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
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
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
|24||AFC Telford United||44||5||17||22||49||74||-25||32|
The Team & scheme
Dale Belford favours 4-3-3 attacking
29 Thorpe 4 Wylde 6 Marshall 2 Tate
3 Kelly 8 Hendrie
28 Hendrie 9 Wright 7 Cunnington
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|
|Mansfield||1||The last 5′s|
|Harriers||4||Form By Month|
£££ – Ker-ching
|Highest Home Gate||1968||Mansfield|
|Lowest home gate||565||Southport|
|Average Home Gate||1009|
|Total Turnstile Clicks||20,196|
Heroes & Villains
|Barrow||4||4 lads on||2|
|4 lads on||5||Wright||1|
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|