Category Archives: Relegation Reprieve 2012/13

Sheffield Wednesday Youth’s Treble Saves The Mighty Imps

Vadaine Oliver is certainly following in the footsteps of one of his Sheffield Wednesday heroes. Having seen both play this season we can safely say the 21 year-old is a chip off the Jermaine Johnson aka  JJ’ block, albeit at a much lower level. For now at least. The two certainly have a similar swagger, the power, pace panache and energy that fills a fan with hope and expectation, gets you on your feet, as soon as the ball goes anywhere near them.  Vadaine has a long way to go to reach JJ’s quality, but he has the help of manager and Owls  fan Gary Simpson, not to mention 10 years to do it.

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Since missing the Hillsborough cut in May, Vadaine Oliver’s debut season has certainly been IMPressive, cemented with a hat-trick at Hyde that banished the relegation worries for the Imps on the final day of the season.  Vadaine Oliver never lost  a header today, against two mean centre-halves who know all the tricks.  He scored three second half goals and had a hand in the all important penalty.  Young Oliver- in true Dickensian style the boy always wants more – won the header that put in Jones, only for him to be pushed for a 27th minute penalty.

On 48 Sheridan beats the offside, crosses superbly and Oliver uses his strength to power home a towering header.  On 62 minutes a Gray throw finds Oliver and his salmonlike leap sees him beat the keeper to the ball and head home. The deserved hat-trick and first matchball. On 86, Miller threads an intelligent ball, that Vadaine takes in his powerful thoroughbred stride to send him home to meet his maker, just inside the left hand post.

The Imps signed Vadaine as a free agent after the Owls released him in May. As a 20 year-old we would be entitled to a fee should the vultures come circling when the window opens in the summer.  He has said he wants to continue to work with Simmo, who he knows to have a pedigree in developing players at clubs and selling them on for million plus fees. We’ll be frying tonight in Lincoln then. lets throw the boat out and add some prawns.

File:Lincoln City F.C. badge.pngVadaine’s Season 2012/13

Player     Starts sub Mins Goals Shots Sh/on Assists YC RC
14 Vadaine Oliver 22 19 2292 13 43 21 2 5 1

scores every 176 minutes.

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FULL NAME Vadaine Oliver
DATE OF BIRTH 21 October 1991 (age 21)
PLACE OF BIRTH Sheffield
HEIGHT 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
WEIGHT 12 st 4 lb (78 KG)
Playing Position Centre forward
CURRENT CLUB Lincoln City 
NUMBER 14
YOUTH CAREER
2004-2008 Sheffield Wednesday
CAREER STATS
2010-2012 Sheffield Wednesday – 0 apps
2013-date Lincoln City 37 Apps 13 goals
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The Stats That Saw Impdom Tan Hyde

Sheffield Wednesday cast-off Vadaine Oliver inspired an incredible 5-1 rout at Hyde. Route one on 27 minutes sees Oliver, once again, win a header, the keeper can only palm to Jones who is pushed to the floor by Brizell. Penalty! Power confidently strokes home the penalty for one nil to the Imps. On the whistle a soothing second. A  Power corner finds Fofana and his powerful header is headed into the roof of the net by Ashworth. Tamworth and Woking are drawing 1-1 and Gateshead and Stockport are drawing 0-0 against Ebbsfleet and Kidderminster respectively. Green has put the Stag’s into the automatic promotion spot with a penalty 5 minutes before half-time. On 48 Sheridan beats the offside, crosses superbly and Oliver powers home with aplomb. Hyde storm forward from the centre to win a corner.   On 50 Milligan takes and Ashworth heads home at the near post for 3-1. On 62 minutes a Gray throw finds Oliver and his salmonlike leap sees him beat the keeper to the ball and head home. The Hat-trick on 86, Miller threads an intelligent ball, that Vadaine latches onto to flick nonchalantly inside the left hand post

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

Hyde F C  –  Lincoln City

(H/T  0-2)

