Preview Lincoln V Bristol Rovers – Teams Schemes & Football League Dreams

Bristol Rovers come to Lincoln for another massive game at the Bank. Why its just like old times as we renew acquaintances with another ex-League club, hopefully filling most of the old home end to boot to boost the coffers twice in a week.

Sincil Bank Salivates…………..

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


The challenge:

Bristol Rovers are the best supported club in the Conference with a big budget, Cunnington, who we know really well and now possess the services of former QPR and Milton Keynes Dons winger Angelo Balanta until the end of the season. Monkhouse is the star down one flank along with Brown the overlapping full-back, suggesting  Balanta may start on the bench or go on the right, as he can cut in and finish with devastating effect.  Caprice and Mendy will be busy then.

Rovers just about edge us in the current form stakes, conceding few goals, beaten only by Barnet and Braintree this season (2-0 each time).  The Gas can step on it and pass the ball well, think Grimsby,  with an aesthetically pleasing style, guile and a smile. The win over 10-man Wrexham in mid-week was a good result for a relegated side now finding their feet in the division, against the bruisers, punch-drunk losers and of course the money clubs.

The Imps physical presence and counter-attacking flare will worry them down the flanks and at set-pieces. Then again our new ‘attack is the best form of defence’ mantra will make for an open affair.   Hamza will be a novelty, then again he is a one off who is in his central midfield element so far this season.  No injuries reported from the Sincal six-foot soldiers ditto from the Memorial, although a change in away form is needed suggesting Clarke may change things early and he has the depth and talent to do it. Ellis Harrison, for instance, who has returned from international duty with Wales.

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Potential Teams & Schemes

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Potential teams & schemes

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Simmo goes 4-2-3-1

26 Townsend

17 Caprice 23 Brown 6 Diagne 3 Newton

12 Mendy 14 Nolan

8 Power 5 Bencherif 11 Tomlinson 

9 Burrow

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27 Cunnington 10 Taylor    

23  Monkhouse  16 Martin  24 Sinclair   7  Mansell 

3 Brown 6 Parkes 15 Trotman   4 Lockyear

1 Mildenhall

Clarke goes  4-4-2

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Statistical head to head…………

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Gary Simpson Manager Darrell Clarke
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-4-2 (off)
9 Position 15
10 Points 10
14 Goals scored 6
15 Goals conceded 8
15 Yellow cards 15
2 Red Cards 1
14th Position 2012/13 Relegated
Play-offs Forecast Play-offs
3-2 V Grimsby Biggest win 2-1 V Halifax
1-3 V Gulls  Heaviest defeat 0-2 V Barnet

Ker-ching

12,411 Total Turnstile Clicks 22,945
3103 Ave Gate 5736
5209 V Grimsby Hi 7019 V Grimsby
2231 V Braintree Low 5082 V Wrexham

Heroes & Villains + Recent Results

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results  
Bencherif 4 Monkhouse 2 Bristol R 1
Burrow 4 Clarke 1 Wrexham 0
Tomlinson 4 Mansell 1 Lincoln 3
Newton 2 Harrison 1 Grimsby 2
Robinson 1 Cunnington 1 Braintree 2
. . . . Bristol R 0
. . . . Woking 3
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Lincoln 1
Newton 6 Brown 2 Bristol R 2
Power 1 White 1 Halifax 1
Nolan 1 Sinclair 1 Lincoln 1
. . . . Torquay 3
. . . . FGR 1
. . . . Bristol R 1
. . . . FC Halifax 3
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Lincoln 2
Newton 3 Lockyer 3 Bristol R 1
Mendy 3 Mansell 2 Telford 0
Bencherif 2 Taylor 2 Lincoln 3
Power 2 Monkhouse 1 Braintree 2
Tomlinson 2 Parkes 1 Altrincham 1
Marshall 1 Clarke 1 Bristol R 2
Caprice 1 Sinclair 1 Barnet 1
Nolan 1 Trotman 1 Lincoln 2
Diagne 1 Martin 1 Barnet 2
Brown 1 Leadbitter 1 Bristol R 0
. . Brunt 1 Altrincham 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds Lincoln 2
Bencherif 1 Sinclair 1 . .
Brown 1 . . . .

Current & Overall Form

Form                  
  G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln (H) 4 2 1 1 7 7 0 7 13
Bristol Rovers (A) 4 0 1 3 2 7 -5 6 20
Bristol Rovers (H) 4 3 1 0 4 1 3 10 4
Lincoln (A) 4 2 0 2 7 8 -1 6 7
Last Six                  
  G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Bristol Rovers 6 3 1 2 6 6 0 10 8
Lincoln 6 3 0 3 12 14 -2 9 11
Overall                  
  G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln 8 4 1 3 14 15 -1 10 9
Bristol Rovers 8 3 2 3 6 8 -2 8 15

Historic Tale of the Tape

At Sincil Bank 21 At Bristol R 21
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln  11 52.4 Bristol R 9 42.9
Bristol R 8 38.10 Lincoln  5 23.8
Draws 2 9.5 Draws 7 33.3
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln  31 1.5 Bristol R 32 1.5
Bristol R 23 1.1 Lincoln  17 0.8
Neutral Ground (0) Overall 42 games
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln  0 0.0   Lincoln  16 38.1
Bristol R. 0 0.0   Bristol R 17 40.5
Draws 0 0.0   Draws 9 21.4
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 0.0   Lincoln City 48 1.1
Bristol R. 0 0.0   Bristol R. 55 1.3

The Highlights

High scores
Highest score 8 Lincoln City 3 – 5 Bristol Rvs. 2006/07
Highest Lincoln City score: 4 Lincoln City 4 – 0 Bristol Rvs. 1983/84
Highest Bristol R. score: 5 Lincoln City 3 – 5 Bristol Rvs. 2006/07
Last 10 meetings   
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2006/07 Thu 17 May Lincoln City 3 – 5 Bristol Rvs. League 2 Play-Off S/F
Bristol Rovers won 7-4 on agg
 2006/07 Sat 12 May Bristol R 2 – 1 Lincoln League 2 Play-Off S/F
Sat 21 Apr Bristol R 0 – 0 Lincoln League Two
Tue 05 Dec Lincoln 1 – 0 Bristol R. League Two
2005/06 Sat 28 Jan Lincoln 1 – 0 Bristol R League Two
Sat 10 Sep Bristol R 0 – 0 Lincoln League Two
2004/05 Sat 15 Jan Lincoln 1 – 1 Bristol R League Two
Sat 18 Sep Bristol R. 0 – 0 Lincoln League Two
2003/04 Sat 01 May Bristol R 3 – 1 Lincoln Division Three
Sat 22 Nov Lincoln 3 – 1 Bristol R. Division Three
2002/03 Sat 29 Mar Lincoln 2 – 1 Bristol R. Division Three
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