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STMI Ground Guide – Vanarama Conference Premier, North & South Stadiums

The Vanarama Conference Premier  Conference North and South ground guide is a must if you have been drawn at Wrexham FC , Barnet FC,  Bristol Rovers,  Chester FC, FC Halifax, the Mighty Imps or any other ‘biggie in the FA Trophy.  And there are some stadiums in our green and pleasant non-league land I can tell you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say, then again you can have beer and will always find good cheer. Off to a game today then check the ground out

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This is the page for you, the loyalist fans in football to bookmark. The away fans ground guide is a life saving bible when its time to put the tea cosy on the hip flask or Satnav / tablet.  Its a tough winter for die-hard away fans planning to travel to a game at the weekend, or a freezing Tuesday. But help is at hand is at hand for the hardy, should that be foolhardy having done about 60 league grounds myself plus never quite too many non-league ones as well.  Fear not there will be no more ‘well you should have bought your own flask you silly man – where do think this is the Ritz of London’.  Indeed a customer service and kindness to fellow man double award is still due there, although as a Gentleman who plays life with a straight bat you don’t look back in anger.

Fear not together with places of interest  each ground guide is full of facts about the stadium, disabled facilities and the transport links and details for Mr & Mrs SATNAV to ensure that you get there with time to spare to take in the views and the ambience. The following guide in association with Duncan Evans includes ticket prices, where to eat & drink, pictures and ground layout plus reviews from away supporters.  There is even a little bit about the club’s fanzines, programme, traditional rivalries and crowd stats to give you an idea of how loud you will need to shout to be heard.

 

Again a massive thanks to Duncan Evans, his football ground guide thoroughly deserves the views.

Football Bingo - The supporters game
£2 will be donated to your chosen club each and every time.
Go on make football Bingo part of your Saturday experience.
Conference Premier

AFC Telford United

Aldershot Town

Alfreton Town

Altrincham

Barnet

Braintree Town

Bristol Rovers

Chester

Dartford

Dover Athletic

Eastleigh

Forest Green Rovers

Gateshead

Grimsby Town

Halifax Town

Kidderminster Harriers

Lincoln City

Macclesfield Town

Nuneaton Town

Southport

Torquay United

Welling United

Woking

Wrexham

 

Conference North

Again a massive thanks to Duncan Evans, his football ground guide thoroughly deserves the views.

Football Bingo - The supporters game
£2 will be donated to your chosen club each and every time.
Go on make football Bingo part of your Saturday experience.

AFC Fylde

Barrow AFC

Boston United

Brackley Town

Bradford Park Avenue

Chorley

Colwyn Bay

Gainsborough Trinity

Gloucester City (ground sharing with Cheltenham Town)

Guiseley

Harrogate Town

Hednesford Town

Hyde

Leamington

Lowestoft Town

North Ferriby United

Oxford City

Solihull Moors

Stalybridge Celtic

Stockport County

Tamworth


Worcester City (ground sharing with Kidderminster Harriers)

 

Conference South

Again a massive thanks to Duncan Evans, his football ground guide thoroughly deserves the views.

Football Bingo - The supporters game
£2 will be donated to your chosen club each and every time.
Go on make football Bingo part of your Saturday experience.

Basingstoke Town

Bath City

Bishop’s Stortford

Boreham Wood

Bromley

Chelmsford City

Concord Rangers

Eastbourne Borough

Ebbsfleet United

Farnborough

Gosport Borough

Havant and Waterlooville

Hayes & Yeading (ground sharing with Maidenhead United)

Hemel Hempstead Town

Maidenhead United

St Albans City

Staines Town

Sutton United

Wealdstone

Weston-Super-Mare

Whitehawk

Grimsby Town & Lincoln City Comparison – Who Is Winning Battle For Lincolnshire Pride

Grimsby Town finished last season in 4th and reached the FA Trophy final, but a 0-4 defeat at FC Halifax, has widened the crack their title credentials and allowed Lincoln City to move three points clear in the race for Lincolnshire pride and a potential play-off place at the end of the season.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

 

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Lincoln and Grimsby go head to head on Boxing Day and New years Day, a fixture that saw the Mariners take four points last term including a demoralising 1-4 defeat in our own back yard.  However this season things look to be much closer with the Imps set to battle all the way against our big spending local rivals. For all the investment and, a thrilling midfield, Paul Hurst has played Lenell John-Lewis up front on his own, in a 4-4-1-1 leaving Hearn and Hannah on the bench, since  Rob Scott mysteriously leapt the net.  LJ-L got the winner in the 1-0 home win over Braintree that saw the Lincolnshire rivals tied for 8th, as we drew 1-1 at Barnet, but last time out the Mariners were toothless in a 0-4 trouncing at Halifax with the Imps edging Southport 1-0.

The Imps are undoubtedly punching above their weigh with a hard-working counter attacking Team Lincoln ethos. That said the Imps pass the ball well.  The defence could peel an orange in its pocket, but despite just one up front and, if the chances had fallen a little kinder in and around the box, they deserve better than 9 goals scored, a feat matched by the Mariners.  The work-rate has been fantastic, but then it needs to be with the top 8 bonus a vital part  any Lincoln player’s pay-packet. No one earns it more than Tomlinson who is doing as many miles as a box-to-box midfielder. But the quality more than matches the determination throughout the squad.

This week the Imps face a tough ask at the Hatters, whilst the Mariners go to Chester City.  Could the seesaw tilt the other way? Perhaps but with a 3 point and 4 goal advantage to the Imps two defensive minded sides will have to collapse or exceed expectations for the wrong and right reasons respectively.  At present there is a fivers breadth between the two sides, good news for the box office at Christmas. The Mariners will also be given the Home End, a  £2 discount (£16) and a larger 1956 allocation on Boxing Day. Let us hope they do not get a chance to dance on our graves this year.

