A big night at the bottom

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A big night at the bottom

Post by PortInTheSouth »

Big set of rearranged games tonight:

Alfreton Town vs King's Lynn Town
Banbury United vs Peterborough Sports
Bishop's Stortford vs Spennymoor Town
Boston United vs Buxton
Brackley Town vs Chorley
Curzon Ashton vs Darlington
Farsley Celtic vs Rushall Olympic

Could really do with Alfreton, Curzon and Farsley in particular doing us a favour, and even potentially Peterborough Sports (although both them are Banbury are still well in the mix).

Bottom of the table at the time of posting is like this:

13 Farsley 34 11 12 11 31 36 -5 45
14 Buxton 34 12 8 14 49 44 5 44
15 P'bro 33 12 8 13 42 46 -4 44
16 Blyth 35 11 10 14 51 53 -2 43
17 Spenny 33 12 7 14 47 51 -4 43
18 S'port 34 11 5 18 38 63 -25 38
19 Banbury 32 10 7 15 30 50 -20 37
20 KLT 34 8 12 14 39 53 -14 36
21 Rushall 33 9 8 16 43 55 -12 35
22 Glocs 36 8 8 20 39 59 -20 32
23 Darlo 34 8 7 19 28 59 -31 31
24 Stortford 32 5 2 25 29 72 -43 17

Having said all this, we still have to focus on ourselves and get points on the board, but a few results going our way tonight wouldn't be a bad thing at all!
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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We could do with Banbury & Peterbro having a big on field punch up and 3 or 4 of each teams players being sent off, it would help us a lot in our next 2 games (apart from tonights big cup game🤣).
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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Scores not going well so far!
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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PortInTheSouth wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 1:53 pm
Could really do with Alfreton, Curzon and Farsley in particular doing us a favour
Alfreton losing
Curzon losing
Farsley losing

Nice one lads
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And Port are really struggling to make any impression v north west counties div 1 north outfit Bacup 🙈🙈0-0 at half time Lloyd missing a penalty.
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Banbury playing ok , rebuilding their team against a good Peterborough side tonight. This will go to the wire the last 2 relegation places.
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10 man Banbury under the cosh , Harding in goal playing a blinder for Banbury
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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With Stortford as good as down, its 3 from 6 for the drop in my opinion - Darlo, Gloucester, KLT, Rushall, Banbury and ourselves
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Absolutely essential that we win the next two games
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Banbury lost 0-3 the sending off did make some difference but Peterborough are a good side and if Harding hadn't played a blinder it could have been 7 or 8.
Banbury are being rebuilt and only time will tell.
The last 2 places are wide open and we will need to be at our best to stay up.
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Sandgrounder SE wrote: Tue Feb 27, 2024 10:03 pm Absolutely essential that we win the next two games
I don't fancy us against Peterborough they are a good side and they impressed me tonight.
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Who is suspended this weekend?
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After last nights surprising result I feelin the remaining 12 matches Port will require 16 points for safety as our goal difference is dire.

The remaining fixtures that give us the best hope of this imo are

Peterborough Sports H
Buxton. H
Rushall. H
Banbury. A
Stortford. H
Blyth H
And Farsley. A

These are the matches where those 16 points need to be attained from as on present form the other matches look difficult.

The costly home defeats v Alfreton and Spenny together with the loss at Curzon may well come back to bite us yet.
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Post by GeorgeCarrExcavation »

Festus, Anson, Doyle and Hockenhull as a defence gives me confidence that we will stop leaking goals for fun. Carver and Archer are a goal threat. I think we'll be OK, but we do need to stop these daft bookings.
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On paper we have a very favourable run in. Lots of beatable teams particularly at home.

On grass, our home record is woeful and whether that can be righted will be what keeps us up or doesn't
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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Port on the Kent wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:53 pm On grass
We’ve been good on artificial grass this season, Morpeth and Tamworth aside. Shame as I think all our remaining games are on living grass.
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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Port on the Kent wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:53 pm
On grass, our home record is woeful and whether that can be righted will be what keeps us up or doesn't
JB should stop the players smoking it🤭
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Port on the Kent wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 5:53 pm On paper we have a very favourable run in. Lots of beatable teams particularly at home.

On grass, our home record is woeful and whether that can be righted will be what keeps us up or doesn't
Points on the board is all that counts all these teams are fighting it will go to the wire.
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Re: A big night at the bottom

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Playing teams towards the bottom of the league makes it the most difficult set of fixtures, each game is a 6 pointer. When points are scarce, teams miraculously find that fighting spirit and each game is a scrap for points… give me a middle table side with nothing to play for in a relegation run in.
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