifted the Robins their first on 12 minutes by missing an attempt to punch clear Hordur Magnusson’s throw and German hitman Famara Diedhiou shot home. Leeds were two-down four minutes later when Bobby Reid fired into the roof of the net after latching on to Marlon Pack’s ball across the six-yard line. But the Whites gave themselves real hope of getting something out of the game by halving the deficit with a 72nd-minute strike by Lasogga. And the first-half agony turned to ecstasy for the home punters when sub Kemar Roofe slotted home the leveller seven minutes later. Johnson admitted: “It was disappointing not to win after the way we started the game and went two-up so early on. “Credit Leeds for the way they came back at us — they are a good side.” WOLVES can almost touch the promised land of the Premier League. But Nuno Espirito Santo’s men learned the hard way that their march won’t be a stroll. Helder Costa’s instant equaliser after Preston midfielder John Welsh was sent off should have been the start of more. Instead, North End dug in for the last half hour to deny the runaway leaders. Wolves defender Matt Doherty said: “The sending-off helped but in a way it didn’t. “Preston dropped deep. They defended well and were incredibly disciplined. “When you’re top, other teams play differently. “We won’t be able to take our foot off the gas.” Alan Browne, who gave Preston the lead, said: “We took the game to them at the start of the second half and gave them something to think about. “But then the boys had to dig in.” Will take a miracle Sunderland.......0 Brentford............2 By DAVID COVERDALE JONNY WILLIAMS admits the Black Cats are on borrowed time to avoid a second successive drop. Nobody at the Stadium of Light on Saturday would disagree. Sunderland midfielder Williams said: “When Chris Coleman came in at Wales it took time — but we’re running out of it. “It comes down to confidence and we really need to find it quickly.” Brentford were in cruise control from the moment Kamo Mokotjo fired home in 13 minutes. Neal Maupay backheeled Oliver Watkins’ cross past keeper Lee Camp just 15 minutes later. Bees boss Dean Smith said: “Sunderland are a big club with a great history but we saw what happened with Aston Villa. “They found it very tough in this league last season.” Att: 19,111 Onyedinma 77 BIRMINGHAM: Stockdale 7, Jenkinson 5, Roberts 6, Dean 6, Colin 5, Lowe 6 (Jota 6), Kieftenbeld 6, Maghoma 5 (Jutkiewicz 5), Gardner 6, Boga 7 (Adams 6), Gallagher 6. Subs not used: Bramall, Morrison, O’Keeffe, Trueman. Booked: Gallagher, Kieftenbeld. MILLWALL: Archer 7, Romeo 7, Hutchinson 7, Cooper 8, Meredith 6, Wallace 7, Williams 7, Saville 7, Marshall 6 (Onyedinma 8), Gregory 6 (Shackell 5), Morison 8 (Cahill 5). Subs not used: McLaughlin, Martin, Tunnicliffe, Elliott. Booked: Hutchinson. Att: 5,775 BURTON ALBION: Bywater 6, Akins 7, Naylor 6, McFadzean 6, Brayford 7 (Sbarra 6), Davenport 7, Samuelsen 7, Allen 6 (Boyce 6), Akpan 7 (Murphy 5), Dyer 6, Bent 7. Subs not used: McCrory, Buxton, Campbell, Barker. Booked: Akins. NOTTM FOREST: Pantilimon 6, Darikwa 6, Figueiredo 6, Fox 7, Lichaj 5, Watson 6, Colback 6, Cash 7, Tomlin 6 (Dowell 5), Lolley 5 (Osborn 6), Brereton 7 (Murphy 6). Subs not used: Guedioura, Bridcutt, Bouchalakis, Kapino. Sent Off: Lichaj (28). Booked: Brereton, Colback, Dowell. Morrison 33 Att: 18,720 CARDIFF: Etheridge 7, Manga 7, Morrison 8, Bamba 7, Bennett 7, Paterson 7 (Halford 5), Grujic 7 (Damour 6), Ralls 7, Hoilett 7, Zohore 7, Traore 7 (Peltier 6). Subs not used: Pilkington, Mendez-Laing, Murphy, Wildschut. MIDDLESBROUGH: Randolph 6, Shotton 5, Ayala 5, Gibson 6, Friend 6, Howson 5 (Harrison 5), Leadbitter 6, Besic 6 (Assombalonga 6), Downing 5, Gestede 5 (Bamford 6), Traore 6. Subs not used: Konstantopoulos, Clayton, Cranie, Fry. Booked: Besic. R Sessegnon 52 Ayite 71 Att: 24,547 FULHAM: Bettinelli 7, Fredericks 8, Kalas 7, Ream 7, Targett 7, Cairney 7, McDonald 7, Johansen 7 (Odoi 6), Ayite 7 (Piazon 6), Mitrovic 7 (Kamara 6), R Sessegnon 7. Subs not used: Kebano, Norwood, Christie, Button. Booked: Johansen. ASTON VILLA: Johnstone 5, Tuanzebe 8, Chester 6, Terry 6, Hutton 6, Jedinak 6 (Grabban 5), Elmohamady 6 (Onomah 6), Hourihane 6, Bjarnason 6, Snodgrass 5 (Davis 6), Hogan 5. Subs not used: N Taylor, Whelan, Lansbury, Bunn. Booked: Jedinak. Browne 52 Costa 61 Att: 18,570 PRESTON: Rudd 6, Fisher 6, Huntington 6, Davies 7, Earl 6, Welsh 5, Johnson 6 (Harrop 5), Bodin 5, Browne 7, Barkhuizen 6 (Moult 5), Robinson 6 (Horgan 5). Subs not used: Woods, Spurr, Maxwell, O’Reilly. Sent Off: Welsh (59). Booked: Fisher, Welsh, Barkhuizen. WOLVES: Ruddy 6, Bennett 6, Coady 7, Boly 6, Doherty 7, N’Diaye 6 (Afobe 6), Neves 7, Douglas 7, Costa 7 (Saiss 5), Jota 7, Cavaleiro 7 (Bonatini 5). Subs not used: Batth, White, Miranda, Norris. Lynch 72 Smith 90 Att: 12,638 QPR: Smithies 7, Onuoha 6, Robinson 7, Lynch 7, Wszolek 5, Luongo 6, Scowen 6, Freeman 8, Bidwell 5 (Smyth 6), Smith 7, Washington 6 (Eze 6). Subs not used: Furlong, Ingram, Baptiste, Chair, Samuel. BOLTON: Alnwick 7, Burke 5, Wheater 6, Beevers 5, Little 4, Osede 5 (Morais 6), Henry 6, Vela 5 (Karacan 5), Robinson 5, Walker 6 (Le Fondre 5), Ameobi 6. Subs not used: A Taylor, Dervite, Howard, Clough. Sent Off: Little (54). Booked: Henry. Att: 27,702 Mokotjo 13 Maupay 28 SUNDERLAND: Camp 5, Jones 5, O’Shea 5, Browning 4 (Williams 5), Clarke-Salter 5, Asoro 7, Cattermole 4, Robson 5 (Matthews 5), McGeady 5, Honeyman 6, Fletcher 4 (Maja 5). Subs not used: Steele, McManaman, Kone, Gooch. Booked: Jones, Fletcher, McGeady. BRENTFORD: Bentley 6, Dalsgaard 7, Egan 6, Bjelland 6, Clarke 6, Mokotjo 7 (Judge 6), McEachran 6 (Woods 6), Jozefzoon 6, Sawyers 6, Watkins 8, Maupay 7 (Marcondes 6). Subs not used: Macleod, Daniels, Barbet, Mepham. 7 8 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GG GOALS League One 10 Delfouneso 45 Marriott 21 Att: 3,286 BLACKPOOL: Lumley 7, Mellor 6, Tilt 6, Robertson 6, Daniel 6, Ryan 6, Longstaff 5 (D’Almeida 5), Turton 6, Solomon-Otabor 7 (Philliskirk 5), Delfouneso 7, Gnanduillet 7. Subs not used: Taylor, Aimson, Agyei, Mafoumbi, Spearing. Booked: Mellor. PETERBOROUGH: Bond 6, Shephard 7, Hughes 6, Grant 7, Ward 6 (Cooper 5), Tafazolli 6, Maddison 8, Forrester 5 (Bogle 6), Doughty 7 (Da Silva Lopes 6), Baldwin 6, Marriott 7. Subs not used: Lloyd, Morias, O’Malley, Taylor. Booked: Marriott. Pigott 90 Att: 4,837 AFC WIMBLEDON: Long 6, Fuller 6, Oshilaja 6, Charles 6 (Forrester 6), Francomb 6, Trotter 7, Abdou 6, Meades 5, Barcham 7 (Soares 4), McDonald 4 (Pigott 7), Taylor 7. Subs not used: Robinson, Parrett, Kennedy, McDonnell. BRISTOL ROVERS: Smith 6, Partington 6, Lockyer 6, Craig 6, Bola 6, Sinclair 6, Lines 6, O Clarke 5 (Moore 6), Sercombe 6 (Nichols 6), Harrison 4 (Gaffney 6), Bennett 5. Subs not used: Slocombe, Sweeney, J Clarke, Mensah. Kiwomya 13 Anderson 27, 55 Att: 7,013 DONCASTER: Marosi 6, Alcock 6, Anderson 8, Boyle 6, Mason 6, McCullough 6, Kiwomya 7 (May 5), Coppinger 6, Rowe 6, Marquis 7, Beestin 6 (Blair 5). Subs not used: Lawlor, Baudry, Kongolo, Whiteman, Houghton. FLEETWOOD TOWN: Cairns 4, Coyle 5, Eastham 4, Bolger 5, O’Connor 4 (Hiwula 5), Dempsey 5, Diagouraga 4, Grant 5 (McAleny 5), Burns 5 (Jones 5), Madden 6, Hunter 5. Subs not used: Neal, Pond, Schwabl, Sowerby. Booked: