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Conference Wrap – It Rains Goals & Crowds in the People’s Premiership

Woking FC Win   Barnet FC, Gateshead FC ,  Bristol Rovers and Forest Green Rovers draw FC Halifax Torquay Utd & Wrexham FC lose in front of 8,163. Yes you did read that correctly just one of the top seven  won on a day when it rained goals in the Vanarama Conference Premier aka the People’s Premiership. The Mighty Imps beat AFC Telford to end the slump and thus move to within seven points of the play-offs (or 6 from relegation depending on whether your glass is half full or not.  Grab that beverage and some popcorn for some crackle, pop and snap because it is time for Neil’s big, fat Conference Premier wrap.

Thanks as ever for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Barnet buzzed as Mad Dog’s men swarmed to three up thanks to  a gem of a Lopez free-kick on 32. Ditto  Cook 38′ and then the Akinde cometh on  43′ to complete a whirlwind move.  Everyone will be after the Steve Burr recipe for half-time tea as The Harriers achieved  three second-half flyby in return.  Gash smashed on 58′ before two corners from Nicholson found the head of Blissett on 80′ and 82′.

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Woking and Eastleigh do look as if they will continue to surprise a few and perhaps even last the distance with a couple of stand-out results.  Rendell 52′Morgan 66′ and Payne 90′ did the damage for the wild Cards at Altrincham as Woking’s passing game exposed the ten- man hosts who finished with nine after an injury the Crowther.   Eastleigh stormed back to dump the Shaymen fifth.  FC Halifax went a goal up though a Boden penalty on 16′.  Then it was all rhyme as Reason 22′ Green 53′ Fleetwood 76′ and Strevens 90 sent most of the 1500 home happy.  The Spitfires are  soaring high above the clouds on and off the pitch with that new 2200 away end ready for the FA Cup and the big games ahead.

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Gateshead draw again, this time at Forest Green , with Rovers now unbeaten now in four.  Parkin finished a fine move for the hosts on 71′ before Howe got swept home an equaliser just 6 minutes later to crown his début.   Ten-man Aldershot held Bristol Rovers in a stormer of a 2-2 draw. The Shots went ahead with a Williams penalty on  16′ (pen) after Parkes tried to play second keeper. Rovers replied with Monkhouse on 42′ and then went ahead with a penalty of their own from Taylor 68′. Roberts then decided to play the ‘panto’ hero and villain hitting a whistler into the top corner on 77′ before the one owned by the referee called time on his contribution with a yellow.

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  Torquay travelled to Alfreton with the Reds all but dead and second from bottom. They are still there but after this wonderful 4-2 win the gap from salvation is just one win away.  The hosts took the lead through Hawley 18′, before Briscoe curled in a beauty on the half hour. Shaw put Alfreton 2-1 up on the  stroke of half-time  but Briscoe bagged his brace on 54′ to square matters.   Clayton made it  three-two with a chip to grace Cleethorpes on 70′ before Hawley brought the house down to celebrate his own double.

Vanarama Conference logo.pngThe Reds will want to have an eye on Dartford rather than Southport,  gaffer Gary Brabin continues to refresh the parts other men cannot reach as two loans, George 69′ and super-sub Bakayoko 84′ secured the points with a 2-0 win at Alan Devonshire’s Braintree. Welling did themselves a favour with a 4-1 win home win over fellow strugglers Nuneaton to pull further away from the trapdoor.  As did Dover with a 2-0 win over Chester.  Dartford earned a vital point at home to high-flying Macclesfield to keep them one place above Southport now unbeaten in two. Brabin’s boys have taken four points in his first five days, to sit one place above  the drop zone.

Vanarama Conference logo.pngWrexham celebrated their 150th year in front of 8163 – well almost.  Carrington brought down Thomas to allow John-Lewis to convert from the spot on 28′ and the Dragons huffed and puffed and passed, yet could not blow the trawler onto the rocks.  During a second half reminiscent of the tempest it was poetry and passion in motion with Moult sent off for ‘fistycuffs ‘ with Disley.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

“To get such a fantastic gate and to play in the manner that we did for long spells of the first half was really disappointing. “We came out and gave a better account of ourselves up until the sending off in the second half. “We had Grimsby camped in and it’s important you keep 11 men on the field. “I didn’t see what the sending off was for but on my understanding it was for a stamp, if that’s the case we can’t have any complaints.”

Indeed Kevin, I too have peripheral vision issues with my right eye.

