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Imps Move for Birmingham Midfielder shipping Ledsham to Telford.

Versatile Birmingham City midfielder Charlee Adams has returned to Lincoln on loan until January 1st 2015. He looks set to feature against Eastleigh with AFC Telford taking Karl Ledsham to balance the books.  Charlee gets the number  20 squad shirt.


Adams made his Blues first team début as a substitute at the St Andrews spiritual Blues home in the FA Cup Third Round win over Bristol Rovers last season. He then joined the Imps until the end of the seaon along with keeper Townsend who is currently warming the bench at Sincil Bank after featuring up until the FA Cup exit. Adams, a veritable wealth of nations  in Lincoln midfield terms, played 14 games during the spring of 2014 and became a cult hero with the faithful, filling in as a central defensive midfielder (CDM). Charlee can also play on the flank and in the middle in both the CDM and CAM positions.

Twenty’s plenty then for number 20 Adams who will be just 20 in January, but he has been unable to break into a struggling Blues side  racked by poor form and finances that almost make our lot look generous.  He is a confident lad solid, good distribution and positional sense who will act as a shield to a central defensive pairing that lacks pace. Birmingham do have an option to bring him back after the initial 28 day emergency youth loan expiry, however the chances are he could be ours until the end of the season.

Adams signed a one year deal last May with a further years option suggesting a loan will be as good as we get, unless Moyses wants to part with money during the winter window or in the summer. Charlee may not be the only new face at the Imps according to the grapevine, with rumours of a centre-back on the horizon too. This may have something to do with ends to the loan spells of both Audel and Sam-Yorke in January.  Indeed the summer will see a clean deck for the manager unless he wants to tie a few to contracts over the coming months.

STMI Biopic
Full name Charlee Shaun Adams
Date of birth 16 February 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Redbridge
Height/Weight 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) /12st 2lb (77.1kg)
Playing position Midfield R/L/C CDM/CAM
Current-gig-in-the-game
Current team
Birmingham City (Lincoln loan)
Number 20
Youth career
2009–2011 West Ham United
2011–2013 Birmingham City
Senior stats
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Birmingham City 1 (0)
2014 Lincoln City (loan) 14 (0)
2014– Lincoln City (loan) 0 (0)
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Vanarama Premiership Previews, Fixtures Forecasts & Form

Barnet FC,  Torquay United,  FC Halifax,  Bristol Rovers,  Gateshead & Wrexham FC lead the pack with Woking FC, Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green Rovers, Macclesfield Town and and Eastleigh FC chasing. The Pulsating People’s Premiership plays out again this Tuesday with heroes and villains putting life and limb on the line for their living.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Vanarama Conference logo.pngEven though many of the lovers and fighters of the People’s Premiership have not got their breath back from the weekend, its a full programme again on the  morrow. Barnet go to Braintree fresh from a 0-0 that put high-flying Halifax in their place. Once Christened the pub team from Essex the Iron are climbing again, perched 11th with enough Devonshire  magnetism to pull any team apart.   Not exactly brown and mild and a pass round of a capstan full strength at half time nowadays but this is a derby fixture suggesting a clash of cultures where anything can happen. Mad Dod also has a 124 goal a season man up his sleeve. That sleeve must on a par with a clowns pocket, or maybe even a magician’s one because he is storing more fire-power than Guy Fawkes on a night out in Westminster.

Vanarama Conference logo.png The Shaymen will be beating their boss drum then? Apologies showing my age a bit there. Halifax have climbed back to second by virtue of the Braintree stalemate at the weekend and will hope to stay there with a trip to Alfreton. The Reds lost 1-0 at Dover after a 1-0 home win over Nuneaton but who would fancy them to get any points against Aspin’s finely tuned machine even if the Port Vale job may be tugging at his heart strings a little.  An end to the run that was looking as lengthy as a flight south for Gulls then Yes Torquay were finally stopped by the referee twice and  the Bucks shot four times. The Gulls went down to nine men as the wheels came of at Telford. They still only lost by the odd goal in seven but Forest Green could pose some problems as the Green Army pushed Barnet all the way before going down 1-2 at home to the Bees.

