Birthday Boy Simmo’s 6 Foot Soldiers Seek Silencing Of The Lambs

Birthday boy Simmo and Grant Brown will be in the motor this afternoon heading to Alfreton to view Tamworth, Saturday’s foe, in the flesh.  First hand scouting is a trick the manager has always valued, but for Imps young and old this weekends game is not to be missed.  Even if the club do not drop the prices a four thousand plus crowd is the minimum to be expected. But STMI continue to urge the club to make it £10 and £5 respectively for Imps and concessions.  Many would argue the club need every penny it can get, but Saturday is a gamble that can do much to restore the faith.

As usual our ban precludes us from being at a home game, we urge Imps to come in numbers and offer a massive welcome to the travelling Tamworth fans, thank you for reading the Form of the Foe courtesy of Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

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Saturday  13th April K.O 3 pm

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

Home Fans pricing Here

GROUND GUIDE

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The Lambs sit a point above us in 16th, the Imps sit 20th.  There is the small matter of the foe enjoying two games in hand, for tonight Tamworth travel to Alfreton, then after playing the Imps, the trip to Ebbsfleet cometh. This fixture pileup could work in our favour or against. Alfreton, after thumping Barrow, will shake off any lingering relegation doubts tonight, which could leave some weary leaden legs. However a point tonight, or better, would put a spring in the step.  Then Tamworth will perhaps come for a point knowing that Tuesdays opponents  Ebbsfleet United, will be dead and buried come Saturday tea time.  Tamworth’s destiny very much remains in their own hands and hooves.

 BSP Table 10/4/13

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 43 28 5 10 88 49 39 89
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 44 26 9 9 76 39 37 87
15 down 15 Alfreton Town 43 14 12 17 64 71 -7 54
16 No Change Tamworth 42 14 9 19 51 62 -11 51
17 down 17 Nuneaton 44 12 15 17 51 62 -11 51
18 down 18 Southport 44 13 12 19 70 83 -13 51
19 up 1 Gateshead 43 12 14 17 54 59 -5 50
20 down 20 Lincoln City 44 13 11 20 59 71 -12 50
21 down 21 Stockport County 43 13 10 20 56 70 -14 49
22 down 7 Barrow 44 11 13 20 44 80 -36 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 42 8 14 20 53 81 -28 38
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 44 5 17 22 49 74 -25 32

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The Team & scheme

Dale Belford favours 4-3-3 attacking

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13 Breedon

29 Thorpe 4 Wylde 6 Marshall 2 Tate  

15 Courtney

3 Kelly                8 Hendrie 

28 Hendrie       9 Wright       7 Cunnington 

Logo  The Lamb’s Form

Since Dale Belford moved from assistant to interim manager until the end of the season, The Lambs initial up gave way to a down. So far in April one win and one defeat  suggests he has halted the slide. The first, a 2-5 against Hereford, has been countered with a moral boosting 2-1 win over FGR, a defeat that ended the Green’s play-off dreams.  The resolute Lambs stick to an attacking 4-3-3 to their credit and, although they do not travel well, leading scorer Cunnington is a menace down the right.  The Imps do lack pace and have been particularly vulnerable down our left this season largely due to this. The Lambs also knocked an, at the time in-form Imps side, out of the Trophy with a 2-0 win before Xmas. They were playing 4-4-2 at the time but the danger signs are still there.

Recent Results (last game 1st) Results breakdown
Tamworth 2                    
FGR 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hereford 5 Home  22 8 4 10 23 26 -3 28 18
Tamworth 2 Away  20 6 5 9 28 36 -8 23 15
Tamworth 0 Overall  42 14 9 19 51 62 -11 51 16
Mansfield 1 The last 5′s
Luton 0   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Tamworth 0 Overall 5 2 1 2 6 8 -2 7 8
Tamworth 2 Home  5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7 12
Southport 1 Away 5 1 1 3 4 11 -7 4 19
Harriers 4 Form By Month
Tamworth 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Tamworth 1 February 7 3 3 1 11 7 4 12 5
Alfreton 1 March 6 1 2 3 4 9 -5 5 20
April 2 0 1 4 6 -2 3 13

Logo  £££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate 1968 Mansfield
Lowest home gate 565 Southport
Average Home Gate 1009  
Total Turnstile Clicks 20,196  

Logo Heroes & Villains

       
Heroes Goals   Assists
Cunnington 20 Hendrie 4
Abdullah 4 Till 3
Barrow 4 4 lads on 2
Wright 4    
       
Villains Yellows   Reds
Hendrie 11 Perry 1
Courtney 10 Hendrie
Baldock/Kerry 7 Tate 1
Marshall 6 Oji
4 lads on  5 Wright 
YELLOWS 84  REDS 5

Logo Keeper corner – Tony Breedon

Tony returned after a three match absence, to star in the 2-1 win over FGR, to end their play-off hopes.  A good solid and brave keeper.  Tony has kept 8 clean-sheets this season (9 if you include the Trophy) and will marshal his defence by example as his 3 yellow cards suggest.

Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
35 0 56 140 3150 8 56 0 0
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Posted on April 11, 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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