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The Top 12, Tuesday April 12th 2022

Post by Ginge01 » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:22 pm

Tonight’s games, Tuesday Apr 12th 2022
Chorley......... 2-2 York
Kettering...... 0-2 Guiseley
Southport...... 1-1 Leamington


The Vanarama National League North, Tuesday Apr 12th 2022

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Brackley....... 36 15 2 1... 9 7 .2. 49 19. 30.. 81
02. Gateshead.... 36 15 1 2.. 10 4 .4. 81 40. 41.. 80
03. Fylde.......... 36 12 2 4... 9 4 .5. 60 33. 27.. 69
04. Kidderminster 36 12 2 4... 7 6 .5. 65 30. 35.. 65
05. Chorley ....... 36 11 4 3... 5 8 .5. 57 41. 16.. 60
06. York............ 35.. 9 3 6... 6 4 .7. 50 44. ..6.. 52
07. Boston......... 36.. 9 4 5... 6 3 .9. 55 51. ..4.. 52
08. Darlington.... 36.. 9 3 6... 5 6 .7. 54 48. ..6.. 51
09. Southport..... 36.. 8 8 2... 5 4 .9. 52 48. ..4.. 51
10. Kettering...... 36.. 7 6 5... 7 3 .8. 50 46. ..4.. 51
11. Spennymoor... 36.. 7 6 5... 7 2 .9. 48 48. ..0.. 50
12. Hereford...... 36.. 8 4 6... 5 5 .8. 44 44. ..0.. 48
13. Alfreton....... 35.. 4 8 5... 8 1 .9. 45 53. ..-8.. 45
14. Curzon Ashton 35.. 6 6 6... 5 5 .7. 42 53. -11.. 44
15. Bradford. ..... 36.. 7 4 7... 4 5 .9. 43 56. -13.. 42
16. Leamington... 37.. 9 4 5... 1 7 11. 34 43 ..-9.. 41
17. Gloucester..... 36.. 5 7 6... 4 5 .9. 41 54. -13.. 39
18. Chester ....... 35.. 7 5 5... 3 3 12. 62 65. .-3.. 38
19. Telford..........37.. 7 5 7... 0 8 10. 45 60. -15.. 34
20. Farsley......... 36.. 6 6 6... 2 3 13. 33 70. -37.. 33
21. Blyth........... 36.. 6 2 10.. 3 3 12. 34 69. -35.. 32
22. Guiseley....... 36.. 5 5 8... 3 1 14. 27 56. -29.. 30


Comments in current full league table order,
Top 12 games outstanding are listed with their matchdates.

Brackley;
Top 12 games remaining (3); Boston (H) 18/04, Darlington (A) 23/04, Hereford (A) 02/05;
No game tonight; No change for Brackley, top of the table.

Gateshead;
Top 12 games remaining (5); Darlington (H) 18/04, Kettering (A) 23/04, Southport (H) 30/04, Chorley (A) 02/05, Hereford (H) 07/05;
No game tonight; Gateshead remain in second place.

Fylde;
Top 12 games remaining (4); Southport (A) 15/04, Boston (A) 23/04, Kettering (H) 30/04, York (A) 02/05;
No game tonight; Fylde remain in third place.

Kidderminster;
Top 12 games remaining (2); Kettering (H) 18/04,Darlington (H) 07/05;
No game tonight; Kidderminster remain in fourth place.

Chorley;
Top 12 games remaining (2); Gateshead (H) 02/05, Spennymoor (A) 07/05;
Chorley 2-2 York; Chorley came back from 0-1 at half time to take the lead after 79 mins. York replied 2 mins later for the final 2-2 score. Chorley remain in fifth place.

York;
Top 12 games remaining (2); Spennymoor (H) 15/04, Fylde (H) 02/05;
Chorley 2-2 York; York’s nightmare run of three Top 12 away games in a week Kettering 05/04 0-2, Brackley 09/04 0-1 and Chorley 12/04 2-2 ends with a single point haul. Leading at half time, they conceded two goals before tying the game two mins later in the 81st min. That goal lifted them three places into sixth place.

Boston;
Top 12 games remaining (2); Brackley (A) 18/04, Flyde(A) 23/04;
No game tonight; With the Chorley 2-2 York result, Boston move from sixth to seventh place with York having a better goal difference (+6) to (+4).

Darlington;
Top 12 games remaining (3); Gateshead (A) 18/04, Brackley (H) 23/04, Kidderminster (A) 07/05;
No Game tonight; The penalty misses at Alfreton’ along with the Chorley 2–2 York result push Darlington down to eighth. Thankfully the injury time equaliser by Leamington at Southport kept Southport below on goal difference. Darlington move from seventh to eighth place.

Southport;
Top 12 games remaining (3); Fylde (H) 15/04, Spennymoor (H) 23/04, Gateshead (A) 30/04;
Southport 1-1 Leamington; Southport took the lead in added on time in the first half only for Leamington to return the favour with an 93rd min penalty equaliser. A win would have put Southport in sixth, instead the equaliser puts them in ninth.

Kettering;
Top 12 games remaining (3); Kidderminster (A) 18/04, Gateshead (H) 23/04, Fylde (A) 30/04;
Kettering 0-2 Guiseley; Kettering had high hopes of rising up the table tonight but they conceded a goal in each half to lose at home to bottom place Guiseley. Kettering fall two places to tenth.