Vanarama Conference logo.png Bristol Rovers could make up over half the 3500 crowd at Eastleigh tonight following an additional 300 tickets on top of the ground being granted a licence to hold more fans. With building work not yet complete Eastleigh did not want to miss out on a pay-day.  Although the teams are a 100 miles apart this is a bit of a local one with the stuttering spitfires determined to regain that early season optimism. The Dragons slayed them 3-0 on Saturday but they are a different animal on their own battle of Britain patch. A big performance and a big win for the Gas that could see them saying amen to second or third depending on results for the Gulls and the Shaymen.

Vanarama Conference logo.png The Imps must Heed the Tynesiders who will come crashing at the gates of Impdom tomorrow night. Although a win halted the slide on Saturday with that great 10-man win over Macclesfield, we face a side very much on the rise. It is as if the clubs trajectory is a mirror of each other in all honesty. The Imp in me says a backs to the wall win, the realistic feels Gateshead could be anywhere between second and fourth tomorrow.

Vanarama Conference logo.png If anyone does slip, the Dragons or Harriers could pounce. Wrexham host Kidderminster in a massive between two quality sides that look destined to be there or thereabouts.  Wrexham blew a play-off berth last week despite dominating at Chester. Buoyed by Wilkin’s intentions to stay whether Tranmere make a move or not.  They have to win as Woking will get back to winning ways against Nuneaton.

 

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Tuesday 30th September 2014
Score draw AFC Telford United v Chester
Away win Alfreton Town v FC Halifax Town
score draw Altrincham v Macclesfield Town
Away win Braintree Town v Barnet
Home win Dover Athletic v Aldershot Town
Away win Eastleigh v Bristol Rovers
Away win Forest Green Rovers v Torquay United
Home win Grimsby Town v Southport
Draw Lincoln City v Gateshead
Home win Welling United v Dartford
Score draw Woking v Nuneaton Town
Home win Wrexham v Kidderminster Harriers

 

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Conference Table
P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 12 9 1 2 30 7 +23 28
2 FC Halifax Town 12 7 3 2 22 9 +13 24
3 Torquay United 12 7 3 2 22 9 +13 24
4 Bristol Rovers 12 7 2 3 15 11 +4 23
5 Gateshead 12 6 4 2 21 16 +5 22
6 Wrexham 12 7 1 4 17 14 +3 22
7 Woking 12 6 3 3 20 12 +8 21
8 Kidderminster Harriers 12 6 3 3 16 9 +7 21
9 Macclesfield Town 12 5 5 2 14 9 +5 20
10 Grimsby Town 12 5 4 3 24 10 +14 19
11 Braintree Town 12 6 1 5 18 11 +7 19
12 Forest Green Rovers 12 5 4 3 15 11 +4 19
13 Eastleigh 12 5 4 3 20 18 +2 19
14 Aldershot Town 12 4 4 4 13 12 +1 16
15 Lincoln City 12 5 1 6 18 21 -3 16
16 Welling United 12 3 4 5 14 18 -4 13
17 Chester 12 4 1 7 12 22 -10 13
18 Dartford 12 3 3 6 12 18 -6 12
19 Dover Athletic 12 3 1 8 10 22 -12 10
20 Alfreton Town 12 3 1 8 11 26 -15 10
21 Southport 12 2 2 8 8 20 -12 8
22 Nuneaton Town 12 2 2 8 6 20 -14 8
23 Altrincham 12 2 2 8 12 29 -17 8
24 AFC Telford United 12 1 3 8 17 33 -16 6

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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 ‘Peoples’ Premiership Previews, Fixtures Forecasts & Form

