Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Stories from the museum database

Some people say that museums are about objects – after all, they are the things you go to see. I’d disagree though. I’d say that museums are about stories, and the display and interpretation of objects that survive from the past are but one way in which we tell those stories.

One element of museum work that doesn’t receive much public attention is the database. ‘Why should it?’ I hear you ask. After all, it’s basically just a list, an inventory, a way of keeping track of how many things we have. It’s just a computerised version of a load of index cards.

I happen to think that it is much more than that – it is the beating heart of any museum because it is the key to managing the information we hold about our objects, and that information is the ingredient that makes the stories we tell tasty ones.

This can be especially true for archaeological material. Some objects have aesthetic qualities, true, and are attractive enough when displayed simply as 'objets d’art', but through proper information management, the stories we can tell are so much richer – stories about the site the object was discovered on and about the people who lived there. What they wore, what they ate, how they built and furnished their homes. We can talk about their technology, what deities they believed in and what they thought might happen to them after they died. We can talk about how they entertained themselves, how they fought with their neighbours, and how they traded thoughts and possessions between settlements and across continents. The humble database provides the means for this rich tapestry to be woven.

So why am I blethering on about this now? Because the database system that we use in Lincolnshire, called MODES (which stands for Museum Object Data Entry System – I know you were wondering) is about to get an upgrade, and today I spent the day hearing all about it – and I have to admit it’s got me rather over excited.

Some of the changes the upgrade will bring will be welcome because they simply improve the workings of the database – layout changes, the introduction of dragging and dropping to add multimedia etc. Nothing earth shattering in the wider world of modern IT, but features that will make our lives easier and our work more efficient. Greater integration with national standards will mean that our data is always assured of including everything it needs to.

Other changes are more exciting. The ability to plot finds data on Google maps directly from the database means that it will be possible to swiftly create datasets to analyse the findspots or production places of archaeological finds.

New timeline outputs will enable us to quickly plot temporal data (for example dates of production or dates of discovery), investigating and presenting data in different, more visually stimulating ways than ever before.

The ability to produce QR tags directly from the database mean that providing new and innovative ways to link to our online catalogue Lincs to the Past will become possible.

Other juicy possibilities open up in the form of merging our data with other organisations, such as the Portable Antiquities Scheme, to ensure that the museum’s stories are informing, and being informed by, discoveries in the wider archaeological world.

A good database is just the starting point for the whole function of a museum, so changes that allow us to not merely store data, but to interrogate it in new ways, and discover even more fascinating stories to tell are always exciting. I for one can’t wait to get playing with some of the new toys.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

AFC Barrow v Lincoln City, 27th September 2011

Venue: Holker Street, Barrow 
Attendance: 1,181
Final score: 1-0

The mighty AFC Barrow (who for some reason have a plesiosaur in their crest) have this evening become the latest club to be able to claim bragging rights over Lincoln City, as the Imps slipped to another away defeat.

Lincoln made one change to the starting lineup, with Smith coming in to replace Perry, who has apparently injured himself since Saturday.  I can’t think for a second that he strained anything in that Forest Green game…

Barrow were suffering from an injury crisis of their own, and only named 4 substitutes.  On the face of it, this was a great chance for City to claim some more vital points and continue their fledgling unbeaten run.

The game almost started as brightly as the Forest Green had started poorly as Smith hit the post with a header after only a minute.  The Imps continued to start in an up-tempo mood, keen to get stuck in to their opponents.

Barrow were playing the ball long at every opportunity, and City enjoyed the better possession, but were proving incapable, yet again, of turning possession and midfield play into chances.

On the stroke of halftime, after a scramble in the box had seen the ball cleared off the line, Barrow were handed their breakthrough when the referee gave them a penalty for pushing.  There were no appeals from Barrow players, but equally little protest from City, and Baker duly slotted home the gift.

As the halftime whistle blew, City had yet again been the better team but found themselves trailing.  Basically, no matter how much you tippy-tappy the ball around, if you don’t score, you get punished.  Perhaps Tilson should talk to Alan Buckley about this?  The Barrow keeper never really had anything to do despite City’s possession, and that situation will never win games.

The news that at halftime City had slipped back down to second to bottom shows how precarious the league position still is, and that the 4 points picked up recently haven’t really moved City anywhere in the table – merely kept us afloat.

