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.

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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
Ebbsfleet United v Tamworth 19:45
Forest Green v Dartford 19:45
Gateshead v Stockport County 19:45
Hereford v Mansfield 19:45
Luton v Newport County 19:45
Woking v Grimsby 19:45
Wrexham v Braintree Town 19:45
Thursday 18 Apr
Luton v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Final Day:Saturday 20 Apr
AFC Telford v Hereford 17:15
Alfreton Town v Forest Green 17:15
Barrow v Braintree Town 17:15
Dartford v Nuneaton 17:15
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United 17:15
Grimsby v Newport County 17:15
Hyde v Lincoln City 17:15
Kidderminster v Stockport County 17:15
Macclesfield v Cambridge Utd 17:15
Mansfield v Wrexham 17:15
Southport v Luton 17:15
Tamworth v Woking 17:15

BSP Standings 14/4/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 12 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
2 up 7 Mansfield Town 44 28 5 11 89 51 38 89
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 44 25 9 10 83 55 28 84
4 up 7 Wrexham 44 22 13 9 73 43 30 79
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 44 21 14 9 66 38 28 77
6 down 6 Hereford United 44 18 13 13 68 61 7 67
7 up 14 Forest Green Rovers 44 18 11 15 60 44 16 65
8 down 8 Dartford 44 18 9 17 64 60 4 63
9 down 9 Woking 44 18 8 18 72 78 -6 62
10 down 10 Braintree Town 44 18 8 18 61 71 -10 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 43 16 12 15 63 59 4 60
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 44 12 15 17 55 60 -5 51
20 down 4 Tamworth 44 14 9 21 52 67 -15 51
21 down 21 Stockport County 44 13 10 21 56 71 -15 49
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 43 8 14 21 54 84 -30 38
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35
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Posted on April 14, 2013, in Blue Square zone, Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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