Lincoln V Southport Teams & Schemes

IF Gary Simpson’s side can beat Southport tonight and then get 4 points from the Luton Town and Hereford United games away, the next fixture at Sincil Bank could see us fighting for the Skrill Premier summit. That is easier said than done when confronted by the non-League’s top performing side of the last half-decade. To boot the Sandgrounders are managed by ex-Premiership star Alan Wright who has already used his contacts to strengthen wisely. A big welcome to Southport fans, let us take a look at the teams & schemes plus more stats than one can shake a Sandgrounder or Imp at. May football as ever be the winner.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

 

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Tuesday 17th September KO 19.45

 The Table 14/9/13

P W D L F A +/- PTS
1 Cambridge United 8 6 2 0 14 3 +11 20
2 Nuneaton Town 8 6 2 0 14 6 +8 20
3 Forest Green Rovers 8 4 3 1 18 7 +11 15
4 Barnet 8 4 3 1 14 7 +7 15
5 Alfreton Town 8 5 0 3 14 12 +2 15
6 Kidderminster Harriers 8 5 0 3 13 11 +2 15
7 Grimsby Town 8 4 2 2 9 6 +3 14
8 Lincoln City 8 4 2 2 8 5 +3 14
9 Salisbury City 8 4 1 3 10 8 +2 13
10 FC Halifax Town 8 4 1 3 13 15 -2 13
11 Southport 8 4 1 3 10 12 -2 13

 

Potential teams

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Simmo 4-3-1-2

Farman

Miller  Brown  Boyce Newton 

Fofana  Jordan     

Power Nolan Sheridan

Tomlinson 

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 Wright goes 4-2-3-1

Hurst

12 Challoner 5 Flynn 18 George 20 Fitzpatrick

Brown 8 Miiligan

7 Chalmers 11 Almond 21 Osawe

15 Hattersley

*****

The schemes

Wright may play Leadsham  in the interests of height, to give them 4 big lads in the side.  The Sandgrounders do like to match teams, just as Salisbury did with a 4-2-31 cum 4-5-1 difficult to break down.  They are well organised defensively and more than able to pass the ball and emulate the Imps counter attacking game. Nuneaton and Tamworth punished the visitors with long throws and set-pieces suggesting the Imps could do the same, given the big lads we have in the side.  They do not travel well and have only gained points on their travels (3) against Hyde who are holding up the League.

The game does suggest a set-piece could settle it either way again so we do not want to let them get a lead to sit on as Hattersley and Leadsham are powerful in the air whilst pacey  Osawe can easily nick one on the break if the Imps are throwing the kitchen sink at an equaliser. Full-backs Challoner and Fitzpatrick also love to get forward with the latter bagging 3 assists to the formers 1 already this season.  Few fullbacks can find the C spot as well as Fitzpatrick and Newton in this division, but in Hattersley they have the target man to put them away. Miller and Newton will have to be mindful with Fofana and Jordan hopefully pitching in as they did to strangle the Bees on Saturday.

Hattersley is a big unit, indeed Simmo tried to sign him in the summer but he had already traded Stockport for Southport. Incredibly he is on better money at Port. Brown, Milligan, Chalmers and Almond (just in the hole) are a combative unit who can really get stuck in but they can pass and pose a threat with runs from deep. The Sandgrounders can therefore get goals from all over the park, but they can also concede them. Power was close to man of the match at the weekend, but he will get more freedom tonight as will Sheridan who could have scored in the first minute. Play-maker Nolan’s confidence is also sky-high now he is being encouraged to get forward more.

The Sandgrounders back four from last week will struggle against the Imps. Flynn, especially, with 4 of the teams 7 yellows this season, could do with someone like Leadsham being recalled to help him deal with the aerial threat, or Boyce and Jordan could profit. Tomlinson also has more opportunity tonight than he did against two ten foot brick walls. George will also  have a busy one trying to cope with runs from deep. Challoner would too against Wright but one feels Sheridan could get the nod to ensure the attacking full-back does not add to his assists tally tomorrow night.  Brown and Milligan work hard but they really do blow hot and cold when it comes to covering  the back four. But then their faux pas seem inconsequential when Chalmers, Almond and Osawe are in full flow.

