Simmo’s Sexy 6 – Hatters Bees & Bulls Included
Trips to Luton Town, Barnet FC & Hereford plus a home game against Southport FC follow the Dartford FC and Salisbury City games, suggesting the next five matches will define Lincoln City’s season. Can the sexy football continue into the winter or will we face a hat-trick, get stung and end up with a horn in our side?
Thanks for Reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
The sides signings facts & stats are here
|Sat 31/8/13||Dartford||Lincoln City|
|Sat 7/9/13||Lincoln City||Salisbury|
|Sat 14/9/13||Barnet||Lincoln City|
|Tue 17/9/13||Lincoln City||Southport|
|Sat 21/9/13||Luton Town||Lincoln City|
|Tue 24/9/13||Hereford||Lincoln City|
Dartford will be pivotal and it is not going to be easy, they beat big spending Tamworth last time out and the Imps have yet to win away. Dartford have so far won two and lost 3 so whatever Burman says publicly about the Imps being a big test, privately at least, this will be a challenge to his own side to tip the scales and emulate last seasons top 8 finish. If we prevail then the home game against Salisbury could see the Imps consolidate our position at the right end of the table, perhaps even top-dogs in front of the faithful.
Salisbury’s only win has come against Aldershot (1-0) and then a draw against Welling last week (0-0) losing losing the opening three to Tamworth, Luton & Alfreton. Mikey Harris, at 28 the youngest manager in the game, has inspired two promotions in three years even if Darrell Clarke has joined ex-Imp goal machine Wardy at Bristol Rovers. Edgar Davids’ Barnet will be a very tough ask indeed. Top on goal difference, the Bees are unbeaten after wins against Chester (3-0) Braintree (3-0) and big spending Gateshead (2-1). They don’t concede many either with a 0-0 against Tamworth and a 1-1 against surprises early birds Nuneaton (3rd).
Southport, now managed by Villa legend Alan Wright sit 8th with three wins and two defeats. Port beat Luton (1-0), Gateshead (2-1) and Hyde (2-1) but came unstuck against Nuneaton (1-2) and Gateshead (1-2). They are our tips to finish in the top 8 and will pose a stern test. A win is vital going into the next two games against two of the best managers in the Division. Luton’s boo boys are getting at manager John Still’s big hitters, sitting 14th after 5 games. Having lost just once on opening day at Southport (0-1) the Hatters beat Salisbury (2-0) before enduring 3 draws against Macclesfield (1-1), Forest Green and Cambridge Utd. So no one wants to right them off just yet even if the boo-boys are already getting into him.
Martin Foyle’s 11th placed Bulls have also lost just the once, last weekend at Alfreton (1-2). Decent wins away at Chester (2-0) and at home to Tamworth (1-0) , have been undone by draws against Hyde (2-2) and Braintree (1-1) on the opening day. Of course many would argue he has done well to get a side out at all and they will be tough on a Tuesday after a trip to Luton on the Saturday. Ex Imp Sam Smith is leading scorer with two so far, could he yet come back to haunt us? Or will a wet Tuesday in the West Country see East Midlands sexy football make way for the Imps winter war machine?
Imps Results Recap
|Sat 10/8/13||Woking||0-0||Lincoln City|
|Tue 13/10/13||Lincoln City||1-0||Macclesfield T|
|Sat 17/8/13||Lincoln City||2-1||Forest Green R|
|Sat 24/7/13||Cambridge United||1-0||Lincoln City|
|Mon 26/8/13||Lincoln City||2-0||Wrexham|
The Table 30/8/13
|5||FC Halifax Town||5||3||1||1||9||9||0||10|
|9||Forest Green Rovers||5||2||2||1||12||4||+8||8|