Barnet Torquay United,  FC Halifax;  Bristol Rovers, Woking FC & Gateshead lead the pack with Macclesfield Town, Forest Green Rovers and Eastleigh chasing.  Can you smell it? ‘Yes indeedy’  Saturday is coming so it is time for the STMI Peoples Premiership preview of the division where two up and two down continues to survive and thrive. Even Houdini would not fancy the odds of escaping successfully, so no wonder most chairman can pell an orange in their pocket without wasting a drop.  Then there are those by the trapdoor catching a less than designer scent of something different. Beware, as the chairman’s axe gets sharper just as the shadows and nights get longer and darker.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Go on get down to a game this weekend witness the ultimate and only cheap antidote to reality TV…..  the People’s Premiership is the peoples game in the flesh.

Vanarama Conference logo.png Barnet go to Forest Green Rovers with both sides in fine form. Even Mad Dog got all misty eyed and proud as his Bees stung Altrincham 5-0.  In truth they were lucky to get out of the Hive alive. The Green army methinks will be a sterner test after winning at Dartford 2-1, drawing 2-2 with high flying Eastleigh and giving Aspin’s Halifax a 2-0 headache. But how to cope with the buzzing bees who last week did enough even to please a not so smarting Martin?  A win for the Bees looks likely but we feel a high scoring draw could also be on the cards.

Vanarama Conference logo.png Torquay are feeling so lucky they could win a bet on two flyies crawling up a wall blindfold.  The trip to bottom club Telford should be a brisk breeze for The Gulls after the Bucks fell five-nil at home to Halifax.  Liam Watson has tried both carrot and stick in recent weeks, our tip is to park the bus and have the club Chaplin driving.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngWoking, hardly choking after defeats at Torquay and Bristol Rovers,  sit fourth ahead of a less than home banker against Kidderminster. With the squad safe from the financial vultures for now the Harriers beat Altrincham 4-0 before crash landing 1-0 into the aft of the Grimsby trawler. The Fishy foe have looked high and low for a striker but at least they got their Oates. The Barnsley midfield loanee landed one to floor the Harriers on his début. With Chester at home its time for Grimsby to fish not cut bait. Chester of course are on a high having just beaten Wrexham in the bubble derby. That’s the lively England v Wales affair requiring 1 policeman for every 19 fans.  At least someone is getting the overtime.

Vanarama Conference logo.pngGateshead are a club on the up. Crowds are up 60% they have more strikers than a Swan vesta factory and, Gary Mills a manager who will know just how to pepper the Shots. Aldershot beat Lincoln 1-0 last week but that was a battle of two teams on a failing form that ex-Fulham Felix would laugh at.  The Imps host Macclesfield,  just the point and one place off the play-offs.  Its all up the Cathedral on the morrow to kiss the Imp then.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngBristol Rovers can also rise to a play-off position with a trip to Southport who have lost three on the spin without scoring. Even Alfreton beat them 2-0 which would have even the sanest manager chewing at his straight-jacket. But Port are a hard bunch – so hard some say Viagra flows through their veins – and Rovers will need plenty of gas in a battle of attrition in the North-West.

Vanarama Conference logo.png Wrexham in tenth after the Chester defeat will need to beat an unbeaten Eastleigh side who just keep on drawing games. Either side could jump into the play-offs if they win and results elsewhere go in their favour. Wrexham could not believe the defeat in the derby at Chester Live  on BT this week. It was the old adage of not taking your chances, but Kevin Wilkin will have the Dragons breathing fire this weekend.

