On Saturday, the Tigers of Hyde United were victorious over Worksop at the Project Solar Stadium, Ewan Fields. Hyde winning 3-1, Josh Wilde netting for Worksop on the hour mark, but as they chased the equaliser, Bailey Thompson sealed the three points for Hyde in the 90th minute. Late goals have been a feature of a couple of Worksop’s early games back at the level. Nick Bollardo scoring in the final minute for FC United of Manchester on opening day. Perhaps that’s something Bish & Stampy’s Trinity side could exploit…

A 3-0 victory over Marske & 4-2 win at Whitby Town have given Town their three point hauls, and similarly to Trinity, there’s a goal-less draw in their list of results so far. Playing out a stalemate at home to Lancaster City.

It was a quiet summer in the transfer market for Worksop following their Championship promotion party. Paul Green the noticeable return to Sandy Lane, when he U-turned on his decision to hang up his boots and move into coaching. The former Boston United, Aston Villa and Tamworth man, is certainly one to watch in the centre of the park, and is already amongst the goals this season.

Trinity are back on the road, going into this one with renewed confidence, having picked up four points from six in our two recent home games against Guiseley and Bamber Bridge on Saturday. Now. Looking to take that form into Monday’s fixture – despite a few injuries - boss Neal Bishop is certain whoever lines up is capable of doing a job,

“Whatever the starting eleven is, on Monday, I am more than confident they will be able to go to Worksop and get a result. It’s a tough place to go a 4G pitch again, we will need to be physical, we know they will be physical, but we need to stand up to it. It was important we got something on Saturday, but now we move on. Worksop are a good team, but if we go there and play on the front foot, we have a chance. We haven’t scored away from home yet, so we need to rectify that ASAP and they’ll be looking to put their poor result behind them as well, so there is plenty to play for!”

You can listen to the full thoughts of boss, Neal Bishop on the Gainsborough Trinity YouTube Channel, with his post match interview uploaded following the game. Liam Hardy is still in the hunt for his maiden Gainsborough Trinity goal, and what better place than back at a ground where he is adored by many of their supporters. Just last season, the non-league hitman was banging in the goals for Worksop on a regular basis – and will be keen to get off the mark for the Holy Blues on Bank Holiday Monday. It’s written in the stars!

Please make the short journey (20 miles) just over half an hour, from our Northolme home, to Worksop Town’s, The Windsor Foodservice Stadium. We have been advised that entry prices for the game are £13 adults, £9 concessions, Under 16s £5. Under 11s go free, when accompanied by a responsible paying adult. Be loud, be proud, and let’s come back to Lincolnshire with all three points!

Unable to make the trip, join Rob Hughes & his special guest, Worksop Town’s Devon Cash for all the action, from five to three on Gainsborough Trinity Radio! It promises to be a great afternoon’s entertainment – so come along and join in the fun! 

One Town. One Club. One Trinity.


Radcliffe are the early season pace-setters, with five wins out of five, and they have the pick of the other games elsewhere in the Pitching In Northern Premier League, as they welcome near neighbours FC United to the Neuven Stadium. FCUM have also made a good start to the season, picking up three wins in the first five games.

Away from home, Neil Reynods’ Rebels have a bit of a soft side though -conceding eight in two games – against Marine & Stafford Rangers. Boro’s goals for column is 19 already (an average of just under four goals a game – if that scoring record is maintained throughout the season – that’s eye-watering)!

Warrington Rylands’ trip to Macclesfield also looks to be an engaging early season encounter! Rylands with ten points to their name, Macc with nine, having taken their eye off the ball in the last two games, after victory over Trinity.

The fixtures in full are outlined below:

Ashton United vs Hyde United
Atherton Collieries vs Lancaster City
Bamber Bridge vs Workington AFC
Guiseley vs Bradford Park Avenue
Ilkeston Town vs Whitby Town
Macclesfield vs Warrington Rylands
Marine vs Basford United
Morpeth Town vs Marske United
Radcliffe vs FC United of Manchester
Stafford Rangers vs Matlock Town

Preview written by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)