Diagouraga, Dempsey. Att: 4,682 GILLINGHAM: Holy 6, Ehmer 6, Zakuani 6, Nugent 6, O’Neill 7 (Wagstaff 5), Hessenthaler 6, Byrne 6, Reilly 6 (Wilkinson 5), Ogilvie 6, Eaves 6, Parker 6. Subs not used: Garmston, List, Nash, Hadler, Moussa. Booked: Wilkinson. WALSALL: L Roberts 6, Devlin 6, Fitzwater 6, Guthrie 6, Leahy 6, Morris 6 (Kouhyar 5), Dobson 6, Chambers 6, Edwards 6, Oztumer 6 (Cuvelier 5), Bakayoko 5 (Shaibu 5). Subs not used: Gillespie, Kinsella, Flanagan, K Roberts. Booked: Dobson. Agard 62 Att: 8,961 Kashi 10 Magennis 60 MK DONS: Nicholls 6, B Williams 7, Ward 6, Lewington 7, Brittain 7, McGrandles 4 (Upson 7), Cisse 6 (Nesbitt 7), Tymon 6, Muirhead 6 (Rasulo 6), Agard 7, Ugbo 6. Subs not used: Wootton, Sietsma, Jackson, Thomas-Asante. Booked: Upson. CHARLTON: Amos 7, Solly 7, Konsa 7, Bauer 7 (Pearce 6), Dasilva 7, Kashi 7, Forster-Caskey 7, Aribo 6, Reeves 8 (Marshall 6), KaiKai 6 (Lennon 6), Magennis 7. Subs not used: Jackson, Ajose, Phillips, Zyro. Booked: Kashi, Konsa. Att: 8,301 Bradley 45 OXFORD UTD: Eastwood 6, Kane 7, Dickie 7, Mousinho 7, Smith-Brown 7 (Napa 6), Ledson 7, Mowatt 6, Buckley-Rickett 7, Henry 6 (Van Kessel 6), Rothwell 6 (Ricardinho 6), Obika 6. Subs not used: Martin, Shearer, Ruffels, Carroll. Booked: Dickie. PLYMOUTH: Matthews 7, Vyner 7, Songo’o 7, Bradley 8, Sawyer 7 (Taylor-Sinclair 6), Sarcevic 7, Fox 7, Ness 7, Carey 7, Taylor 6, Lameiras 6 (Grant 6). Subs not used: Miller, Ainsworth, Church, Makasi, Letheren. Booked: Taylor-Sinclair, Taylor. Ojo 31 Wallace 77 Long 13 O’Toole 57 Att: 4,157 SCUNTHORPE: Gilks 6, Sutton 5 (McGeehan 6), McArdle 5, Wallace 6, Townsend 5, Holmes 7, Ojo 7, Yates 6 (Adelakun 5), Morris 5, Toney 4 (Hopper 4), Novak 4. Subs not used: Bishop, Goode, Burgess, Watson. Booked: Morris. NORTHAMPTON: O’Donnell 6, Moloney 6, Taylor 6, Turnbull 6, Bunney 5, Ariyibi 5 (Hoskins 5), Crooks 6, Grimes 5, Powell 5 (Foley 4), O’Toole 7 (Barnett 6), Long 6. Subs not used: Cornell, Mathis, S McWilliams, Bridge. Booked: O’Toole, Crooks, O’Donnell, Long, Hoskins. Att: 7,007 Wood 44 SHREWSBURY: Henderson 7, Bolton 7, Nsiala 7, Sadler 6, Beckles 8, Whalley 7, Ogogo 6, Godfrey 6, Nolan 6 (Payne 6), Thomas 7 (Rodman 5), C Morris 6 (John-Lewis 5). Subs not used: Lowe, MacGillivray, B Morris, Hendrie. Booked: Beckles. ROTHERHAM: Rodak 8, Emmanuel 7, Ajayi 7, Wood 7, Ihiekwe 6, Forde 6 (Williams 6), Towell 7, Ball 7 (Lavery 5), Vaulks 7, Newell 7 (Palmer 5), Smith 6. Subs not used: Taylor, Price, Yates, Cummings. Booked: Newell, Towell. Clarke (og) 6 Demetriou 12, 84 Evans 36 Att: 9,397 SOUTHEND: Oxley 7, Demetriou 8 (Bwomono 6), Turner 7, Ferdinand 7, Coker 7, McLaughlin 7, Yearwood 7, Timlin 7, Harrison 7, Ladapo 7 (Fortune 7), Cox 7 (Wright 6). Subs not used: Bishop, McGlashan, Kyprianou, Robinson. PORTSMOUTH: McGee 6, Walkes 6, Burgess 6, Clarke 6, Donohue 6, Evans 7 (Ronan 6), Thompson 7, Close 6, Lowe 7, Pitman 6 (Hawkins 6), Chaplin 6. Subs not used: Naismith, Deslandes, May, Haunstrup, Bass. Sent Off: Thompson (64). !"#$%!!#&'(() FIRST BLOOD . . . Kiwomya nets opener GRANT! BLACKPOOL have failed to win their last ten home league games (D5 L5) – the worst current run in third-tier. Special K Angry McCann reffin’ furious just glad to be back By CHRIS HUGHES Doncaster........................3 Fleetwood.......................0 By IAN GORDON ALEX KIWOMYA feared his playing days were over after being struck down with a rare disease that could have left him paralysed. After moving to Donny, the ex-Chelsea prospect was sidelined for six months by Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system. But he marked his first start after three substitute displays with a goal as Uwe Rosler’s reign as Cod Army boss was brought to an end following a seventh straight defeat. Kiwomya, 21, said: “There were loads of times when I didn’t know if I was going to come back. “There was one point when it wasn’t getting any better but there was one week when it took a turn and I knew I’d definitely play again. “To make my debut was something special. “I took a picture of the shirt in the dressing room as I didn’t ever expect to see it hanging up there.” Kiwomya netted after 13 minutes with on-loan Burnley centre-back Tom Anderson adding a brace to give Donny a first league win since December 29. But a fifth straight league defeat and seventh in all competitions proved too much for Fleetwood chiefs who axed Rosler after the game. The German, 49, led them to the play-off semi-finals last year but leaves after 20 months with the Cod Army only above the bottom three on goal difference. Development coach Barry Nicholson and goalkeeping coach David Lucas will take charge for tomorrow’s visit of Portsmouth. POSH manager Grant McCann blasted referee Eddie Ilderton — and claimed he missed a ‘blatant handball’ for Nathan Delfouneso’s Blackpool equaliser. Peterborough reckon that striker Delfouneso bundled the ball over the line with his hand, allowing the Seasiders to earn a point after Jack Marriott put Posh into the lead. McCann says he was not disappointed with the result but was left seething with the referee’s display. He added: “We feel as if the goal was a blatant handball, I don’t know how the referee has missed it. “Nathan Delfouneso has even told a few of our players he can’t believe he got away with it. “Some of the decisions were ridiculous — and that was for both teams. “Ultimately, that decision gets them a goal right on Blackpool.............1 Peterborough.....1 half-time but the boys rallied again. We’ve said it for the past three weeks now, three draws is not what we want — but these will probably turn into good points. “We can’t be too down about it, we have to dust ourselves down and be fresh for these next two home games coming up.” Marriott is League One’s leading scorer and he made it 19 for the season to put Posh ahead. Marcus Maddison did superbly down the right and his cross found Marriott in the middle to nod past Joe Lumley. Blackpool are shockingly still without a home win since beating Bury back in October. But they were level against the run of play on the stroke of half-time. Birmingham loan winger Viv Solomon-Otabor broke well down the left flank and cut the ball across for Delfouneso to bundle in — to furious appeals from Peterborough players. It was the Seasiders who came closest to taking all three points on 68 minutes. But striker Armand Gnanduillet amazingly headed wide of the far post from six yards out. The point extended Blackpool’s crucial gap to the relegation zone to three points. While Posh, now winless in four, have pulled to within five points of the play-offs. Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer bemoaned his side’s lack of composure in attacking areas. He said: “We just lacked a little bit of care in the final third. “I thought first half we looked a bit leggy and we conceded a soft goal. “But the response was terrific from them — and we scored the best goal in the game. “The way we then started the second half was fantastic. The players really deserve an enormous amount of credit for the way they went about it. “Big Armand should have won it for us. “But this is a Peterborough side that has spent cash, so we have competed well.” TS MATCH SPETTEA RBOROUGH BLACKPOOL UNHAPPY . . . Posh boss Grant McCann ..47% ssession............ 