Teams, Schemes, Stats and A Braintree Battle For The Resurgent Imps.

Jordan Burrow is two in two, equalling his last two terms hauls at Stevenage FC and Morecambe FC , as is Massey, who should be a familiar name  in these parts. But after Altrincham and Barnet FC back to back away wins, we Imps are back at the unbeaten Bank to battle Braintree Town.  Together with the 0-0 against Kidderminster Harriers in the season’s opener, the Imps sit sixth with the Iron an unlucky thirteenth.  But these are early days, where stats startle and that doubtless proves the point, or three, that football matches are contested and won on the field.  League tables mean nothing when the Imps away form sees us top of the pile, whilst our home form puts us 17th and our Iron foe 19th on away current form. So its close then and, with the teams and schemes and stats to follow fortune will favour the brave over 90 minutes tomorrow.   Mmmm Sincil Salivates…………..

Thanks for reading STMI

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Saturday 23rd August KO 3PM

With the giant and prolific Sean Marks up front with Walker from Hereford, Brown and Diagne will need to be on the ‘tippiest of their toes’. Caprice must quell Daniel Sparks, the sorcerer southpaw, mercurial and more than able to deliver a knockout it seems, with two assists in his first three outings of the season.  Centre-back Massey, a name well-known name on Lincolnshire’s agricultural plains, has top scored with two headers so far this season, but play-maker Davis really pulls the strings in midfield and, has thus far pitched in with a penalty and plenty more besides.

In the red corner, Impdon might just dare to dream. Our own lefty, Sean Newton, is on fire down the flank, suggesting Peters pace could be put to the test, as he aims to add to his three assists in two games. Joyous Jordan Burrow has plundered two of them although Tommo, yet to get off the mark, is not about to handover the crown as goal king at Sincil bank, despite coming from deeper this season.

In the engine room Hamza Bencherif will be stoking the boiler alongside Nolan, a duet akin to beauty and the beast, that could be the spine of the Imps determination to return to the League despite the financial odds. Simmo’s six foot soldiers may be paupers in many ways, but they taught the comparably bejewelled princes of North London a lesson last time out. This despite having to travel down on the day in their own motors, after a mysterious coach mix up to boot. Win this and get a point at top dogs Halifax and Lincoln could have a taste for more than jelly babies this season.

Then again Braintree has a pedigree for passion and upsetting the odds, finishing 6th last season, despite a meagre budget. Devonshire and Simmo it appears can both make silk purses from sows ears, but then they need to in this the people’s Premier League.

What’s grinding the gears on IRON Chatter the foes  FANS Forum

Potential teams & schemes

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Simmo goes 4-2-3-1

26 Townsend

17 Caprice 23 Brown 6 Diagne 3 Newton

5 Bencherif 14 Nolan

22 Marshall 8 Power 11 Tomlinson 

9 Burrow

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7 Walker 9 Marks

11 Sparks                                      26 Mulley 

8 Davis 4 Isaac

3 Habergham 2 Brundle 6 Massey 23 Peters

1 Hamann

Devonshire goes  4-4-2

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Statistical head to head

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Saturday 12th Oct KO 3PM

Gary Simpson Manager Alan Devonshire
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-4-2 off
6 Position 13
7 Points 3
4 Goals scored 4
2 Goals conceded 4
0 Yellow cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
14th Position 2012/13 6th
Play-offs Forecast P/off fringes
2-1 V Barnet   Biggest win 3-0 v Dover
n/a Heaviest defeat 1-3 v Chester

Ker-ching

2,598 Total Turnstile Clicks 1,586
2598 Ave Gate 793
2598 v Harriers Hi 800 v Chester
2598 v Harriers Low 786 v Dover

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals
Burrow 2 Massey 2
Robinson 1 Davis 1
Bencherif 1 Mulley 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists
Newton 3 Sparkes 2
Power 1    
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows
Power 1 Marks 1
Nolan 1 Cox 1
Bencherif 1    
Newton 1    
Mendy 1    
Marshall 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds
n/a 0 n/a 0

Current & Overall Form

Form
G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln (H) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17
Braintree(A) 1 0 2 1 0 1 -1 0 19
Lincoln (A) 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6 1
Braintree( (H) 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 3 8
Last Five
Lincoln 5 2 1 0 4 2 2 7 6
Braintree 5 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 13
Overall
G W D L F A GD Pts
Lincoln 5 2 1 0 4 2 2 7 6
Braintree 5 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 13

Historic Tale of the Tape

AT SINCIL BANK (2) AT THE Amlin  (2)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 1 50 Braintree. 1 50
Braintree. 0 0 Lincoln City 1 50
Draws 1 50 Draws 0 0
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 6 3 Braintree. 1 0.5
Braintree. 3 1.5 Lincoln City 3 1.5
ON NEUTRAL GROUND (0) OVERALL (4) MATCHES)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 0 Lincoln City 2 50
Braintree. 0 0   Braintree. 1 25
Draws 0 0 Draws 1 25
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 0   Lincoln City 9 2.3
Braintree. 0 0   Braintree. 4 1

 The highlights

HIGH SCORING HIGHLIGHTS
Highest Aggregate 6 Lincoln City  3 –3 Braintree. 2011/12
Best Imps home win 4 Lincoln City  3 – 0 Braintree. 2012/13
Best Iron home win 3 Braintree. 1 – 0 Lincoln City 2011/12

All 4 meetings

Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Tue 26 Mar Braintree  03 Lincoln City Skrill Premier
2012/2013 Tue 06 Nov Lincoln City 30 Braintree  Skrill Premier
2011/2012 Tue 14 Feb Lincoln City 33 Braintree  BSP
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Braintree  10 Lincoln City BSP
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Posted on August 22, 2014, in Match Previews, The Form of The Foe, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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