 

3466 Aldershot Town 2 2 Bristol Rovers
REPORTS B Williams 16 pen , Roberts 77, . . A Monkhouse 42 , M Taylor  68 pen
736 Alfreton Town 4 2 Torquay United
REPORTS Hawley 18 & 77 , Shaw 45 , Clayton 70 . . Briscoe 32 & 54 ,
1218 Altrincham 0 3 Woking
REPORTS . . . Rendell 52 , Morgan 66 , Payne 91
1689 Barnet 3 3 Kidderminster Harriers
REPORTS Luisma 32 , Cook 38 , Akinde 43 , . . Gash 58 , Blissett 80 , Blissett 82 ,
810 Braintree Town 0 2 Southport
REPORTS . . . George 69 , Bakayoko 84 ,
1063 Dartford 1 1 Macclesfield Town
REPORTS Hayes 85 , . . Barnes-Homer 87 ,
1009 Dover Athletic 2 0 Chester FC
REPORTS Essam 64 , OG-Heneghan 47 . . .
1498 Eastleigh 4 1 FC Halifax Town
REPORTS Reason 22 , Green 53 , Fleetwood 76 , Strevens 90 , . . D Hattersley 16 pen ,
1217 Forest Green Rovers 1 1 Gateshead FC
REPORTS J Parkin 71 , . . Howe 77
2529 Lincoln City FC 2 0 AFC Telford Utd
REPORTS Newton 63 pen , Tomlinson 76 , . . .
614 Welling United 4 1 Nuneaton Town
REPORTS Beautyman 19 & 45+1 , Marsh 72  & 74, . . Dean 23 ,
8163 Wrexham 0 1 Grimsby Town
REPORTS . . . John-Lewis 28 pen ,


The Table  
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P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 16 10 3 3 36 13 +23 33
2 Woking 15 9 3 3 29 14 +15 30
3 Gateshead 16 8 6 2 28 19 +9 30
4 Bristol Rovers 16 8 5 3 20 15 +5 29
5 FC Halifax Town 16 8 4 4 28 18 +10 28
6 Torquay United 15 8 3 4 27 16 +11 27
7 Forest Green Rovers 16 7 6 3 21 15 +6 27
8 Kidderminster Harriers 16 7 5 4 22 15 +7 26
9 Wrexham 16 8 2 6 21 19 +2 26
10 Macclesfield Town 16 6 7 3 19 14 +5 25
11 Grimsby Town 16 6 6 4 26 12 +14 24
12 Eastleigh 15 6 5 4 25 21 +4 23
13 Lincoln City 16 6 3 7 25 27 -2 21
14 Braintree Town 15 6 2 7 20 17 +3 20
15 Aldershot Town 16 5 5 6 17 18 -1 20
16 Chester 16 6 2 8 16 26 -10 20
17 Welling United 16 4 6 6 22 24 -2 18
18 Dover Athletic 16 5 2 9 18 26 -8 17
19 Dartford 16 3 6 7 16 23 -7 15
20 Southport 16 4 3 9 16 28 -12 15
21 Altrincham 16 4 3 9 16 33 -17 15
22 Nuneaton Town 16 4 2 10 12 28 -16 14
23 Alfreton Town 16 4 1 11 15 34 -19 13
24 AFC Telford United 16 1 4 11 19 39 -20 7
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England C Squad – Imps Miss Out As Gas & The Green Gain

Alas Jon Nolan and Jordan Burrow have both missed the England cut with Lee Brown & Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) plus duos from FC Halifax and Forest Green Rovers forming the basis of the team and 16-man squad. The two Imps do make the contingency squad should injuries cut in, but that is somewhere between Bob Hope and no hope.

 

England C’s  first  fixture is against Turkey B in Istanbul in The  International Challenge Trophy Group A  on Tuesday 14 October 2014 at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.

The  Squad

Jamie Butler (Concord Rangers)
Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers)
Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers)
Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town)
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town)
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers)
Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers)
Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town)
Andy Yiadom (Barnet)
Callum Kitscha (Hayes & Yeading Utd)
Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers)
Andy Halls (Macclesfield Town)
James Comley (St Albans City)
Jake Gallagher (Welling United)
Josh Payne (Woking)
Louis Moult (Wrexham)

The Contingency Squad

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City)
Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City)
Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town)
Chris Stokes (Forest Green Rovers)
Chey Adams (Ilkeston)
Louiezos Theophanous (Staines Town)
Luke Young (Torquay United)
Ryan Bowman (Torquay United)
Joe McNerney (Woking)
Andy Coughlin (Wrexham)
Connor Jennings (Wrexham)

 

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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

 

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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………

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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

Previews: Imps & Gulls Flying – Barnet & Halifax best Heed.