53%..............Poon/off target ........ 4/6 s ot Sh .... .... .6 1/5 d shots ............ 6.............Blockeners .................9 5.................Cor nceded ......... 6 12 ......... Fouls co d cards.......1/0 1/0 .......Yellow/re AFC Wimbledon.............1 Bristol Rovers..................0 Gillingham.......................0 Walsall...............................0 MK Dons............................1 Charlton............................2 Oxford................................0 Plymouth...........................1 GEORGE FRANCOMB is hoping for a stress-free finish to the season. The Wimbledon midfielder wants enough points in the bag to avoid a nail-biting relegation finale. Joe Pigott’s injury-time headed goal ended a run of four defeats and took Dons out of the drop zone. Francomb, 26, said: “Psychologically, it’s good to move out of the bottom four. We want points on the board now so we don’t have a tense finish to the season still needing results to stay up. “Nobody wants a relegation on their CV. We believe we’re more than capable of being a top-12 team.” Bristol Rovers could have cut the gap on the play-off places to just three points with a win. Pirates boss Darrell Clarke fumed: “I think we’re a million miles from being a top-six squad.” JAKE HESSENTHALER believes Gillingham are the in-form team who others now fear to play. Gills are dark horses for the play-offs having been in a relegation fight earlier in the season. When Steve Lovell took charge in October, the Kent side were 22nd in the table, but after a terrific run of one loss in 12 they are now six points off the top six. Midfielder Hessenthaler said: “We have seen a big change in attitude of teams who play us now. “A while back they all thought we’d be easy to take three points off. Now they play us and think getting a point is a good result. “Teams above us are looking over their shoulders at what we can achieve.” After a match of few chances, Walsall boss Jon Whitney said: “It was tough, more like boxing, but a point each was a fair result.” HITMAN Josh Magennis was relieved to see this victory put an end to Charlton’s late, late woe. The Addicks led in their three previous games only to concede late goals that cost them seven points. But an early Ahmed Kashi thunderbolt and Magennis’ third goal in four games on the hour steered them to victory, despite Kieran Agard’s consolation header. Magennis said: “It gets that monkey off our back. We started the season in absolute flames and then hit our worst form, not just the team but me too in terms of scoring. “We managed to turn it around and were taking leads but just couldn’t see it out.” MK have lost their last five league games. Striker Agard said: “The goal doesn’t mean much to me. I would trade that in all day for a win.” SONNY BRADLEY is confident of his ability against anyone at the back post after burying Oxford. The Plymouth centre-back’s fourth goal of the campaign right on half-time kept the Pilgrims in play-off mode as they notched their fifth win on the spin. And Bradley, after heading home Graham Carey’s corner, said: “I like to get to the back stick and, when the ball’s in the air, I fancy myself against anybody in football. “It was a great time to get the goal and, though it wasn’t pretty, we showed we can play ugly and get a result — and that’s massive.” Oxford sub Ricardinho believes managerless United can pull themselves out of trouble despite sacking Spaniard Pep Clotet last month. The Brazilian striker said: “You have to be prepared for all situations. We are sad with this result but our confidence isn’t shattered.” 1GG STAT ATTACK TOP SCORERS League goals Marriott (Peterborough) ............... 19 Pitman (Portsmouth).....................14 Dack (Blackburn).............................13 Doyle (Oldham)................................13 Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 19 2.1 AVERAGE PER GAME 1 GOALS SCORED How they stand P W Shrewsbury.........32 19 Wigan....................30 19 D 7 6 L F A Pts 6 42 25 64 5 56 18 63 Blackburn.............32 Rotherham...........33 Scunthorpe..........34 Charlton................32 18 9 5 58 32 18 5 10 56 38 15 11 8 50 38 14 9 9 43 39 63 59 56 51 Plymouth ............. 34 Bradford...............33 Peterborough......32 Portsmouth.........33 Gillingham............33 Bristol Rovers......33 Southend..............33 Doncaster.............34 Oxford Utd...........33 Walsall...................32 Blackpool..............33 AFC Wimbledon...33 Northampton......34 Fleetwood Town.32 14 15 12 14 11 14 12 10 11 10 9 10 10 10 Oldham.................33 MK Dons................32 Bury.......................32 Rochdale...............28 8 5 10 4 12 3 8 12 8 11 12 7 7 6 12 13 10 15 10 16 13 12 14 11 12 16 17 16 42 48 50 40 37 48 42 42 49 42 40 33 34 43 42 50 42 41 36 51 51 42 51 45 44 42 56 53 50 50 46 46 45 45 44 42 41 41 39 37 37 36 9 9 7 9 6 8 5 10 15 16 18 13 46 31 26 29 58 46 47 40 36 30 26 25 Team of the weekend RODAK (Rotherham) DEMETRIOU (Southend) O’NEILL (Gillingham) OJO (Scunthorpe) BRADLEY (Plymouth) ANDERSON (Doncaster) MADDISON (Peterborough) REEVES TROTTER (AFC Wimbledon) (Charlton) JACK’S HIGH . . . Marriott heads Posh in front and Nathan Delfouneso (below, far left) enjoys his controversial goal PIGOTT (AFC Wimbledon) MAGENNIS (Charlton) We need to be Shrewd Shrewsbury.........................0 Rotherham...........................1 Scunthorpe.................2 Southend.....................3 Northampton.............2 Portsmouth..................1 GRAHAM ALEXANDER is worried by Scunthorpe’s stuttering form after one win in eight games. His side equalised twice through Funso Ojo and Murray Wallace after earlier goals from Chris Long and John-Joe O’Toole. Boss Alexander said: “We had the mentality to fight back twice, but we have to find the courage to play when the pressure is on at 0-0. “Sometimes it’s easier doing the right things when you’re a goal down and there’s nothing to lose. We have to improve.” Northampton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was pleased after the shambolic midweek showing at Gillingham. He said: “The boys wanted to put something right after Tuesday — and they did.” JASON DEMETRIOU warned Southend’s strikers he will race them to the end of the season to finish top goalscorer. The right-back’s double strike sank woeful Pompey and fired him to the top of the charts at Roots Hall with eight goals. That puts him one ahead of forward Simon Cox and three in front of wideman Michael Kightly. Demetriou, 30, said: “Coxy and the other forwards are worried I’ll nick the top scorer’s boot from them. Let’s hope there are a few more this term.” Matt Clarke’s own goal began the rout while team-mate Nathan Thompson saw red in the second half. Gareth Evans was on target for Pompey. Boss Kenny Jackett said: “It’s too many games now without a clean sheet.” STRIKER Carlton Morris stressed his Shrewsbury side must quickly recover their winning ways. The table-toppers have lost two of their last three matches with this defeat to promotion rivals Rotherham. Morris said: “It is a hard one to take, but that is football. A sloppy goal has cost us, yet we had the better chances. “If you don’t take opportunities against good teams, you get punished. We