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Lincoln Loco Pulls Into Boreham Wood Then?

The three-one Torquay United away romp following on from the Tranmere Rovers and Aldershot Town wins ensured the Lincoln City Loco entered the play-offs. Nosebleed time for one of the longest serving League clubs perhaps ahead of a second successive away test tomorrow night (Wed 25th) at Boreham Wood FC. Moyses mission certainly seems to be gathering steam among the loyalist fans in football but it is the emerging City of Lincoln that needs the Football League every bit as much as the vociferous and Mighty Imps.

Thanks as ever for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

The long-overdue brace from Waterfall (16’& 74′) – it could have been a hat-trick for the centre-half – with hit-man Hearn chiming in with his eighth of the season (25′) saw the fifth placed play-off birth realised but it has been coming. The Mighty Imps go into this one looking for their fourth win on the spin having won four and lost one of their last five excluding the Cup. Then again Lincoln do not traditionally do well in the FA Cup which would afford the much needed gravy to really float the City boat.

Pos Team P W D L F A D P Last 5
1 22 12 8 2 44 17 +27 44 DWWWD
2 22 13 4 5 38 23 +15 43 DWDWL
3 Previous rank: 5 22 10 9 3 45 21 +24 39 WWWLD
4 Previous rank: 3 22 11 6 5 35 26 +9 39 WLLWW
5 Previous rank: 8 21 11 5 5 34 23 +11 38 WWWLW
6 Previous rank: 9 21 11 4 6 41 26 +15 37 WWWWD
7 Previous rank: 4 21 11 4 6 35 28 +7 37 LWWWD
8 Previous rank: 7 21 10 6 5 27 18 +9 36 WDWLW
9 Previous rank: 12 22 11 2 9 35 23 +12 35 WWWLL
Pos P W D L F A GD Pts Last 5
20 22 5 5 12 22 28 -6 20 LDWLD

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Those that cannot go will be huddled around their transistor radios listening to BBC RADIO LINCS  with Sportin Hortin and Tommos dulcet tones, a throw back to the traditional values the Cathedral City casts far and wide.  The Mighty Imps will however be well backed, as ever, for the long trip to Hertfordshire on the morrow with more than a few borrowing money to go. They should be forgiven for this is Christmas come early for a club managed by a fan who has put his own dough in to fuel the dream and prove he is the man with a plan that can.

Moyses, a firm but fair straight talking man motivator, could get some help with that ahead of the transfer window as the turnstile clicks gather pace. With 3176 at the last Tranmere home game a win tonight could see 3500 at home to Welling on Saturday – and they wont be bringing many. A crowd funder initiative raised £16,440 to fund this side in the summer as the fans did their bit pre-season but now is the time to get on the Lincoln Loco and cheer the Imps over the line with a new crowdfunder initiative  – So come on imps back Moyses Mission The Next Goal #teamlincoln.

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Vanarama Conference Premier Fans Forums

STMI have compiled the Vanarama  Conference Premier clubs main fans forums for 2014/15 for AFC Telford,  Aldershot Town,  Alfreton,  Altrincham, Barnet FC,  Braintree Town,  Bristol Rovers,  Chester,  Dartford,  Dover Athletic,  Eastleigh, Forest Freen Rovers, Gateshead FC,  FC Halifax,  Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City,  Macclesfield Town,  Southport FC,  Torquay United, Welling,  Woking and Wrexham . As ever if we have missed any or you want to be added just leave a link in the comment box at the bottom of the article. For those wanting to check out those who have left the fold last years list is below that of this season. It is well worth stopping by the Hereford and Salisbury sites.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngSo what are we all talking about? Do our beloved teams give us nice dreams, fill us with screams or are we gossiping about those behind the scenes? Here are the forums the chat rooms warts and all……………..

Club Forum name and link
Aldershot http://www.shotsweb.co.uk/mb/viewforum.php?f=1
Alfreton http://www.alfretontownfc.com/forum/default.asp
Altrincham http://www.altyfans.co.uk/index.php?
Barnet FC http://www.onlybarnet.com/forum/
Braintree http://braintreeforum.proboards.com/index.cgi
Bristol Rovers http://www.gasheads.org/board/2/gas-guzzler
Chester FC http://www.devachat.com/
Dartford http://puredfc.com/site/
Dover Athletic http://doverathletic.freeforums.org/dafc-discussion-f3.html
Eastleigh http://tssc-eastleighfc.proboards.com/board/5/eastleigh-fc-unofficial-talk
FC Halifax http://www.theshaymen.net/ipb/
Forest Green Rovers http://forum.fgrfc.net/
Gateshead http://www.heedarmy.co.uk/
Grimsby http://www.thefishy.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b-B2/
Kidderminster http://www.harriers-online.co.uk/forum/index.php?
Lincoln City http://www.facebook.com/groups/162363193834614/or http://www.lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=5
Macclesfield http://fansonline.net/macclesfieldtown/mb/
Nuneaton http://forums.footballwebpages.co.uk/forum.jsp?id=14
Southport http://www.portchat.net/
Torquay Utd http://forum.torquayfans.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=73c96757fc10e54ba44fc6f5dffedb0f
Telford http://z6.invisionfree.com/Bucks_Chat/index.php?
Welling United http://wellingunited.activeboard.com/
Woking http://www.cardsboard.co.uk/
Wrexham http://www.redpassion.co.uk/forums/

