Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

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Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by Ginge01 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:55 am

To everyone who has read these updates (24 this season) and those who read them and commented, thank you.
I can’t imagine that the league will continue too much longer, if at all. Maybe an extended break, I hope it doesn’t lead to an ending of the season, how would the promotion places be resolved, and how would the playoff slots be decided as it seems to be the Top8 in contention, and only seven places available.

To everyone in the Darlington area, the North East, elsewhere in England and Great Britain, and finally around the world, may your maker (I’ll go with my God) look out for you, protect you and your loved ones.
I’m in Orange County (Southern part of the Greater Los Angeles area) not too far from Disneyland (8 miles) and the Coronavirus numbers are just starting to rise, as they are in England, we appear to be following Italy. My hope is our governments do what is needed to flatten the upward curve of positively identified cases so that the number of people who will unfortunately need hospital care remains under the ability of the medical world to care for them all. If we follow China and South Korea, the number of new cases will drop and each of our nations can return to a near normal until vaccines appear and we can all get that valuable protection.
And we can hopefully follow the Quakers in a 2020/21 season to a better season if there is nothing left for this season.

From my time in England back in December, I have been away 30 years since my departure in Dec 2019, from the three games I saw this season and won all three, at York, over Spennymoor and at Blyth, as well as highlights from Kevin Luff, my impression is we look like a Torville and Dean performance at times, beautifully choreographed, playing opponents off the park without scoring many. And then we fall on our backside and give up soft goals. I hope these issues can be resolved, we are where we are in the table because of our inconsistency, if we were able to avoid goal causing unforced errors, we’d be in the playoff pack.
Enough of my thoughts, here is the update, everyone take care of yourself, I hope to do another edition, I’ve been chirping since 2013 about this club, it’s what I do.


Today’s games, Saturday Mar 14th 2020
Darlington..... 2-4 Farsley
Alfreton....... 2-4 Brackley
Bradford....... 0-2 Curzon Ashton
Chester........ P-P Boston
Gloucester..... P-P Blyth
Kings Lynn..... 0-1 Guiseley
Leamington... P-P Kidderminster
Southport...... P-P Gateshead
Spennymoor... 4-0 Hereford
Telford.......... P-P Kettering
York............ P-P Altrincham



The Vanarama National League North, Saturday Mar 14th 2020

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. York............ 34.. 9 5 3 10 4 .3. 52 28. 24.. 66
02. Kings Lynn..... 32 11 3 3.. 8 4 .3. 63 39. 24.. 64
03. Brackley....... 34.. 8 8 1.. 8 4 .5. 61 25. 36.. 60
04. Boston......... 32 10 3 2.. 7 4 .6. 46 32. 14.. 58
05. Altrincham.... 33 11 4 1.. 5 5 .7. 62 40. 22.. 57
06. Spennymoor.. 34 12 3 3.. 3 7 .6. 63 45. 18.. 55
07. Chester ....... 32 10 3 3.. 5 6 .5. 58 38. 20.. 54
08. Gateshead.... 31 10 3 4.. 4 7 .3. 47 31. 16.. 52
09. Guiseley....... 33.. 7 3 7.. 7 5 .4. 52 41. 11.. 50
10. Farsley......... 34.. 7 4 6.. 7 2 .8. 50 45. ..5.. 48
11. Darlington.... 33.. 9 3 5.. 5 3 .8. 43 50. - 7.. 48
12. Southport..... 32.. 7 3 6.. 5 4 .7. 40 41. .-1.. 43
13. Telford.........34.. 6 4 7.. 5 5 .7. 51 56. .-5.. 42
14. Alfreton....... 31.. 7 3 5.. 5 1 10. 46 51. .-5.. 40
15. Hereford...... 35.. 4 10 3. 5 2 11. 39 56 -17.. 39
16. Kidderminster 33.. 3 4 9.. 7 4 .6. 39 43. .-4.. 38
17. Leamington... 32.. 6 6 4.. 3 2 11. 39 51 -12.. 35
18. Curzon Ashton 33.. 6 3 7.. 2 7 .8. 34 42. .-8.. 34
19. Gloucester.... 30.. 6 3 5.. 3 3 10. 39 57. -19.. 33
20. Kettering...... 31.. 4 6 5.. 3 5 .8. 36 46. -10.. 32
21. Blyth........... 33.. 3 3 10 3 2 12. 32 78. -46.. 23
22. Bradford. ..... 33.. 3 2 12 2 3 11. 25 80. -55.. 20


York;
York P-P Altrincham; No game today. York continue to have a two point lead but now two extra matches over Kings Lynn.