Some crackers this week in the Vanarama Peoples Premier with away day specialists Barnet FC at AFC Telford,  The Imps facing Bristol Rovers and Grimsby Town hosting Torquay United… plus Forest Green Rovers V FC Halifax and last but not least with those easy ones (???) for Woking, Gateshead and Wrexham.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngThe Bees at Telford then. Tremble thee not for whipping boys Oxford City, having lost 1-8 on the Saturday beat Boston 7-2 on the Tuesday. So pigs can fly then?  MacDonald (ligaments) wont be getting on the end of the flying wingmen’s service  although Akinde and replacement Gambin (a supersub brace) are scoring for fun with the Bees yet to concede either on the road.

 

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngLincoln City fresh from the local derby 3-2 thriller five-goal fried fish bliss host, Bristol Rovers, the stuttering Conference giants off the pitch. On it however The Gasmen are now coming to grips with 3 wins a draw and one defeat at bruising Braintree on it. Thus can the increasingly Jekyll and lessening  Hyde side beat the six-foot soldiers at Sincil Bank. The Imps have seen more reds than the Kremlin but Tomlinson, Bencherif and Burrow have already plundered four.  That Imps bounced back from 3 reds and 3 defeats on the bounce to edge a five goal thriller against Grimsby on Tuesday in the all- Lincolnshire affair.

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngTorquay, now in the top five and tearing the Division apart look to be the form side as they head to the fisheries to play Grimsby Town, shocked at a ‘blip’ at their Lincoln neighbours. You have to feel The Gulls will fly, as they often do, in the docks.  Gateshead enlisted yet another striker yesterday (a return to 2-3-5 anyone – well they are donning flat caps at St Andrews for the day.  The Heed play bottom four Dartford expecting all three points, as do we.  Wrexham, should move towards the play-offs despite a defeat at The Gas on Tuesday. A 1-0 away defeat, after Carrington was sent off saw on-fire Dragon Moult taken off and rested ready for this one.

 

Vanarama Conference logo.pngKidderminster have a tough trip to improving Braintree, Eastleigh will draw at Altrincham with Macc preparing for a Dover reaction after being stung thrice in their own backyard by the Bees.  Nuneaton could be a trip too far for the Shots manager Andy Scott and Southend will be no easy port in the storm at Southend.

 

Now for the tables & fixtures at a glance

 

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15:00 AFC Telford United v Barnet
15:00 Altrincham v Eastleigh
15:00 Braintree Town v Kidderminster Harriers
15:00 Dover Athletic v Macclesfield Town
15:00 Forest Green Rovers v FC Halifax Town
15:00 Gateshead v Dartford
15:00 Grimsby Town v Torquay United
15:00 Lincoln City v Bristol Rovers
15:00 Nuneaton Town v Aldershot Town
15:00 Southport v Alfreton Town
15:00 Woking v Chester
15:00 Wrexham v Welling United

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The Table

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

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FA Must Implement 1% Levy on £842.7M Transfer Circus

Fans of  Barnet FC ,  Wrexham FC , FC Halifax, Kidderminster Harriers , Grimsby, Forest Green Rovers, Lincoln and every other Conference Premier, North and South club must have been disgusted by the amount of money that changed hands in the summer window.  £842.7M is is a kings ransom and far to close to a billion for comfort.

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The 2014 summer transfer window reached new heights, staggering fans and pundits alike. One could argue that the Financial Fair Play initiative is beginning to work, but given the pace of increase fanned by the new TV deal, valued at £5.4Bn over three years, no one should be surprised at the feeding frenzy at the golden trough. If a transfer levy of just one 1% was shared amongst League 1,Two or the three Conference divisions, just think what it could do for the foutue of The England team and grass roots football as a whole.

It was records across the board as six clubs broke their transfer records with Manchester United topping them all to set a new British record of £59.7 million for Di Maria. Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Leicester all signed eleven players.  Indeed the window saw the movement of 163 players, with 26 moving on the final day.  A relatively anticlimactic £70 million changed hands on the last day with Sky having to nurse the deadline day story until the early hours of the day after when Falcao (£6m loan) and Welbeck (£16m fee) contributed the final £22 millions.