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For those wanting to check out those who have left the fold here is last years list. It is well worth stopping by the Hereford and Salisbury sites.

Conference top Forums 2013/14
http://www.shotsweb.co.uk/mb/viewforum.php?f=1 Aldershot
http://www.alfretontownfc.com/forum/default.asp Alfreton
http://www.onlybarnet.com/forum/ Barnet FC
http://braintreeforum.proboards.com/index.cgi Braintree
http://www.cambridgefansunited.org/ Cambridge Utd
http://www.devachat.com/ Chester FC
http://puredfc.com/site/ Dartford
http://www.theshaymen.net/ipb/ FC Halifax
http://forum.fgrfc.net/ Forest Green Rovers
http://www.heedarmy.co.uk/ Gateshead
http://www.thefishy.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b-B2/ Grimsby
http://unofficialbulls.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general Hereford
http://www.hydefans.co.uk/ Hyde FC
http://www.harriers-online.co.uk/forum/index.php? Kidderminster
http://www.facebook.com/groups/162363193834614/ Lincoln City
http://members.boardhost.com/lutonoutlaws/ Luton
http://fansonline.net/macclesfieldtown/mb/ Macclesfield
http://forums.footballwebpages.co.uk/forum.jsp?id=14 Nuneaton
http://www.salisburycitysupporters.co.uk/whitesonline.html Salisbury City
http://www.portchat.net/ Southport
http://www.tamworthfans.co.uk/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=1 Tamworth
http://wellingunited.activeboard.com/ Welling United
http://www.cardsboard.co.uk/ Woking
http://www.redpassion.co.uk/forums/ Wrexham

STMI Conference Non-League Day Results Facts & Stats

Barnet FC may be top but FC Halifax, Wrexham FC , Kidderminster Harriers, Torquay United and Grimsby Town  seem to be keeping pace. The Gulls in particular are looking very dangerous.  

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngBarnet FC Super sub Luisma Villa scored a worldie to deny 10-man Alfreton Town and keep the Bees buzzing at the top of the Vanarama conference on Non-League Day. The Bees dominated however against the run of play McDonald headed the People’s Premiership basement boys ahead early doors second half. Turner then saw red cutting Akinde down in his prime and MacDonald levelled from the spot. Villa thundered a top drawer decider at the death – the Bees sem to to cornering the contenders for goal of the season on their own – that is three candidates in two games.

Vanarama Conference logo.pngA late Dyer strike gave FC Halifax a late 1-0 home win over Aldershot to keep them in the hunt and second only on goal difference. Woking move third after two Morgan strikes and a peach of a free-kick from Payne gave the cards a 3-1 win over Lincoln. Kidderminster beat rivals Gateshead FC 2-1 thanks to a Reid strike and a Blissett header. Shaw got one back for The Heed, but unless Harriers get money in fast the squad exodus could see their dreams in tatters.

Vanarama Conference logo.pngNewly promoted Eastleigh continue to impress and move fifth. Jai Reason curled in a 25-yard beauty Joe Connor equalised poking past Flitney. But Eastleigh had Collins to thank for the three point haul when he headed into his own net at the death. Wrexham knocked Forest Green down a peg or six and move to seventh after yet another brilliant free-kick from Moult. Undefeated FGR looked on in disbelief as a 25-yard wonder strike, Moult’s fourth goal in five games settled a tight affair to give the Dragons a third win on the spin.
Vanarama Conference logo.pngTelford 1 Dover 4

Scorers: Telford Phenix 19′ Dover: Bonner 38′ Reid 76′, 90′ Miller 87′
HT 1-1

Ref: Robert Jones
Att: 1,515

Telford United
1 Hedge 5 Akrigg 16 McDonald 3 Lever 8 Barnett (replaced by Platt – 88′) 7 Phenix (replaced by Cooke – 78′)11 Clancy (replaced by Todd – 88′) 2 Baynes, 22 O’Keefe 10 Gray 9 Farrell
Bench
4 Byrne 12 Cooke 13 Pryce 17 Platt 21 Todd