need to bounce back and go on another run.” The in-form Millers enjoyed the best of the early chances but Semi Ajayi missed a glorious chance when he headed wide from six yards. Yet his blushes were spared when Richard Wood tapped home after Shrews failed to clear a 44th-minute corner. Rotherham boss Paul Warne said: “The lads have a real belief in themselves and are a close group. I’m lucky as it’s very difficult to pick the 18.” RALLY CALL . . . Shrews striker Carlton Morris For all the League Two action: See Pages 10-11 21 9 in association with DAN’S HAUNTED BY DROP AGONY Blackburn v Bury 7.45pm, Sky Sports Football By BRENDAN McLOUGHLIN DANNY GRAHAM says Blackburn are out to avenge their final-day relegation heartbreak as they bid to go top tonight. Third-placed Rovers face Bury knowing a draw will send them to the summit after Shrewsbury lost 1-0 to Rotherham on Saturday. Tony Mowbray’s men are aiming to return to the Championship at the first attempt following their drop agony last season. Striker Graham (left) said: “For those of us who were here last year, we want to put that right and hopefully we can. “There are 14 games to go, plenty of twists and turns. We need to concentrate on ourselves. “Everyone is on a high. The boss has some big decisions, there are going to be good players sitting in the stands on match days now. “That can only bode well. Everyone has to train well and be bang at it — because if not you’re going to be out of the squad.” 10 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GG GOALS League Two 13 Nicholls 18 Kee 68 (pen) Att: 1,501 BARNET: Ross 6, Brindley 6 (Clough 5), Santos 6, Sweeney 5, Tutonda 6, J Taylor 6 (Nicholson 6), Watson 7, Weston 6, Vilhete 6 (Akinola 6), Nicholls 7, Akinde 7. Subs not used: Coulthirst, Sule, Legg, Plavotic. Booked: Watson, Sweeney, Santos, Akinola. ACCRINGTON STANLEY: Chapman 6, Rodgers 5 (Sousa 6, Brown 5), Dunne 7, Hughes 6, Donacien 6, Clark 8, Nolan 6, Conneely 6, Johnson 6, Kee 6, Jackson 6. Subs not used: Richards-Everton, Zanzala, Williams, Maxted, Rowan. Booked: Sousa. Ikpeazu 19 Waters 67 Maris 71 Hooper 90 (pen) Att: 4,739 CAMBRIDGE UTD: Forde 7, Halliday 6, Taylor 6, Taft 7, Dunk 6, Deegan 7, Maris 7 (O’Neil 6), J Brown 7, Waters 7 (Carroll 6), Ikpeazu 7, Corr 6 (Amoo 7). Subs not used: Mitov, Elito, Lewis, Darling. GRIMSBY: McKeown 6, Hall-Johnson 7, Clarke 5, Mills 6, Osborne 5, Dixon 5 (Kelly 5), Berrett 6, Summerfield 6, Jackson 5 (Hooper 6), Matt 6, Vernam 6 (Jaiyesimi 6). Subs not used: Suliman, Cardwell, Vernon, Killip. Etuhu 19 O’Sullivan 81 Att: 4,025 CARLISLE: Bonham 6, Liddle 7, Ellis 6, Hill 6, Parkes 6, Lambe 7, Devitt 7, Etuhu 7 (Jones 6), Hope 5, Stockton 6 (O’Sullivan 7), Nadesan 8 (Twardek 5). Subs not used: Campbell-Ryce, Bennett, Gray, Brown. Booked: Liddle. CHESTERFIELD: Ramsdale 6, Nelson 7, Barry 6, Whitmore 6, Weir 6, Rowley 5 (Kellett 6), McCourt 6 (Binnom-Williams 5), Kay 7, Reed 6, Dennis 5, O’Grady 6 (Brown 5). Subs not used: Maguire, Parkin, Ofoegbu. Booked: Barry, Kellett, Brown. Att: 3,513 Akinfenwa 40 Cowan-Hall 45 CHELTENHAM: Flinders 6, J Rodon 5 (Sellars 5), Boyle 6, Grimes 5, Dawson 6, Pell 5 (Adebayo 5), Morrell 6, Winchester 6, Chatzitheodoridis 6, Eisa 5, Odelusi 5 (Graham 5). Subs not used: Atangana, Wright, Lovett, Moore. Booked: Pell. WYCOMBE: Brown 6, Moore 6, El-Abd 6, McGinley 6, Jacobson 6, O’Nien 6, Bloomfield 6 (Thompson 5), Gape 6, Mackail-Smith 7, Akinfenwa 8, Cowan-Hall 7 (Tyson 5). Subs not used: Bean, Freeman, Scarr, MakabuMakalamby. Booked: Cowan-Hall. Smith 15 Payne 68 (pen) Connolly 72 Green 52 Att: 2,809 CRAWLEY TOWN: Morris 7, Young 8, Connolly 7, Yorwerth 7, Doherty 6, Smith 6, Payne 7 (Bulman 5), Randall 7 (Tajbakhsh 5), Boldewijn 6, Verheijdt 6 (Roberts 5), Ahearne-Grant 7. Subs not used: McNerney, Mersin, Evina, Lelan. Booked: Payne, Roberts, Yorwerth, Randall. LINCOLN CITY: Allsop 6, Eardley 6, Waterfall 6, Wharton 5 (Whitehouse 5), Habergham 6, Anderson 7, Bostwick 6, Woodyard 6, Pett 7, Rhead 6 (Williams 5), Green 6 (Palmer 5). Subs not used: Farman, Long, Chapman, Stewart. Booked: Green, Waterfall, Wharton, Woodyard. Miller 61 Att: 3,548 CREWE: Garratt 7, Ng 6, Nolan 6, Sterry 5, Bakayogo 7, Kirk 5 (Lowery 6), Pickering 7, Green 6, Ainley 8 (Walker 5), Bowery 5, Miller 6 (McKirdy 5). Subs not used: Raynes, Richards, Reilly, Barlaser. Booked: Green, Ainley. COLCHESTER: Walker 7, Jackson 8, Prosser 6, Kent 7, Eastman 7, Drey Wright 7, Comley 6, Senior 6 (Dickenson 6), Stevenson 7 (Murray 5), Mandron 6, Ogedi-Uzokwe 5 (Mandeville 5). Subs not used: Lapslie, Shodipo, Inniss, Gilmartin. Booked: Mandron. Att: 3,680 Rose 38 EXETER: Pym 7, Wilson 6, Brown 7, Moore-Taylor 7, Woodman 4 (Edwards 6), Taylor 5, James 5 (Harley 7), Tillson 5, Moxey 5, Stockley 6, Loft 4 (Boateng 6). Subs not used: Archibald-Henville, Simpson, Holmes, Jones. Booked: Wilson, Harley, Moxey. MANSFIELD: Logan 7, Anderson 7, Bennett 7, Pearce 7, Benning 7, Potter 7, King 7, MacDonald 7 (Diamond 5), Hamilton 7, Hemmings 7 (Atkinson 6), Rose 8 (Spencer 6). Subs not used: Mellis, Olejnik, Penney, Miller. Wylde 90 Clements 13 Att: 1,447 MORECAMBE: Nizic 6, Winnard 6, Lavelle 6 (McGurk 6), Old 6, McGowan 6, Kenyon 6, Rose 7, Conlan 6, Wylde 7, Ellison 6, Oliver 5 (Thompson 6). Subs not used: Brough, Fleming, Campbell, Lund, Hedley. Booked: McGowan, Winnard, Rose, Conlan. FOREST GREEN: B Collins 6, Bennett 6, Gunning 6, Rawson 6, Hollis 6, Grubb 7, Clements 7, Osbourne 6, Wishart 6 (Bray 6), Doidge 6, Reid 6 (C Cooper 6). Subs not used: Laird, Brown, Simpson, Campbell, Belford. Booked: Grubb. Att: 3,326 NEWPORT COUNTY: Day 7, O’Brien 7, White 7, Demetriou 7, Pipe 7, Tozer 6, Labadie 7, Butler 6, Willmott 6, Amond 6 (Jackson 6), McCoulsky 6 (Nouble 6). Subs not used: Dolan, Reid, Bittner, Sheehan, Hayes. Booked: Pipe, Labadie. NOTTS COUNTY: Collin 7, Hunt 7, Hall 6, Duffy 6, Dickinson 6, Noble 6 (Forte 5), Hewitt 7, Husin 6 (Virtue 6), Grant 6, Stead 7, Alessandra 6. Subs not used: Tootle, Brisley, Walker, Milsom, Fitzsimons. Booked: Stead. Amos 16 J Smith 45 Newton 46 Kennedy 58 Seager 76 Att: 2,355 STEVENAGE: T King 6, Vancooten 6, Wilmot 7, J King 6, Martin 6 (Lokko 4), Amos 7, J Smith 6, McKee 7, Kennedy 8 (Bowditch 5), Newton 7 (White 4), Goddard 6. Subs not used: Fryer, Franks, Wilkinson, Conlon. Booked: Martin. YEOVIL: Maddison 5, Whelan 5, Sowunmi 6, James 5, Dickson 6, Gray 5, Wing 7, Santos 5 (Browne 5), Khan 5 (Gobern 6), Surridge 6, Fisher 5 (Seager 6). Subs not used: Bird, C Smith, Phillips, Donnellan. Booked: Khan, Wing. Richards 24, 40 Mullin 88 Tonge 11 Montano 43 Att: 5,713 SWINDON: Charles-Cook 5, Purkiss 5, Robertson 6, Menayese 5, Knoyle 7, Banks 6, Anderson 5 (Mullin 7), Elsnik 6 (Dunne 5), Taylor 6, Richards 7, Norris 5 (Woolery 5). Subs not used: Iandolo, Romanski, Moore. Booked: Menayese, Knoyle. PORT VALE: Boot 6, Gibbons 5, Smith 5, Howkins 6, Montano 6, Harness 5 (Barnett 5, Wilson 5), Pugh 6, Tonge 6, Hannant 6, Worrall 6 (Davis 5), Pope 6. Subs not used: Lainton, Jules, Raglan, Forrester. Booked: Pope, Hannant. AKINDE . . . cleaned out Westley mid bid Barnet......................1 Accrington.............1 BARNET boss Graham Westley believes his back-markers could finish in mid-table. Rock-bottom Bees are six points from safety but gave promotion-chasing