Sport Roundup 30th October

Published on by Jacob Kensley (author)

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Hastings United

Football:

A busy weekend of football saw all of the top six play on Saturday. In what was expected to be the match of the day, Manchester United recorded a slow, methodical 1-0 win over Tottenham. Manchester City kept their unbeaten run going after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.

 

Sundays action included the first top flight south coast derby between Brighton and Southampton. Glenn Murray rescued a point for the Seagulls scoring his third goal in two games.

 

England’s under 17 side fought back to beat Spain in the World Cup Final on Saturday. Man of the Match Phil Foden, scored 2 goals to help England win the match 5-2.

 

 

 

England’s senior team will request permission from Fifa to wear poppies during the friendly against Germany on Friday 10th November. This comes after all of the home nations were fined last year for wearing them.

 

In local football, Hastings United were knocked out of the Buildbase FA trophy after losing a dramatic match to Ashford Town. Hastings were on their way to forcing a replay when they scored an equaliser in the third minute of added time. But, Ashford hit straight back a minute later to win the match 4-3.

 

In transfer news, Hastings United have given their captain, Simon Johnson, permission to speak to other clubs after the midfielder expressed his desire to leave.

 

F1:

Lewis Hamilton has won his fourth formula one world championship, securing his status as one of the all time greats. Hamilton finished the race in ninth after an early crash, but it was still enough to secure the Championship.

 

Cricket:

England have reduced the deficit in the Women’s ashes to two points after a victory against Australia in the final one-day international in Coffs Harbour.

 

Two men have claimed that England all-rounder Ben Stokes was defending himself from homophobic abuse in the incident that led to his arrest in Bristol last month.  

 

Tennis:

In Tennis, Roger Federer has closed the gap on world number one Rafael Nadal by beating Martin Del Potro to win the Swiss Indoors for the eighth time.

 

Rugby:

Gloucester have beaten Bath 22-21 in the Premiership West Country derby. Ed Slater scored a try five minutes into additional time, before Owen Williams converted to seal the victory.

 

 

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