Dover Athletic
1 Walker 6 Orlu 26 Bonner 12 Lock 16 Sterling 29 Essam 28 Taiwo 2 Stone 17 Deverdics (replaced by Wynter – 89′)14 Payne (replaced by Miller – 64′) 9 Elder (replaced by Reid – 46′)

Bench
3 Wynter 4 Kinnear 19 Reid 20 Nanetti 27 Miller

Vanarama Conference logo.pngAltrincham 2 Dartford 1

Scorers: Altrincham Reeves 41′, 47′ Dartford Bradbrook 83′
HT 1-0

Ref: Stephen Ross
Att: 1,571

Altrincham
17 Parton 25 Cavanagh 5 Havern 16 Marshall 6 Leather 3 Griffin 18 Williams (replaced by Moult – 80′)19 Crowther (replaced by Richman – 84′) 14 Perry 11 Clee (replaced by Lawrie – 14′) 10 Reeves

Bench
1 Coburn 4 Moult 7 Lawrie 8 Richman 9 Gillespie

Dartford
1 Brown 4 McAuley 14 Mitchell-King 3 Green (Yellow) 8 Noble (replaced by Bradbrook – 58′) 9 Daley 15 Collier (Yellow) 5 Bradbrook 16 Sweeney 11 Harris (replaced by Hayes – 67′) 10 Pugh (replaced by Crawford – 58′)

Bench
6 Cornhill 7 Hayes 17 Crawford 21 Ibrahim 23 Bradbrook

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngBarnet 2 Alfreton 1
scorers: Barnet MacDonald 62′ (pen) Villa Lopez 90′ Alfreton Town McDonald 47′
HT 0-0

Ref: Paul Rees
Att: 1,815

 

Barnet
1 Stack 5 N’Gala 6 Stephens (Yellow) 4 Saville (replaced by Muggleton – 52′) 8 Weston (Yellow)11 Cook 14 Togwell (replaced by Stevens – 82′) 18 Gambin (Yellow & replaced by Villa Lopez – 62′) 2 Yiadom 9 Akinde 10 MacDonald

Bench
15 Villa Lopez 17 Muggleton 20 Nurse 23 Mekki 29 Stevens

Alfreton Town
20 Dawson (Yellow) 3 Rowe-Turner (Red) 2 Wood 5 Graham 10 Bradley (replaced by Sheridan – 46′) 15 Keane 12 Shaw 16 Gray 21 Thanoj 17 McDonald (replaced by Gorman – 65′) 18 Ironside (Relaced by Igiehon – 76′ who was Booked)

Bench
7 Hicks 8 Stevenson 14 Sheridan 19 Igiehon 22 Gorman

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngBraintree 2 Bristol Rovers 0
Scorers for Braintree: Davis 31′ (pen) Sparkes 59′
HT 1-0

Ref: Daniel Cook
Att: 1,621

 

Braintree Town
1 Hamann 6 Massey 3 Habergham 2 Brundle 20 Clerima 26 Mulley 4 Isaac 8 Davis 11 Sparkes (replaced by Walker – 73′) 15 Akinola (replaced by Bakare – 91′) 18 Cox (replaced by Smith – 85′)

Bench
7 Walker 9 Marks 12 Bakare 14 Smith 29 Pentney

Bristol Rovers
1 Mildenhall 3 Brown 15 Trotman 4 Lockyer 6 Parkes (replaced by Sinclair – 62′) 8 Clarke 16 Martin 7 Mansell (Yellow)
23 Monkhouse 27 Cunnington (replaced by Brunt – 73′) 14 White (Taylor – 60′)

Bench
9 Brunt 10 Taylor 24 Sinclair 25 Puddy 28 Wilson

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngChester 1 Macclesfield 0
Scorer: Rooney 13′

HT 1-0

Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 2,612

 

Chester
1 Worsnop 6 Charnock 3 Roberts 4 Kay (Yellow) 17 Harrison 15 Hall (replaced by Mahon – 69′) 10 Rooney 22 Heneghan 8 James 16 McConville 19 Hobson

Bench
7 Mahon 9 Iwelumo 13 Roberts 18 Riley 24 Morris

Macclesfield Town
1 Taylor 2 Halls (Yellow) 5 Pilkington 4 Waterfall (Yellow) 3 Barrow (Yellow) 11 Moke (replaced by Holroyd – 43′) 8 Lewis 6 Turnbull (yellow) 19 Rouse (replaced by Haining – 80′) 10 Fairhurst 14 Gnahoua