Scorers

Power 27, Fofana 45+1, Oliver 48 Ashworth 50   Oliver 62 Oliver 86

Att 1,390

Ref: Handley

Tigers  490 Imps 900   

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The teams & Schemes 

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Scott McNiven  4-2-1-3  

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Carnell

28 Fitzgerald 5 Ashworth (Y-60) 23 Dennis  2 Brizell 

 21 Tomsett  30 Milligan 

6 Browne (Y-59)

22 Hogan  20 Blinkhorn 11 Almond

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 Substitutions
 
51 D/S – Spencer on for Almond and Jevons on for Milligan, 84 McCarton on for Blinkthorn

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The bench 

Poole (MF),   Sedgwick (MF), Spencer (STR) Jevons (STR), McCartan (STR)

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4-2-3-1

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1 Farman 

15 Gray  25 Brown    20 Miller 16 Nicolau (Y-67)

37 Fofana  35 Turnbull      

12 Sheridan (Y-55)  8 Power 18 Jones (Y-60)

14 Oliver

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Substitutions

83 D/S Taylor on for Sherian, Jordan on for Jones. 87 Preece on for Farman

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The Bench 

31 David Preece (GK), 6 Garner (DF),  4 Jordan  (MF), 10 Taylor (STR) 23 Taylor

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Hyde F C – Lincoln City

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Stats

Note

shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed

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49% Ball 51%

10 Shots on 12

4 Misses 7

4 Saves 2

4 Corners 5

1 Offside 6

12 Fouls 13

2 Yellows 3

0 Reds 0

BSP Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 46 30 5 11 92 52 40 95
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 46 28 9 9 82 40 42 93
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 46 25 10 11 85 60 25 85
4 down 4 Grimsby Town 46 23 14 9 70 38 32 83
5 up 6 Wrexham 46 22 14 10 74 45 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 46 19 13 14 73 63 10 70
7 down 5 Luton Town 46 18 13 15 70 62 8 67
8 down 8 Dartford 46 19 9 18 67 63 4 66
9 down 9 Braintree Town 46 19 9 18 63 72 -9 66
10 up 11 Forest Green Rovers 46 18 11 17 63 49 14 65
11 down 11 Macclesfield Town 46 17 12 17 65 70 -5 63
12 down 12 Woking 46 18 8 20 73 81 -8 62
13 down 13 Alfreton Town 46 16 12 18 69 74 -5 60
14 down 4 Cambridge United 46 15 14 17 68 69 -1 59
15 down 15 Nuneaton 46 14 15 17 55 63 -8 57
16 down 16 Lincoln City 46 15 11 20 66 73 -7 56
17 up 3 Gateshead 46 13 16 17 58 61 -3 55
18 down 18 Hyde FC 46 16 7 23 63 75 -12 55
19 down 3 Tamworth 46 15 10 21 55 69 -14 55
20 down 20 Southport 46 14 12 20 72 86 -14 54
21 down 21 Stockport County 46 13 11 22 57 76 -19 50
22 down 7 Barrow 46 11 13 22 45 83 -38 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 46 8 15 23 55 89 -34 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 46 6 17 23 52 79 -27 35

Hyde 1 Imps 5…..Hi 5 & Alive – The Imps Are Staying Up

Impdom’s hordes poured through the Pennines to make Hyde a home banker for Saviour Simmo’s soldiers. Yes ‘now you’re gonna believe us  – The Imps are staying up’.  Hallelujah The Mighty Imps live to fight another day, with Saviour Simmo now able to build us a squad of six foot soldiers to mount a play-off challenge. That is if the board’s ambition matches that of the manager, the huge potential fan base and a City, as a whole on the up. But let us not get ahead of ourselves, kick back, get out the good stuff, sign our BSP 3 up 3 down petition here and let’s recount the proud proud heroics that 900 Imps saw first hand.