Stanley a torrid time. And Westley’s men might have won if ref Brett Huxtable had awarded a penalty after visiting keeper Aaron Chapman took out John Akinde. Westley said: “That was a clear penalty. The keeper cleaned John out. “The lads have it in them to drive on to mid-table. They have what it takes to win games in this league.” Alex Nicholls fired Barnet ahead but Billy Kee levelled with a penalty. Carlisle....................2 Chesterfield..........0 SID NELSON is adamant Chesterfield will not drop out of the Football League. The Spireites slipped to defeat at Carlisle and are five points from safety with 13 games remaining. The on-loan Millwall defender said: “We apologise to the fans that came today. “Time is ticking, but I promise the fans that we will get out of the mess.” Kelvin Etuhu curled in the Cumbrians’ first-half opener. Sub John O’Sullivan hit the second on 81 minutes. United boss Keith Curle was not satisfied, saying: “I think we can still do better.” Getting the job Dunne U’S CHIEF HAILS CARETAKER THIS was billed as a clash of two rudderless clubs in the wrong half of the table. Both sacked their manager the previous weekend, Shaun Derry getting his P45 at Cambridge and Russell Slade being booted out by Grimsby. But that is where the similarities all but end. By Saturday evening the distance between the U’s and the Mariners seemed far greater than the four places separating them in the table. Cambridge, the higher of the two in 14th, have a new owner and a cash injection thanks to local businessman Paul Barry. They are preparing to apply for planning permission to build a new ground on the Abbey Stadium site. While in the stands the fans were smiling again after a second win in four days under interim head coach Joe Dunne. The Irishman was installed when Derry left last Friday following a sixgame winless streak and has overseen a 3-2 defeat of Chesterfield and now this 3-1 victory over Grimsby. Dunne, 44, twice served in a similar role at Colchester before landing the Crawley..................3 Crewe......................1 Lincoln.....................1 Colchester.............0 HARRY KEWELL has been hailed a top boss by his Crawley record-breakers. His side now have eight wins in their last ten games and full-back Lewis Young puts it down to Kewell’s “outstanding” teaching. He said: “He’s the hardestworking coach I’ve known. What else would it be due to? We are the same squad.” Crawley are now two points off the play-offs after a fifth consecutive home win — a club league record. Young’s shot off the bar enabled skipper Jimmy Smith to open the scoring. Matt Green equalised but Josh Payne’s penalty and Mark Connolly’s third ended Imps’ nine-match unbeaten run. Lincoln chief Danny Cowley was sent to the stands by Trevor Kettle and admitted he would try to contact the ref “to find out why”. GRIMSBY have gone 13 games without a league win (D4 L9) — their worst run in the Football League since Feb 2010 (25 games). EDDIE NOLAN reckons Crewe’s new-found resolve can drag them away from relegation trouble. The Railwaymen conceded 12 goals in a recent fourgame losing spell — but have now registered two clean sheets in successive home games. Shaun Miller’s strike on the hour earned his side their first win in seven to move them six points clear of the drop zone. Centre-half Nolan said: “We need to build on that. Teams will be worried about us catching them. If we carry on defending like that, we will climb the table. “But it’s still very tight at the bottom and we need to put a real run together.” Colchester offered little and keeper Sam Walker admitted: “It was a very bad day at the office. “We played poorly and didn’t create chances.” SUNSPORT reporter TONY RUSHMER heads off to the Abbey Stadium to watch the very contrasting fortunes of two sides that sacked their managers. job full-time. It is the second time he has taken temporary charge of Cambridge and sees him working alongside coach Mark Bonner. Faith in the duo’s ability means there has been no rush to appoint Derry’s long-term successor. U’s director of football Graham Daniels (below) said: “We have had significant numbers of applicants. “We’ve been respectful. We’ve said to each applicant that we’ll get back to them if and when appropriate. “We are not engaging in any conversations at this stage. There’s no shortlist. “Joe is taking the leadership as head coach and works closely with Mark. We want them to run affairs in the near future. “Joe understands how a club of our size is trying to do things. “His combination with Mark, who has come through our academy system as a coach and then its manager, gives us a balance. “They’re two people who know how we’re trying to develop our club and what underpins our philosophy. “Joe’s been here three years and grown to be a respected and valued member of staff at Cambridge. “He’s willing to turn his hand to a range of tasks for the sake of the cause. We trust him to be wise in this transition period.” The initial signs are that Dunne is proving worthy of the board’s trust. He has ensured Derry’s departure did not destabilise the dressing room. Dunne said: “Players will worry about what’s going to happen and the uncertainty about what’s next. “I just think you’ve got to bring a bit of simplicity and pragmatism to it really. Try and keep them focused on what they’re actually there for — and that’s just to play games, irrespective of who’s on the touchline.” There was little for the loyal 800strong Grimsby following to feel positive about on Saturday. Town’s bleak winter stretched to 13 games without a win as some fans called for the club’s largest shareholder John Fenty to go. It was easy to feel some sympathy for caretaker boss and ex-Mariners player Paul Wilkinson, 53. He said: “I’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure that we get out of this. “It’s my club — I started my career here. I want to help them get out of this spot of bother they’re in.” Morecambe...........1 Forest Green.........1 Newport.................0 Notts County........0 Stevenage.............4 Yeovil........................1 GREGG WYLDE was a happy man after marking his home debut with a 90th-minute strike to earn Morecambe a vital point. The on-loan Plymouth winger drilled home a low shot past Bradley Collins. Wylde said: “I’d had a few efforts before the goal that went close. I just decided to strike the ball first time and it was great to see it go in. “I was delighted to get the goal because it was such an important one for the club. “This was a game we couldn’t afford to lose and was a six-pointer because they are at the wrong end of the table with us.” Chris Clements, who gave Forest Green a 13th-minute lead with a long-range effort, said: “Unfortunately, we couldn’t add to that strike — we needed a second goal really to kill them off.” JOE DAY was a relieved man as Newport survived a late penalty scare. It looked a blatant spotkick when County’s Ben Hall was pushed in the back in the dying seconds. Exiles keeper Day said: “I saw a lot of bodies coming together but I was watching the ball and I’m not sure it was a penalty. “There’s a sense of relief that we kept a clean sheet and that we didn’t lose. “They have been near the top of the table for the majority of the season so it’s a very good point for us. “We are in a strong position and we believe we can push for the play-offs.” Newport captain Joss Labadie had a goal disallowed early in the second half after visiting keeper Adam Collin was fouled. Day then knocked Lewis Alessandra’s powerful shot over the bar. DANNY NEWTON is not giving up hope of Boro snatching a shock play-off spot. Stevenage have won just four of their last 20 league outings — and need to make up 11 points in their final dozen games. But hitman Newton bagged No 3 in this rout and said: “Not one of us is a quitter. “If we can get a few more wins like this under our belt and build momentum, you never know what can happen. “The lads have shown here that we should be a lot higher up the table.” Efforts from Luke Amos and Jon Smith put Boro 2-0 up at the break and Ben Kennedy made it four after Newton notched. Sub Ryan Seager tapped home a late consolation. After their first loss in six, Yeovil boss Darren Way said: “This was a reality check.” 