There were starts for Rod Orlando-Young and Luke Lofts, as well as a debut for former Sheffield United academy graduate Harrison Foulstone. Jake Scott pulled on the number eight shirt following his arrival last week, making it a quartet of changes to the side that slumped out of the FA Cup away at AFC Mansfield. In the absence of Gregg Smith as a target man, the Holy Blues adapted their game plan, causing perennial play-off contenders, Warrington, more than their fair share of difficulties.
AJ Greaves and Jake Scott were tigerish in the challenge - and a fluid front three of Orlando-Young, Reco Fyfe and Luke Lofts all combined to good effect. On fifteen though, a breakdown in communication saw Bohan Dixon nip in between Tom Jackson and Martyn Woolford, Dixon rolling home into the unguarded net.
Less than five minutes later, Trinity could have been back on terms. A superb slide rule pass split the Warrington defence wide open, but as Reco Fyfe primed to shoot, Mark Roberts made an even better tackle as the Cantilever Park faithful held their breath. Josh Amis doubled the home side's advantage when Jackson failed to deal with a routine cross by James Bailie. The big number nine gobbling the chance up with glee. As the half drew to a close, Jackson denied James Bailie away to his right, before Greaves saw his effort deflected behind for a corner by the home skipper. Half time, Warrington Town 2, Gainsborough Trinity 0.
Neat approach play saw AJ Greaves burst through from midfield, but a last gasp intervention from centre back Regan saw the Blues rue an opportunity missed. Tough tackling Jake Scott then started an attack with a strong tackle, but a ball across the face of goal lacked a killer finishing touch from anyone in blue.
Despite chasing the game and for long periods of the second half, the Yellows had the final say, Jack Dunn's quick throw into the feet of Amis saw him roll James Williamson. The Trinity centre back looked to have recovered well, getting a toe to the ball, by Referee Reeves had little hesitation in pointing to the spot, Dixon stepping up to double his tally, sending Jackson the wrong way. The best chance for the Blues to get on the scoresheet saw Albinson save twice, first from Rod Orlando-Young and then thwarting late substitute Zak Walker from the follow up. Full time, Warrington Town 3, Gainsborough Trinity 0.
Warrington Town: Albinson, Baillie (Grogan 64), Rose (Taylor 55), Munroe, Roberts (c), Regan, Duffy (Mackreth 60), Brown, Amis, Dixon, Dunn. Subs not used: Carney, Gooden.
Gainsborough Trinity: Tom Jackson, Matty Dixon, Harrison Foulstone, James Williamson, Simon Ainge, Martyn Woolford, AJ Greaves (Collins 65) Jake Scott (Lewis Dennison 81), Reco Fyfe, Rod Orlando-Young, Luke Lofts (Zam Walker 81). Subs not used: Gianluca Bucci and Leigh Herrick (GK).