For the benefit of  the Hatters, some visiting the site for the first time, first the  score & scorers, secondly the teams & schemes, then the match report and finally more stats than you can shake an Imp or Hatter  at  Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

Hyde F C  –  Lincoln City

(H/T  0-2)

Scorers

Power 27, Fofana 45+1, Oliver 48 Ashworth 50   Oliver 62 Oliver 86

Att 1,390

Ref: Handley

Tigers  490 Imps 900   

*****

The teams & Schemes 

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Scott McNiven  4-2-1-3  

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Carnell

28 Fitzgerald 5 Ashworth (Y-60) 23 Dennis  2 Brizell 

 21 Tomsett  30 Milligan 

6 Browne (Y-59)

22 Hogan  20 Blinkhorn 11 Almond

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 Substitutions
51 D/S – Spencer on for Almond and Jevons on for Milligan, 84 McCarton on for Blinkthorn

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The bench 

Poole (MF),   Sedgwick (MF), Spencer (STR) Jevons (STR), McCartan (STR)

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4-2-3-1

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1 Farman 

15 Gray  25 Brown    20 Miller 16 Nicolau (Y-67)

37 Fofana  35 Turnbull      

12 Sheridan (Y-55)  8 Power 18 Jones (Y-60)

14 Oliver

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Substitutions

83 D/S Taylor on for Sherian, Jordan on for Jones. 87 Preece on for Farman

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The Bench 

31 David Preece (GK), 6 Garner (DF),  4 Jordan  (MF), 10 Taylor (STR) 23 Taylor

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But to the game fellow football fans, to the game…….

The Imps settle early against a Hyde side with Turnbull playing in Oliver who roasts his man, alas, but puts wide. Turnbull again gets forward and fizzes a foot to the right.  Power is caught offside to end a promising move. Turnbull puts in a tasty challenge to end a Hyde counter.  A decent Milligan corner is cut short as Ashworth fouls Brown.  Commentator Tommo curiously suggests that Simmo has put out a formulation to emulate the opposition again, yet the Tigers are the ones to make a rare change from their steadfast 4-4-2

A huge Gray long throw is cleared. Sheridan gets beyond his man but the ball in is poor and goes down the keepers throat.  Oliver beats two but no one is up with him and the ball flying across the box and out for the throw. A lose Turnbull ball sees Farman hit long, Oliver head on , but Sheridan cannot get a touch to finish a direct but effective move.  The huge travelling support is vociferous, making this as good as a home game.

Jones finally gets into the game but is fouled by Tomsett and is then caught offside for the second time. Fofana fouls Almond just as he is getting into his stride. Nicolau, on the overlap, fires a superb long range effort that is magnificently parried by Carnell who saves Power’s follow up. Sheridan then volleys over the bar.  A Milligan corner is well saved by Farman.  Turnbull is having a great game.

Route one sees Oliver, once again, win the header, the keeper can only palm to Jones who is pushed to the floor by Brizell. Penalty! Power confidently strokes home the penalty for one nil to the Imps. A pitch Impvasion ensues – The Imps are staying up.  Oliver – aerially immense again – wins another header but Sheridan again fails to read it.  Oliver then shoots narrowly wide. From the clearance, Miller slips, Blinkhorn gets across him and fires a curler narrowly wide. Hyde have burst into life. Blinkhorn feeds Almond who fires just wide. A great corner sees Carnell spill but Miller is just unable to capitalise.

A joyous ball by Browne finds Milligan, he crosses but Brown does just enough to keep Blinkhorn from getting any connection.   Oliver wins another Gray long throw but no one is gambling to take advantage of his nod-ons. On the whistle a soothing second. A  Power corner finds Fofana and his powerful header is headed into the roof of the net by Ashworth. Tamworth and Woking are drawing 1-1 and Gateshead and Stockport are drawing 0-0 against Ebbsfleet and Kidderminster respectively. Green has put the Stag’s into the automatic promotion spot with a penalty 5 minutes before half-time.

Second half.

Both managers keep the faith. The Imps go for the jugular, Sheridan beats the offside, crosses superbly and Oliver powers home with aplomb. Hyde storm forward from the centre to win a corner.   Milligan takes and Ashworth heads home at the near post for 3-1. Ex-Imp Spencer replaces Almond and Jevons comes on for Milligan as the Tigers go 4-3-3 with 3 centre-forwards.  A ferocious drive from Tomsett goes just over the bar.

