Two goals in three minutes midway through the half sealed the tie as a contest, experienced forward Tony Gray was first on the mark, beating Jon Stewart at his near post with a smart finish, with the Trinity defence all at sea. It was that man Gray again who’s experience caused Trinity no end of problems picking up the ball in space out on the right and sending over a pinpoint ball for Jack Dunn to head home. A reshuffle failed to bring about a change in fortune for the Blues, as it took Warrington only four minutes to make it three.

The home side failing to stop the cross from the right and Josh Amis headed home his ninth of the season. Rising to head home unchallenged. The fourth came when Dylan Vassallo sprung the Trinity offside trap, cooly rounding Stewart for number four.

It went from bad to worse for Gainsborough, when left back Ben Gordon received a straight red card following an altercation with Mitchell Duggan, referee Oliver Mackey flourishing the red after consulting with his assistant. Substitute Damian Reeves got one back for the Blues, after good perseverance on the right, slotting underneath McMillan.

Man of the Match: Tony Gray (Warrington)

Match report by Rob Hughes