Newport lead Macc & FGR concede, Luton & Wrexham draw Blanks

Newport lead Macclesfield, Forest Green Rovers, Wrexham and Luton, with Dartford now just outside the play-offs and Mansfield climbing fast. Hereford United have conceded 9 goals in two games at part-time opposition suggesting all is not well at the Bulls.

Welcome to the BSP results, table, average crowds, creative influences and leading scorers. Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Newport  beat Barrow, thanks to goals from Evans (44) and a brace from Crow (70 & 77),to move above Barrow to the BSP summit.  Hopefully their Euromillions chairman will keep the faith as the new consortium have decided to pull out.  The spend,spend,spend Silkmen had to come from 3-1 down to draw with new boys Nuneaton. Brown (6) and an Armson (Pen 13) put the Boro 2-up. Murtagh (70)  pulled one back before Sleath (77) made it 3-1.  Barnes-Homer (90) and Mendy (91)  completed a late fight back to get a point.  Will Macc sign Heskey or will the financial wheels in fact fall off the cart for a club that seems to be operating well beyond its means?

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Cambridge also spent big in the summer to celebrate their centenary.  Alas just 1962 turned up to see them draw 2-2 with Telford and drop to 17th. Shaw (10) put the amber gamblers ahead before Jones (57) replied. Pugh (70) and Gash (75) seemed to have put things beyond doubt for the hosts, before Davies (83) and Spray (87) proved the underdogs point.   Big spending Forest Green were also held at home by part-time Alfreton.  Klukowski (10) gave FGR an early lead but the reds never gave up and got a Bradley penalty at the death (92).

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Two of the BSP’s big-boys, Luton and Wrexham shared a stalemate to remain 5th and 4th respectively.  Dartford are just two points behind after inflicting a second humiliation for Hereford. Hayes (6), Rogers (47),Harris (76) and Wallis (89) completed the 4-0 rout.  The Bulls have conceded 9 goals to part-time opposition in the last two games. High spending Mansfield bucked the BSP giant killing trend, by burying  high-flying Braintree 2-0, through Stevenson (42) and Speight (86).

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There seems plenty of proof that anyone can beat anyone in this league, but that beggars a question or two. Are the smaller sides playing up or are the footballing sides being dragged down? It is certainly too early to question whether the divisional average of 1904 is markedly down,  but Luton, Cambridge, Mansfield and Lincoln are all down on last season’s average gates. The loss of Hayes who were lucky to beak 300 last season is also perhaps masking the trend.

Saturdays games

Cambridge Utd 3 3 AFC Telford
Shaw (10)
Pugh (70)Gash (75)
Gash (75)
Jones (57)
Davies (83)
Spray (87)
1,962
Barrow 0 3 Newport County
Evans (44)
Crow (70 & 77)
802
Dartford 4 0 Hereford
Hayes (6)
Rogers (47)
Harris (76)
Wallis (89)
1,601
Forest Green 1 1 Alfreton Town
Klukowski (10) Bradley (Pen 92) 1,072
Gateshead 0 2 Tamworth
sent off Marwood (74) Cunnington (Pen 36)
Marshall (51)
622
Kidderminster 0 0 Grimsby
1,811
Lincoln City 3 2 Hyde
Larkin (pen 43 pen 67)
Oliver (88)
Spencer (pen 64)
Jevons (70)
1,745
Luton 0 0 Wrexham
6,675
Mansfield 2 0 Braintree Town
Stevenson (42)
Speight (86)
2,049
Nuneaton 3 3 Macclesfield
Brown (6)
Armson (Pen 13)
Sleath (77)
Murtagh (70)
Barnes-Homer (90)
Mendy (91)
939
Southport 1 0 Ebbsfleet United
Lever (pen 92) sent off Ada (89) 872
Stockport 1 2 Woking
Kenyon (15)
sent off Nolan (81)
McCallum (24)
Pires (65)
3,151

