Barnet FC’s Jake Hyde and Nuneaton Town’s Louis Moult, on 5 strikes each, are a goal ahead of Cambridge United marksman Adam Cunnington along with 5 others. However Forest Green Rovers apart, the names and the marksmen show just how close this League could be again this year.
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Hyde (5) and Marsh-Brown (3) will come face to face with the Imps mean defence next week and enjoy a shoot out with Ben Tomlinson (3), who sits joint 9th with the Barnet man and Waide Fairhurst, who is knocking on the door of the top 20 and just a goal behind in 21st position. Ben & Keanu share 3 goals and 9th with the 10 others who make up the top 20 hotshots.
|Pos||Goal Machine||Team & Strikes|
|Louis Moult||Nuneaton Town||5|
|John Akinde||Alfreton Town||4|
|Andy Brown||Nuneaton Town||4|
|James Norwood||Forest Green Rovers||4|
|Adam Cunnington||Cambridge United||4|
|9||Ben Tomlinson||Lincoln City||3|
|Tom Shaw||Alfreton Town||3|
|Scott Boden||Macclesfield Town||3|
|Luke Berry||Cambridge United||3|
|Danny Wright||Forest Green Rovers||3|
|Daniel Bradley||Alfreton Town||3|
|Marcus Kelly||Forest Green Rovers||3|
Cambridge Utd, Barnet FC , Nuneaton Town and Salisbury City stand between Lincoln City and top spot tomorrow night. With Southport, Forest Green and Hereford breathing down our necks three points and the continuance of the 100% home record is vital.
Vics verdict on the Saturday fixtures.
Top-dogs Cambridge must be favourites to stay there, travelling to Hyde who lost 2-3 at busy bees Barnet last week. They have had a tough start, but managed 2-2 draws against Wrexham and Hereford after crashing 8-1 against Forest Green on opening day. Hyde. with just 2 points on the board, only escape bottom thanks to Aldershot’s 10 point deduction. Cambridge, with Berry and Co, look set to dish out another hiding.
Barnet go to Halifax, the side that lost 3-1 to tomorrows opponents Salisbury, after going down to 9 men. The Bees have scored three in their prvious two games yet still United’s goal difference denies them top spot. Byrne, Hyde and Marsh-Brown got the goals in the 3-0 demolition of Braintree and Byrne and Marsh-Brown got the goals again against Hyde with Crawford finishing things off. Halifax manager Neil Aspin was not a happy man last week with 2 sendings off ending a 4-match unbeaten run. Everyone is due a bad day at the office, the previous week they beat 5th placed Southport 1-0. A draw could well play into the Imps hands.
Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin bears the manager of the month curse and opposite number Andy Morrell will take anything he can get at the moment. Wilkin inspired successive 2-1 wins over Kidderminster Harriers and Grimsby Town, suggesting home advantage could see the same again. For Wrexham this is the watershed, with defeat not an option for the manager or a side that plays the game the way it should be. The Dragons will get a result here giving the Imps the chance to move up at least another place.
To do that we must beat Salisbury who lost their first three only to strengthen and go three unbeaten. With Fairhurst and Miller fit you would fancy us with the 100% home record. But this one will be close, the weather will play a part along with a set-piece decider methinks with either side capable of getting it. The Whites are a quick, strong powerful side who will raise their game on an ex-League stage.
These are the games that will show whether we have what it takes to challenge for the play-offs, because plenty of top sides drop points at the supposed underdogs in this league. Mind you with our budget we are one of the ones punching above our weight so any slip could let in Southport (at improving big spenders Tamworth) and Forest Green who will not fancy the trip to Braintree.
The Table 31/8/13
|6||Forest Green Rovers||6||3||2||1||15||5||+10||11|
|10||FC Halifax Town||6||3||1||2||10||12||-2||10|
|24||Aldershot Town (-10)||6||2||1||3||6||5||+1||-3|
Nuneaton boss Kevin Wilkin beat off the Cambridge Utd, Barnet FC and Lincoln City managers to claim the manager of the month award after a 2-1 win at Grimsby Town. He and Simmo have defied massive budget disadvantages to take early play-off positions with just a point between the two.