1GG STAT ATTACK HAT FITS . . . Joe Dunne is staking a claim to be Shaun Derry’s successor at Cambridge TOP SCORERS League goals Kee (Accrington) .............................19 Akinfenwa (Wycombe)...................15 Collins (Luton)..................................15 Doidge (Forest Green) ....................15 Monday, February 19, 2018 ............... 28 2.5 0 40 AVERAGE PER GAME GOALS SCORED TOO NICE BY FAR FOR MAC Cambridge..............3 Grimsby.....................1 JAMES McKEOWN demanded Grimsby develop a nasty streak to help them stay clear of the drop zone. They were a soft touch after U’s striker Uche Ikpeazu fired his side ahead. Billy Waters and George Maris added to the lead — before sub JJ Hooper converted a late spot-kick for the visitors, who are now winless in 13. Town keeper McKeown said: “We’ve got to be nastier. We have dragged ourselves into a relegation fight and we have to drag ourselves out of it. “The one thing is, we’ve still got a bit of a cushion. “I’m adamant we won’t go down — but we have to do something about it soon.” On-loan Northampton striker Waters netted for the first time since April. He said: “I’m embarrassed it took me so long to score.” NON-LEAGUE ROUND-UP How they stand P Luton.....................33 Wycombe.............33 Accrington...........33 W 20 18 19 Mansfield............. 33 Notts County.......33 Swindon................34 Lincoln City..........33 16 11 6 52 16 10 7 54 18 3 13 54 14 11 8 45 34 35 49 33 59 58 57 53 Exeter...................31 Crawley Town......34 Coventry...............32 Colchester............34 Newport County.33 Carlisle..................33 Cambridge Utd....33 Stevenage............34 Cheltenham.........34 Yeovil.....................33 Grimsby.................34 Port Vale...............33 Crewe....................33 Forest Green........33 Morecambe..........32 16 4 11 41 36 15 6 13 41 41 15 5 12 36 27 13 11 10 45 40 12 11 10 41 43 12 9 12 46 44 12 9 12 34 44 11 9 14 46 49 10 9 15 46 50 10 8 15 46 54 9 9 16 30 50 9 7 17 37 49 10 3 20 36 54 9 6 18 37 56 7 11 14 30 42 52 51 50 50 47 45 45 42 39 38 36 34 33 33 32 Chesterfield.........33 Barnet...................33 7 6 D 7 8 5 L F A Pts 6 72 32 67 7 65 46 62 9 57 38 62 6 20 33 60 8 19 31 49 27 26 Team of the weekend GARRATT (Crewe) YOUNG (Crawley) WYLDE (Morecambe) LABADIE (Newport) CLARK (Accrington) AKINFENWA (Wycombe) KENNEDY (Stevenage) Beast not a burden Cheltenham...........................0 Wycombe...............................2 THRILLY BILLY . . . Waters’ joy after bagging No 2 Exeter.....................0 Mansfield.....................1 DANNY ROSE kept Mansfield on course for promotion — and himself on course for an early success. The former Barnsley frontman bagged his 17th goal of the season to move the Stags up to fourth. They have now lost just one of their last 12 league matches. Rose, 24, said: “The gaffer set me a target of 20 goals at the start of the season and I would be disappointed if I didn’t make it now. “Their keeper pulled off a great save in the first five minutes and I didn’t think it was going to be my day. “But luckily I managed to be in the right place at the right time after Kane Hemmings hit the bar. “This is a massive three points and the lads are buzzing.” Exeter remain one point off the play-off places after their seven-game unbeaten home league run came to an end. Grecians skipper Jordan Moore-Taylor said: “Sometimes you get a defeat you don’t want and it is not nice. But we need to dust ourselves down and kick on again. “We have still got 15 games to play and there will be lots of ups and downs between now and the end of the season. We know we can beat anybody on this pitch if the ball bounces our way.” Swindon.................3 Port Vale.................2 SWINDON sub Paul Mullin put his case for more game time with a stunning winner. He came on with ten minutes left and expertly lobbed Vale keeper Ryan Boot to keep Town in the play-off hunt. Mullin said: “Every goal is great, none more so than when you are not getting as much game-time as you’d like. “It’s even better to come on and score a winner.” Town were behind after 11 minutes when Michael Tonge neatly volleyed in. Marc Richards then scored twice before Cristian Montano levelled before the break. But Mullin, 23, lit up a dull second half with his superb goal to bag all three points. Vale forward Montano said: “We deserved something. It is heartbreaking when you get to 2-2 and that goal goes in. “Individual errors are costing us.” WYCOMBE goalkeeper Scott Brown admits he is extremely thankful he no longer has to tame the Beast. Former Robins stopper Brown kept his first clean sheet of the year and is enjoying playing with 16st striker Adebayo Akinfenwa — nicknamed the Beast — rather than facing him. Akinfenwa scored his 12th career goal against Cheltenham, before setting up Paris Cowan-Hall for the second. And Brown has been a victim of the big man’s finishing more than he cares to remember. He said: “I’m glad I don’t face Ade any more, his record against me is a joke. He’s fantastic to play with and he’s great in the dressing room as well. “He’s also got a book out and I’m hoping he’ll give me some commission on the sales if I keep mentioning it!” Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson moaned: “If you make mistakes against the top sides they will punish you — and that’s exactly what happened.” COLOURFUL . . . Scott Brown ALDERSHOT (0) 1 Rendell 62 (pen) Att: 4,358 MACC’FIELD (1) 2 Whitaker 3 (pen) Blissett 48 BOREHAM W (1) 2 Andrade 35, 75 GATESHEAD (0) 1 York 55 Att: 464 CHESTER FC (2) 3 Hannah 19, 43 Akintunde 90 EASTLEIGH (1) 1 Yeates 20 Att: 1,604 FC HALIFAX (1) 1 Kosylo 37 (pen) Att: 1,762 EBBSFLEET (0) 2 Whitely 55 Coulson 60 GUISELEY (1) 1 Southwell 19 Att: 777 MAID’HEAD (2) 3 Hyde 30 Pritchard 43, 48 HART’POOL (3) 3 Rodney 19 Cassidy 34 Oates 43 WOKING (0) 2 Grego-Cox 85, 90 Att: 3,018 MAIDSTONE (0) 0 Att: 2,338 BARROW James 31 SOLIHULL M (1) 3 Storer 29 Thomas 75, Reid 84 DOVER (1) 2 Bird 22, Pinnock 60 Att: 679 SUTTON UTD (0) 1 Walton 47 WREXHAM (1) 1 Quigley 20 Att: 2,621 (0) 0 DAG & RED (0) 3 Okenabirhie 50, 90 Robson 76 TORQUAY Att: 1,931 BROMLEY Att: 5,536 (1) 1 (0) 0 P W D L F A Pts Macclesfield...33 18 8 7 43 35 62 Tranmere....... 34 16 10 8 53 31 58 Aldershot....... 