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
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
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?
|24||AFC Telford United||42||5||16||21||49||72||-23||31|
The Team & scheme
Jez George favours 4-4-2
22 Wassmer 12 McAuley 2 Roberts 34 Haynes-Brown
18 Berry 16 Jarvis 6 Shaw 11 Dunk
17 Hughes 10 Elliott
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|
|Ebbsfleet||1||The last 5′s|
|Southport||2||Form By Month|
|Highest Home Gate||3217||Luton|
|Lowest home gate||1737||Ebbsfleet|
|Average Home Gate||2221|
|Total Turnstile Clicks||42,200|
|3 lads on||4||Jennings||4|
|4 lads on||3|
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|
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