Barrow started the second half brightly – buoyed by their unexpected halftime lead.  City struggled to regain the possession they had had in the first half, and the game passed by comfortably for Barrow.

In an attempt to shake things up, Tilson brought Barrclough on to play up-front with Smith in yet another combination of strikers for the season.

With 10 mins to go City were handed something of a lifeline when Barrow striker Cook was sent off for a late challenge on Gowling.

In an attempt to push forward, City brought on a defender (Nelson) and a midfielder (O’Keefe).  Apart from Nelson putting a free header wide from corner with his first touch, City failed to exert any pressure on the Barrow goal, and to be honest I had no confidence whatsoever that City would equalise.  As it was they didn’t even come close, and Barrow claimed the win without breaking a sweat in the second half.

The final statistics show that City didn’t have a single shot on target despite their possession in first half (hitting the woodwork doesn’t count for me) – which is absolutely pathetic for professional footballers, and the team really need to look long and hard in the mirror and work out what is wrong, and quickly.

Thankfully, other results ended more favourably and the defeat merely dumps City back into the bottom four.  The match against rock-bottom Bath City next Saturday now becomes vitally important, but to be honest, I dread the reaction of fans (myself included) if City fail to comfortably gain all three points.

1 Danny Hurst
15 Paul Smith
19 Kevin Lomax
4 Andy Nicholas
17 Adam Quinn
16 Jack MacKreth
6 Robin Hulbert
8 Richie Baker
9 Andy Cook
11 Adam Boyes
18 Louis Almond
12 James Owen for Hulbert 14
22 Ryan Brooke for Almond 86
20 Cliff Moyo for MacKreth 90
19 Andy Ferrell

1 Joe Anyon
13 Tony Sinclair
6 Danny Hone
5 Josh Gowling
3 John Nutter
8 Alan Power
10 Ali Fuseini
27 Jean-Francois Christophe
15 Simon Russell
14 Sam Smith
30 Gavin McCallum
19 Bradley Barraclough for Fuseini 72
23 Josh O’Keefe for Christophe 87
16 Mitchell Nelson for Sinclair 90
4 Adam Watts
17 Nicky Nicolau

Monday, 26 September 2011

Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers, 24th September 2011

Venue: Sincil Bank, Lincoln
Attendance: 2,076
Final score: 1-1

Expectations were raised at Sincil Bank for the visit of Forest Green Rovers, even if the crowd wasn’t.  A pitifully small home turnout hoped that the win against Gateshead would spark a City revival.  Other fans obviously require more convincing before returning.
City started in the worst possible fashion, with early Forest Green pressure turning into a very early goal.  The ball was looped high into the box from the halfway line, and Curtis McDonald rose highest to nod the ball past Anyon at his near post.  The controversy came from the fact that Tony Sinclair had been asked to leave the pitch only moments before to remove a wristband.  With Sinclair on the pitch, the goal may have been better defended.  However, I am less keen to whinge at the referee than Steve Tilson was, as a) McDonald nshould still have been beaten to the header, and b) players should damn well know what they can and can’t wear on the pitch before kickoff.
The goal was rather surreal, partly because it came so early, but also because the crowd reaction was virtually non-existent (I assume the Forest Green fans celebrated, but I really don’t remember hearing them!).  It left me wondering for a few seconds if it had really happened. 
Sadly, it had, and City were left chasing the game after such a feckless opening.  It’s fair to say that City dominated the remainder of the first half, but struggled to create enough quality to test the Forest Green keeper.  In fact, the nearest City really came to drawing level was a fairly good shout for handball in the box when a defender tried to chest the ball back to his keeper.  City were resorting to lumping the ball forwards towards Perry far too often, and the big City target man seems to become more lumbering with every passing match.
Forest Green were doing little to threaten extending their lead, and it was clear that any decent side would have turned them over quite easily on this performance.
It says something that the highlight of the first half was the Forest Green’s keeper athletically catching the ball behind his back, then taking a cheeky bow at the applause he received.
The second half continued in much the same vein, until thankfully City were able to put in a decent delivery and take advantage.  Nutter’s deep free kick perfectly found the head of the leaping Danny Hone, and it will have done the defender’s confidence no harm at all to see his downward header find the back of the net.
The crowd were buoyed by the equaliser, and City really should have gone on to win.  In reality, the best chance to win the match fell to Forest Green with 9 minutes to go, when the lively Norwood slipped through to find himself one on one, but Anyon, who had had very little to do, kept his concentration to save brilliantly.
The introduction of Sam Smith predictably did little to increase City’s chance of scoring, as I’m afraid I have to say yet again that I fail to see what he brings to the attack.  Yes, he has some energy, but he seems to have little pace, can’t beat a man and has a weak shot.  I’m hoping that one of these days he’ll play a blinder, and I’ll gladly eat humble pie, but at the moment we definitely seem to be lacking an impact striker (a la Simon Yeo) to come off the bench and turn a game.
As it was, the final whistle sounded, and City at least have 4 points out of a possible 6, and are now unbeaten in 2 matches – how’s that for positive thinking?

