NPower League 2 Relegation Perambulation

Last updated : 14 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

With Hereford taking on Stockport County and Barnet at home to Shrewsbury,  an Imp win against Wycombe would at best see the Imps get out of the relegation position and gain some ground on Aldershot and Burton in the fading distance.

With the Imps set to go to Stockport next Saturday we really want the draw. A win for The Bulls could see us bottom although a win for Stockport (and a defeat for ourselves) would see them go eight points ahead of us even if we do have 5 games in hand.  Stockport now have Elding on board and were very unlucky not to beat Rotherham, settling instead for a 3-3 draw as the Millers pulled two goals back.

Hereford will go in all guns blazing with Manset and Fleetwood firing home 6 goals in their last two games. Their tally of three apiece has seen the Bulls win their last three games.

Last week Barnet beat Bradford 3-1 at Valley Parade, largely due to three goals within seven minutes of the hour mark. This ended a run of three defeats and dropped the Imps into the relegation spots. Although the seventh placed Shrews should be the favourites they have not one in four and lost the last two to Morecambe and Crewe. Even though the Imps have four games in hand over Barnet we do not want the three point gap widening do we?

Aldershot have signed Stevenage striker Peter Vincenti on an 18-month deal this morning in an attempt to halt the slide. The trip to Bury will not be an easy one for a side with one win in five. The 2-1 win at Barnet on New Year’s Day seems a long way off after 1-2 reverses against Hereford and Oxford. Another defeat, plus a win for the Imps could see us 3 points behind with two games in hand.

Burton and Macclesfield have postponed their game due to the tragic death of Richard Butcher. We too will of course pay tribute to a true Imp starting with a minutes silence on Saturday