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The company said its tight rein on costs meant profits would be "slightly ahead" of the pounds 540 million for the year to January 30 expected by the City.
Man of the match award, though, went to David Snellgrove, whose wonderful spell of 2-8 off nine overs kept a tight rein on the home batsmen, after Mark Wilkie (46) and skipper John Pugh (17) had added 50 for the third wicket.
Chief executive Terry Burman said Signet's tight rein on costs would leave them well placed to benefit from an improving economy.
03 Bantry Bere looked like bolting up in the juvenile maiden hurdle at Market Rasen, and was still under a tight rein in front before two out, but he soon began to pay for racing a bit free and blundered at the last.
But Brummies kept a tight rein on their finances, spending only pounds 72 on themselves during the final three months of last year.
Misys said annual revenues would be 10% lower than a year ago, adding it was continuing to miss out on large IT projects as banks kept a tight rein on costs.
Given that problem, you might think park officials would have a tight rein on every penny.
He stressed that engineering and manufacturing companies are still keeping a tight rein on their pay budgets.
Despite the presence of six former County players in the Merthyr squad the match lacked the passion usually associated with encounters between these rivals, though referee Andy Newell deserves credit for keeping a tight rein.
The snag with De Boer will be his wages, which could be a prickly topic at Ewood where Williams keeps a tight rein on spending.
The Rhyl defence kept a tight rein on Graham Evans, the league's second-top marksman, and he didn't managed a single effort at goal in the entire game.
And Palace's Andy, who had bagged 10 goals in the last five games, was kept on a tight rein by a resolute Forest defence.