 

Conference Fixtures
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Saturday 27th September 2014
Away Win AFC Telford United v Torquay United
Home Win Altrincham v Welling United
Away Win Braintree Town v FC Halifax Town
Score Draw Dover Athletic v Alfreton Town
Score Draw Forest Green Rovers v Barnet
Home Win Gateshead v Aldershot Town
Home Win Grimsby Town v Chester
Home Win Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town
Home Win Nuneaton Town v Dartford
Away Win Southport v Bristol Rovers
Score Draw Woking v Kidderminster Harriers
Home Win Wrexham v Eastleigh
 All games  KO at 15:00 this Super Saturday

 

Current Form – Last 6 Games

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Pos Team Pts F A GD Pos Team Pts F A GD
1 Torquay 18 14 1 13 13 Forest Green 8 7 6 1
2 Bristol Rvs 15 11 6 5 14 Welling United 8 7 7 0
3 Barnet 13 14 4 10 15 Dartford 7 8 9 -1
4 Braintree Town 12 10 4 6 16 Grimsby 7 7 8 -1
5 Woking 12 7 5 2 17 Chester 7 6 7 -1
6 Macclesfield 11 8 3 5 18 Aldershot 7 5 7 -2
7 Gateshead 11 10 6 4 19 Nuneaton Town 7 5 10 -5
8 Alfreton Town 10 8 7 1 20 Altrincham 5 7 16 -9
9 Wrexham 10 7 6 1 21 Dover Athletic 3 5 10 -5
10 Kidderminster 9 7 5 2 22 Lincoln 3 7 14 -7
11 Eastleigh 9 10 10 0 23 Southport 3 2 11 -9
12 Halifax 8 9 6 3 24 Telford United 1 7 20 -13

 

Conference Premier Table
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P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 11 8 1 2 28 6 +22 25
2 Torquay United 11 7 3 1 19 5 +14 24
3 FC Halifax Town 11 7 2 2 22 9 +13 23
4 Woking 11 6 3 2 18 9 +9 21
5 Gateshead 11 6 3 2 20 15 +5 21
6 Macclesfield Town 11 5 5 1 14 7 +7 20
7 Bristol Rovers 11 6 2 3 14 11 +3 20
8 Eastleigh 11 5 4 2 20 15 +5 19
9 Forest Green Rovers 11 5 4 2 14 9 +5 19
10 Wrexham 11 6 1 4 14 14 0 19
11 Braintree Town 11 6 0 5 18 11 +7 18
12 Kidderminster Harriers 11 5 3 3 13 7 +6 18
13 Grimsby Town 11 4 4 3 21 10 +11 16
14 Aldershot Town 11 4 3 4 12 11 +1 15
15 Lincoln City 11 4 1 6 16 21 -5 13
16 Chester 11 4 1 6 12 19 -7 13
17 Welling United 11 2 4 5 10 18 -8 10
18 Alfreton Town 11 3 1 7 11 25 -14 10
19 Dartford 11 2 3 6 10 17 -7 9
20 Southport 11 2 2 7 8 19 -11 8
21 Altrincham 11 2 2 7 12 25 -13 8
22 Nuneaton Town 11 2 2 7 5 18 -13 8
23 Dover Athletic 11 2 1 8 9 22 -13 7
24 AFC Telford United 11 0 3 8 13 30 -17 3

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STMI Conference Premier Match Reports, Results, Scorers, Crowds & Table

Five For Barnet  & FC Halifax; Torquay United,  Bristol Rovers, Macclesfield Town, Forest Green Rovers and Eastleigh all triumph yet again but Gateshead draw and must now Heed, for, despite those seven strikers on the books, the chasing pack are at the Gates of Geordieland the Noo.  Time to drink some real beer smerk some tabs and have a gander at today’s People’s Premiership…..that tarnished golden brown place where  jumpers for goalposts and goals seen through sepia, or should that be weepier, eyes are like London buses. Here footballers are real men and style, guile and a naughty step smile,  going hand in hand with all year facial hair not Movember bum-fluff or designer stubble – and if you get in their way there is gonna be trouble.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