BSP Table 17/9/21

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Newport County AFC 9 6 1 2 18 9 9 19
2 Macclesfield Town 9 6 1 2 20 15 5 19
3 Forest Green Rovers 9 5 3 1 16 8 8 18
4 Wrexham 9 5 3 1 13 5 8 18
5 Luton Town 9 5 2 2 16 11 5 17
6 Dartford 9 5 0 4 16 11 5 15
7 Gateshead 9 4 3 2 14 10 4 15
8 Mansfield Town 9 5 0 4 17 18 -1 15
9 Grimsby Town 9 3 5 1 11 6 5 14
10 AFC Telford United 9 3 4 2 15 11 4 13
11 Tamworth 9 4 1 4 13 12 1 13
12 Hereford United 9 4 1 4 15 19 -4 13
13 Woking 9 4 0 5 17 18 -1 12
14 Southport 9 3 3 3 11 15 -4 12
15 Braintree Town 9 3 2 4 12 14 -2 11
16 Alfreton Town 9 3 2 4 13 18 -5 11
17 Cambridge United 9 2 4 3 15 17 -2 10
18 Lincoln City 9 2 3 4 12 14 -2 9
19 Stockport County 9 2 3 4 11 13 -2 9
20 Nuneaton 9 2 3 4 16 22 -6 9
21 Ebbsfleet United 9 2 2 5 14 20 -6 8
22 Barrow 9 1 4 4 8 15 -7 7
23 Hyde FC 9 1 2 6 11 17 -6 5
24 Kidderminster Harriers 9 0 4 5 6 12 -6 4

Blue Square Goal Machines

1st Aaron O’Connor Newport County 7
Stuart Fleetwood Luton Town 7
Adam Cunnington Tamworth 7
4th Matthew Barnes-Homer Macclesfield Town 6
Adam Walker Nuneaton Town 6
Bradley Bubb Woking 6
7th Tom Elliott Cambridge United 5
Andy Brown Nuneaton Town 5
Harry Crawford Dartford 5
10th Phil Jevons Hyde 4
Jake Speight Mansfield Town 4
Chris Holroyd Macclesfield Town 4
Matthew Green Mansfield Town 4
Kieron St Aimie AFC Telford United 4
Paul Clayton Alfreton Town 4
Scott Spencer Hyde 4
Danny Whitehead Stockport County 4
Dan Holman Braintree Town 4
19th 14 players are on following 3

Creative influences

1st Steven Leslie AFC Telford United 5
Josh Gillies Gateshead 5
3rd Danny Crow Newport County 4
Nathan Arnold Alfreton Town 4
James Norwood Forest Green Rovers 4
Elliot Bradbrook Dartford 4
7th Scott Rendell Luton Town 3
Joe Howe Ebbsfleet United 3
Philip Turnbull Gateshead 3
Matthew Barnes-Homer Macclesfield Town 3
John Kissock Macclesfield Town 3
Kyle Perry Nuneaton Town 3
Scott Spencer Hyde 3
Daniel Sparkes Braintree Town 3
Jake Thomson Newport County 3
Ryan Hayes Dartford 3
Danny Rowe Stockport County 3
Andre Gray Luton Town 3
19th 28 players are on following 2

The Average Crowds & Total Turnstile Clicks

Team Total Average
1 Luton Town 31,783 6,356
2 Wrexham 14,211 3,552
3 Stockport County 17,080 3,416
4 Grimsby Town 13,432 3,358
5 Newport County 12,341 3,085
6 Cambridge United 11,507 2,301
7 Mansfield Town 11,342 2,268
8 Hereford United 7,585 1,896
9 Kidderminster Harriers 9,248 1,849
10 Lincoln City 9,114 1,822
11 Macclesfield Town 7,008 1,752
12 AFC Telford United 6,979 1,744
13 Woking 6,319 1,579
14 Dartford 6,630 1,326
15 Tamworth 4,860 1,215
16 Southport 5,320 1,064
17 Ebbsfleet United 4,229 1,057
18 Nuneaton Town 5,029 1,005
19 Forest Green Rovers 4,861 972
20 Barrow 4,323 864
21 Hyde 3,361 840
22 Alfreton Town 3,324 831
23 Gateshead 3,515 703
24 Braintree Town 2,289 572
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