For those who have missed the stats fill your boots………………………

Gary Simpson Manager Alan Wright
4-2-3-1  Formation 4-3-3 & 4-2-3-1
8 Position 11
14 Points 13
8 Goals scored 10
5 Goals conceded 12
12 Yellow cards 7
1 Red Cards 0
16th Position 2012/13 20th 
Play-offs Forecast Top 8
2-0 V Wrexham (H) Biggest win 2-1 V Gateshead (H)
0-1 V Cambridge (A) & Salisbury (H) Heaviest defeat 1-4 Tamworth (A)

Ker-ching

9928 Total Turnstile Clicks 4962
2429 Ave Gate 1240
2642 v Salisbury Hi 2210 V Luton
2290 V Forest Green Low 825 V Welling

Heroes , Villains & Form

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results
Leadsham 2 Tomlinson 3 Southport 2
Osawe 2 Fairhurst 2 Welling 2
Hattersley 2 Rowe 1 Barnet 1
Tames 1 Boyce 1 Lincoln 1
Milligan 1 Nolan 1 Tamworth 4
Chalmers 1     Southport 1
Almond 1     Lincoln 0
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Salisbury 1
Fitzpartrick 3 Newton 3 Southport 1
Milligan 2 Boyce 1 Aldershot 0
Brown 1 Brown 1 Dartford 1
Chalmers 1     Lincoln 2
Challoner 1     Halifax 1
        Southport 0
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Lincoln 2
Flynn 4 Rowe 2 Wrexham 0
George 1 Tomlinson 2 Southport 2
Irie-Bi 1 Foster 2 Gateshead 1
Chalmers 1 Boyce 1 Cambridge 1
    Power 1 Imps 0
    Gray 1 Nuneaton 3
    Miller 1 Southport 1
    Newton 1 Imps 2
    Yussuf 1 FGR 1
        Hyde 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds Southport 2
N/a 0 Power 1 Imps 1
        Macc 0

Form Comparisons

Home / Away                
    G W D L F A GD Pts
7 Lincoln City 4 3 0 1 5 2 3 9
16 Southport 4 1 0 3 4 9 -5 3
                   
  Overall                
    G W D L F A GD Pts
8 Lincoln City 8 4 2 2 8 5 3 14
11 Southport 8 4 1 3 10 12 -2 13

 The historic tale of the tape

AT SINCIL BANK (33) AT SOUTHPORT (33)
Results Total % success Results Total % success
Lincoln City 21 64 Southport 16 48
Southport 5 15 Lincoln City 7 21
Draws 7 21 Draws 10 30
Goals Total Ave per game Goals Total Ave per game
Lincoln City 81 2.45 Southport 63 1.91
Southport 30 0.91 Lincoln City 48 1.45
NEUTRAL VENUES TOTAL (66 MATCHES)
Results Total % Success Results Total % success
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 28 42
Southport 0 0.00 Southport 21 32
Draws 0 0.00 Draws 17 26
Goals Total Ave per game Goals Total Ave per game
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 129 1.95
Southport 0 0.00 Southport 93 1.41
HIGH-SCORES
Highest Aggregate 8 Southport  4 – 4 Lincoln City 1964/1965
Highest Lincoln City score: 7 Lincoln City  7 – 0 Southport 1931/1932
Highest Southport score: 5 Southport  5 – 1 Lincoln City 1965/1966

Last 10 Matches

SEASON DATE HOME SCORE AWAY COMPETITION
2012/13 Sat 09 Mar Lincoln 1 – 0 Southport Blue Square Prem
2012/13 Tue 08 Jan Southport 4 – 2 Lincoln  Blue Square Prem
2011/12 Tue 24 Jan Lincoln  2 – 0 Southport Blue Square Prem
2011/12 Sat 13 Aug Southport 2 – 2 Lincoln Blue Square Prem
1975/76 Wed 25 Feb Lincoln  6 – 0 Southport Division 4
1975/76 Wed 24 Sep Southport 1 – 2 Lincoln  Division 4
1974/75 Mon 28 Apr Southport 3 – 2 Lincoln Division 4
1974/75 Wed 18 Sep Lincoln 1 – 1 Southport Division 4
1972/73 Sat 14 Apr Southport 1 – 0 Lincoln Division 4
1972/73 Wed 21 Mar Lincoln 3 – 1 Southport Division 4
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