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Money, or lack of it was rightly part of the decision making process as part-time triumphed in the face of adversity, otherwise the Cambridge duo of Jez George and Richard Money would have just about pipped it. Many will also say the anti-media buzz is still costing us, sour grapes there, but Wilkin has earned this accolade, complete with the customary poison challis that sees a defeat or two in the following month. The Boro opened with a 1-0 victory at Macclesfield Town, beat last season’s runners-up Kidderminster and drew with pre-season favourites Forest Green Rovers, a side the Imps beat. Away from home saw a draw at Barnet rounded off by that 2-1 win at Grimsby Town on Saturday.
The player of the month goes to Luke Berry of Cambridge, his outstanding strike separated the two sides when the Imps travelled to the Abbey on the Tuesday, but his Brace against Tamworth was class as the Black and Ambers finished the week top. Sean Newton, Andrew Boyce and Thomlinson have been outstanding in every game, but the boy Yussuf is the STMI nap for next month.
Luton responded well and showed a long overdue quality, that could yet save their players skins. Ditto The Imps and Barrow, for our sins, after Nuneaton and Alfreton wins. Mmmmm the sun is out, draw up a chair readers, Stockport Hatters included, time to reach for a bucket of Pims with extra extra Gin.
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For the benefit of the Hatters, some visiting the site for the first time, first the score & scorers, secondly the teams & schemes, then the match report and finally more stats than you can shake an Imp or Hatter at Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
Luton Town – Lincoln City
Martin 41 & 72 Gray 43
Hatters 5,220 Imps 173
The teams & Schemes
John Still favours 4-4-2
(aka the double 6)
25 Henry 12 Ainge 5 McNulty 37 Griffiths
7 Lawless (Y-66) 23 Robinson
18 Martin 24 Smith
27 Gray 9 Shaw
38 McFarlan2-Barnes (GK), 2 Rowe-Turner (DF) , 10 Rendell (STR), 26 Wall (STR), 29 Walker (STR)
15 Gray 25 Brown 5 Boyce (Y-66) 20 Miller
37 Fofana 4 Jordan 35 Turnbull
10 Taylor 23 Hobson 12 Sheridan
56 Power on for Jordan 67 Vadaine on for Hobson 76 Dali on for Taylor
31 David Preece (GK), 6 Garner (DF), 8 Power (MF), 14 Oliver (STR) 36 Dali
But to the game fellow football fans, to the game…….
In the face of a budget 5 times our own the Imps sought a scalp or two from the off. Fofana tests Brill, who spills, but gathers at the second attempt. Andre Gray gets the better of two but Dan Gray clears his centre. A delicious drive from Taylor forces Brill to palm over the bar. Robinson clears Turnbull’s corner and the Hatters counter with a slick 4 man move, that sees Brown clear Robinson’s effort from the left channel. Lawless and Robinson are dictating the middle with the latter getting through to drill just wide. Martin is also starting to get into things and sends a twenty yarder just over.
Farman is forced to punch a Lawless free-kick for a corner but Robinson fires the set-piece wide. The Hatters pressure is relentless. Farman saves a free-kick from martin and A Gray roasts Miller to cross for Robinson who shoots wide. A smooth move from Lawless who also centres, sees the off-side flag saves us as an effort from Martin is thankfully ruled out. The Imps get a second wind as a battle attrition in the middle stems the one-way flow. A D Gray long throw finds Turnbull but his half-chance cannons off a fellow Imp for a goal-kick.
Lawless sends a scintillating drive just wide. It is end to end now with Griffiths blocking a Turnbull effort at one end before sending a long-range effort wide at the other. Nat Brown then makes a magnificent last-ditch challenge to pick A Gray’s pocket just as he is about to pull the trigger, with Jordan heading the lose ball for a corner. Lawless 42nd minute corner causes confusion allowing Martin, hovering just inside the area, to blast an unstoppable rising drive into the top left-hand corner. Just two minutes later the Hatters deservedly double their advantage. Smith beats his man and threads a perfectly timed and judged through ball to Gray who pounces, rounding Farman to slots home from 15 yards. The game had turned 3 minutes before the interval, to give Simmo an interesting half-time team talk.
The Imps go for it and are unlucky not to get a penalty, presumably deemed ball to hand, but then you don’t expect to get those away. The Hatters counter, but Shaw’s, optimistic, long-range effort is not that far wide. A Gray is caught off-side as the Imps leave gaps in order to salvage something. A glorious Sheridan effort is parried by Brill who pounces to end the danger. On 56 Jordan is replaced by Power, thanks to an injury sustained after Robinson left his foot in. A Miller long throw is punched behind by Brill, in fine form this evening. A rather useful Turnbull corner is cleared by Smith, alert to the presence of the six foot soldiers.