Kidderminster go a goal up against Stockport with the Hatters on the pitch, fighting with their players and forcing the ref to lead everyone off the pitch(for 20 mins). Sheridan is caught off-side and is booked before Oliver puts another towering header wide.  It’s end to end stuff. Farman makes a magnicent save from another glorious Tomsett pile-driver  A tangle between Ashworth and Jones see both see yellow.  The Imps make it 4-1 on 62 minutes. A Gray throw finds Oliver. His fantastic leap  sees him beat the keeper to the ball and head home

Tomsett again goes close with another speculative effort.  A great drive from Spencer goes just to the right of the goal. Brown makes a saving challenge on Jevons as the Imps sit back on a three goal lead. Naturally not Oliver who is on a hat-trick.  Power’s free kick just eludes him and he then chases down a ball for a corner. Power plays a frustrating short one. Oliver dead on his feet, is given a chance to get his hat-trick as  Sheridan makes way for Taylor  and Jones comes off for Jordan. He does. Miller threads an intelligent ball, that Vadaine latches onto to flick nonchalantly inside the left hand post. Quality performance from the lad, the team and the manager on a proud, proud day for our football club.

Synopsis

Come on Bob line in the sand let’s see a few grand. Time to put football first, the Mighty Imps back into the heart of our beautiful City and back into the League. Stockport did not get the right man at the right time and look where they are now.

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Hyde F C – Lincoln City

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Stats

Note

shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed

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49% Ball 51%

10 Shots on 10

4 Misses 6

Saves 2

3 Corners 4

1 Offside 5

11 Fouls 13

2 Yellows 3

0 Reds 0

BSP Final Table

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 46 30 5 11 92 52 40 95
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 46 28 9 9 82 40 42 93
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 46 25 10 11 85 60 25 85
4 down 4 Grimsby Town 46 23 14 9 70 38 32 83
5 up 6 Wrexham 46 22 14 10 74 45 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 46 19 13 14 73 63 10 70
7 down 5 Luton Town 46 18 13 15 70 62 8 67
8 down 8 Dartford 46 19 9 18 67 63 4 66
9 down 9 Braintree Town 46 19 9 18 63 72 -9 66
10 up 11 Forest Green Rovers 46 18 11 17 63 49 14 65
11 down 11 Macclesfield Town 46 17 12 17 65 70 -5 63
12 down 12 Woking 46 18 8 20 73 81 -8 62
13 down 13 Alfreton Town 46 16 12 18 69 74 -5 60
14 down 4 Cambridge United 46 15 14 17 68 69 -1 59
15 down 15 Nuneaton 46 14 15 17 55 63 -8 57
16 down 16 Lincoln City 46 15 11 20 66 73 -7 56
17 up 3 Gateshead 46 13 16 17 58 61 -3 55
18 down 18 Hyde FC 46 16 7 23 63 75 -12 55
19 down 3 Tamworth 46 15 10 21 55 69 -14 55
20 down 20 Southport 46 14 12 20 72 86 -14 54
21 down 21 Stockport County 46 13 11 22 57 76 -19 50
22 down 7 Barrow 46 11 13 22 45 83 -38 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 46 8 15 23 55 89 -34 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 46 6 17 23 52 79 -27 35

Simpson Chose Imps Over 2 Roles For Love Of The Fans

Gary Simpson has been a breath of fresh air at Lincoln City since notching a mind numbing 17 points with the goalposts moving by another point for Saturday. Yet in an incredible twist of fate he could have taken over the job at Stockport, the side currently occupying the final position in the bottom four.

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Gary’s deep understanding of Impdom and his desire to give the fans the success their loyalty and passion deserve, led to him not putting in his CV as Darije Kalezić  got the job unopposed.  Despite his strong Cheshire connections, there was only one mission. Simmo also turned down the chance to join a good mate, who moved between two League clubs, just as he received his Imp calling. Sometimes you keep the faith and have to wait for the football fates, in order to start a project that will hopefully see Simmo fulfil a life ambition.

Stockport travel to Kidderminster tomorrow hoping for an inspiring win if they are to have any chance of overhauling Tamworth, Gateshead or Lincoln City, in order to stay in the BSP.  We at STMI do hope they can avoid the drop, but naturally not at our expense. The sage in Simmo is mindful that our superior goal difference, 4 goals, can be wiped out by the footballing fates, but results elsewhere will also have to go against us. Gateshead will fancy Ebbsfleet and Tamworth should beat Woking, suggesting Simmo’s loyalty will be tested until the final whistle on the last day of the season.