Vanarama Conference logo.png First to the Hive, with Mad-Dogs men, minus young MacDonald,  hitting Altrincham for five as Akinde grabs a first half hat-trick. Two were from the spot but the visitors did not know what hit them as the bees swarmed in sting, sting sting… etc etc.  (full report below) The Shaymen slayed Telford  5 nil too suggesting their manager may well pack all the players kit bags himself during Sunday training and burn their jock-straps to boot.  The Halifax début of Hattersley ( 2 today) almost put Smith’s volley, Boden’s flick and Marshall’s bullet in the shade (full report below).  The Gulls stay second a point and a single goal separating the goal difference with Halifax, sitting third after another two goals for and none conceded against Dover. Bristol Rovers, the loud and chests puffed proud, expanding gas, all 6,000 of them, can smell the play-offs wafting up their channel. Cunnington chimed early on three against in-form Woking then Marshall struck late, to shoot the sheriff in his normal nuke-em fashion. Ah the passion…….

Vanarama Conference logo.png Got your taste buds going?  Hopefully so and welcome to the STMI Vanarama Conference Premier Saturday wrap, with all the attendances scorers and match reports on every game in the People’s  Premiership. We thank you for your reads and salute every home and away fan that went today – long live the Conference and the grass roots game. Enjoy fellow football fans enjoy………

Vanarama Conference logo.png Click on result to the right of the results below for the match report.  

1582 Aldershot Town 1 0 Lincoln City FC Report
. B Williams 31 . . .
600 Alfreton Town 1 0 Nuneaton Town Report
. Mellor 62 . . .
1516 Barnet 5 0 Altrincham Report
. Luisma 12 Akinde 30 pen & 44 pen 45+4 Hoskins 49 , . . .
6028 Bristol Rovers 2 0 Woking Report
. Cunnington 3 Mansell 86 , . . .
1003 Dartford 1 2 Forest Green Rovers Report
. Cornhill 95 . . Marcus Kelly 56 Hughes 69 BBC Report
1131 Eastleigh 1 0 Braintree Town Report
. S Fleetwood 35 . . .
1519 FC Halifax Town 5 0 AFC Telford Utd Report
. A Smith 12 Hattersley 14 & 93 Boden 67 Marshall 86 . . .
2093 Kidderminster Harriers 0 1 Grimsby Town Report
. . . . Oates 85
1450 Macclesfield Town 3 0 Southport Report
. Turnbull 22 , Waterfall 9 & 42 . . .
2363 Torquay United 2 0 Dover Athletic Report
. Downes 35 Essam 91 og, . . .
536 Welling United 1 1 Gateshead FC Report
. Beautyman 5 . . Finnigan 50

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P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 11 8 1 2 28 6 +22 25
2 Torquay United 11 7 3 1 19 5 +14 24
3 FC Halifax Town 11 7 2 2 22 9 +13 23
4 Woking 11 6 3 2 18 9 +9 21
5 Gateshead 11 6 3 2 20 15 +5 21
6 Macclesfield Town 11 5 5 1 14 7 +7 20
7 Bristol Rovers 11 6 2 3 14 11 +3 20
8 Eastleigh 11 5 4 2 20 15 +5 19
9 Forest Green Rovers 11 5 4 2 14 9 +5 19
10 Wrexham 10 6 1 3 13 12 +1 19
11 Braintree Town 11 6 0 5 18 11 +7 18
12 Kidderminster Harriers 11 5 3 3 13 7 +6 18
13 Grimsby Town 11 4 4 3 21 10 +11 16
14 Aldershot Town 11 4 3 4 12 11 +1 15
15 Lincoln City 11 4 1 6 16 21 -5 13
16 Chester 10 3 1 6 10 18 -8 10
17 Welling United 11 2 4 5 10 18 -8 10
18 Alfreton Town 11 3 1 7 11 25 -14 10
19 Dartford 11 2 3 6 10 17 -7 9
20 Southport 11 2 2 7 8 19 -11 8
21 Altrincham 11 2 2 7 12 25 -13 8
22 Nuneaton Town 11 2 2 7 5 18 -13 8
23 Dover Athletic 11 2 1 8 9 22 -13 7
24 AFC Telford United 11 0 3 8 13 30 -17 3

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.  

