Imps V Pilgrims Teams, Schemes & anything But 442 Dreams

Lincoln and Boston will contest a prelude to the County cup if the Pilgrims can overcome a post Peter Swann Gainsborough Trinity, next week.  The Imps, our passing princes, are but pretenders according to FourFourTwo after an 18th placed grading for 2013/14, suggesting this could well be a lesson for an equally ambitious Boston.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

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Sat 3rd August, ko 3.00 pm

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Both sides avoided managers to beat the drop in March, both succeeded and have gone on to sweep the decks and bring in quality.  Both are ex-midfielders mindful of where the game can be won and lost, so 4-2-3-1 and 3-5-2 could see 5 V 5 in the middle to make things a little tight early on. Both also have pace on the counter suggesting if they can get it wide on the lush Sincil turf we could be in for a treat at just a fiver or two quid a kid.  As to whether the goal feast will come will depend on the defences with Boston, in particular, investing heavily in that department.

Chief Pilgrim, Dennis Greene, saved the Pilgrims souls from relegation last season with 4 wins, a draw and a loss, after taking over in March. Dennis has  swept the decks and been busy bringing in some commendable quality this summer.  First in was a huge stopper from Hinckley, one Ashley Timms – a man who blocks out the sun Ben Fitcher style.   A complete defensive rebuild sees ex-Imps Peter Bore and Scott Garner, plus Carl Piergianni  from Corby (Ex-Posh), Stefan Gallinski from Derby Co and Netan Sansara from Danish club FC Vestsjaelland.   Gary Mills is the only dedicated new midfielder although Bore can play there when he is of a mind.  New striker Ricky Miller has been at the club before, he joins a pacey pack of forwards who could trouble the Imps tomorrow.  Greene plays a pacey 3-5-2 who pass, but they can also compete and mix it up a treat.

Simmo will, no doubt, be pinning that 442 article up on the dressing room door, Not that his side requires motivation, with the quality of Nolan, Fairhurst, Tomlinson and, of course, Rowe the awesome oarsman. The side has pace too with Wright, Yussuf, Dixon and a flying full-back, name of Newton, who delivered 16 assists last year. But as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. A side must gel and that can only happen under enemy fire.  Then and only then will the Sincil Six foot soldiers get the column inches they deserve.

The Teams & Schemes

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Gray Brown Foster Newton  

Jordan Nolan

Power  Rowe Wright



The Bench 

13 GK Preece, 4 Foster, 6 Fofana, 7 Fairhurst, 12 Sheridan, 16 Thomas, 17 Dixon, 20 Robinson

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Boston (352): 


Marshall,  Garner, Piergianni

 Bore,  Ross, Fairclough,  Milnes, Sansara, 

 Newsham, SWD /Miller 



Posted on August 3, 2013, in Match Previews, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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