But Simmo will be well backed by the Hordes of Impdom, set to take between 700 and 1,000 to Hyde tomorrow. That is magnificent support following on from the huge numbers that went to Nuneaton and Alfreton. Crowds are also close to the 3,000 barrier at the Bank as the belief returns. That is outstanding support, something Simmo knows will be the linchpin to him hopefully opening a bottle of Magners and toasting a job well done on Saturday night.

SATURDAY’S DAY OF RECKONING
AFC Telford v Hereford 17:15
Alfreton Town v Forest Green 17:15
Barrow v Braintree Town 17:15
Dartford v Nuneaton 17:15
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United 17:15
Grimsby v Newport County 17:15
Hyde v Lincoln City 17:15
Kidderminster v Stockport County 17:15
Macclesfield v Cambridge Utd 17:15
Mansfield v Wrexham 17:15
Southport v Luton 17:15
Tamworth v Woking 17:15

 

BSP Standings 18/4/13

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 45 25 10 10 85 57 28 85
4 up 7 Wrexham 45 22 14 9 74 44 30 80
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 45 22 14 9 67 38 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 45 18 13 14 69 63 6 67
7 down 7 Dartford 45 19 9 17 67 62 5 66
8 up 13 Forest Green Rovers 45 18 11 16 62 47 15 65
9 down 9 Braintree Town 45 18 9 18 62 72 -10 63
10 down 10 Woking 45 18 8 19 72 79 -7 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 44 16 13 15 65 61 4 61
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

Blackpool Winger Aims To Relegate Imps

Louis Almond has a point to prove against the Imps after David Holdsworth froze him out during his loan spell at the Imps. Louis made his début for The Tangerines as a second year scholar at Crewe in the League Cup and has enjoyed loan spells at Cheltenham, Barrow (3), Lincoln and now Hyde FC.

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The talented left winger, just 21, certainly has a point to prove after scoring 1 and delivering 2 assists in successive games for the Imps. But after just 5 bit-part appearances he was recalled by Blackpool, moving back to Barrow on loan for the rest of the season. The Tangerines clearly rate the lad, offering Louis a new improved contract with an option for a further year.

This season has seen him farmed out to Barrow until January, making 14 appearances (2 goals). Louis then joined Hyde, for a half-season youth loan in January, as part of his continuing development. In 12 appearances he has scored four and been credited with 3 assists, although his all-round contribution has been electric, providing top quality service for Jevons (15 goals) and Blinkhorn.

The left flank could yet play a big part in our season with Danny Loyd also set to start for the Lambs against  Woking. As for Louis, did he get the opportunity his promise deserved at the struggling Imps? He will certainly have the motivation and ability to be a danger on Saturday, against a City side notoriously short on pace.  Over to you Dan Gray and Tom Miller (the away player of the season!)

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans Pricing 
Adults £14  Cons £7
U16 £4  Tinkers Passage End Terrace (Cap 1200)

Concessions apply to Over 65′s 

Imps Hold Tigers By The Tails

The Song I’ve got a Tiger by the tail, made famous by Buck Evan’s in 1964 sums this one up perfectly. Would-be Sincil Saviour Gary Simpson and Impdom, hearts in mouths, have been on an emotional roller-coaster these last few years. But ours is a love affair and a road that will never run smooth akin to the soulful side of the country and Western genre, that  is in reality the White man’s blues.  Simmo, is mindful  unquestionably right, to suggest Stockport’s survival is in Hyde’s interests as the Hatters took 1700 there new years day. So the question is, is it job done for Scott McNiven’s consolidation achieving Tigers, or will they to do their bit to keep a lucrative Cheshire derby for next season? Scott’s change from an attacking 4-3-3 in January, to a traditional 4-4-2, saw an upturn in form despite the odd hammering at Kidderminster (0-4), Alfreton (1-5), Gateshead (0-3) and Nuneaton (1-3) last week.  So this game could be high-scoring either way with Jevons and Blinkhorn up front.

