Match Reports

Gainsborough Trinity and Cleethorpes Town played out a goal-less draw at the Martin & Co Arena, as pre-season finally drew to a close ahead of next weekend's BetVictor Northern Premier League campaign curtain raiser away at Nantwich Town. On a windswept afternoon on the Northolme, where anything not bolted down, was likely to take off, Trinity boss Liam King had virtually a full-strength...

Gainsborough Trinity returned to winning ways in their penultimate pre-season friendly, running out 1-3 victors over a competitive Worksop Town side at Sandy Lane, with Simon Russell, Ashley Worsfold and Harry Middleton on the mark for the Holy Blues. Two first half goals in the opening 17 minutes of the game settled the nerves for the Holy Blues, Russell opening the scoring in the 15th...

As the extreme heatwave that swept the UK this last week became something of a distant memory, Gainsborough Trinity made the short trip to take on NCEL Premier Division side Bottesford Town and ran out 5-2 victors. For the second time in four days the Holy Blues scored five on the road as the side's pre-season stepped up a gear. Ross Hannah threaded a brilliantly weighted ball through for...

Two goals midway through the first half was enough to see a strong Doncaster Rovers side through to victory, as both sides experimented with wholesale half-time changes. Madger Gomes and Alfie May combined, before trialist ‘keeper Sam Wilson denied Gomes from point blank range, Wilson was tested again when he did well to block another Gomes effort from 20 yards, parrying his effort into...

Roared on by 1312, a crowd that would have done National League North proud, the gladiators entered the arena to a cacophony of noise. Trinity and South Shields certainly contested this winner takes all encounter, an end of season opportunity, nay, cup final for both. Things would be anything but mellow as Yellow belly grit met Tyneside pride. The visitors backed by 500+ fans were hoping...

The Brave Blues Baked the Gingerbreads to earn the Yellowbelly bragging rights on a below par battlefield roared on by another 200 plus following. The opening thirty-five minutes of this fiercely contested affair had been won by a pitch best suited to Lincolnshire root produce. It was route one with passing a lottery and The Blues just about shading things. Having avoided a penalty shout...

A seasonal high of 812 gathered at the Northolme on Good Friday to see a moody 0-0 stalemate, with two reds and a penalty that was not to be. A superb one touch exchange, started by Austin then continued by Hughes, Russell and Worsfold saw the cross charged down. However Hughes recycled the ball to Austin on the overlap and his first time cross was headed against the far post by...

On a pitch as hard as the elements - this far North you can taste the Scotch Eggs in the swirling wind - The Holy Blues play-off push continues to gather momentum at just the right time. Nervous Nantwich got the week off and, with Buxton faltering and Scarborough losing tremendous Trinity look the form side going into the play-off lottery. Additionally, Hannah and Wilson both delivered...

Trinity come good in front of the faithful at just the right time now sitting fittingly fifth at the expense of Buxton. This fortune favours the brave battle was seen as a must win game for both sides with the visitors just 3 places and six points off the play-off pace themselves. With Shane Clarke on the bench along with Simmons, Middleton stood tall in the middle with beast of a Blue...