On 66 the Luton ask and Tamworth task got an awful lot harder, from a defensive point of view. Lawless, who had slid in on Farman a moment or so before, clashed with Boyce in an off the ball altercation, that saw yellow for both men. Boyce’s tenth caution of the season will see him sit out the Tamworth and Hyde games, with a two game ban. Oliver is brought on for Hobson in a last throw of the dice. Two terrific corners from Lawless force a clearance by Fofana and a confident claim by Farman. Good work by Sheridan sees the Imps win a corner as Griffiths deflects behind. Power takes, Boyce rises, but the slim Imps chance has gone as the towering effort goes wide.
Sods law – a rule of the turf – Luton immediately shut the door on any remote hopes of a way back in. On 73 a quick free-kick sees McNulty find Gray, his inch perfect pass into Martin’s path allows him to complete his brace, side-footing home from 6-yards, From the centre Sheridan has a 35-yard lucky dip that clears the bar. With Saturday in mind Simmo takes Taylor off, with Dali getting a chance to stretch his legs. A Nat Brown shot is saved by Brill for another City corner. Boyce heads Powers delivery over. Luton also appears to take their foot off the gas, sacrificing Shaw and Lawless for Wall and Rendell respectively. That said Rendell is denied by Boyce at the expense of a corner and Ainge heads just wide. A decent Wall effort is saved by Farman before a Robinson effort goes wide to bring down the curtain on a very entertaining game. One that sees a much needed positive reaction for the Hatters and a vital pause for thought for the Imps.
The Imps find ourselves just one point from the drop zone after Nuneaton won 2-0 at Gateshead to rediscover their form. It could have been worse, Barrow lost 4-0 at Alfreton. That leaves then 4 points behind us with just 2 games to play and 6 points on offer. Stockport, who are now just the one point behind us with a game in hand, did not play, they get their Tuesday get out of jail opportunity next week against Gateshead. In our hearts, the April roadmap was always going to bring it down to the last two games. Tamworth at home on Saturday is just as vital as Aldershot was, because Hyde will be no mugs. They ground out a 1-0 win against a desperate Ebbsfleet last night to all but Sink the Fleet.
Luton Town – Lincoln City
shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed
50% Ball 50%
10 Shots on 4
10 Misses 5
4 Saves 4
9 Corners 6
5 Offside 2
10 Fouls 6
1 Yellows 1
0 Reds 0
BSP Table 10/4/13
|24||AFC Telford United||44||5||17||22||49||74||-25||32|
Managerial change at Stockport County (The Bogie-man has to be a concern) and the fine form of Nuneaton and Barrow have forced Simmo to set his Soldiers of Impdom an additional 3 point target for safety. When Gary took over he felt 12 points should do it, but now the breaking of the 50 point barrier has to be seen as a more realistic and safer bet, so 15 it is. That Stockport and Lincoln, two proud teams with such great and loyal support, are in such a position after leaving the league, is a tragedy in itself. But onward and upward – don’t look back in anger.
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Simmo and Grant Brown were seen at the Braintree game last night, where our opponents, Alfreton, went down 2-1 despite a late and, hopefully energy sapping rally, that saw them pull one back. Be prepared, Cub Scout Imps, for this is further evidence of the 24/7 work ethic of the management duo. This approach has certainly filtered down and benefited the resurgent Imps. The Gaffer’s post match ‘ its scandalous that we are in a position like this after a performance like that’ comment shows he recognises the progress and heart that theImps are putting in. With mud in his studs he will defend and kick every ball with his team, Grant is learning fast, but is as Imp, as the little chap that bashed the bishop and escaped from the cathedral all those years ago.
Although the signings of Nat Brown, Todd Jordan and Tony ‘the brace with grace’ Diagne, have been inspirational, it has been the ability to work with what we have got that has seen the turn. Necessity is the mother of invention given the Imps resources and options at this stage of the season. The reality of being unable to get in better than we have, has seen the duo put arms round shoulders and engage and involve every member of the side, including the walking wounded. Vadaine Oliver, Tony Diagne and Jake Sheridan could also be doubts for the Easter period.