 

Summer Window
201 £200,000,000
2011 £350,000,000
2012 £490,000,000
2013 £630,000,000
2014 £843,000,000

 

As for the Financial Fair Play factor, do me a favour. Manchester City and PSG were certainly quieter this summer after £50 million fines, however Chelsea continue to spend, spend, spend thanks to the Russian funding.  City still spent £51.5 million on 4 players plus Sagna on a free and Lampard’s wages on loan.

Top 5
Manchester United £145,700,000
Liverpool £117,000,000
Chelsea £91,300,000
Arsenal £82,700,000
Southampton £56,900,000

 

 The average spent on a player moved to  £6,696,428 with United averaging£24,283,333 (6 players) against Liverpool’s somewhat frugal £14.6m on their crazy eight. United dug deep, to put it mildly necessity is the mother of invention, whereas  the former forward ‘Fangs’ funded half of the Merseyside red mist.  What would English grassroots football do with a 1% transfer levy. Over to you Greg Dyke……..

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

 

STMI Vanarama Preview – Rovers to Topple Halifax with Bees, Greens & Imps to profit?

Bristol Rovers could beat FC Halifax tomorrow and, with Barnet FC, Forest Green Rovers and Eastleigh also away from home a win for the Bees could put them top. With Torquay  United at the Bank, a win for the mighty Imps could put us second.

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Then again it has been a tough adjustment for Rovers who will pose the first ex-League test for Halifax, our joint-tips to win the division with the most complete side in the division. We’d have them as a corner on our bingo card every week. So should Barnet, our other tips for top two. The Bees have a 100% away record scoring five at Chester and two at Nuneaton without reply. A 1-2 home defeat to Lincoln aside they have earned 4 clean sheets this season and won at home against ex-League Club Bristol Rovers  2-0 and thumped Dartford 4-0 on Monday.

FGR should beat second bottom Welling to move within a point, while away specialists Barnet come up against Southport, the top part-time side in the country for the last few years.  Eastleigh, newly promoted but surprisingly fourth, will do well to get a point at Macclesfield gaining momentum in 9th.

The only one of the top five to play at home are the reborn Imps who host Torquay (14th) the draw specialists. However the Imps deserved better against FC Halifax, conceding a penalty and going down to ten men for the second game on the trot. With luck and the goal prowess of two in two Tomlinson the Imps could go second.

Money club Gateshead and Wrexham could do the game with  thirteen goals in two games Grimsby just a point behind. They are frying in the Fisheries, such is the optimism up their they have even released goal machine Alan Connell.

The Vanarama Conference Fixtures
Saturday 30th August 2014
3pm Aldershot Town v Grimsby Town
3pm Alfreton Town v Braintree Town
3pm Bristol Rovers v FC Halifax Town
3pm Dartford v AFC Telford United
3pm Dover Athletic v Kidderminster Harriers
3pm Gateshead v Chester
3pm Lincoln City v Torquay United
3pm Macclesfield Town v Eastleigh
3pm Nuneaton Town v Altrincham
3pm Southport v Barnet
3pm Welling United v Forest Green Rovers
3pm Wrexham v Woking
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Vanarama Premier P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 FC Halifax Town 5 5 0 0 13 3 +10 15
2 Barnet 5 4 0 1 14 2 +12 12
3 Forest Green Rovers 5 3 2 0 7 3 +4 11
4 Eastleigh 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5 10
5 Lincoln City 5 3 1 1 9 7 +2 10
6 Gateshead 5 3 1 1 10 9 +1 10
7 Wrexham 5 3 1 1 8 8 0 10
8 Grimsby Town 5 2 3 0 14 2 +12 9
9 Woking 5 2 3 0 11 4 +7 9
10 Kidderminster Harriers 5 2 3 0 6 2 +4 9
11 Macclesfield Town 5 2 3 0 6 4 +2 9
12 Aldershot Town 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 8
13 Braintree Town 5 2 0 3 8 7 +1 6
14 Torquay United 5 1 3 1 5 4 +1 6
15 Southport 5 1 2 2 6 8 -2 5
16 Bristol Rovers 5 1 2 2 3 5 -2 5
17 Chester 5 1 1 3 6 13 -7 4
18 Dover Athletic 5 1 1 3 4 12 -8 4
19 Altrincham 5 1 0 4 5 9 -4 3
20 AFC Telford United 5 0 2 3 6 10 -4 2
21 Dartford 5 0 2 3 2 8 -6 2
22 Welling United 5 0 2 3 3 11 -8 2
23 Nuneaton Town 5 0 1 4 0 8 -8 1
24 Alfreton Town 5 0 0 5 3 18 -15 0