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans Pricing Adults £14  Cons £7
U16 £4  Tinkers Passage End Terrace (Cap 1200)

Concessions apply to Over 65′s 

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Hyde sit 15th, three points above the Imps, by virtue of two more wins and two more defeats. The aim in this first season in the BSP was one of consolidation,  following promotion from the BSN, Scott McNiven can be mighty proud of this achievement  although doing his bit to keep that lucrative Cheshire derby for next season, will ensure the Tigers will be roaring on Saturday.

BSP Standings 17/4/13

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

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Likely Team & scheme

Scott McNiven favours 4-4-2  

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1 Carnell

7 Poole 35 Williams 5 Ashworth 23 Dennis

22 Hogan 6 Browne 30 Milligan 11 Almond

10 Jevons 20 Blinkhorn

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 The Tigers’ Form

Not unlike ourselves, April has failed to compete with a fabulous March for the Tigers. The home form has been particularly impressive with 4 wins and one defeat from the last 5. Ex-Imp Louis Almond will be a particular threat down their left.

Recent Results (last game 1st) Results breakdown
Nuneaton 3                    
Hyde 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hyde 1 Home  22 9 5 8 34 36 8 32 14
Ebbsfleet 0 Away  23 7 2 14 28 44 -16 23 18
Hyde 1 Overall  45 16 7 22 62 70 1 55 15
Braintree 2 The last 5′s
Barrow 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hyde 1 Overall 5 2 1 2 6 6 0 7 12
Hyde 2 Home  5 4 0 1 9 3 6 12 3
Wrexham 0 Away 5 2 1 2 6 9 -3 7 10
Hyde 2 Form By Month
Cambridge 1   G W D L F A GD Pts Position
Hereford 1 February 7 1 1 5 6 16 -10 4 19
Hyde 2 March 7 5 0 2 11 7 4 15 3
April 4 1 2 4 6 -2 4 16

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 Ker-ching £££

Highest Home Gate 2540 Stockport
Lowest home gate 385 Ebbsfleet
Average Home Gate 805  
Total Turnstile Clicks 16,100  

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Heroes & Villains

       
Heroes Goals   Assists
Jevons 15 Browne 7
Spencer 11 Blinkhorn 5
Blinkhorn 6 Spencer 5
Brown 6 Griffin 4
Almond  4 4 lads on 3
Villains Yellows   Reds
Tomsett 9 Griffin 2
Browne 7 Pearson 
Ashworth 5 Sedgwick
Lomax 5 Brizell  1
Brizell/Cassidy 4 Tomsett
YELLOWS 56  REDS 6

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Games Sub Conceded Saves Mins Played Clean sheets Mins per goal Yc’s Rc’s
30 0 42 142 2700 7 64 1 0

Let’s Do The Maths Shall We?

When Stockport got a last gasp equaliser at Gateshead, thanks to Cirak’s 93 leveller, it left the Hatters needing to beat Kidderminster Harriers away  to have any chance of survival. Mansfield will want them to get a result too. as the Stags play Wrexham – a side that came from a goal down to beat them 2-1 recently. Tamworth drew at Ebbsfleet on Tuesday, to leave the Lambs and the Heed just a point behind the Imps and two clear of Stockport.

So The Hatters travel to Kidderminster who could still pip The Stags for promotion. But they will have to hope that the Imps lose by at least three whilst they win by at least two clear goals. Any less and the Imps would stay above them thanks to goals scored.

Should Stockport win at Kidderminster and Tamworth draw against Woking, they will still survive as both have a minus 15 goal difference going into the final day. If Gateshead get a point they will be safe as they are ten goals better off than the Hatters and Lambs.

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Saturday’s Day of Reckoning
AFC Telford v Hereford 17:15
Alfreton Town v Forest Green 17:15
Barrow v Braintree Town 17:15
Dartford v Nuneaton 17:15
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United 17:15
Grimsby v Newport County 17:15
Hyde v Lincoln City 17:15
Kidderminster v Stockport County 17:15
Macclesfield v Cambridge Utd 17:15
Mansfield v Wrexham 17:15
Southport v Luton 17:15
Tamworth v Woking 17:15

 

BSP Standings 17/4/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 45 25 10 10 85 57 28 85
4 up 7 Wrexham 45 22 14 9 74 44 30 80
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 45 22 14 9 67 38 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 45 18 13 14 69 63 6 67
7 down 7 Dartford 45 19 9 17 67 62 5 66
8 up 13 Forest Green Rovers 45 18 11 16 62 47 15 65
9 down 9 Braintree Town 45 18 9 18 62 72 -10 63
10 down 10 Woking 45 18 8 19 72 79 -7 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 44 16 13 15 65 61 4 61
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

Over 700 Imps Set For Hyde Party.

