Gainsborough will now welcome FC United of Manchester to the Northolme in a highly anticipated match. The Holy Blues currently sit 15th in the table with FC United of Manchester just one point behind in 16th. In the two consecutive away matches, Declan Howe was able to pick up three goals. His scoring form doesn’t seem to end as he now has nine goals for the season, since arriving from Ilkeston Town just seventy days ago.

FC United of Manchester have scored eight goals in the past three games and have further bolstered their attacking options having brought in Warrington Town striker, Jordan Buckley, for an undisclosed transfer fee, to try and add to that tally. Players Gainsborough need to look out for are Luke Griffiths and Dontai Gabidon. Luke Griffiths is currently on a goal drought and has not scored in 7 games, but his quality cannot be disputed. The 25 year old playmaker has scored 6 goals this season and is top scorer for our opponents. Dontai Gabidon has just joined the Reds this summer as one of 7 summer signings, and at the moment he is a man in form with 2 in his last 2. Gainsborough will be trying to contain them to the best of their ability.

The Trinity defence will be hard at work, but so will the attackers. Justin Iwobi will have another chance to show his talent at the Kal Group Stadium. The Halifax loanee only played one of the two away games due to a failed fitness test in Marske, but will no doubt be champing at the bit, as the games continue to come around quickly.

The away side have only picked up one win in the past five games, drawing twice and losing on two occasions, totalling five points, a point per game. Comparatively, Gainsborough have won 2 drawn 1 and lost 2 in the past five (picking up seven points). One thing for sure is that Gainsborough has the quality to hit the back of the net. The 3pm kick off will be the first for The Blues in December as they look to climb up the table just before the New Year, ready to kick on in the second half of the season. So get yourselves along to DN21, nail your colours firmly to the mast and watch two teams go out there looking for all three points.


Tickets are priced at £13 Adults, £9 Concessions, and £5 Under 16s. Under 12s go free when purchased with an adult or concession ticket online. Tickets for the fixture can be purchased through our online ticketing portal.


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Marine host Ilkeston in a big match up, as both sides look to climb up into the play-off places. Worksop travel to Ashton United. Ashton will be hoping for a win as it would put them into the play off places. At the bottom of the table, Stafford host Marske as they look to try and climb out of the bottom 4, they currently sit 4 points from safety. The fixture list in full is:

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