33 16 10 7 52 34 58 CONNOLLY (Crawley) AINLEY (Crewe) VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE AFC FYLDE (0) 0 L ORIENT (1) 1 Att: 2,206 Bonne 42 (pen) TRANMERE (1) 1 Jennings 35 TAFT (Cambridge) ROSE (Mansfield) Dan has plan 11 in association with Wrexham........34 Sutton Utd.....33 Boreham Wd..33 AFC Fylde........34 15 16 15 14 13 9 11 10 6 8 7 10 39 47 49 58 26 37 33 43 58 57 56 52 Bromley..........33 Dover...............33 Ebbsfleet........34 Dag & Red.......33 Maidenhead...33 Eastleigh.........34 Gateshead......33 Woking............33 Leyton Orient.33 Maidstone......33 Hartlepool......32 Barrow............32 FC Halifax........33 14 13 12 13 11 10 10 12 10 9 9 8 8 9 12 13 9 11 14 13 6 9 12 10 11 11 10 8 9 11 11 10 10 15 14 12 13 13 14 55 45 44 51 46 52 41 43 41 40 38 39 34 40 30 40 42 46 55 35 51 47 51 47 44 46 51 51 49 48 44 44 43 42 39 39 37 35 35 Solihull Moors. 33 Chester FC......33 Torquay..........34 Guiseley.......... 33 9 6 6 4 6 12 9 10 18 15 19 19 35 30 30 29 49 53 57 62 33 30 27 22 VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH Alfreton Town 2 Salford City 3; Blyth Spartans 3 Bradford PA 0; Boston Utd 0 Leamington 1; Brackley 3 Darlington 0; Chorley 1 Gainsborough 0; Curzon Ashton 4 York 1; FC United of Manchester 0 Stockport County 1; Kidderminster 0 Harrogate Town 2; North Ferriby Utd 0 Southport 3; Spennymoor Town 0 Nuneaton 1; Tamworth 2 AFC Telford 2. VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH Bath City 1 Whitehawk 1; Bognor Regis Town 2 Braintree Town 1; Chelmsford 3 Hemel Hempstead 3; Chippenham 3 Hampton & Richmond 3; Gloucester 1 Concord Rangers 0; Havant & Waterlooville 2 Hungerford Town 0; Poole Town 0 Eastbourne Borough 4; Truro City 2 Oxford City 3; Wealdstone 1 Dartford 2; Welling 3 St Albans 1; Weston-Super-Mare 2 East Thurrock 2. EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER Dunstable 0 Hereford FC 4; Farnborough 2 Biggleswade Town 1; Frome Town 1 Chesham 3; Hitchin 2 Gosport Borough 1; Kettering 6 Bishop’s Stortford 0; Kings Langley 0 Slough 2; King’s Lynn Town 1 Banbury 1; Merthyr Town 3 St Ives Town 2; Redditch 3 Basingstoke 0; St Neots Town 1 Tiverton 0; Stratford Town 2 Dorchester 0; Weymouth 3 Royston Town 0. BOSTIK PREMIER Dorking Wanderers 1 Kingstonian 3; Dulwich 1 Enfield Town 1; Folkestone Invicta 5 Wingate & Finchley 0; Leatherhead 2 Brightlingsea Regent 1; Leiston 3 Billericay 1; Lowestoft Town 0 Tooting & Mitcham 0; Margate 2 Burgess Hill Town 0; Merstham 0 Tonbridge Angels 1; Met Police 1 Harrow Borough 0; Staines Town 1 Needham Market 1; Thurrock 0 Hendon 1; Worthing 2 Harlow 2. EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER Altrincham 2 Sutton Coldfield Town 1; Barwell 1 Ashton Utd 1; Coalville Town 1 Lancaster City 4; Farsley Celtic 1 Stafford Rangers 0; Marine 1 Halesowen 0; Matlock Town 2 Witton Albion 3; Rushall Olympic 1 Workington 0; Stalybridge 2 Hednesford 2; Stourbridge 2 Buxton 1; Warrington Town 3 Mickleover Sports 1; Whitby 2 Nantwich Town 1. JD WELSH PREMIER Cardiff Metropolitan University 1 Cefn Druids 3; Llandudno 3 Carmarthen 2; Newtown 1 Barry Town 2. VANARAMA NATIONAL NORTH P W D L F A Pts Salford City....30 20 4 6 53 31 64 Harrogate.......30 19 5 6 71 36 62 Brackley..........30 16 10 4 54 27 58 Blyth Sp’tans..31 17 1 13 67 49 52 Kidd’minster..29 13 10 6 51 32 49 York.................31 14 7 10 56 47 49 Spennymoor..27 14 6 7 52 41 48 Chorley............30 11 11 8 33 27 44 Bradford PA...30 12 7 11 48 37 43 Stockport Co..29 12 7 10 53 43 43 Boston Utd.....29 11 6 12 48 49 39 Southport.......30 10 8 12 43 54 38 Curzon Ashton 30 9 10 11 41 47 37 FC United........31 10 7 14 45 55 37 Tamworth......31 10 7 14 44 55 37 Alfreton Tn....30 11 3 16 49 50 36 Darlington......31 9 9 13 41 48 36 Nuneaton....... 29 10 6 13 36 44 36 Leamington....31 9 8 14 42 50 35 AFC Telford.... 28 9 4 15 38 51 31 Gainsboro.......30 9 4 17 32 58 31 Nth Ferriby.....31 1 6 24 14 80 9 VANARAMA NATIONAL SOUTH P W D L F A Pts Dartford.........31 16 8 7 61 38 56 Havant & W.... 28 15 8 5 48 23 53 Hampton & R..30 13 13 4 43 28 52 Chelmsford....30 13 10 7 48 33 49 Hemel H’stead.30 13 9 8 49 38 48 St Albans ........ 29 13 8 8 52 38 47 Truro City.......29 13 7 9 51 39 46 Braintree Tn...31 12 10 9 54 44 46 Bath City.........31 12 10 9 42 37 46 Welling............29 12 8 9 52 45 44 Weston-S-M....29 12 7 10 53 49 43 Wealdstone....28 11 8 9 43 41 41 E Thurrock......28 10 9 9 53 56 39 Eastbourne.... 31 10 7 14 47 59 37 Oxford City.....31 9 8 14 46 56 35 Concord R.......29 8 10 11 35 41 34 Gloucester......28 9 6 13 36 46 33 Hungerford....29 9 6 14 32 42 33 Chippenham...30 8 8 14 43 57 32 Poole Town....30 7 7 16 36 55 28 Bognor Regis..30 4 12 14 32 52 24 Whitehawk....31 4 7 20 35 74 19 EVO-STIK SOUTHERN PREMIER P W D L F A Pts Hereford FC....31 23 5 3 79 26 74 King’s Lynn.....34 22 7 5 77 30 73 Weymouth.....35 22 6 7 78 39 72 Kettering........32 20 7 5 79 37 67 Chesham.........35 16 10 9 72 44 58 Slough.............28 17 6 5 71 33 57 Royston Tn.....31 17 4 10 58 44 55 Banbury..........35 15 9 11 70 47 54 Tiverton..........32 17 2 13 50 49 53 Frome Tn........32 15 5 12 64 60 50 St Neots Tn.....34 13 11 10 60 61 50 Hitchin............ 33 14 7 12 51 49 49 Stratford Tn .. 33 12 9 12 51 53 45 Farnboro.........35 13 5 17 65 84 44 Basingstoke...32 12 6 14 66 52 42 Redditch.........33 11 9 13 56 51 42 Merthyr Tn.....35 10 11 14 58 74 41 Biggleswade..33 11 7 15 37 40 40 Dorchester.....35 10 8 17 52 69 38 B Stortford.....33 9 7 17 47 63 34 Kings Langley..34 5 11 18 42 72 26 St Ives Town..32 6 6 20 41 74 24 Dunstable.......35 3 3 29 22111 12 Gosport Boro..32 2 3 27 21105 9 BOSTIK PREMIER P W D L F A Pts Billericay.........27 21 4 2 75 24 67 Margate..........34 19 9 6 59 33 66 Dulwich...........32 19 7 6 63 32 64 Hendon........... 32 18 5 9 71 42 59 Folkestone.....32 18 5 9 73 49 59 Staines Tn.......32 16 8 8 70 47 56 Met Police.......35 15 10 10 59 51 55 Wingate & F....33 17 4 12 47 48 55 Leatherhead..31 17 3 11 43 37 54 Leiston............33 15 7 11 55 43 52 Tonbridge A...33 14 5 14 43 45 47 Merstham.......34 11 8 15 51 60 41 Kingstonian ... 32 13 2 17 42 55 41 Enfield Tn.......34 10 10 14 51 61 40 Thurrock.........35 12 4 19 45 61 40 Brightlingsea..33 11 5 17 54 62 38 Dorking Wdrs. 30 10 7 13 48 54 37 Harrow Boro...33 11 4 18 45 64 37 Worthing........33 9 8 16 50 66 35 Lowestoft Tn. 34 10 5 19 43 61 35 Needham Mkt.33 8 10 15 52 59 34 Tooting & M....35 9 7 19 48 79 34 Harlow.............34 8 6 20 38 68 30 Burgess Hill.....32 7 7 18 45 69 28 EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER P W D L F A Pts Altrincham.....30 20 6 4 68 25 66 Warrington....30 17 6 7 50 34 57 Grantham.......30 16 6 8 63 35 54 Shaw Lane......28 17 6 5 54 29 54 Ashton Utd.....30 15 9 6 55 37 54 Farsley Celtic..34 15 9 10 60 54 54 Barwell............34 13 11 10 48 42 50 Hednesford....33 14 8 11 48 49 50 Witton Alb......32 13 9 10 57 47 48 Workington... 30 13 7 10 50 40 46 Lancaster C.....33 12 8 13 56 54 44 Stourbridge... 30 12 7 11 46 36 43 Mickleover..... 