Date: 24th April 2010 at 9:31am
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Lincoln City V Burt FC Sincil Bank 24/4/10 KO 3 P.M.




Shakers Boss Alan Knill has an unchanged side, but one that has not turned up for its last 5 games away from Gigg Lane. Indeed they have lost the last 4 turning League 2`s best away record into the 8th best, but one that could cost promotion and perhaps even a playoff birth. To remedy their slide they have been on ‘Jankers` well at least an army assault course for half the week and given a few stern home truths. Bury too are celebrating 125 years of struggle toil and pride.

The same tough love approach can be applied to the cunning ever evolving siege tools of the Chessman. For young Chris Sutton has drawn inspiration from his contacts and completed the process of throwing the toys from our young side`s pram with some quality healing and bonding time. The young thoroughbred Imps are now in blinkers, focussed on the mission and ready to go for three points from the off. Positively, Lennon will partner Somma with Hughton and Saunders being invited to tear into The Shakers at will.

The young Commandos understand they must get behind enemy lines early and settle this relegation issue once and for all.


Imps 4-4-2

Shane Clarke will stay at right back, a natural position for him, despite the returning Hughton, preferred in a more attacking right wing birth. With Mr Anderson back on the left Hone and Baker settle into the middle, for an almost perfect answer to the Bury front two and the advancing Sodje at set pieces. This pitches grit, tactics pace, physical presence bloody mindedness and an aerial threat against more of the same. Saunders perplexingly continues on the left, though the Kerr and Keltie combo at least offer more than Shane Clarke in the middle. A great spoiler yes but when you do the same to your own sides moves progress will never be made. Up front we have Somma and Lennon, at last the latter returns to his native goal scoring position. Just keep it on the ground eh lads otherwise we are not going to trouble a thug and a cynic are we?

1 Robert Burch (G)
(D) RB-19 Shane Clarke RCB 6 Danny Hone LCB-33 Nathan Baker LB- 38 Joe Anderson
(M) RM-25 Cian Hughton RCM-11 Scott Kerr LCM- 23 Clarke Keltie LM 39 Matthew Saunders
(STR) 18 Davide Somma (ST) 16 Steven Lennon
Subs
20 Paul Musselwhite (G), 15 David Stephenson (D), 8 Richard Butcher (M), 31 Michael Gordon (M), 21 James Reid (M) 9 Paul Connor (ST), 14 Lenell John-Lewis (ST)

Form
Overall Record Position 21st
P 43 W 12 D 10 L 21 F 40 A 62 GD -22 PTS 46
Home Record Position 20th
P 21 W 8 D 6 L 7 F 24 A 26 GD -2 PTS 30
Last 5 Overall L-L-W-L-L
Last 5 Home W-L-D-D-W
Biggest Away Win Bradford City 0-2
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-3 Notts County
Heaviest Away Defeat Port Vale 4-0



Shakers line up 4-4-2

The Shakers continue with a Rookie keeper, doubtless music to the Stacey West`s ears. Cameron Belford`s the name for any wordsmiths. Boss Alan Knill has an unchanged side having sent sick note loan striker Keigan Parker back to Oldham. The defence is settled with old friends Sodje and Cresswell at its heart. Full backs Scott and Buchanan will struggle against Hughton`s pace and Saunders guile and Anderson should prosper against Scott on sorties down the flank. Their wide midfield counterparts Jones and Worrall will also pose a threat for our fullbacks with Dawson and Barry-Murphy locking horns with Kerr and Keltie at the heart of the midfield battle. Up front Morrell (9 goal) and Lowe (17 goals) will give Hone and Baker some anxious moments.

(G) 20 Cameron Belford
(D) RB -2 Paul Scott RCB- 6 Ryan Cresswell LCB-16 Efetobore Sodje LB- 3 David Buchanan
(M) RW-14 Mike Jones RCM 7 Stephen Dawson LCM-11 Brian Barry-Murphy LW-19 David Worrall
(ST) 18 Andrew Morrell 15 Ryan Lowe
SUBS
1 Wayne Brown (G), 23 Tom Newey (D), 12 Danny Racchi (M), 9 Danny Carlton (ST), 10 Andy Bishop (ST), 22 Tom Elliott (ST)
25 James Poole (ST)

Form
Overall Record Position 5th
P 43 W 19 D 11 L 13 F 53 A 54 GD -1 PTS 68
Home Record Position 8th
P 22 W 11 D 6 L 5 F 29 A 20 GD 9 PTS 39
Away Record Position 6th
P 21 W 8 D 5 L 8 F 24 A 34 GD -10 PTS 29
Last 5 Overall D-W-L-W-L
Last 5 Away L-L-L-L-D
Biggest Away Win Accrington Stanley 4-2, Hereford United 3-1,
Heaviest Away Defeat Notts County 0-5

Heroes & Villains

Hotshots

Imps – Davide Somma 7, Rene Howe 5, Cian Hughton 4, Chris Herd 4, Chris Fagan 4, Jamie Clarke 4, Matt Saunders 3, Brian Gilmour 2, Sergio Torres 2, Steven Lennon 3 , Janos Kovacs 1, Aaron Brown 1, Delroy Facey 1, Moses Swaibu 1.