But the response of the players has been magnificent. Jake Sheridan, for instance, has played to his strengths and been a key architect in the two three goal salvo’s in the last couple of games that have yielded the Imps six precious points. Boyce, Miller, Brown and Diagne have contributed at both ends of the pitch, putting in brave full-throttle performances.
Team spirit is a big thing in football, as is preparation and the ability to get the best from what you have. There is a line in the sand mentality, that is refreshed every Monday morning, don’t look back in anger, but look forward and ‘want it’. Every able-bodied Imp will play a part and have a chance to be in the reckoning, if they want to grasp the nettle. Nearly all do, for there is belief, in truth faith, in the management team, flexible formations and the desire to contest every ball with a view to a fast counter has seen shot counts higher than at any stage of the season.
The Imps are beginning to get a bit of a reputation, with an in-your-face direct style, that is not uncharacteristic of the KA/Simmo era. The card-count is up, so are the points in the bag. The momentum is with us and, injuries permitting, Simmo will still be able to call on a magnificent spirit that should see win against Alfreton as well as Cambridge. STMI fancied 4 points from this week, but we got 6, with 6 goals from Taylor who finishes like a virtuoso violinist. But it is the work ethic leading up to those strikes, both on and off the pitch, that is the real watershed at Lincoln City.
The Imps have character, are playing to their strengths, brushing off the failures and moving on quickly, finding leaders all over the pitch. They are properly prepared for the up-coming job and have the belief in what they are being asked to do, knowing their mates and management will back them up. Simple things, common sense perhaps? But then how many ex-managers were either asking too much or trying to put square pegs in round holes?
We will get those points you feel, but in reality the positive path to change and success has already begun.
|Sat 30th||Alfreton Town||v||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Mon 1st||Lincoln City||v||Cambridge Utd||15:00|
|Sat 6th||Kidderminster||v||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Tue 9th||Luton||v||Lincoln City||19:45|
|Sat 13th||Lincoln City||v||Tamworth||15:00|
|Sat 20th||Hyde||v||Lincoln City||17:15|
BSP Standings 28/3/13
|24||AFC Telford United||41||5||16||20||49||69||-20||31|
Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Wrexham FC and Stockport County follow the FGR Friday TV match. After wins against Hyde FC and Nuneaton, draws against Ebbsfleet and AFC Telford, losses against Alfreton and Tamworth; Forest Green Rovers are arguably the toughest of the seven games, that many felt would define Holdsworth’s Imps.
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The Imps sit 15th, having garnered eight points from a possible 18 so far, with the next three points a tough ask and the next four games nothing short of a mountain to climb. The Chairman stated that we need to give him a chance at the anticlimactic meeting with the 8 fans representatives. Just 1486 die-hards did on Tuesday, suggesting the fans have just stopped caring, trusting little of what seems to be doing the rounds, via The Boardroom Blog, the media and the forums.
We seem to need sides to just role up at Sincil Bank and hand us three points, although divine intervention seems to have helped where it can. Yet Ebbsfleet should have been a win, as should Telford who are just two places and two points above us. We lost to Alfreton who are level on points with us, two places below us, albeit with a game in hand. The 1-0 defeat at Tamworth, may be excusable, but an 8 point haul against these sides is not. Especially with the next 5 fixtures coming up on the horizon.
Whatever the excuses, for the missing thousands to venture a return any time soon, at between £16 and £18 pounds, the team need to win. We have certainly blown the easier chances, now comes the really tough questions. The history with the Stags, the Wrexham and Luton challenges, plus Gannon’s County, suggest none of the above will be rolling over for us. This month is massive. To stay alive, we must not only get results but inspire against these five. October is the key to the future destinies of both Lincoln City and David Holdsworth. Whether Bob wants rid or not.
