Simmo: 17 Pts Yet Stockport, Gateshead & Tamworth Can Still Seal The Fates
A draw or defeat for Stockport against Gateshead is all that stands between Gary Simpson and the completion of the first phase of his Sincil Mission. If not Tamworth’s visit to already relegated Ebbsfleet will also need to be the right result if we are to stay up. Whatever these results, the Imp hordes are bound to descend on Hyde, with perhaps as many as 700-1000 making the trip next Saturday. Simmo’s Soldiers have so far notched 17 points, when the target was 12, but the fat lady is still standing and clearing her throat stage left, at the Sincil Bank last chance saloon. Yet Impdom stands and continues to deliver, riders at the gates of dawn, who take no prisoners. None can yield until the rise of the Imps is nigh.
Time to climb Steep Hill for evening song and ask the still imprisoned Imp’s blessing, for he has dwelt almost s full millennia in our magnificent Cathedral, the sacred heart of Impdom. Yes, Tuesday could perhaps assure our safety or set in motion the sealing of our fate, cementing this last half decade, an agonising death by a thousand cuts. But the new dawn for us is easier than the trials of Poachers incarceration enshrined in stone. We simply (something Impdom rarely enjoys I grant you) need Gateshead to beat Stockport. It is a massive game for both teams, but Stockport realistically have to win it if they are to have even a prayer, if one can call it that, given they go to Kidderminster, very much vying for the BSP crown, next week. Gateshead finish with a game at home to Ebbsfleet, a side one has to fancy the Heed to beat. A draw would need to see a goal difference swing of 4 for the Imps and Hatters on the final day. The late great KA’s line ‘You can never have too many centre-halves’ still resonates.
The Lambs, play Ebbsfleet on Tuesday, with skipper Courtney back after a two match ban, having reached 10 yellows for the season during a heroic 2-1 win over Forest Green. The Lambs also play Woking next Saturday. Although 9th the footballing Cards do not have the hand to beat the physical Lambs who will want to put on a show in front of their loyal and vociferous fans.
|Tuesday 16 Apr|
|Thursday 18 Apr|
|Final Day:Saturday 20 Apr|
|Alfreton Town||v||Forest Green||17:15|
BSP Standings 14/4/13
|3||Newport County AFC||44||25||9||10||83||55||28||84|
|7||Forest Green Rovers||44||18||11||15||60||44||16||65|
|24||AFC Telford United||45||6||17||22||52||75||-23||35|
Posted on April 14, 2013, in Blue Square zone, Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Gary Simpson lincoln City, Gateshead FC, Stockport County. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.