The managerial double act took over at the Neuven Stadium in the summer, replacing Bobby Grant. They immediately set about assembling a group of players with experience at this level and above, but with the blueprint of building a team ethic, signing players that had previously played under them, or with the team mates they were putting together. The result has so far been impressive picking up 13/14 wins in the league and scoring an impressive 46 goals in those fourteen NPL games.
Defensively, the free-scoring side have conceded nineteen times in those fourteen fixtures, creating an average result of 3.3 to 1.4. Some might say this fixture guarantees goals. I wouldn't be so brazen as to suggest that! Wilcox himself is in no doubt regards the size of the task in hand, but he urges the Trinity faithful to come out in numbers,
"If you can, please make the journey to Radcliffe. We know how tough this challenge will be against the league leaders on their own patch, but with your support together as one we can again give it our all to try and achieve a positive outcome."
But it certainly looks like a game with plenty of potential to entertain. And with the Holy Blues looking to compete, let's make the trip, hold our heads up high, put our shoulders back and be behind the boys, every step of the way. Russ and Stampy's Gainsborough Army!
A lot has changed since the last time the two sides locked horns at the Neuven Stadium, when the sides played out a 1-1 draw back in mid-April. Ewan Bange's fifteenth minute opener was cancelled out by Trinity's Clayton Donaldson. Donaldson later denied a winner thanks to a fine Jack McIntyre save from his point blank header. Only four players from the Gainsborough sixteen on duty that day, still involved this season, Messers Hornshaw, Conway, Cogill and Preston.
Radcliffe have advised that this fixture is their designated Remembrance Sunday fixture and to commemorate the day, they are kindly offering free admission to NHS Blue Badge holders and Defence Discount Card holders. I.D will need to be provided on the turnstiles. Regular admission prices for the fixture remain in place. Adults costing £10, Concessions £7, which can be purchased ahead of your arrival at the turnstiles. Tickets are available through the Radcliffe online ticket portal.
Unable to make the trip? Listen in to Rob Hughes' commentary of the game live from the Neuven Stadium by following along on Mixlr. Team news five minutes before kick off and then all the talking points, as the Blues have the toughest of challenges so far this season, looking to record back to back away wins for the first time this season! Follow this link, leave a comment and stay connected as part of the wider Gainsborough Trinity community!
An interesting match up at the Horsfall Stadium, sees Bradford Park Avenue minus manager Mark Bower take on league scoring sensation Jonny Margetts looking for his 20th league goal of the season. Plus there are plenty of other enticing games across the division, with Basford looking to clamber out of the relegation zone and go within a point of Bamber Bridge with victory at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium. The fixture list in full is here:
Bamber Bridge vs Basford United
Bradford Park Avenue vs Matlock Town
Guiseley AFC vs Workington AFC
Hyde United vs Marske United
Ilkeston Town vs Warrington Rylands
Lancaster City vs FC United of Manchester
Macclesfield vs Whitby Town
Marine vs Ashton United
Stafford Rangers vs Morpeth Town
Worksop Town vs Atherton Collieries
Preview by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)