Bench
9 Holroyd 12 Cowan 15 Haining 18 González Díaz 20 Branagan

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngEastleigh 2 Southport 1

Scorers: Eastleigh Reason 49′ Collins 90′ (og) Southport Connor 63′

HT 0-0
Ref: Adam Bromley
Att: 1,309
Eastleigh
1 Flitney 5 Beckwith 17 Reid 3 Green 2 Spence 10 Reason 14 Strevens 4 Collins (replaced by Fleetwood – 76′) 11 McAllister (replaced by Wright – 77′) 12 Midson (replaced by Odubade – 77′) 9 Constable

Bench
7 Odubade 13 Fleetwood 16 Evans 19 Wright 21 Noice

Southport
1 Lloyd-Weston 15 Connor 5 Collins 6 Foster 3 Fitzpatrick 11 Brogan 8 George 4 Kay 7 Evans (replaced by Rutherford – 65′ who was booked) 18 Marsden 10 Brodie

Bench
9 Hattersley 13 Gorman 16 Rutherford 20 Smith 22 Mitchell

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngHalifax 1 Aldershot 0
scorer Dyer 72′
HT 0-0

Ref: Wayne Barratt
Att: 1,837

 

FC Halifax Town
27 Glennon 2 Bolton 14 Williams 3 McManus 4 Roberts 20 Maynard 8 Marshall (yellow) 5 Pearson 9 Jackson (replaced by Dyer – 61′) 19 Boden 7 Smith (replaced by Schofield – 85′)

Bench
1 Senior 06 Ainge 10 Dyer 15 Roberts 22 Schofield

Aldershot Town
1 Smith 5 Wilson 3 Tonkin (N’Guessan – 79′) 02 Oastler 12 Gibbs 7 Hatton 4 Lathrope (replaced by Fitchett – 79′) 16 Forbes 14 Roberts 9 Williams 11 Scott (Yellow)

Bench
10 Fitchett13 Thomas 17 Diallo 18 N’Guessan (replaced Derry – 84′) 19 Derry

 

Vanarama Conference logo.png Forest Green 0 Wrexham Wrexham 1
scorer Moult 54′
HT 0-0

Ref: Dean Treleaven
Att: 1,401

 

Forest Green Rovers
1 Russell 3 Stokes 26 Coles 5 Oliver 8 Wedgbury (yellow) 18 Frear (Guthrie – 67′ who was Booked )19 Sinclair 10 Kelly (replaced by Hughes – 67′ who then saw red) 2 Pipe 20 Parkin (Yellow)7 Norwood (Yellow)

Bench
6 Bennett 11 Hughes 13 Arnold 15 Oshodi 17 Guthrie

Wrexham
13 Bachmann 5 Hudson 4 Smith 3 Ashton 6 Clarke 26 Hunt 2 Carrington 15 Evans (yellow) 24 Jennings 16 York 9 Moult (replaced by Bishop – 90′ )

Bench
7 Durrell 08 Harris 10 Bishop 11 Bailey-Jones 18 White

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngGrimsby 2 Welling 0
Scorers: Pittman 39′ Hannah 71′ (pen)
HT 1-0

Ref: John Brooks
Att: 3,785
Grimsby Town
1 McKeown 5 Pearson 6 Magnay 2 Bignot 22 Nsiala 07 Mackreth (replaced Hannah – 67′)16 Clay 26 McLaughlin (replaced by Disley – 79′) 4 Brown 11 Neilson 18 Pittman (replaced by Arnold – 76′)

Subs
8 Disley 10 Hannah 12 Doig 20 Arnold 24 Walker

Welling United
13 Turner 6 Bush (Yellow & replaced by Fyfield – 76′) 14 Jefford 5 Fagan 4 Gallagher (Yellow) 27 Day (Yellow) 10 St Aimie (replaced by Marsh – 29′) 8 Beautyman 2 Fazackerley 16 Nouble 24 Hudson (Yellow)

Subs
1 Butcher 3 Fyfield 11 Marsh 20 Corne 23 Williams
Vanarama Conference logo.pngKidderminster 2 Gateshead 1
Scorers: Harriers Reid 46′ Blissett 49′ Gateshead Shaw 64′

HT 0-0
Craig Reid

Ref: Darren England
Att: 2,607
Kidderminster Harriers
1 Lewis 28 Nicholson 15 Grimes 6 Dunkley 30 Gowling 2 Hodgkiss 4 Storer 7 Byrne 10 Reid (Styche – 67′) 8 Johnson (yellow) 13 Blissett (replaced by Gash – 72′)

