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But both teams played cautiously and referee Don Koharski kept a tight rein on play, especially in the early going.
Cybermation had also focused on upgrading its direct sales force, and kept a tight rein on operating expenses.
Leicester referee Brian Curson kept a tight rein on things and it was a pity the major decisions in the game fell to his assistants Tim Howes and Glenn Hambling.