Kings Lynn;
Kings Lynn 0-1 Guiseley; After falling 0-1 at home to Bradford midweek, Kings Lynn fell today to Guiseley 0-1 from a 33th min goal. Kings Lynn still have two games in hand on league leaders York, trailing by two points, their recent form looks like Kings Lynn may not catch York.

Brackley;
Alfreton 2-4 Brackley; Brackley had a comfortable win today and rise to third in the table, scoring two in the first half (15 & 31 mins) and two second half goals after 56 and 85 mins to lead 4-0. Alfreton got two consolation goals after 90 and 91 mins.

Boston;
Chester P-P Boston; No game today.

Altrincham;
York P-P Altrincham; No game today.

Spennymoor;
Spennymoor 4-0 Hereford; Spenny rise to sixth place with a 4-0 win over Hereford, goals after 7, 21, 54 and 88 mins.

Chester;
Chester P-P Boston; No game today.

Gateshead;
Southport P-P Gateshead; No game today.

Guiseley;
Kings Lynn 0-1 Guiseley; Guiseley rise to 9th place today with a 1-0 win at second place Kings Lynn scored in the 33rd min.

Farsley;
Darlington 2-4 Farsley; Farsley persisted in this game despite a lot of Darlington play to capitalize on mistakes and win this game. Ex Quaker Dave Syer’s 19th min equaliser cancelled out a Darlington goal for a 1-1 half time score. Despite conceding early in the second half and surviving a lot of pressure, three goals after 68, 72 (Dave Syers again) and 83 mins won the game for Farsley.

Darlington;
Darlington 2-4 Farsley; Darlington played for the start of each half like world beaters only to be undo by mistakes. Omar Holness scored after 14 mins, only for a soft equalizer from ex Quaker Dave Syers. it was 1-1 at half time. Darlington took the lead on 49 mins from an Adam Campbell penalty but in missing several chances and below par defensive play gave up three second half goals to lose 2-4.

Southport;
Southport P-P Gateshead; No game today.

Telford;
Telford P-P Kettering; No game today.

Alfreton;
Alfreton 2-4 Brackley; Alfreton fell to two first half goals, and two second half to trail 0-4 before two last minute goals made the score look respectable.

Hereford;
Spennymoor 4-0 Hereford; Hereford were no match for Spennymoor today who scored two goals in the first half and two more in the second half.

Kidderminster;
Leamington P-P Kidderminster; No game today.

Leamington;
Leamington P-P Kidderminster; No game today.

Curzon Ashton;
Bradford 0-2 Curzon Ashton; Curzon won this game with a goal in each half, in injury time and the 84th min.

Gloucester;
Gloucester P-P Blyth; No game today.

Kettering;
Telford P-P Kettering; No game today.

Blyth;
Gloucester P-P Blyth; No game today.

Bradford P.A.;
Bradford 0-2 Curzon Ashton; Bradford’s little run ended today, conceding a goal in each half.



This week’s games

16/03 Monday
Gloucester..... vs Kings Lynn

17/03 Tuesday
Alfreton....... vs Gateshead
Boston......... vs Darlington
Kettering....... vs Guiseley
Leamington... vs Bradford

21/03 Saturday
Gateshead..... vs Darlington
Altrincham.... vs Chester
Blyth........... vs Spennymoor
Boston......... vs Alfreton
Brackley....... vs Leamington
Curzon Ashton vs Southport
Farsley......... vs York
Guiseley........ vs Bradford
Hereford...... vs Gloucester
Kettering....... vs Kings Lynn
Kidderminster. vs Telford


Comments

Going for the league championship, can York hold out and win the league, Kings Lynn’s recent form is terrible.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. York............ 34.. 9 5 3 10 4 .3. 52 28. 24.. 66
02. Kings Lynn..... 32 11 3 3.. 8 4 .3. 63 39. 24.. 64