Shakers Sharp Shooters – Ryan Lowe 17, Andrew Morrell 9, Mike Jones 5, Daniel Nardiello 4 Stephen Dawson 4, David Worrall 4


Assists

Imps – 5 Davide Somma, 4 Scott Kerr, Drew Broughton 2, Chris Herd 2, Cian Hughton 2, Delroy Facey 2, Lenell John-Lewis 2, Stefan Oakes 2 Matthew Saunders, 1 Michael Gordon, 1 Clarke Keltie, Brian Gilmour 1, Moses Swaibu 1


Shakers – 6 Ryan Lowe, 5 Andrew Morrell 4 David Worrall, 3 Brian Barry-Murphy3 Efetobore Sodje

Card Collectors

Imps
Reds – 5
2 Moses Swaibu, 1 Aaron Brown, 1 Ian Pearce, 1 Eric Lichaj.

Imps Yellows – 80
11 Scott Kerr , 10 Cian Hughton, 9 Chris Herd, , 6 Janos Kovacs, 4 Moses Swaibu, 3 Shane Clarke, 3 Rene Howe, 2 Matt Saunders , 2 Davide Somma, 2 Steven Lennon, 2 Drew Broughton, 2 Rob Burch , 2 Dany Hone, 2 Adam Watts, 2 Nathan Baker, 2 Joe Heath, 2 Anthony Pulis, 2 Stefan Oakes, 2 Andrew Hutchinson, , 1 Brian Gilmore, 1 Ian Pearce , 1 Paul Green, 1 Khano Smith, 1 Jamie Clarke, 1 Aaron Brown, 1 Richard Butcher, 1 Chris Fagan, 1 Sergio Torres, 1 Eric Lichaj 1.

Red Cards 4
Wayne Brown 1, Ryan Cresswell 1, Ryan Lowe 1, Mike Jones 1

Yellow Cards 46
Efetobore Sodje 10, Stephen Dawson 6, Ben Futcher 5, Wayne Brown 4, Richie Baker 3, Tom Newey 3


Ker-Ching

Imps
Highest Gate 6012 Hereford United
Lowest Gate 2457 Dagenham & Redbridge
Average Attendance 3701
Total Turnstile Clicks 77,725

Shakers
Highest Gate 6528 Rochdale
Lowest Gate 2123 Darlington
Average Attendance 3007
Total Turnstile Clicks 66167


The Head to Head.

Home P 35 W 13 D 11 L 11 F 54 A 51
Tot Gate 185,418 Ave 6,181
Away P 36 W 6 D 12 L 18 F 39 A 66
Tot Gate 156,922 Ave 5,062
Total P 71 W 19 D 23 L 29 F 93 A 117
Total gate 342,340 Ave 5,603

Appearance Holders
12 Alan Marriott 10 Tony Emery 9 John Ward 9 Grant Brown 8+1 Paul Morgan 8 Dave Smith
8 Jimmy Munro 8 Scott Kerr 8 Doug Graham 8 Roy Finch

Netshakers

4 Andy Graver 4 Roy Finch 4 Tosh Barrell 3 Dixie McNeil 3 Johnny Garvie 3 Percy Freeman
3 Dennis Booth
Highest crowd

25/08/1948 1-1 17,627 Div 2

1 George Moulson 2 George Stillyards 3 Billy Bean 4 Jim Grummett snr 5 Tony Emery
6 Bobby Owen 7 Jimmy McCormick 8 Alec Davies 9 Abe Lester 10 Harry Parr
11 Willie Windle
Scorer
Billy Bean
League position: 9/22

Our Biggest win at The Bank

04/04/1953 4-0 14,586 Div 2

1 Jimmy Jones 2 Horace Green 3 Doug Graham 4 Doug Wright 5 Tony Emery
6 Bobby Owen 7 Jimmy Munro 8 Johnny Garvie 9 Andy Graver 10 Ernie Whittle 11 Jimmy Kerr
Positition 17/22
Scorers Graver 2 Garvie 2


Highest score in a Game at The Bank

06/04/1974 4-3 2,328 Div 4

1 John Kennedy 2 Ian Branfoot 3 Dennis Leigh 4 Dennis Booth 5 Sam Ellis
6 Terry Cooper 7 Ian Musson 8 John Ward 9 Dixie McNeil 10 Jimmy McGeough
11 Dave Smith 12 Peter Graham
League position: 12/24
Scorers
Dennis Booth 3 Dixie McNeil

Lowest Crowd/ biggest defeat

09/05/1979 1-4 1,571 Div 3

1 Peter Grotier 2 John Fleming 3 Keith Laybourne 4 David Hughes 5 Mick Smith 6 Graham Cross 7 Gordon Hobson 8 John Ward 9 Mick Harford 10 Brendan Guest 11 Glenn Cockerill sub 12 Ged Creane
Scorer
Gordon Hobson

Position 24/24