Subs
9 Gash 11 Styche 17 Verma 18 Gittings 19 Singh

Gateshead
1 Bartlett 5 Curtis 6 Clark 4 Chandler 8 Turnbull Booked (replaced Guy – 81′) 18 O’Donnell 7 Oster (Ramshaw – 61′) 23 Rodman Booked (replaced Allan – 82′) 2 Jones (yellow)
29 Wright 9 Shaw

Subs
10 Guy 12 Ramshaw 15 Allan 16 Baxter 21 McDermott

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngTorquay 4 Nuneaton 0
scorers Young 21′, 29′ Downes 39′ Bowman 58′
HT 3-0

Ref: Brett Huxtable
Att: 2,177

 

Torquay United
1 Rice 4 Downes 2 Tonge 3 Cruise 21 MacDonald (yellow) 10 Ajala 11 Cameron (replaced by Chapell – 31′)
16 Richards Booked (replaced by Wakefield – 80′) 8 Young 24 Ofori-Acheampong (replaced by Yeoman – 72′)9 Bowman

Subs
5 Pearce 12 Chapell 14 Yeoman 22 Wakefield 23 Seabright

Nuneaton Town
1 Charles-Cook 24 Geohaghon 03 Franklin (replaced by Quinn – 69′) 17 Smith 2 Starosta 11 Streete 26 Fowler (replaced by Dyer – 46′) 18 Brown (2 x Y = red) 6 Walker (yellow) 10 Brown 25 Curran

Subs
8 John 14 Waite 19 Wren 21 Quinn 22 Dyer

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngWoking 3 Lincoln 1
scorers: Woking Morgan 15′, 73′ Payne 44′ Lincoln City Burrow 64′
HT 2-0

Ref: David Rock
Att: 2,160
Woking
1 Howe 21 Jones 5 McNerney 6 Clarke 7 Payne 4 Ricketts 32 Arthur (yellow & replaced Arnold – 82′)10 Sole (replaced Goddard – 56′) 24 Morgan 14 Lewis (replaced Cestor – 66′) 9 Rendell

Subs
3 Cestor 20 Beckles 22 Goddard 31 Little 33 Arnold

Lincoln City

26 Townsend 6 Diagne 17 Caprice (replaced by Kabba – 76′) 3 Newton 14 Nolan 8 Power (Ledsham – 72′) 12 Mendy 5 Bencherif
15 Sam-Yorke (replaced by Marshall – 65′) 11 Tomlinson 9 Burrow
Subs

1 Farman 4 Jordan 7 Kabba 10 Ledsham 22 Marshall

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngThe Table

P W D L F A +/- PTS
1 Barnet 7 6 0 1 18 3 +15 18
2 FC Halifax Town 7 6 0 1 15 5 +10 18
3 Woking 7 4 3 0 16 6 +10 15
4 Kidderminster Harriers 7 4 3 0 9 3 +6 15
5 Eastleigh 7 4 1 2 12 8 +4 13
6 Gateshead 7 4 1 2 13 12 +1 13
7 Wrexham 7 4 1 2 10 10 0 13
8 Grimsby Town 7 3 3 1 17 4 +13 12
9 Torquay United 7 3 3 1 12 5 +7 12
10 Braintree Town 7 4 0 3 12 7 +5 12
11 Forest Green Rovers 7 3 3 1 8 5 +3 12
12 Macclesfield Town 7 3 3 1 8 5 +3 12
13 Aldershot Town 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 11
14 Lincoln City 7 3 1 3 11 13 -2 10
15 Bristol Rovers 7 2 2 3 5 8 -3 8
16 Dover Athletic 7 2 1 4 8 14 -6 7
17 Chester 7 2 1 4 8 15 -7 7
18 Altrincham 7 2 0 5 8 12 -4 6
19 Southport 7 1 2 4 7 12 -5 5
20 Dartford 7 1 2 4 5 11 -6 5
21 Nuneaton Town 7 1 1 5 2 13 -11 4
22 Welling United 7 0 3 4 4 14 -10 3
23 AFC Telford United 7 0 2 5 8 16 -8 2
24 Alfreton Town 7 0 0 7 4 22 -18 0

 

 

 

Conference Premier Home Crowds 2014/15

We thought we would miss Luton Town but Bristol Rovers, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town, Chester City and Lincoln fans take a bow! Although Torquay United, Aldershot Town and Forest Green Rovers sit not too far behind. Welcome to the first Vanarama Conference attendance of the 2014/15 season

 

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What a healthy set of statistics we have after 5 games with Bristol Rovers against Grimsby attracting 7,019, Wrexham attracting 4,068 against Gateshead and FGR enjoying a bumper 3,781 for the West Country derby against Bristol Rovers. The Mariners managed 3,710 at home to Nuneaton but the Imps look likely get into the top two when they entertain the Mariners early next month. Grimsby look set to bring 1800 and, with both the Lincolnshire giants flying a massive crowd is assured.