Stockport got a last gasp equaliser at Gateshead and that has really made things interesting, but they will have to hope that the Imps lose by at least three whilst they win by at least two clear goals.  It would be disrespectful to discount a Hatters win, but the Imps will be travelling in huge numbers just to make sure. Estimates suggest between 700 and 1,000 will travel.  Be loud be proud and feel free to go in fancy dress.

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Saturday  20th April K.O 17:15 pm

GROUND GUIDE

Away Fans PricingU8′s FREE Adults £14  Cons £7
U16 £4  Tinkers Passage End Terrace (Cap 1200)

Concessions apply to Over 65′s 

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BSP Standings 17/4/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 45 25 10 10 85 57 28 85
4 up 7 Wrexham 45 22 14 9 74 44 30 80
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 45 22 14 9 67 38 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 45 18 13 14 69 63 6 67
7 down 7 Dartford 45 19 9 17 67 62 5 66
8 up 13 Forest Green Rovers 45 18 11 16 62 47 15 65
9 down 9 Braintree Town 45 18 9 18 62 72 -10 63
10 down 10 Woking 45 18 8 19 72 79 -7 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 44 16 13 15 65 61 4 61
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

Simmo: 17 Pts Yet Stockport, Gateshead & Tamworth Can Still Seal The Fates

A draw or defeat for Stockport against Gateshead is all that stands between Gary Simpson and the completion of the first phase of his Sincil Mission. If not Tamworth’s visit to already relegated Ebbsfleet will also need to be the right result if we are to stay up. Whatever these results, the Imp hordes are bound to descend on Hyde, with perhaps as many as 700-1000 making the trip next Saturday. Simmo’s Soldiers have so far notched 17 points, when the target was 12, but the fat lady is still standing and clearing her throat stage left, at the Sincil Bank last chance saloon. Yet Impdom stands and continues to deliver, riders at the gates of dawn, who take no prisoners. None can yield until the rise of the Imps is nigh.

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Time to climb Steep Hill for evening song and ask the still imprisoned Imp’s blessing, for he has dwelt almost s full millennia  in our magnificent Cathedral, the sacred heart of Impdom. Yes, Tuesday could perhaps assure our safety or set in motion the sealing of our fate, cementing this last half decade, an agonising death by a thousand cuts.  But the new dawn for us is easier than the trials of Poachers incarceration enshrined in stone. We simply (something Impdom rarely enjoys I grant you) need Gateshead to beat Stockport. It is a massive game for both teams, but Stockport realistically have to win it if they are to have even a prayer, if one can call it that, given they go to Kidderminster, very much vying for the BSP crown, next week.  Gateshead finish with a game at home to Ebbsfleet, a side one has to fancy the Heed to beat.  A draw would need to see a goal difference swing of 4 for the Imps and Hatters on the final day. The late great KA’s line ‘You can never have too many centre-halves’ still resonates.

The Lambs, play Ebbsfleet on Tuesday, with skipper Courtney back after a two match ban, having reached 10 yellows for the season during a heroic 2-1 win over Forest Green.  The Lambs also play Woking next Saturday. Although 9th the footballing Cards do not have the hand to beat the physical Lambs who will want to put on a show in front of their loyal and vociferous fans.

Tuesday 16 Apr
Ebbsfleet United v Tamworth 19:45
Forest Green v Dartford 19:45
Gateshead v Stockport County 19:45
Hereford v Mansfield 19:45
Luton v Newport County 19:45
Woking v Grimsby 19:45
Wrexham v Braintree Town 19:45
Thursday 18 Apr
Luton v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Final Day:Saturday 20 Apr
AFC Telford v Hereford 17:15
Alfreton Town v Forest Green 17:15
Barrow v Braintree Town 17:15
Dartford v Nuneaton 17:15
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United 17:15
Grimsby v Newport County 17:15
Hyde v Lincoln City 17:15
Kidderminster v Stockport County 17:15
Macclesfield v Cambridge Utd 17:15
Mansfield v Wrexham 17:15
Southport v Luton 17:15
Tamworth v Woking 17:15