Is this the biggest challenge in our history, one that will pave the way on and off the field for our club? Or will, poor and uninspiring Lincoln City Football Club, be on our way to the unthinkable all over again. Because Bob will not go, Lincoln City Holdings will not come cheap and David Holdsworth looks like he will outlive us all. Remember how he stated he would never bankrupt a football club? We may well have enough to avoid going down without any points deduction complications, but perhaps his tenure might still see that come to pass after all. Because without enough fans, who are the lifeblood and the raison d’etre of a Football Club. The sums will simply never add up.
|The September Seven|
|Sat 01st||Lincoln City||1-1||Ebbsfleet United|
|Tue 04th||Lincoln City||1-2||Alfreton Town|
|Sat 08th||AFC Telford||1-1||Lincoln City|
|Sat 15th||Lincoln City||3-2||Hyde|
|Sat 22nd||Tamworth||1-0||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Tue 25th||Lincoln City||2-1||Nuneaton||19:45|
|Fri 28th||Forest Green||v||Lincoln City||19:45|
|Sat 6th||Lincoln City||v||Luton||15:00|
|Tue 9th||Mansfield||v||Lincoln City||19:45|
|Sat 13th||Wrexham||v||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Sat 27th||Lincoln City||v||Stockport||15:00|
|Forest Green Rovers||11||7||3||1||10||24|
Not so dark horses Euromillions AFC Newport stun the Stags and Luton are held by Gateshead. Wrexham beat new-boys Woking and Hereford Foyle big spending Macclesfield. Cambridge are also held at Forest Green, but as a nine goal thriller at Nuneaton suggests The Fleet are not sunk yet. Awesome opening day in a League that demands the right to 3 up 3 down. Welcome back to the STMI stat attack.
STMI’s synopsis goals and stats.
Luton had to come from behind twice in front of a fantastic 6,743 faithful. Hatch and Odubade put the heed two ahead before Shaw (had to be) and Fleetwood restored some pride against his old side. Mansfield suffered the same fate twice but did not have enough to level on the second occasion. Big-spending Cox must be starting to worry after some Keystone Cops defending saw Newport go two goals ahead twice, through Yakubu & James and then O’Connor and Jefferson Louis. Speight and Green got them level the first time but Speight’s 89th minute effort to complete his brace left it just too late to overcome an opening day humbling at the hands of the Euromillions club.
Wrexham were dominant with Ogleby (18) and Keates (41) putting them two up before Bubb got a 66th minute lifeline. Creighton (74) finished the job. Macclesfield’s new King was brought down to earth with a bump by crafty Foyle. Canham gave the Bulls the lead, Barnes-Homer got a penalty back on 59 before action Jackson restored the advantage on 66. The Imps stifled the Harriers and got a superb chip from Taylor, setting up a lively local affair against Smiths Cambridge who were stunned by a 90th minute penalty equaliser by Klukowski after Elliott gave them a first half lead.
The game of the day came at BSP debs Nuneaton as they narrowly went down in a 9 goal thriller against Ebbsfleet. Brown (8) gave the hosts the lead, before Walker (17) doubled the advantage. Phipp (20) replied and then Elder equalised. Ashikodi (32) then put the visitors in front with returning hero Enveer-Marum (50) making it 2-4. Thompson-Brown (56) gave the new boys some hope but Phipp (88) completed his brace for 3-5. Still Town would not lay down but Brown (90+4) brace left things just to late to even the spoils.
|Spencer (23 & pen 36)
Cunnington (40 & 76)
|Forest Green||1||–||1||Cambridge Utd|
|Klukowski (Pen 90)||Elliott (33)||1,128|
|Speight (48 & 89)
|Brown (8 & 94)
|Phipp (20 & 88)
|Grand (87)||Disley (74)||1,743|
|Friday’s Live game|
| Canham (15)
|Barnes-Homer (Pen 59)||2,139|
note an Imp in the top 6 / 38
|The BSP Muddy boot|
|1||Jake Speight||Mansfield Town||2|
|Andy Brown||Nuneaton Town||2|
|Tom Phipp||Ebbsfleet United||2|
all 1 game of them
|BSP Average Gates|
|9||Forest Green Rovers||1,128||1,128|
League table (surely you jest)
|13||Forest Green Rovers||1||0||1||0||1||1||0||1|
|16||AFC Telford United||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||1|
After 3 promotions in 4 years Kevin Wilkin has brought in 11: 4 defenders – Stephen O’Halloran (Carlisle Utd), Tom James (Watford), Gavin Cowans (Gainsborough), Delroy Gordon (Corby Town) ; 3 midfielders – Danny Sleath (Boston UTD) Ben Ford (Kettering) & Jon Adams (AFC Telford); 3 strikers – Robbie Thompson-Brown (Kidderminster) Kyle Perry (Lincoln City) & Danny Newton (Hinckley); plus Australian keeper Ben McNamara. After leading the club back from the dead, having been liquidated in 2008, can one of non-league football’s shrewdest bosses pull off the unthinkable?