1 Joe Anyon
13 Tony Sinclair
6 Danny Hone
5 Josh Gowling
3 John Nutter
8 Alan Power
10 Ali Fuseini
27 Jean-Francois Christophe
15 Simon Russell
9 Kyle Perry
30 Gavin McCallum

14 Sam Smith for Perry 73
23 Josh O'Keefe for Christophe 82
16 Mitchell Nelson
17 Nicky Nicolau
19 Bradley Barraclough

1 James Bittner
2 Jared Hodgkiss
5 Jamie Turley
16 Luke Graham
3 Chris Stokes
20 Ali Bangura
11 Kieron Forbes
19 James Rowe
7 James Norwood
8 Yan Klukowski
17 Curtis McDonald

4 Wayne Turk for Bangura 52
10 Charlie Griffin for Forbes 63
18 Chris Allen for McDonald 88
12 Jeffrey Imudia
13 Matt Bulman

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Lincoln City v Gateshead, 20th September 2011

Venue: Sincil Bank, Lincoln 
Attendance: 1,587
Final score: 1-0
Football, is officially a wonderful, if rather unpredictable, sport.  Regular readers may have noticed that I missed the game against Luton on Saturday – due to having a lovely long weekend in Paris.  I was therefore able to get the score, but only catch up with the nitty gritty when I got back, and too late to really write anything.  Whatever the circumstances of yet another defeat-despite-playing-well game, it was firmly put to bed tonight as the Imps gained a massive (and somewhat unlikely) 3 points against top of the table Gateshead.

City made a few changes to the starting lineup, with Josh Gowling and Danny Hone starting in the centre of defence.  Adam Watts was on the bench (presumably having been coaxed out of his house with pieces of cheese after his admission of being ashamed to be seen in public).  Christophe played in front of the back four, as City adopted a 4-3-3 formation for the first time in a while.

It was clear from the opening passages of play that Gateshead were not at the top for nothing.  Their patience and composure on the ball, even in defence, was impressive, as was the turn of pace upfront.  City began well and were clearly up for the fight, but like most Imps fans I was thinking that a draw would have been a very creditable result.

City probed well for the opening quarter of an hour, but were suffering from the invisible magic wall that seems to sit on the 18 yard line.  Getting the ball up to that point seems very easy, but as soon as the magic wall is crossed shots lose their power, crosses hit the first defender and loose balls magnetically go towards the nearest opposing player.

McCallum and Russell were looking particularly feisty, and McCallum in particular continues to look hungrier and fitter than he did last season, driving forward and making good decisions with his passing.

Gateshead were looking dangerous, and started to get more into the game as the half wore on.  Their ability to consistently deliver dangerous crosses and set pieces meant that the threat of conceding was ever present and the City defence couldn’t afford to lapse for a second.  This was in sharp contrast to City’s deliveries, which are certainly an area that need working on, as time after time the ball was meekly delivered rather than being driven into the danger area.

The pathetically small home crowd applauded the team off at half time, and the encouraging noise made all match was very pleasing to hear, and I’m sure played no small part in the players’ performance.

The second half began with a bang, but thankfully for City the bang was the ball hitting the upright from Carruthers' head, as the visitors came out of the blocks quickly.

City continued to battle, though it looked as if they might never break through a stubborn Gateshead defence.

The addition of Smith for Perry on 67 minutes did little to enliven City’s attack, as the big striker still continues to look aimless on the ball, and despite apparently being quick always seemed to be easily beaten to the chase.

The breakthrough came on 76 minutes, when Nutter finally played in a decent cross which found Ali Fuseini’s head, and the diminutive midfielder nodded the ball down to beat Farman at his post to score his first goal for the Imps.