The playoff contenders, Brackley go back to third, Spennymoor’s win gives them hope for a playoff place.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Brackley....... 34.. 8 8 1.. 8 4 .5. 61 25. 36.. 60
04. Boston......... 32 10 3 2.. 7 4 .6. 46 32. 14.. 58
05. Altrincham.... 33 11 4 1.. 5 5 .7. 62 40. 22.. 57
06. Spennymoor.. 34 12 3 3.. 3 7 .6. 63 45. 18.. 55
07. Chester ....... 32 10 3 3.. 5 6 .5. 58 38. 20.. 54
08. Gateshead.... 31 10 3 4.. 4 7 .3. 47 31. 16.. 52

The playoff pretenders, big wins for Guiseley and Farsley, it is a long shot for Guiseley, Farsley and Darlington. Southport have been left behind.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
09. Guiseley....... 33.. 7 3 7.. 7 5 .4. 52 41. 11.. 50
10. Farsley......... 34.. 7 4 6.. 7 2 .8. 50 45. ..5.. 48
11. Darlington.... 33.. 9 3 5.. 5 3 .8. 43 50. - 7.. 48
12. Southport..... 32.. 7 3 6.. 5 4 .7. 40 41. .-1.. 43

The inconsistents, teams that look too strong to be relegated, but too inconsistent to move towards the playoff chasing group.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
13. Telford.........34.. 6 4 7.. 5 5 .7. 51 56. .-5.. 42
14. Alfreton....... 31.. 7 3 5.. 5 1 10. 46 51. .-5.. 40
15. Hereford...... 35.. 4 10 3. 5 2 11. 39 56 -17.. 39
16. Kidderminster 33.. 3 4 9.. 7 4 .6. 39 43. .-4.. 38

The Blyth watchers, these teams may not be safe mathematically yet, but Blyth losing seven in a row, they are not threatening any of these teams. Nice win for Curzon Ashton and midweek for Gloucester.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
17. Leamington... 32.. 6 6 4.. 3 2 11. 39 51 -12.. 35
18. Curzon Ashton 33.. 6 3 7.. 2 7 .8. 34 42. .-8.. 34
19. Gloucester.... 30.. 6 3 5.. 3 3 10. 39 57. -19.. 33
20. Kettering...... 31.. 4 6 5.. 3 5 .8. 36 46. -10.. 32


Time is running out to avoid relegation, Blyth need to get points.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
21. Blyth........... 33.. 3 3 10 3 2 12. 32 78. -46.. 23
22. Bradford. ..... 33.. 3 2 12 2 3 11. 25 80. -55.. 20


Predictions
Champions York
Playoffs participants. Kings Lynn, Boston, Brackley, Altrincham
2 from the following, Chester, Spennymoor, Gateshead

Playoff winner Boston or Altrincham

Relegated
Blyth, Bradford

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by jjljks » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:25 am

Thanks for your efforts again this season. Probably time to take a rest from the stats and self-isolate! Farsley was a massive shock to my system so may be some time before I recover.

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by LoidLucan » Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:25 am

Interesting game at wobbling Kings Lynn yesterday after which there has been a massive rant at the ref, including from the club's dodgy chairman.

You decide:

https://twitter.com/bev_asher/status/12 ... 7094193154

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by m62exile » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:29 pm

1 the forward initiates the contact with the defender
2. Can’t tell from this angle
3. Get the ball but could have been classed as reckless
4. He falls over or dives.


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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by Darlogramps » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:03 pm

LoidLucan wrote:Interesting game at wobbling Kings Lynn yesterday after which there has been a massive rant at the ref, including from the club's dodgy chairman.

You decide:

https://twitter.com/bev_asher/status/12 ... 7094193154
Whining like this on social media just makes King’s Lynn look like sore losers. A bunch of whingers who think everything should go their way.

Quite simply, it’s tough luck. You swallow it up and move on because you can’t change anything. The bleating from King’s Lynn just makes them look like whiny bitches.
If ever you're bored or miserable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlZohZoadGY

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by lo36789 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:04 pm

It would be better if they had more conclusive evidence as well.

First one looks incorrect but their players probably does himself out of the fouls by launching himself off the ground the fall looked entirely unnatural. If nothing had been given I am not sure much of a fuss is made it just makes them feel more aggrieved because of the caution.

The second one isn't conclusive and the third one looks like a foul by the king Lynn player. It's a solid tackle by both but the blue makes sure he follows through.

And the last one the footage isn't great but looks like nothing.

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Re: Today's results Saturday March 14th 2020

Post by Darlo_Pete » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:33 am

I wonder if the Coronavirus disaster is going to throw Blyth & Bradford PA a lifeline to avoid certain relegation.

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