33 11 8 14 46 44 41 Nantwich Tn..30 12 5 13 43 46 41 Buxton............31 11 7 13 47 47 40 Rushall Oly’pic.33 11 7 15 48 64 40 Coalville Tn.....35 11 7 17 54 71 40 Whitby............35 9 12 14 47 57 39 Stafford R.......32 10 8 14 34 46 38 Matlock Tn.....33 11 5 17 47 61 38 Stalybridge....29 9 5 15 38 50 32 Marine.............32 8 8 16 40 55 32 Halesowen......34 8 6 20 34 63 26 Sutton C’field..35 7 6 22 39 86 26 IT’S LEYTONLINE ORIENT LEYTON ORIENT are beaming their home FA Trophy quarter-final with Gateshead to fans outside the UK. The O’s American owner, Nigel Travis, is hoping the live video stream — priced at £7.12 — of Saturday’s 3pm kick-off may attract new supporters. Chief executive officer Danny Macklin said: “We are excited about this initiative and believe this will start a new commercial venture for Leyton Orient.” 12 ............... Monday, February 19, 2018 1GG GOALS 9 THE last time two Midland clubs won automatic promotion from the second tier to the Prem was nine years ago — Wolves and Birmingham (2008-09). BRUCIE BONUS! Steve’s going up again Tom Barclay IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN MATT TARGETT summed up just how close the battle for the second promotion spot and play-off places in the Championship will be. The Fulham full-back said: “I think it’s going to go right to the last day. “It’ll be so hard to call, there are some great teams, but we’re definitely going to be right up there.” Looking at MY FINAL TABLE the runners and riders, it is hard to disagree with the Southampton loanee. According to my ultra-scientific calculations, Wolves are on course to match Reading’s record-breaking 106 points haul from 2005-06. Villa will pip Cardiff to second spot by a point while Tony Pulis’ Middlesbrough are going to sneak into sixth spot. Cue the chorus of angry Bluebirds, Robins and others twittering away on social media. But let me explain the thinking. Villa are in the boxseat despite Saturday’s 2-0 disappointment at Fulham as their remaining fixtures against rival sides vying for promotion/play-offs are all at home. Steve Bruce (right) has the experience of navigating his way to promotion having done it four times before. Though he will know just how important it is to get star man Jack Grealish and top scorer Albert Adomah back to fitness. Over at Cardiff, Neil Warnock is desperate to add an eighth promotion to his CV. And with top-notch targetman Gary Madine acquired in January, his side have a great shot at doing it. If Cardiff are still in second in April following trips to Sheffield United and Villa either side of hosting Wolves, then they will be favourites to do it. The fitness and form of wonder- 1 Wolves 106 2 Aston Villa 91 3 Cardiff 90 4 Fulham 85 5 Derby 83 6 Middlesbrough 75 -------------- --------------------------- 7 Sheff Utd 72 8 Brentford 72 9 Bristol City 70 10 Preston 68 11 Leeds 62 12 Millwall 62 13 Shefﬁeld Wednesday 54 14 Ipswich 54 15 Birmingham 53 16 Norwich 52 17 Nottingham Forest 52 18 QPR 51 19 Reading 50 20 Barnsley 45 21 Bolton 45 22 Hull 42 23 Burton 36 24 Sunderland 32 kid Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney are crucial for Fulham. And if Aleksandar Mitrovic can come good during his loan spell from Newcastle, that could be a defining bonus. Derby’s biggest problem is arresting their current slide of one win in five, with fans no doubt fearing another blow-up. As for Boro, the Pulis effect needs to happen now. Four defeats in their last seven suggests it is unlikely but I still fancy their chances, even with Sheffield United’s relatively comfortable run-in. But let’s not kid ourselves, it is so hard to call — as Targett said — that only a fool would have a go at doing it now! Not just a Fleeting glimpse FLEETWOOD caretaker bosses have a genuine chance of getting the gig full-time. Barry Nicholson and David Lucas are in temporary charge following Saturday’s dismissal of Uwe Rosler. And SunSport understands the Cod Army hierarchy are open-minded about a permanent appointment. The search is unlikely to be a quick one as they want to take time picking the right man to take them forward. A source said Rosler, who came within half an hour of reaching the Championship last term, took the decision “very professionally”. LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP Played yesterday (0) 0 ST J’STONE CELTIC 33 (0) 0 HAMILTON (2) 3 RANGERS (4) 5 Lyon 5, Templeton 22 Murphy 10 Imrie 88 (pen) Windass 19, 34, 72 Att: 5,406 Morelos 27 Played Saturday - Hibernian 2 Aberdeen 0; Motherwell 0 Kilmarnock 1; Partick 1 Dundee 2; Ross County 1 Hearts 1. P W D L F A Pts Celtic.................27 18 7 2 54 18 61 Rangers............27 16 4 7 53 31 52 Aberdeen.........27 16 4 7 43 31 52 Hibernian.........27 13 8 6 38 30 47 Hearts...............27 9 11 7 28 24 38 Kilmarnock......25 9 8 8 31 33 35 Motherwell......27 9 5 13 33 37 32 Dundee.............27 8 4 15 30 42 28 St Johnstone...25 7 6 12 22 36 27 Partick..............27 6 6 15 25 45 24 Hamilton..........25 6 5 14 34 47 23 Ross County.....27 5 6 16 29 46 21 IRN-BRU CHALLENGE CUP: Semi-finals Yesterday - Inverness 3 Crusaders 2. Saturday - The New Saints 1 Dumbarton 2. in association with HULL and Sunderland could be the first sides to suffer relegation from top flight to the third tier in successive seasons since Wolves and Notts County 33 years ago. SCOTS CORNER LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday - Brechin 0 Falkirk 1; Livingston 4 St Mirren 1; Queen of South 1 Morton 1. LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE Saturday - Airdrieonians 2 Queen’s Park 1; Albion 2 Raith 2; Arbroath 0 Alloa 0; Ayr 3 East Fife 0; Forfar 5 Stranraer 1. LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO Saturday - Clyde 2 Cowdenbeath 0; Elgin 2 Montrose 2; Peterhead 1 Berwick 1; Stenhousemuir 1 Edinburgh City 0; Stirling 3 Annan Ath 0. LADBROKES CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A Pts St Mirren..........25 17 3 5 46 28 54 Livingston........24 12 7 5 40 26 43 Dundee Utd......22 12 4 6 30 26 40 Morton..............23 9 8 6 33 23 35 Dunfermline....24 9 7 8 39 28 34 Queen of Sth... 24 9 7 8 38 34 34 Inverness CT....23 8 6 9 30 28 30 Falkirk.............. 25 7 8 10 28 39 29 Dumbarton......22 4 8 10 15 30 20 4 Brechin.............24 0 4 20 18 55 LADBROKES LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A Pts Raith................. 26 17 6 3 53 23 57 Ayr.....................25 16 3 6 67 32 51 Alloa..................24 11 6 7 35 27 39 Arbroath..........23 11 5 7 42 30 38 Stranraer.........25 10 5 10 40 46 35 Airdrieonians .. 25 8 8 9 34 42 32 East Fife...........26 9 3 14 36 47 30 Forfar................26 7 3 16 30 53 24 Albion............... 24 6 5 13 47 58 23 Queen’s Park....26 5 6 15 29 55 21 LADBROKES LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A Pts Montrose..........26 16 6 4 38 26 54 Peterhead........24 15 Stirling..............24 13 Stenhsemuir....24 12 3 3 5 6 57 28 8 47 30 7 40 28 Elgin..................24 11 Annan Ath........25 8 Clyde.................23 7 Berwick............24 7 Edinburgh City 24 5 Cowdenbeath . 24 1 4 9 40 8 9 29 8 8 30 4 13 20 4 15 20 48 42 41 42 26 35 43 38 37 32 29 25 19 7 16 13 38 10 Hot-shot Josh does the trick JOSH WINDASS fired a hat-trick as RANGERS went second after a 5-3 win at HAMILTON. Jamie Murphy and Alfredo Morelos also scored for Gers, with Hamilton netting through Darren Lyon, David Templeton and Dougie Imrie. CELTIC’S eight-game run of home wins ended with a 0-0 draw against ST JOHNSTONE. On-loan Charly Musonda was twice denied by keeper Alan Mannus.