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The BSP Trapdoor Tango

Tuesday’s BSP version of Dancing On Ice saw Hyde get 3 points at Luton and Stockport win at Barrow as The Mighty Imps went down at home against Wrexham.  Ebbsfleet look beached after Alfreton sunk them, but Nuneaton, Telford and Gateshead did not play. Get out your fancy dress, posh frocks,  whistle and flutes, reinforced stays and suspenders, because everyone needs to get their skates on.  STMI looks at our adversaries Ides of March and urges our fellow Imps to travel in numbers to Nuneaton on Saturday.  Lose this and four figure gates or our C-List celebrity status could be a luxurious thing of the past next season. Thank god no-one has Trapdoor Broughton playing for them as the bookies would be boarding up the doors.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

Just one place and one point below the Imps come Hyde, who won at Luton 2-1 on Tuesday after losing 6 on the spin.  As to whether they can now beat 10th placed Dartford and 9th placed Hereford the following week, is anyone’s guess.

March games
Sat 16th Hyde v Dartford 15:00
Sat 23rd Hereford v Hyde 15:00
Tue 26th Hyde v Cambridge Utd 19:45
Sat 30th Hyde v Wrexham 15:00

Barrow are back in the bottom four after losing 0-2 at home to Stockport. The Hatters jumped to 17th on Tuesday, something Barrow could go close to emulating if everything goes their way on Saturday. The trip to 9th placed Hereford will not be easy but they have a game in hand and are just 2 poits behind Hyde and 3 behind the Imps.

Sat 16th Hereford v Barrow 15:00
Tue 19th Dartford v Barrow 19:45
Sat 23rd Barrow v Ebbsfleet United 15:00
Tue 26th Barrow v Macclesfield 19:45
Sat 30th Grimsby v Barrow 15:00

Nuneaton will see the game against us as a key opportunity if they are to prove their BSP credentials.  They have only lost to Kidderminster (0-1) in the last five games, so a win over the Imps could set them up for a month that could then see 8-10 points. Let us hope not as their April looks as clement as ours did last season.

Sat 16th Nuneaton v Lincoln City 15:00
Tue 19th Nuneaton v Grimsby 19:45
Thu 21st Braintree Town v Nuneaton 19:45
Sat 23rd Nuneaton v Woking 15:00
Tue 26th Mansfield v Nuneaton 19:45
Sat 30th AFC Telford v Nuneaton 15:00

Ebbsfleet were hammered 3-0 at Alfreton on Tuesday and one has to get the feeling that the fleet will sink from the Blue Square this season.  They have lost 4 of the last 5 games since two wins and a draw gave a glimmer of hope in early February.  Southport is a key one on Saturday, bar Barrow in the middle of the month, who can see more than a point?

March 2013
Sat 16th Ebbsfleet United v Southport 15:00
Tue 19th Cambridge Utd v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Sat 23rd Barrow v Ebbsfleet United 15:00
Tue 26th Luton v Ebbsfleet United 19:45
Sat 30th Ebbsfleet United v Forest Green 15:00

New manager John Psaras has a mountain to climb at Telford.  The Bucks have managed 1 point from 7 games and not won in 23 (Dartford away 4-1 on October 9th).  They are 9 points off safety with 9 games to play.  The home game tonight against Gateshead is vital, followed by tough trips to Woking, Macc and Lincoln, before a home game against Nuneaton.

Wed 13th AFC Telford v Gateshead 19:45
Sat 16th Woking v AFC Telford 15:00
Tue 19th Macclesfield v AFC Telford 19:45
Sat 23rd Lincoln City v AFC Telford 15:00
Sat 30th AFC Telford v Nuneaton 15:00

BSP 12/3/13

Pos Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 10 Braintree 32 13 5 14 44 54 -10 71
17 down 17 Stockport County 37 11 9 17 49 61 -12 42
18 up 2 Gateshead 33 10 10 13 41 41 0 40
19 down 19 Lincoln City 37 10 10 17 51 62 -11 40
20 down 20 Hyde FC 37 11 6 20 49 62 -13 39
21 down 6 Barrow 36 9 10 17 39 68 -29 37
22 down 22 Nuneaton 35 8 12 15 40 56 -16 36
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 35 7 11 17 45 71 -26 32
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 37 5 15 17 44 59 -15 30