The People’s Premiership may not have the cash of the top tier but you can get a ticket and experience traditional football full of thrills and spills in the flesh. So to cut to the chase then fellow football fans.

 
  Team  (League position) Pld Total Highest Average
1 Bristol Rovers 16 2 12469 7019 6235
2 Wrexham (7) 3 11372 4068 3791
3 Grimsby Town (8) 3 10877 3710 3626
4 Chester (17th) 2 5015 2514 2508
5 Lincoln City (5) 2 4829 2598 2415
6 Torquay United (14) 3 6027 2135 2009
7 Aldershot Town (12) 2 3970 2006 1985
8 Forest Green Rovers (3) 3 5820 3781 1940
9 Kidderminster Harriers (10) 3 5616 2304 1872
10 Gateshead FC (6) 2 3547 1782 1774
11 Halifax Town (1) 3 5169 2369 1723
12 Barnet (2) 3 5161 2027 1720
13 AFC Telford (20) 3 4695 1655 1565
14 Woking (9) 3 4332 1538 1444
15 Dartford (21) 2 2724 1561 1362
16 Macclesfield Town (11) 2 2716 1407 1358
17 Eastleigh (4) 3 3948 1914 1316
18 Altrincham (19) 3 3548 1463 1183
19 Dover Athletic (18) 2 2108 1321 1054
20 Southport (15) 2 2105 1082 1053
21 Nuneaton Town (23) 2 1798 935 899
22 Alfreton Town (24) 2 1529 916 765
23 Braintree Town (13) 3 2244 800 748
24 Welling United (22) 2 1245 634 623

 

Top 20 Skrill hot-shots – Can Super Imp Net 20?

With Lee Gregory of Halifax Town and Andre Gray of Luton Town well clear of Brett Williams of Aldershot Town and fellow Hatter Paul Benson in the goal charts;  Ben Tomlinson of Lincoln City still has a rather elusive milestones to reach. STMI also wish Luton congratulations – we said Still was the man to take you back to the promised land – the Conference will be much the poorer without you and your hordes at the turnstiles.

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Hopefully the fitness doubts that robbed the Hatters of Gray’s prowess against Braintree will enable him to make up the one goal deficit to crown a superb season for the goal machine and the Hatters.  Gregory got back to scoring ways, after two without a goal, to edge ahead with a goal in the 4-0 romp at Barnet.

No one should bet against either to break thirty goals to take the honours, but Gregory has to be the favourite. Prior to the short barren spell he had plundered seven in four games, including a brace against Alfreton and a treble at the well tanned Hyde.  Gray has just one in his last six games, although he bagged 5 in 3 including a treble at the Bulls in a seven nil rampage. Williams of Aldershot (21)  and fellow Hatter Benson(17) look too off the pace to trouble the top two crackshots.

Tomlinson, in 5th meanwhile, has just three games to bag the two goals he needs to break the twenty goal barrier and emulate Simon Yeo (21 almost a decade ago).  Currently on 18 goals in all competitions STMIs tip for 20 this season has been sidelined by a three match suspension thanks to 15 yellow cards, but who would bet against a passionate talismanic figure hitting an elusive target during another frustrating season for a club of the Mighty Imps stature? Imps can click here for the hoped-for goal machines of 2013/14.

Top 20 Skrill Premier Goal Machines

Player Team Goals
1 Lee Gregory Halifax 28
2 Andre Gray Luton Town 27
3 Brett Williams Aldershot Town 21
4 Paul Benson Luton Town 17
5 Ben Tomlinson Lincoln City 16
Scott Boden Macclesfield Town 16
James Norwood Forest Green Rovers 16
John Akinde Alfreton Town 16
9 Scott Rendell Woking 15
Connor Jennings Grimsby Town 15
11 Louis Moult Nuneaton Town 14
12 Luke Guttridge Luton Town 13
Dan Fitchett Salisbury City 13
Ross Lafayette Welling 13
Dan Holman Braintree Town 13
16 Yan Klukowski Forest Green Rovers 12
Luke Berry Cambridge United 12
Jack Marriott Woking 12
19 Michael Gash Kidderminster Harriers 11
Jake Hyde Barnet 11

 

Holdsworth Sacked

Former Lincoln City and Mansfield Town manager David Holdsworth may want to give his brother Dean (who got Aldershot Town relegated) and his nephew a helping hand after both left Chelmsford City today.  That is of course if he has time as he has been a very busy lad in the transfer market…….