The celebration on the touchline showed how much the goal meant to the entire squad, and if any fans were in doubt as to how much more committed this team is compared to last season’s, these scenes said it all.

The frustration began to show from Gateshead, as they seemed to have expected at least a draw from the game, and their play became scrappier, though no less nerve-wracking from a City perspective.  City finally had their tails up, though, and were breaking up play with determination, running the clock down as best they could.

The relief at the final whistle was palpable, and players and fans could celebrate a hard earned win.  If the players were lacking confidence before the game, then this win should give them the boost they need to get the season kick-started and start to pick up points again, starting on Saturday against Forest Green Rovers.

1 Joe Anyon
13 Tony Sinclair
6 Danny Hone
5 Josh Gowling
3 John Nutter
8 Alan Power
10 Ali Fuseini
27 Jean-Francois Christophe
15 Simon Russell
9 Kyle Perry
30 Gavin McCallum
14 Sam Smith for Perry 67
19 Bradley Barraclough for McCallum 82
4 Adam Watts
17 Nicky Nicolau
23 Josh O'Keefe

13 Paul Farman
2 Eddie Odhiambo
5 James Curtis
6 Ben Clark
20 Chris Carruthers
4 Kris Gate
8 Phil Turnbull
11 Michael Cummins
16 Josh Gillies
9 Jon Shaw
10 Yemi Odubade
3 Sam Rents for Carruthers 61
18 Kyle Nix for Gate 70
15 Gary Mulligan for Cummins 85
12 Nathan Fisher
24 Jak Alnwick

Monday, 12 September 2011

Lincoln City v Kettering Town, 10th September 2011

Venue: Sincil Bank, Lincoln 
Attendance: 2,269
Final score: 0-2

It seems like a long time ago now since Lincoln met Kettering in a bad tempered (off the pitch at least) FA Cup encounter.  Both teams have had varied luck since then, but it was Kettering who somehow left Sincil Bank with all three points in this Blue Square Premier encounter.

In front of a home crowd that is getting worse every match (2,200 people used to be a poor turnout for a Johnson’s Paint Trophy game, let alone a Saturday afternoon league match), City were desperate to get some rare points on the board. 

City began with Taylor and Smith up front, and with Barraclough starting on the left in place of McCallum (see later on in this post for some thoughts on these starting partnerships).

City began brightly, and controlled the first half almost entirely against an enormous and physical Kettering team.  The Imps pushed for an opening goal repeatedly, but were denied by solid defending and good work by Kettering keeper Walker, who made a number of important saves, including a one on one.

I think the first half was the best I have seen Ali Fuseini play, as he was not only feeding the attack, but on a number of occasions tracked back well to nick the ball from a sleeping Kettering midfielder.

Kettering themselves offered little in the way of attack, and although the fear of being hit by a long ball counter attack was present, in reality Joe Anyon could have had a picnic in his goalmouth without being disturbed by anything other than ants.

Despite not getting the breakthrough goal, City’s play had been bright and promising, and the fans deservedly cheered them off at the break.

The second half sadly brought unhappier tidings.  City began where they left off, with high tempo attacking play, but there began to be a sense that they were running out of ideas against a Kettering side that had come to get nothing more than a clean sheet, and fielded a team of 20-stone octopuses instead of footballers.

When Kettering took the lead on 63 minutes, it was almost laughable.  With the ball entering the City box for what must have been the first time, and certainly with Kettering’s first attempt on goal, when a loose ball was fired home into the bottom corner by Jean-Paul Marna.

The sense of disbelief and panic in the Lincoln team was obvious, and from that moment on they never looked like getting back into the match, as their earlier composed play deserted them.  When lanky substitute Cunnington managed to get the ball at the edge of the box on 82 minutes, he had three City players in front of him.  Despite tackling him once, the ball was pathetically scrambled back to him by the hapless City defenders.  As he advanced into the box, Christophe carelessly bundled him over to present Kettering with a penalty, and to put the match beyond doubt when Ashikodi stroked the ball home.

Christophe would duly receive his marching orders deep into injury time, after picking up a second yellow for a scything tackle on the touchline.  Although neither the penalty nor Christophe’s yellow cards were the wrong decisions, it did seem slightly ironic that a game in which City had been manhandled to the extent of assault by an extremely physical team had resulted in the Imps being the ones to concede the penalty and be reduced to 10 men.