Spennymoor;
Top 12 games remaining (4); York (A) 15/04, Southport (A) 23/04, Hereford (H) 30/04, Chorley (H) 07/05;
No Game tonight; Spenny’s remain in eleventh place.

Hereford;
Top 12 games remaining (4); Flyde (A) 09/04, Spennymoor (A) 30/04, Brackley (H) 02/05, Gateshead (A) 07/05;
No Game tonight; Hereford remain in twelfth place.


This week’s games

04/15 Friday
Darlington..... vs Curzon Ashton
Boston......... vs Bradford
Chester........ vs Kidderminster
Chorley......... vs Alfreton
Guiseley........ vs Gateshead
Hereford....... vs Telford
Kettering....... vs Gloucester
Leamington.... vs Brackley
Southport...... vs Fylde
York............. vs Spennymoor


Comments

Going for the league championship, no change tonight, Brackley still favourites.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
01. Brackley....... 36 15 2 1... 9 7 .2. 49 19. 30.. 81
02. Gateshead.... 36 15 1 2.. 10 4 .4. 81 40. 41.. 80


The playoff second group, no change tonight, the four point gap remains.
...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
03. Fylde.......... 36 12 2 4... 9 4 .5. 60 33. 27.. 69
04. Kidderminster 36 12 2 4... 7 6 .5. 65 30. 35.. 65


The playoff third group, those occupying fifth thru seven place, Chorley are now eight points clear of the chasers with their draw at home to York tonight. York’s point with their late equaliser lifts them back up to sixth place, Boston drop to seventh, Darlington are pushed out. Darlington’s missed penalties on Saturday, Southport conceding a tying 93rd min equaliser tonight, Kettering losing to bottom place Guiseley tonight, teams are showing how missed opportunities will keep them out of the playoffs when it is this tight.

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
05. Chorley ....... 36 11 4 3... 5 8 .5. 57 41. 16.. 60
06. York............ 35.. 9 3 6... 6 4 .7. 50 44. ..6.. 52
07. Boston......... 36.. 9 4 5... 6 3 .9. 55 51. ..4.. 52


The playoff chasers, Darlington rejoin this group. Anyone of these five teams who can show some consistency can get into the playoffs. It might be a little too much for Hereford to pass five teams to get in with six games to go.

...................... Pd .W D L..W D L...F...A..GD..Pts
08. Darlington.... 36.. 9 3 6... 5 6 .7. 54 48. ..6.. 51
09. Southport..... 36.. 8 8 2... 5 4 .9. 52 48. ..4.. 51
10. Kettering...... 36.. 7 6 5... 7 3 .8. 50 46. ..4.. 51
11. Spennymoor... 36.. 7 6 5... 7 2 .9. 48 48. ..0.. 50
12. Hereford...... 36.. 8 4 6... 5 5 .8. 44 44. ..0.. 48


Predictions
Champions Brackley, less Top 12 opponents to play than Gateshead (3-5)

Playoffs participants;
Gateshead Fylde, Kidderminster, Chorley all moving towards mathematical certainty

York Boston. York tough stretch of three Top 12 away games is over, the teams below them did not win all their games, York only have two tough Top 12 games left to play. Whoever can get the most points from playing other Top 12 opponents will get the seventh place, can Darlington do it with games against Gateshead (A) 18/04, Brackley (H) 23/04, Kidderminster (A) 07/05. Two wins from these three games would give them a great chance to get in the playoffs. For now, I think they are going to come up a little short in eighth place, that would still be a good improvement on past seasons and hopefully we can start next season with similar form to what has been shown the last couple of months.

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Re: The Top 12, Tuesday April 12th 2022

Post by super_les_mcjannet » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:58 pm

Thanks Ginge, great review again.

I actually think we will just fall short also but I think that's me just playing it safe, we all know anything can happen and we have the best form.

What an exciting end to the season, let's be honest after Guiseley away I genuinely wondered if we could pull out of the downward spiral. Each set of fixtures are exciting now, York v Spenny on Friday seems massive for them both - we need to beat Curzon and move from there.

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Re: The Top 12, Tuesday April 12th 2022

Post by m62exile » Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:26 pm

We could do it but the margin for error is slim. Three points on Friday are essential and if we could manage that then we could be right in the mix.


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Re: The Top 12, Tuesday April 12th 2022

Post by Ginge01 » Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:34 am

super_les_mcjannet wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:58 pm
Thanks Ginge, great review again.

I actually think we will just fall short also but I think that's me just playing it safe, we all know anything can happen and we have the best form.

What an exciting end to the season, let's be honest after Guiseley away I genuinely wondered if we could pull out of the downward spiral. Each set of fixtures are exciting now, York v Spenny on Friday seems massive for them both - we need to beat Curzon and move from there.
I agree super_les, it all starts with beating Curzon Ashton and see what happens after that.

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Re: The Top 12, Tuesday April 12th 2022

Post by Ginge01 » Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:35 am

m62exile wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:26 pm
We could do it but the margin for error is slim. Three points on Friday are essential and if we could manage that then we could be right in the mix.


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I am hoping we will be in the mix with a win on Friday

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