Thanks for reading STMI

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 Wrap: Barnet leapfrog Halifax As Bristol Rovers & Hard Up Harriers Profit.

Barnet FC overtook FC Halifax with Gateshead FC, Woking FC and Kidderminster Harriers all climbing a place as Forest Green Rovers, Eastleigh Lincoln and Wrexham FC all lost ground on the play-off chasing pack.

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Barnet’s unstoppable away form continued at Southport one of the most inhospitable places in the Division both on and off the pitch.  Lee Cook scored a goal that would grace any Premiership stadium, leaving two in his wake before unleashing an unstoppable world class dipping drive. Not to be upstaged Akinde doubled the lead before the break curling a cute one into the top corner to have the Bees buzzing in the aisles.  Barnet go top on goal difference, boast more clean sheets than a kleto matron and fear no one away from home.

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FC Halifax dropped to second as the wheels flew off the promotion cart.  Bristol Rovers, roared on by 5,394 fans who continued to keep the faith through relegation and a faultering start to non-league life.  Cunnington the scurge of the Conference Premier these last two seasons headed home an inviting cross from White. On the hour Boden roasted three Rovers players before thundering a hay-maker between Mildenhall and the near post.  Boss Clarke lit the spark by sending on Sinclair and Harrison to ensure a profitable rebate for the Division’s highest gate. Rovers upped the gas but still had to wait until a minute before time when Sinclair duly despatched a difficult but decisive delivery that Harrison forced home at the far post to lift the roof. Five thousand faithful will be cooking on gas in Bristol tonight then!

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Craig Hobson exploited some shocking defending to give Chester an early lead at the Heed then hit the post to allow the hosts to keep a foothold in the game.  Shaw got a penalty in the 67th minute and then Gateshead piled on the style with Shaw close to grabbing two more.  Guy played in Chandler who cracked a crisp right footer into the top left corner.  Gateshead move up one to third.

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Woking won at Wrexham to move fourth.  The Welsh wizards, aka the passing princes of the People’s Premiership, had the best of things until  Rendell got a 25-yard worldie into the top corner,  against the run of play.    A typical flowing move evened things before the interval when Durrel gave Moult  the opportunity to cannon one inside the far corner from twenty yards.  It could have been 3-3 before Morgan twisted and turned before drilling inside the near post with twenty-five minutes still on the clock.  Clarke should have made it three when he almost broke the cross-bar in half after connecting with a Morgan cross.

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Kidderminster could well be losing the talented squad that has seen the Harriers jump to fifth.  Host’s Dover paid the price of missed opportunities when Byrne converted Storers centre with a glorious volley from ten yards.  The visitors then got into gear but were denied by two stunning Walkers saves. First he parried Johnson’s drive and then palmed Nicholsons twenty-yard free-kick for a corner.

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Forest Green and Lincoln fell from the play-offs after disappointing results.  FGR had to come from behind at winless Welling when Norwood headed home just before the break to equalise Fagan’s scrambled lead.  They say money doesn’t grow on trees but he definately picked a pocket or two at the far post after Hudson cross created havoc in the Green machine’s defence.

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Lincoln – down to ten men as ever – had to play 80 minutes with ten and then another ten with 9 players until Robinson was glued together and sent back on.  The Gulls conceded the lead despite the advantage when Tomlinson was bundled over before recovering to thump home the spot- kick.  Acheampong equalised from close range before cometh tte hour, cometh the man, Richards, hit a glorious twenty-five yarder to give Townsend no chance. Acheampong was then teed up by Young to convert his brace with 18 minutes to go.  It was not surprising that the Gulls had more shots than a flock of pigeons bombing tourists at Trafalgar Square – 30 apparentl. The real stains on the copy book have to go the officials again they ruined a great game for both sides.

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 The Table

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