Match Preview: Aldershot Town vs Lincoln City

The game between Aldershot Town and Lincoln City will take place at the EBB stadium on Saturday, The 4th of march.  With both teams looking to gain a win to boost their promotion hopes.  Will the pressure get to one of the teams? and which one will come on top? Only time will tell?

The Shots

Aldershot Town, managed by Gary Waddock, currently sit 6th in the national league 1 point of 5th Dover, on 59 points out of 32 games. The shots came out with a 4-0 win over Bromley last Saturday and have most realty drew to Eastleigh at the Silverlake stadium 1-1  after Idis Kanu’s opener was cancelled out by experienced striker Craig McCallister. That’s 10 games unbeaten now  for The Shots.  However when the Shots visited Sincil Bank, the home of Lincoln city they put in a valiant display but however concede to a 97th minute equalizer scored by Matt Rhead, which could [rove costly in the next coming months. Aldershot Town have the second best defensive record in the league conceding 31 goals, Will they concede on saturday?

The Imps

Lincoln city managed by Dan Cowley have been in fine form currently going on a 4 game unbeaten run. The Imps currently sit 1st in the national league, on 68 points out of 32 games. Lincoln City are currently on a massive high after reaching the FA Trophy semi finals, they have also reached the FA cup quarter finals where the will face Arsenal at the Emirates thanks to beating Burnley 1-1 at Turf Moor.  Matt Rhead has bagged 13 league goals this season making him the 7th leading goal scorer in the league, and with his physicality will cause the solid defense of Aldershot problems. Averaging around 4500 home fans per game, The Imps feel this is their chance to return to the league and will bring a big away following to the match at The EBB stadium. Can the players match the fans effort on the pitch and put in a winning performance?

My Prediction

Although Lincoln are league leaders I feel Aldershot will come away as the victors from this fixture. Lincoln have a big cup tie against Arsenal the following week which could put them off, and have recently played a lot of fixtures so it could keep up with them and I feel Aldershot will make the advantage of being at home and get over the line. So, with Aldershot being the favorites, i’m going 2-1 to The shots. Scott Rendell and Idris Kanu on the score sheet for Aldershot, and Nathan Arnold as Lincolns goal scorer