BSP Standings 14/4/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 12 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
2 up 7 Mansfield Town 44 28 5 11 89 51 38 89
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 44 25 9 10 83 55 28 84
4 up 7 Wrexham 44 22 13 9 73 43 30 79
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 44 21 14 9 66 38 28 77
6 down 6 Hereford United 44 18 13 13 68 61 7 67
7 up 14 Forest Green Rovers 44 18 11 15 60 44 16 65
8 down 8 Dartford 44 18 9 17 64 60 4 63
9 down 9 Woking 44 18 8 18 72 78 -6 62
10 down 10 Braintree Town 44 18 8 18 61 71 -10 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 43 16 12 15 63 59 4 60
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 44 12 15 17 55 60 -5 51
20 down 4 Tamworth 44 14 9 21 52 67 -15 51
21 down 21 Stockport County 44 13 10 21 56 71 -15 49
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 43 8 14 21 54 84 -30 38
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35

Walsall Winger Jones Is Super Sub To Save Sincil Souls

Walsall winger Jake Jones came good to earn the penalty that saved our Sincil Skins. Jake, who is a free agent at the end of the season, frightened the lives out of the tiring Tamworth defenders, forcing Oji to bring him down in the 83rd minute. Simmo gave him the signal to save our Sincil Souls on 66 and he clicked. His introduction was a master-stroke by the manager, mindful that his pace and trickery would have a winning impact against tiring legs.

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Jake, like Carayol and N’Guessan before him, is a luxury the Imps would love to be able to afford. He can win games on his own on his day, but the needs of the team and a tight budget make his permanent signature unrealistic. He has however staked a late claim for at least a reconsideration by the Walsall management, if not the watching scouts in the Echo Stand yesterday. In the right side, this lad could go places. But then football has many variables where the right manager and the right team at the right time can make all the difference ( That comes through time and again when talking to characters in the game whilst penning the Richard Butcher book)

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But to Jake, a Sincil son who will perhaps always be remembered fondly in Imp folklore.  The impact Imp came on as sub for Walsall in both the FA Cup games against the Imps. Holdsworth saw enough and, in January, agreed an emergency youth loan until the end of the season, just in time for the trip to Forest Green. Jake came on in the 76th minute of the 2-1 away defeat.  This was followed by an introduction on the hour at home to Dartford where his runs troubled the opposition sufficiently for Larkin to score  an 89th minute penalty.

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Being part of a struggling side on a poor run is difficult for a winger, in so many ways a luxury player when your side does not have the ball.  But Jake has tried to put a foot in as his three yellow cards attest.  His speed and wingmanship have been as aesthetically pleasing on the eye as they have been a respite for weary legs, needing an avenue to take the pressure off.

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Simmo has been mindful of the need for leaders during a basement battle and, has therefore used Jake as an impact player.  Vadaine’s suspension robbed him of a target man, to allow him an end product, but he has roasted people for fun in games, stretching teams and leaving gaps for others to plunder. Safe to say Jake has been used as a substitute player in every game, except Kidderminster and Luton, with the gaffer knowing his time would come. That certainly happened against Tamworth as Oji conceded that penalty to save our Sincil Skins. Good luck Jake, let us hope there are other sides out there prepared to give you a second chance you will doubtless grab with both hands and boots.

Lincoln City 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player name Starts on as sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
18 Jake Jones 6 5 584 0 4 2 0 3 0

Walsall 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player name Starts on as sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
16 Jake Jones 1 7 149 0 3 14 0 0 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Jake Ben Jones
DATE OF BIRTH 6 April 1993 (age 20)
PLACE OF BIRTH Solihull,
HEIGHT 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
WEIGHT 11st 6lb (74kg)
POSITION: Midfield / Winger
CURRENT CLUB Walsall
NUMBER W-16 / I-18
YOUTH CAREER
2009–2011 Walsall
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Walsall 8 (0)
2011-12 Redditch (loan) 11 (2)
2013 Lincoln (loan) 11 (0)