In recent weeks, the Trinity front three have been receiving the plaudits. The trio really working well together as a unit, though it's Declan Howe who has been on fire in front of goal with five goals in his last six games, and he'll be determined to keep that scoring run of form going - especially if it means more points on the board to assist the sides ascent of the table!
Six wins in all competitions at home, Whitby will be a tough test for Russ Wilcox's Holy Blues, who recently beat Chelmsford City on home turf to set up an Emirates FA Cup First Round clash with Bristol Rovers next weekend! Of their five wins in the league, two have come at the Turnbull Ground, a 2-0 win over Atherton Collieries on opening day, and a 4-2 win against Marske at the back end of September. Most recently they drew one all with Bradford Park Avenue on Monday night.
Sitting in 13th, this could well be something of a false position. Whitby having only played ten league games ahead of our encounter, but victory for Wilcox's side, would see us leapfrog Saturday's opponents.
Goal threats for Saturday's hosts come in the form of ex Rotherham United forward Jacob Gratton (who has eight in all competitions) and Junior Mondial with seven, he re-joined Whitby in the summer having spent time at Darlington, Forest Green & a number of spells on loan at Marske United.
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News has broken earlier today, about the extension of Ashley Jackson’s loan. He is set for another month with the Holy Blues, from Vanarama National League North side, Scarborough Athletic. Blues’ boss Russ Wilcox, obviously delighted to extend the deal remarked, “Ash has brought experience, knowledge and quality to the group.”
During his month loan, he has appeared five times in the league, winning two, drawing twice, losing only once in the league, on debut. Ash also scored in the 5-3 win over Matlock Town at the Kal Group Stadium.
Meanwhile, McCauley Snelgrove has had his loan at North Ferriby extended by another month, though like with Scarborough having a 24 hour recall option on their player, we also have that luxury with McCauley. The boss insisting that the best thing for Snelgrove is “getting game time – which benefits all parties.”
Harry Lovick has temporarily left the club, joining Grantham Town on an initial one month loan. Wilcox admitted, “Harry has gone to get game time at Grantham. He has been unlucky as he wasn’t in the team when I arrived, so to go and get game time for a month, again will benefit us all.”
Heading to the seaside town for the afternoon, to take in the sights, and the bracing sea air, here are the details for Whitby Town’s Turnbull Ground:
The Towbar Express Stadium
At the Turnbull Ground
Under 16s £4
Let's hope for a cracking turnout on the road for Russ & Stampy's Trinity troops, as we travel to the east coast, seaside town, looking to continue our positive recent form with another win, on grass, away from home!
Unable to make the two hour plus journey (200 mile round trip) don't worry! We've got you covered, with full live commentary, from the main stand with a sea view away to the left - hopefully there will be plenty of Trinity action to bring you, through chattering teeth on the sea breeze! Follow the link to find the commentary, or subscribe to the Mixlr channel to get an email notification as we go live!
The Isuzu FA Trophy wreaks havoc with the Pitching In Northern Premier League schedule, with only three games scheduled for this Saturday, including our trip to Whitby Town. The other two matches are:
Bradford Park Avenue vs Marske United
Lancaster City vs Warrington Rylands
Preview written by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)