Vic Erzantarz gets the abacus out

The Clarets lost 6-0  to Boreham Wood in the Conference South on Saturday and have now lost 8 of their last 11 games.  City sit 17th in the table after just four wins from thirteen this term. Dean, with a massively redused budget it must be said, agreed to stand down after just five months in charge – this off the back of almost getting Aldershot relegated although Andy Scott got the honour – with assistant Kenny Brown put in caretaker charge of the side. Holdsworth’s son Jordan, a striker, has also left the club.

David meanwhile is getting busy at his Goole gig, with three new faces on Friday alone. Midfielder Anton Fosterjoins from Matlock,  striker Ryan Williams joins from Guiseley AFC on dual registration and defender Jack Freeman from AFC Darwen in the North West Counties League. Goole beat Chasetown 3-1 on Saturday to move to 14th as Holdsworth and Chairman Baron’s brave new dawn continues.

The previous week was even busier with 6 out and 4 in as David Holdsworth looked to ring the changes.  The released half dozen were George Wysocki, Brice Tiani, Regis Kimba-Mavambu, Chris Ovington, Matt Semley and Nick Guest. The arrivals were former Scunthorpe United, forward Reece Richiardi, former Crystal Palace forward William Johnson-Cole, former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder James Cottingham from Worksop Town (waiting on the registration) and former Notts County and Mansfield Town winger Danny Bisungu who is awaiting international clearance.

Skrill Premier Away Support (Aug-Oct)

Luton Town, Chester FC, Cambridge Utd, Lincoln & Grimsby Town still top the Away stats, with Wrexham FC,  Barnet FC, Aldershot Town, FC Halifax and Kidderminster Harriers all still above the 200 mark.

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The Hatters hordes continue to raise the bar with an unbelievable take to Tamworth – 1199 (and that is/was some round trip). Aldershot also took a credible 193 to Impdom, with Grimsby taking 285 & 272 all the way to Salisbury & Aldershot respectively, to move within 10 of the Imps average away support. The Lincoln legions topped the Fishy foe however with 483 to Nuneaton.

Cambridge are travelling well too with 331 at Chester who continue to confound their League position with 220 at Alfreton.  The League leaders also took 239 to the Fishy foe on a Tuesday night.

The second highest for the month was the Hatters once again with 840 trooping down to Aldershot.  Barnet mustered 358 for Welling, with 260 Shaymen at Luton and The Harriers also took 259 to Chester.

Outstanding support as ever with every regular traveller deserving a medal for what they shell out financially and emotionally for the cause.  Here is the table in full, please feel free to put a link on your forums to ensure STMI get the reads. Our prof is a sad so and so but he his harmless really.

Total turnstile clicks Away-days Average
1 Luton 5856 8 732
2 Chester 3248 8 406
3 Cambridge 3064 8 383
4 Lincoln 2552 8 319
5 Grimsby 2472 8 309
6 Wrexham 1864 8 233
7 Barnet 1498 7 214
8 Aldershot 1908 9 212
9 Halifax 1477 7 211
10 Kidderminster 1616 8 202
11 Hereford 1104 8 138
12 Woking 959 7 137
13 Nuneaton 910 7 130
14 Southport 882 9 98
15 Dartford 712 8 89
16 Macclesfield 704 8 88
17 Salisbury 616 8 77
18 Forest Green 603 9 67
19 Welling 456 8 57
20 Alfreton 424 8 53
21 Tamworth 392 8 49
22 Gateshead 352 8 44
23 Hyde 328 8 41
24 Braintree 256 8 32

Skrill Premier Home Crowd Stats

Luton Town, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town and Cambridge United all top 3,000 with Lincoln, Chester FC, Aldershot and Kidderminster Harriers all  averaging over 2,000 home gates in the Skrill Premier League so far this season.

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The Luton Town effect has seen them not only pitch in with a seventh of the total turnstile clicks for the SPL (just under 352,000 with an 1826 average), but also feature in seven of their counterparts seasonal highs (we will cover the away crowds separately later today).  Lincoln City have featured in four, which is incredible given our mid-table position.

