Date: 9th October 2010 at 9:02am
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So to a topical Lincoln Silkmen fixture, with Keith looming large over proceedings and the debut of a young Everton whippet all 13 stone of him. Nisiala`s pedigree aside, Keith a giant of a man hereabouts, fashioned success from disaster for the Imps and then took a mate, a gem and a prodigal son to Macclesfield ensuring their will always be a bond. Indeed were you to believe the paper talk someone may be moving the other way, should someone persuade Gary Simpson his destiny his destiny is elsewhere.

But defensive warts and all Lincoln folk will see the crazy gang spirit in action today if not his 4-3-2-1 spear of destiny. Flying in the face off 4-4-2 and convention the Silkmen are the third best away side in the League but came off worse in a six goal thriller on Tuesday against the full steam ahead Railwaymen.

This will be a classic you feel, one to do Keith justice but also an open game with opportunities aplenty for both sides to restore some faith. But let us not forget the torch has now been passed to Gary Simpson, and emerging from the shadows he too has shown he has the credentials. Thus far he has instinctively used his own tactics and built belief and team spirit proving it takes more than money to conquer

Simmo the Silkmen and Sincil salivate?????.

Vital Quotes:

Home caretaker manager Scott Lindsey, who said after the defeat at Roots Hall that he did not wish to be considered for the post, commented: ‘We have got pace in wide areas, players in the middle who can pass the ball, and centre-halves who will attack. We are not that far away from being a good team, so whoever does come in, it is not a bad job for them to take over.’

Simmo Says
‘With the injuries we’ve had in the defence recently it’s no secret that I’ve been working hard to get someone in to help fill the gaps. So I’m delighted to have the lad here at the club. We were looking for someone versatile and he can play across the back in the middle or at full back. Whilst we’ve not brought in experience, he’s very talented and we’ll be giving him a chance to get some competitive football under his belt.’

Lincoln City Team News:

——————–1 Joe Anyon———————–
25 Hughton 4 Watts (D) 5 Swaibu (D) 3 Joe Anderson (D)
————8 Keltie 11 Kerr 17 Jarrett ——-
—– 27 Hutchinson 10 Broughton 18 Facey —–

20 Paul Musselwhite (G) 19 Jamie Clapham (D) 23 Kern Miller (D) 9 Gavin McCallum (M) 7 Mustapha Carayol (M) 14 O’Keefe 24 Nathan Adams (F)

Player to watch: King Kerr Can Conquer

The Imps have a few that can hurt the Silkmen – two in eight Hutchinson from Celtic, £35 grand man Carayol and Albert Jarrett – but inspirational skipper Scott Kerr is back from his ban and will go straight back into the side. Can he inspire and restore the fire? The Imps empty bellies certainly need some sustenance.

Macclesfield Team News:

In comes the Everton at fullback. However if Tremarco pulls through Daniels could move back up front signalling the return of Simmo`s Spear (4-3-2-1) however 4-1-4-2 and the rather Dutch 4-2-3-1 have been worked on this week.

———-1 Jose Veiga———-
Nsiala 5 Brown 6 Morgan 11 Daniel
————–7 Chalmers—————
20 Hamshaw 8 Draper 4 Bencherif 9 Sinclair
———————-23 Barnett—————–

Player to watch: Its A Crazy Gang Thing

Hamshaw Barnett & Sinclair are getting the garlands but the crazy gang ethos is very much a team thing.

Match Facts & Stats

The Mighty Imps

Home Record 20
Away Record 19
Overall Record 22

Biggest Home Win 1-0 Barnet
Biggest Away Win Gillingham 0-1
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Torquay United
Heaviest Away Defeat Accrington Stanley 3-0
Highest Score Rotherham United 2-1, Chesterfield 2-1, Accrington Stanley 3-0

Heroes & Villains

Goal Scorers

Ben Hutchinson 2
Albert Jarrett 1
Mustapha Carayol 1
Cian Hughton 1

Jarrett 1
Anderson 1

Keeper Corner
Joe Anyon
Games 11 Saves 44 Clean Sheets 3

Car Collectors

Yellow Cards
Clark Keltie 4
Albert Jarrett 3
Moses Swaibu 3
Drewe Broughton 2
Ben Hutchinson 1
Cian Hughton 1

Red Cards
Scott Kerr 1

Ker – Ching
Highest Gate 3215 Stevenage
Lowest Gate 2510 Burton Albion
Average Attendance 2933
Total Turnstile Clicks 14666


Home Record 21st
Away Record 3rd
Overall Record 16th

Biggest Home Win – 2-0 Northampton
Biggest Away Win – Torquay 3-1
Heaviest Home Defeat 0-2 Stockport
Heaviest Away Defeat Accrington Stanley 3-0
Highest Scoring game Stevenage 2-2

Heroes & Villains

Goal Scorers

3 Tyrone Barnett,
2 Daniel
2 Mukendi,
2 Nat Brown
2 Sinclair,
2 Bencherif,
1 Daniel,
1 Draper.

2 Hamshaw
1 Sinclair
1 Brisley
1 Tremarco

Keeper Corner
Jose Veiga the Cape Crusader
Games 12 Saves 60 Clean sheets 0

Yellow Cards
Ross Draper 3
Paul Bolland 2
Vinny Mukendi 2
Tyrone Barnett 1
Paul Morgan 1
Bencherif 1
Carl Tremarco 1


Highest Gate 3915 Port Vale
Lowest Gate 1699 Northampton Town
Average Attendance 2755
Total Turnstile Clicks 13775

Match Prediction:

The Silkmen are certainly spreading their spirit far and wide with the third best away record in League 2; The Imps however are a wounded bear, a phenomenon both blessed and cursed with unpredictability. Last time out we saw a 0-0 with Keith looming large over two relation haunted sides, this time you feel will be a high scoring affair. A thrilling 2-2 draw, given the defensive issues for both sides. Its time a bit of football and optimism returned to the Bank.

Next Fixtures:


Sat 16/10 A – Shrewsbury Town 15:00 BST League Two
Sat 23/10 H – Stockport County 15:00 BST League Two


Sat 16/10 H – Oxford United 15:00 League Two
Sat 23/10 A – Barnet 15:00 League Two