The final whistle saw the strongest angry outbursts I have yet seen from fans towards Steve Tilson and Chairman Bob Dorrian.

I understand the anger, but I think there needs to be a distinction made between bad performances and bad results. The first half was a GOOD performance. We should have scored, and a top team most certainly would have done, but everybody applauded the team off. The second half was worse, but we were still the better team up until the point they scored. Don't get me wrong, something is most definitely in need of fixing, but it's not that the team is playing terribly. Any fan that thinks that our play deserves to be called 'terrible' must have been watching a different match to me or have a very short memory indeed.

So what is it that is wrong?  Are the players not good enough?  Is the team selection wrong?  Is our style of play wrong?

To tackle these in order, firstly, I don’t think that our players aren’t good enough for this level.  I really believe that we have some talent in the team, alongside a genuine desire to win.  The one thing I might venture to suggest is that the players seem somewhat delicate in terms of confidence, but that is true of all footballers, especially at this level.

So is Tilson sending the wrong players out?  With a squad as small as ours, its difficult to see how many changes could be made, but looking at certain partnerships, even this early in the season, is interesting.  So far, the following key pairings have started games:

Central defence: Gowling and Nelson – 2 games
                        Gowling and Hone – 2 games
                        Gowling and Watts – 4 games

Central midfield: Power and Fuseini – 8 games

Up front:            Perry and Barraclough – 2 games
                        Perry and Smith – 3 games
                        Taylor and Smith – 3 games

It seems clear that through all this chopping and changing, Tilson can’t decide on his best defensive and attacking pairings, but these are the positions that benefit most from stability.  As I’ve said before, Perry and Taylor would, on previous goalscoring records, seem our best attacking pair, yet they have never started a match together.  Smith, on the other hand, seems to me to always look a little lost and unable to make much of an impact on matches, yet has started 6 out of 8 matches.

So is it our style of play that is at fault?  I think that this is perhaps the key question.  We have played some good, attractive football at times this season - passing and movement that last year’s team could only dream of, yet we still cannot put teams away.  I think that this is partly down to us not being physical enough.  Playing pretty football is not enough – we also need to be able to rough other teams up, as they have been doing to us.  The refereeing performances in the opening 8 matches have made it perfectly clear that some of the physical tactics used against us are legitimate at this level, so we should learn from the experience and try and get hold of some good old fashioned bruisers to accompany the more sophisticated attacking players.  It’s also a case of the manager getting the players fired up before matches and at half time.  Too often we let matches we should be winning drift away from us, then seem unable to raise the tempo and fight back – this Kettering game being an excellent example.

At the very least, players should not be allowed to moonlight in other jobs, as Josh Gowling seems to be doing.  Surely a professional footballer shouldn’t also be modelling children’s clothes in BHS?

1 Joe Anyon
27 Jean-Francois Christophe
5 Josh Gowling
16 Mitchell Nelson
3 John Nutter
8 Alan Power
10 Ali Fuseini
15 Simon Russell
19 Bradley Barraclough
7 Jamie Taylor
14 Sam Smith
30 Gavin McCallum for
Taylor 69
9 Kyle Perry for Smith 69
4 Adam Watts
6 Danny Hone
17 Nicky Nicolau

12 Laurie Walker
2 Phil Ifil
6 Jerel Ifil
18 George Taft
3 Sol Davis
19 Jamie Clapham
23 Patrick Noubissie
20 David Bridges
21 Nathan Koo-Boothe
7 Moses Ashikodi
10 Jean-Paul Marna
24 Adam Cunnington for Bridges 56
16 Steven Meecham for Clapham 56
27 Ibra Sekajja for Ashikodi 88
22 Jaime Navarro
31 Aldi Haxhia

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Braintree Town v Lincoln City, 3rd September 2011

Venue: Cressing Road Stadium, Braintree
Attendance: 1,182
Final score: 1-0

To paraphrase Shakespeare, ‘something is rotten in the state of Lincoln City’.  Another sub-par performance saw the Imps slip to another defeat, against a part-time team no less, as the wheels still firmly refuse to stick to the side of the wagon.

It was difficult to predict how the game might go beforehand.  Braintree are indeed a newly promoted, part-time team, but one that humiliated City’s rivals Grimsby Town 5-0 earlier in the season, and therefore not to be taken too lightly.  Braintree were a few places and 5 points ahead of City before the game, demonstrating that they were adapting to life in the Blue Square Premier better than their supposedly more illustrious opponents.

