Both sides go into this one, out of sorts. Trinity without a win since victory over Stafford Rangers (the second win of 2023) Marske on the other hand have only one victory under their belt this calendar year, defeating Ashton United at Hurst Cross, but conceding a few along the way, matches involving Marske have certainly not been devoid of goalmouth action that’s for sure! A 7-1 defeat away at Farsley Celtic in the FA Trophy a bitter sweet moment for Woodhouse’s charges. Sweet as the Northern Premier League’s side to progress the furthest. Bitter, for any side to concede seven.
On top of that, defeats to Stafford Rangers, South Shields and Guiseley mean Marske have been up against it. And factoring in the number of games Marske need to catch up between now and the end of the season, Woodhouse’s men are going to have one of the most hectic fixture schedules in the history of the Northern Prem!
Currently in 20th position, but five points behind Atherton Collieries occupying the final safety spot, Marske incredibly have fice games in hand on the Colls, and as many as seven in hand on Nantwich Town, not many places higher! Following their promotion to Step 3, Marske have found it difficult to adapt after an initial good start, but as with any side in the division, they have the tools to pick up points against anyone in the league!
Appointing Curtis Woodhouse shortly after the reverse fixture, the former Trinity, Tadcaster Albion and Goole Athletic boss has looked to stamp his mark on his side, as his United side have evolved, the man in the opposition dugout will still be looking for a bargain to strengthen his side. A recent addition, named in the last matchday squad was Ethan Bojang. Bojang of course started the season with the Holy Blues, playing out of position at right back. Filling in and doing a good job before the return of George Hornshaw, Ethan saw his opportunities limited.
Liam Waldock is the cover star for this week’s programme, as we hear from the man with the arm band, currently Isaac Rice. We take a look at the letter U in Phil Anderson’s fantastic Trinity A-Z. I will hazard a guess that there won’t be too many right guesses for where this one is heading! Steve Andrews continues with his Under the Bed feature, where he looks back through his non-programme collection to jog your memory about the games from the not too recent past. Russell Dickens’ photos capture the best of the action from the weekend defeat to Whitby. And Marske United supporter Tony Johnson shares his thoughts on our visitors season so far, and how he got involved in the beautiful non-league game!
We extend a very warm welcome to our Match Sponsors for Tuesday’s game. Grimsby Fish Market are our Gold Sponsors for the fixture, with Everyone Active supporting us through their Match Ball Sponsorship. It’s great to have lots of different businesses supporting us, as we look to continue growing, on and off the pitch. If you are a business, of any size, and you are interested in sponsoring a game, like Everyone Active and Grimsby Fish Market have for this game, then please reach out and get in touch, either by the form on the website, or via our social media channels. A healthy, growing Gainsborough Trinity Family is one that benefits us all!
There’s a busy night of Pitching In Northern Premier League action on Tuesday evening, with no fewer than nine scheduled fixtures scheduled in:
Atherton Collieries vs Warrington Rylands
FC United of Manchester vs Guiseley
Marine vs Stalybridge Celtic
Nantwich Town vs Matlock Town
Radcliffe vs Belper Town
South Shields vs Liversedge
Warrington Town vs Lancaster City
Whitby Town vs Morpeth Town
Preview written by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)