Cambridge Quality Confronts Imps Quest For 4 Wins from 4

Cambridge have thrown a lot of money at their centenary season, but alas the Black & Amber gamblers have little to show but surprising mid-table mediocrity. On paper that is, for that would be to suggest they cannot play, oh but how they can on their day. Jez George has built a footballing side that just lacks the physical attrition to compete with many of the sides that a would-be contender will have to meet and greet over the 46 match marathon that is the BSP.  Though not without guile in Gash (out), the side has style, should we let them play. The physical side of the Imps game of late has shown that the good the bad, the beautiful or the ugly, can be taken down a peg or two, irrespective of budget. United will have to cut their cloth next season, that is for sure, whilst Simmo will add to his dogs of war, selling pride and passion to secure some golden handcuffs. Not to be missed this one with a three thousand plus crowd expected and some decent, but friendly, home and away banter guaranteed.

As usual our ban precludes us from being at a home game, but a massive welcome to the travelling United fans, thank you for reading the Form of the Foe courtesy of Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

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Saturday  22nd March K.O 3 pm

Away Fans Prices Adults £18 Cons £11 U18 £7 Lincolnshire Co Op (Cap 1800)

Home Fans pricing Here

GROUND GUIDE

 

United sit 11th whilst the Imps sit 15th, with just 5 points the difference. The question is, will the becalming influence of mid-table security lack desire in the face of a winning Imps side, still mindful of the trapdoor to the Blue Square North abyss?

os Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 12 Kidderminster Harriers 42 24 9 9 71 38 33 81
11 down 1 Cambridge United 41 14 12 15 65 65 0 54
12 down 12 Dartford 39 15 8 16 56 57 -1 53
13 down 13 Braintree Town 38 15 7 16 53 64 -11 52
14 down 14 Hyde FC 41 15 6 20 58 64 -6 51
15 down 15 Lincoln City 41 13 10 18 59 65 -6 49
16 No Change Tamworth 40 13 9 18 47 56 -9 48
17 down 17 Alfreton Town 40 12 12 16 56 68 -12 48
18 up 2 Gateshead 40 11 14 15 49 52 -3 47
19 down 19 Nuneaton 41 11 14 16 47 59 -12 47
20 down 20 Southport 41 12 11 18 65 78 -13 47
21 down 21 Stockport County 41 12 10 19 52 66 -14 46
22 down 7 Barrow 40 11 11 18 42 70 -28 44
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 38 8 12 18 50 75 -25 36
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 42 5 16 21 49 72 -23 31

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The Team & scheme

Jez George favours 4-4-2

30 Pope

22 Wassmer 12 McAuley 2 Roberts 34 Haynes-Brown

18 Berry 16 Jarvis 6 Shaw 11 Dunk

17 Hughes 10 Elliott

logo The U’s Form

United are the 5th best side in the division over the last 5 games, but they are an enigma, despite  big investment. The quality is there, but they have been frail against the lesser teams eager for a scalp. The Black & Amber gamblers could just as easily win this with quality, lose it with a whimper  or take part in an entertaining Jekyll and Hyde draw.

Recent Results (last game 1st) Results breakdown
Cambridge 2                    
Luton 2   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hyde 2 Home  21 8 6 7 31 29 2 30 9
Cambridge 1 Away  20 6 6 8 34 36 -2 24 12
Cambridge 1 Overall  41 14 12 15 65 65 2 54 11
Ebbsfleet 1 The last 5′s
Grimsby 0   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Cambridge 1 Overall 5 2 2 1 6 5 1 8 5
Cambridge 1 Home  5 1 3 1 5 6 -1 6 19
Woking 0 Away 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 6 11
Southport 2 Form By Month
Cambridge 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Cambridge 0 January 4 2 2 0 5 1 4 8 5
FGR 0 February 6 2 0 4 8 14 -6 6 15
March 7 3 2 7 7 0 9 12

logo  £££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate 3217 Luton
Lowest home gate 1737 Ebbsfleet
Average Home Gate 2221  
Total Turnstile Clicks 42,200  

logo  Heroes & Villains

       
Heroes Goals   Assists
Elliott 13 Dunk 6
Gash 12 Gash 6
Shaw 5 Andrew 4
3 lads on  4 Jennings 4
     4 lads on 
Villains Yellows   Reds
Jennings 6 Pugh 1
Roberts 5 Berry
Wassmer/Dunk 4 Shaw 1
Berry/Willmott 4    
       
YELLOWS 48  REDS 3

logo  Keeper corner- Nick Pope

Nick, just 20, is on loan from Charlton Athletic and took over from Craig Ross 5 games ago.   His first two starts saw clean sheets in the two one-nil wins against Woking and Grimsby.  Thus far he has made 30 saves, kept 2 clean sheets and managed to keep his goals conceded rate down to a rather credible one every 90 minutes. But it is on the rise with 2 in each of the last two games.

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
5 0 5 30 450 2 90 0 0
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Posted on March 31, 2013, in Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, The Form of The Foe, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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