FAC Preview Worcester V Imps The Big Fat STMI Guide

Worcester City entertain Lincoln in an FA Cup tie that both desperately need to win. The Imps return to whence they were vanquished 4-1 last week backed by the hordes of Impdom who will travel in our 100’s.  The last minute signing of action Jackson sees us aerially stronger up top, but he also adds pace and a pair of magnetic boots that make him unplayable on his day.  The pitch will be even heavier than last week suggesting thrills and spills after a pitch inspection passed it fit only this afternoon.

Worcester City FC logo.png V Lincoln City F.C. badge.png

Adults: £12, Concessions: £8 (Over 60′s, Students and Unemployed – with ID)
Young Adults: £5 (16 to Under 21′s – with ID), Juniors: £3 (Under 16′s

Worcester City FC logo.png

Heeley’s probable team 4-4-2


2 G Williams 5 Hutchison 6 Khan 3 Deeney 

D Williams 4 Thorley 8 Taundry  11 Addy

10 N’Tai  9 Glover


The Blues find themselves weakened after on loan Phil Trainer returned to Nuneaton Town  and defensive stalwart Munday pulled up with a hamstring injury.  He will be replaced by  Shabir Khan who has recovered from injury and Sam Smith is back from Stourport Swifts after a loan to get him up to match speed.  Munday and Hutchison were instrumental in the seven clean sheets of the last few weeks, so this will hurt them, as will Trainer, for his omission from the wing will not help the goal-shy Blues cause.  Moore could be brought back to replace Nti up top but the two big dangers for the Imps will be Glover and Danny Williams on the right wing.  The lad is hit and miss, but the Cup is a great leveller, from which all walks of life have grown into heroes.

So far this season Danny Glover has scored three goals including a beauty in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Rugby to set up this mouthwatering tie, he is clever, he is nippy and, together with right-winger Aaron Williams and midfield engines Taundry and Thorley, The Dragons do offer a serious threat to Lincoln’s FA Cup progression. In goal is Simmo’s outstanding ex-stopper Jose Veiga – aka the cape crusader –  but you have to question full-backs George Williams and  Deeley against Newton and Miller.  They will also now face Marlon Jackson who is like lightening.

Tomlinson is also no slouch suggesting these two could form part of a trio up front tomorrow with either Wright or Connor Robinson set to plunder.  Connor will at least make the bench tomorrow, as Simmo looks to ring the changes for scoring and injury reasons.  Sheridan (Jordan looks crocked) and Power should get a start but both need to deliver on the goal and attacking front fast with a second striker inbound Jackson  will use tomorrow to stake his claim on the right. Marlon has a knack for scoring on his debut………..

Gary Simpson Manager Carl Heeley
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-4-2 
13th Skrill Prem Position 20th Skrill North
22 Points 9
17 Goals scored 16
16 Goals conceded 17
26 Yellow cards 20
1 Red Cards 1
16th Position 2012/13  BSN 15th
Play-offs Forecast Mid-table
3-0 V Hyde (H) Biggest win 4-0 V Workington (H)
1-4 Harriers (A) Heaviest defeat 0-4 V Stockport (A)


19,473 Total Turnstile Clicks 3750 (aprox)
2434 Ave Gate 620 approx
2748 v Aldershot Hi V Altrincham 741
1879 V Southport Low V Gainsbrough aprox 470

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results
N’Ti 4 Tomlinson 5 Oxford C 0
Glover 3 Fairhurst 2 Worcester 0
Moore 3 Dixon 2 Harriers 4
Geoghaghon 2 Nolan 2 Lincoln 1
Williams G 1 Miller 2 Rugby 0
Taundry 1 Rowe 1 Worcester 2
Lemon 1 Boyce 1 Lincoln 0
Thompson 1 Power 1 Aldershot 1
    Wright 1 Worcester 0
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Rugby 0
Thorley 4 Newton 5 Lincoln 0
Williams A 3 Power 3 Tamworth 0
Glover 2 Miller 2 Stockport 4
Deeney 2 Boyce 1 Worcester 0
    Brown 1 Nuneaton 2
    Tomlinson 1 Lincoln 2
    Nolan 1 Worcester 4
    Fofana 1 Coventry S 0
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Lincoln 3
Glover 3 Tomlinson 5 Hyde 0
Geoghaghon 3 Newton 4 Telford 0
Thorley 2 Miller 3 Worcester 0
Khan 2 Power 3 Hereford 1
Hutchison 2 Jordan 2 Lincoln 0
N’Ti 2 Foster 2 Worcester 4
Taundry 2 Rowe 2 Wrkington 0
Deeney 1 Boyce 1 Luton 3
Williams A 1 Yussuf 1 Lincoln 2
Munday 1 Gray 1 Worcester 2
Nelson 1 Nolan 1 Gainsborough 2
    Sheridan 1 Lincoln 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds Southport 0
Khan 1 Power 1 Colwyn 0
        Worcester 0

Posted on October 25, 2013, in FA Cup, Match Previews, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The big fat useless STMI guide?

    Hutchison played right-back for four of those seven, and Munday’s only just returned for the past couple of games.

    Trainer didnt play on the wing, Aaron Williams is not a right winger, Deeley in a Worcester shirt would be nearly 80 years old (its Deeney, like his brother Troy), its Nti not N’Tai, we are not nicknamed the Dragons, and we dont play 4-4-2.

    Other than that, enjoy your visit

    • Sorry to ruin your night, after being referred to as useless STMI think this will be the last attempt at trying to do a full preview that includes an appraisal of opponents this far down the pyramid; the time consumed; the minuscule level of reads compared to normal and the level of guesswork in the absence of a contact on a fans forum makes, as you rightly point out, a farce of what STMI strives to achieve. In our defence this was a struggle to put together compared to our normally more accurate and expansive match preview, analysis and stats service. The data was taken from an official site that has incomplete stats (the assists column is completely blank), helped/hindered by reading the very short match reports (which only contain home attendances half the time), indeed, the lack of a team line up is the only consistency. John Vickers the writer on our own official site is superb in comparison despite his time constraints. Wiki refers to your good selves as City, The Dragons or The Blues, we went with the second, in part to add fire to the reputation of our opponents and to avoid confusion as both clubs have the City suffix. We did mix up Aaron and Danny, apologies for that one. Good luck, may football as ever be the winner.

  2. Please don’t be offended – your Club has excellent outreach with many contributions from your clearly committed fans.

  3. Meant to say (as with every Worcester game) full live commentary will be available from BBC Hereford and Worcester, and there will be a freely-accessed match highlights package – normally released within 48 hours.

    I would expect the match day programme to feature Phil Stant – a legend at both Clubs.

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