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STMI takes a look at The Boro, another side on the rise. Here are Ticket prices for all BSP Away supporters prices , the BSP ground guide is here and please feel free to bookmark our Blue square zone for when you are playing the Imps – HERE. The guide will start with the pre-season results, transfers in & out, plus the released and new deals list. Then we will have a glance at the summer sound-bites (most recent to last) and finally the current confirmed squad as at 8th August.
|Blyth Sp 2-3 Nuneaton|
|Nuneaton 1-0 Coventry|
|Solihull 1-0 Nuneaton|
|Nuneaton 3-2 Leamington|
|Nuneaton 1-3 Leicester|
|IN- Striker Robbie Thompson-Brown from Kidderminster.|
|IN- Defender Stephen O’Halloran from Carlisle|
|IN- Keeper Ben McNamara|
|IN- Defender Tom James from Watford|
|IN- Striker Kyle Perry from Lincoln City.|
|IN- Midfielder Ben Ford from Kettering|
|IN- CH Gavin Cowans from Gainsborough|
|IN- Defender Delroy Gordon from Corby Town.|
|IN- Midfielder Danny Sleath from Boston|
|IN- Striker Danny Newton|
|OUT- Guy Hadland to Barwell FC|
|IN – Jon Adams released from Telford|
|OUT- Gary Mills to Lincoln City|
New Deals – 1 year deals for Sim Forsdick, Neil Cartwright, Mark Noon, Eddie Nisevic, Gaz Dean, Adam Walker, James Armson, Andy Brown, Neil Collett, Wes York
Offered – Mark Albrighton, Guy Hadland (opted for Barwell FC).
Released – Danny Glover
(Most recent first)
Make that 11 as Republic of Ireland international defender Stephen O’Halloran joins following his release by Carlisle United and forward Robbie Thompson-Brown also signs. Australian goalkeeper Ben McNamara is ninth new signing of the summer. Released Grimsby Town midfielder Anthony Church was a trialist in the defeat to Solihull Moors on Tuesday night.
Lee Hughes will not be joining. Dean will take over as captain after Noon breaks leg at Brackley. Watford defender Tom James becomes eighth signing. Kyle Perry joins and Neil Cartwright signs a 1 year extension. Midfielder Ben Ford signs after turning down a deal from Kettering. Gainsborough’s captain and former favourite Gavin Cowans joins for another stint.
Former Mansfield Town assistant boss Micky Moore joins as Kevin Wilkin’s new number two. Three in as Hinckley United striker Danny Newton, Boston United midfielder Danny Sleath and Corby Town defender Delroy Gordon sign. Right-back Neil Cartwright turns down latest contract offer. Wilkin no rush to appoint new no2. Assistant manager Fen Gillard joins Crystal Palace Academy coaching staff.
The Boro Squad
1 Neil Collett 19 Ben McNamara
21 Stephen O’Halloran 16 Ben Ford, 2 Neil Cartwright, 14 Simon Forsdick, 15 Delroy Gordon, Mark Albrighton, 5 Gareth Dean, 18 Tom James,
7 Wesley York, 11 Jon Adams 13 Danny Sleath, 3 Eddie Nivesic, 4 Gavin Cowan,
12 James Armson, 8 Mark Noon, 6 Adam Walker,
9 Kyle Perry, 10 Andy Brown, 17 Danny Newton, 20 Robbie Thompson-Brown, Lee Moore,
Luton Town, Grimsby Town, Stockport County, Hereford United, Mansfield Town, Lincoln and Wrexham will take loads to Alfreton, Telford, Barrow, Braintree, Cambridge, Dartford, Ebbsfleet, Forest Green, Gateshead, Hyde, Kidderminster, Macclesfield Town, Newport Co, Nuneaton, Southport, Tamworth and Woking next season. But how to get there to make those vital turnstile clicks and what is it like when you pays your money and takes your chance.
Hat’s off to Duncan Adams guide to our neighbours and their grounds complete with contact details, capacities, pubs & grub, pitch dimensions and even a picture of the away end.
Thanks Duncan, even Lincoln City Banter is not always the place to be on match days.