Home stats (to Oct 31 3013)

Team Turnstile Clicks Average Highest
1 Luton Town 51,620 6,452 7517
2 Wrexham 28,258 3,532 6037
3 Grimsby Town 27,150 3,393 4386
4 Cambridge United 24,586 3,073 3740
5 Lincoln City 19,473 2,434 2748
6 Chester City 18,714 2,339 2900
7 Aldershot Town 19,248 2,138 3138
8 Kidderminster Harriers 16,965 2,120 2866
9 Hereford United 14,274 1,784 2386
10 Barnet 12,453 1,779 2543
11 Halifax 13,515 1,501 1805
12 Woking 11,961 1,495 1955
13 Macclesfield Town 11,055 1,381 1720
14 Nuneaton Town 11,017 1,224 1634
15 Forest Green Rovers 8,397 1,199 1858
16 Tamworth 8,846 1,105 2066
17 Dartford 8,806 1,100 1386
18 Southport 7,579 1,082 2210
19 Braintree Town 8,395 1,049 1480
20 Salisbury City 7,409 926 1313
21 Welling 6,562 820 1017
22 Gateshead 5,632 704 944
23 Alfreton Town 5,392 674 783
24 Hyde 4,455 556 786

Action Jackson Just 1 Piece Of Simmo’s New Forward Trio Jigsaw

Former Bristol City, Aldershot Town and Hereford United striker Marlon Jackson has signed on loan from Bury FC until we meet Grimsby Town on Boxing Day, In new City Striker Marlon Jackson we have someone who is coming to Sincil Bank to kick-start his and The Imps season. His first chance will be against Worcester City with the last against Grimsby Town on Boxing day in the mouthwatering Lincolnshire Derby. This could earn him a permanent deal but he and Tommo look to be just two of an exciting new trio at Sincil Bank.

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Marlon is a fantastic footballer, with skill, strength and determination, yet he has been unable to dislodge some big names and reputations ahead of him at Bury. His pace and skill should ensure his Sincil Bank gig will be a fruitful one, with manager Simmo eager to get him on a permanent deal in the summer before Bury stepped in.  Not only was the money a little rich for us, but a return to the league was just too much for the talented forward to turn down.

Hopefully this is a case of better late than never for both the player and the manager, with neither having too much luck on the goals front this season. Lincoln have been shorn of pace due to injuries to Yussuf and Wright, with the tall target man option also taken from us when Oliver was sold to Crewe.  Marlon is 6′ 1″ but even though he is not the target man the Imps seek, his ability to play anywhere across the front three suggests he is the first part of the jigsaw. The apex, or final piece, should come next week when a 6′ 3″ mystery long-term target man looks set to become available.

Of course for this to happen, the Imps need the £20,000 from the cup tie today, of which £12,500 comes from prize money to the winners.  Marlon has a knack for goals on his debut and he is certainly the live-wire we have been missing since Danny Rowe went down with injury.  With two new forwards in the side to take us through until Danny Boy is back in November, the Imps season will feel as if it is back up and running in the next few days.

Skrill Premier Goal Machines

The Aldershot Town, Barnet FC, Luton Town (x2) Macclesfield Town and Welling FC hotshots are being trumped by Nuneaton Town striker Louis Moult (9 goals) and at the moment in the race for the STMI Skrill Premier muddy boot prize. Aldershot’s Brett Williams is second along with Barnet’s Keanu Marsh-Brown on 7 strikes after his penalty decider against the Imps

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Luton have two players in joint fourth with Luke Guttridge and Andre Gray on 6 goals apiece along with Cambridge Utd’s Adam Cunnington Macclesfield’s Connor Jennings and Welling’s Ross Lafayette. Ross’s team-mate Lee Clarke is just a goal behind on five along with Ben Tomlinson sitting joint 9th.

Top 20 SPL Goal Machines

1 Louis Moult Nuneaton Town 9
2 Brett Williams Aldershot Town 7
  Keanu Marsh-Brown Barnet 7
4 Luke Guttridge Luton Town 6
  Ross Lafayette Welling 6
  Adam Cunnington Cambridge United 6
  Andre Gray Luton Town 6
  Connor Jennings Macclesfield Town 6
9 Ben Tomlinson Lincoln City 5
  John Akinde Alfreton Town 5
  Matthew Barnes-Homer Forest Green Rovers 5
  Jake Hyde Barnet 5
  Andy Brown Nuneaton Town 5
  Dan Fitchett Salisbury City 5
  Luke Berry Cambridge United 5
  Lee Gregory Halifax 5
  Danny Gardner Halifax 5
  Lee Clarke Welling 5
19 Colin Larkin Gateshead 4
  Mark Cullen Luton 4
12 others on 4 goals 4