Gary Simpson Manager Paul Hurst
4-2-3-1 /various Formation 4-4-1-1 
4 Position 10
17 Points 14
9 Goals scored 9
5 Goals conceded 10
12 Yellow cards 16
1 Red Cards 0
16th Position 2012/13 4th 
Play-offs Forecast Title contenders
2-0 V Wrexham (H) Biggest win 3-1 V Alfreton (H)
0-1 V Cambridge (A) & Salisbury (H) Heaviest defeat 0-4 V Halifax (A)

Kerching

11,811 Total Turnstile Clicks 14,006
2362 Ave Gate 3501
2642 v Salisbury Hi 4037 V Aldershot
1879 V Southport Low 3245 V Alfreton

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results
Hearn 2 Tomlinson 3 Halifax 4
Doig 1 Fairhurst 2 Grimsby 0
McLaughlin 1 Rowe 1 Lincoln 1
Colbeck 1 Boyce 1 Southport 0
Cook 1 Nolan 1 Grimsby 1
John-Lewis 1 Miller 1 Braintree 0
Rodman 1        
Hannah 1     Barnet 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Lincoln 1
Colbeck 2 Newton 4 Luton 0
Rodman 1 Boyce 1 Grimsby 0
McLaughlin 1 Brown 1 Lincoln 0
John-Lewis 1     Salisbury 1
Hannah 1     Grimsby 1
        Nuneatom 2
        Dartford 1
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Lincoln 2
Pearson 4 Rowe 2 Hyde 0
Bignot 2 Tomlinson 2 Grimsby 1
Disley 2 Foster 2 Lincoln 2
Colbeck 2 Boyce 1 Wrexham 0
John-Lewis 2 Power 1 Grimsby 3
McDonald 1 Gray 1 Alfreton 1
Kerr 1 Miller 1 Cambridge 1
Thanoj 1 Newton 1 Imps 0
Neilson 1 Yussuf 1 Welling 1
        Grimsby 0
Villains Reds Villains Reds Imps 2
    Power 1 FGR 1

Current & Overall Form

Form
G W D L F A GD Pts Ranked
Lincoln (H) 5 4 0 1 6 2 4 12 4
Grimsby (H) 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 7 14
Lincoln (A) 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5 8
Grimsby (A) 5 2 1 2 3 6 -3 7 6
Last 5
Lincoln 5 3 1 1 6 3 3 10 4
Grimsby 5 2 1 2 3 6 -3 7 12
Overall
G W D L F A GD Pts Ranked 
Lincoln 9 5 2 2 9 5 4 17 4
Grimsby 9 4 2 3 9 10 -1 14 10

Historic Tale of the Tape

At Lincoln City (49) At Grimsby Town (49)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 17 34.7 Grimsby Town 25 51.0
Grimsby Town 18 36.7 Lincoln City 9 18.4
Draws 14 28.6   Draws 15 30.6
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 75 1.5 Grimsby Town 108 2.2
Grimsby Town 75 1.5 Lincoln City 62 1.3
Neutral Ground (0)* Total (98 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 26 26.5
Grimsby Town 0 0.00 Grimsby Town 43 43.9
Draws 0 0.00   Draws 29 29.6
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 137 1.4
Grimsby Town 0 0.00 Grimsby Town 183 1.9

 Data excludes Lincolnshire senior cup games

High scores
Highest Aggregate 9 Lincoln City  6 – 3 Grimsby Town 1932/1933
Highest Lincoln City score: 6 Lincoln City  6 – 3 Grimsby Town 1932/1933
Highest Grimsby Town score: 6 Lincoln City 1 – 6 Grimsby Town 1898/1899

Last 20 matches

Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Tue 01 Jan Grimsby Town 1 – 1 Lincoln City Blue Sq Premier
Wed 26 Dec Lincoln City 1 – 4 Grimsby Town Blue Sq Premier
2011/2012 Sun 01 Jan Grimsby Town 3 – 1 Lincoln City Blue Sq Premier
Mon 26 Dec Lincoln City 1 – 2 Grimsby Town Blue Sq Premier
2009/2010 Sat 20 Feb Grimsby Town 2 – 2 Lincoln City League Two
Sat 21 Nov Lincoln City 0 – 0 Grimsby Town League Two
2008/2009 Sat 07 Mar Grimsby Town 5 – 1 Lincoln City League Two
Sat 30 Aug Lincoln City 1 – 1 Grimsby Town League Two
2007/2008 Sat 29 Dec Grimsby Town 1 – 0 Lincoln City League Two
Sat 22 Sep Lincoln City 1 – 2 Grimsby Town League Two
2006/2007 Sat 28 Apr Grimsby Town 0 – 0 Lincoln City League Two
Sat 16 Dec Lincoln City 2 – 0 Grimsby Town League Two
Tue 17 Oct Lincoln City 0 – 0 Grimsby Town (Associate Members Cup)
Grimsby Town won 5-3 on penalties
2005/2006 Tue 16 May Grimsby Town 2 – 1 Lincoln City Play-Off Semi
Grimsby won 3-1 on agg
Sat 13 May Lincoln City 0 – 1 Grimsby Town Play-Off Semi
Sat 25 Mar Lincoln City 5 – 0 Grimsby Town League Two
Wed 28 Dec Grimsby Town 3 – 0 Lincoln City League Two
2004/2005 Sat 22 Jan Grimsby Town 2 – 4 Lincoln City League Two
Wed 29 Dec Lincoln City 0 – 0 Grimsby Town League Two
2001/2002 Tue 21 Aug Grimsby Town 2 – 1 Lincoln City League Cup