Tilson made a few changes to the starting lineup, with Christophe becoming a makeshift right back, new loanee Nelson replacing Danny Hone in the centre of the defence, and Barraclough starting up front.

The match started in near disastrous fashion, as Braintree went straight on the attack and nearly scored in the first minute (as Darlington had done earlier in the week).

As the first half settled down, City created the odd half chance, such as McCallum shooting just wide on the quarter hour mark, but Braintree were playing to their strengths – a physical, direct style of play, and City couldn’t enforce their will on the game.

The inevitable goal came on 31 minutes.  A defensive mixup between Gowling and Nelson when trying to spring the offside trap put Yiadom through, and his shot from the edge of the box bobbled past Anyon.

It was almost 2-0 a few minutes afterwards, but a timely challenge from Nutter meant the Imps could scramble it away.  The goal gave Braintree confidence, and they held their heads high at halftime.

Braintree started where they left off after the break, creating a flurry of early chances, one which struck the post.

City eventually began to mount something of a fightback late in the game, but despite substitute Jamie Taylor hitting the underside of the bar, Braintree will no doubt be wondering how they were allowed to win so easily.

For a professional, ex-league club with a number of players and a manager that claim to have credentials higher than League 2, to lose so meekly to a part-time team is, frankly, embarrassing and unacceptable.

The end of the game saw some Imps’ fans expressing their displeasure at both the performance and the result, and despite my desire to remain optimistic this season, it’s hard not to share their frustration.

After picking up a meagre 5 points from 7 games, and after this match slipping into the relegation places, my early season optimism is proving incredibly hard to maintain.  The good performance against Stockport hasn’t been repeated – on the contrary, the two performances following it have been the worst ones of the season.  After looking like we had turned a corner, we now seem to regressing badly, and are not even creating the chances that we once were.  Combined with our leaky defence, the omens are not good.

I still maintain that this team is genuinely trying – a world away from the fecklessness of last season, but results are what count.  As we continue to fail to pick up points, the pressure on the players will rise, the frustration of the fans will grow, and sadly we’ve seen where that cycle of despair leads.

We have some good players in this squad.  Taylor, Russell, Power and McCallum in particular are technically very good at this level.  Taylor and Perry have both proved that they can score bagfuls of goals.  What seems to be lacking is a passionate and tactically astute manager to get them to play together.  Sadly, the vague and muted responses from Steve Tilson after each match are not doing anything to make the supporters love him, or even feel that he has a personality at all, let alone a desire to be at Lincoln.

We find ourselves facing a very familiar dilemma – the players probably are good enough, the manager probably isn’t, but if we sack him, what then?  We’ve had a succession of managers over the last 10 years, and with the exception of the highlights of Keith’s early reign, and the superb football we played under Schofield for 6 months, nobody has done anything even approaching passable.  If Tilson were to go now, who would step in? We are an even more unattractive prospect for a manager now then we were when we hired Tilson.

It gets harder and harder to say that we should stay positive and not get on the players’ backs, but I still make one simple point – Lincoln fans have been whinging at the team almost constantly for the past 5 years and it’s got us absolutely nowhere.  No footballer has ever played better because his own fans jeered him, and I fear that the fans will reap what they sow as the pressure on the players mounts and the attractive football seen against Stockport becomes a distant memory.

1 Nathan McDonald
2 Ryan Peters
4 Adam Bailey-Dennis
5 Matt Paine
3 Aswad Thomas
7 Nick Symons
8 Kenny Davis
6 Jai Reason
17 Andy Yiadom
9 Sean Marks
10 Ben Wright
19 Chib Chilaka, for Wright 83
15 Bradley Quinton
, for Reason 90+2
16 Patrick O'
22 Ashlee Jones
23 Merrick James-Lewis

1 Joe Anyon
27 Jean-Francois Christophe
5 Josh Gowling
16 Mitchell Nelson
3 John Nutter
8 Alan Power
10 Ali Fuseini
15 Simon Russell
30 Gavin McCallum
9 Kyle Perry
19 Bradley Barraclough
7 Jamie Taylor, for Perry 56
14 Sam Smith, for McCallum 56
4 Adam Watts
6 Danny Hone
17 Nicky Nicolau