Warrington will be an extremely difficult game to get a victory, as Warrington sit third in the table, level on points with Hyde United in second. Rylands are a side with great belief and character and we saw that in the reverse fixture at the Northolme. We took the lead in the 9th minute with Declan Howe getting the opener, in the 77th minute Ben Hough was sent off for Warrington and three points looked extremely likely for the Holy Blues. In the 96th minute Clive Smith defied the odds, getting a late equaliser which stung the Holy Blues in what on paper is a great point but left Blues fans with a bittersweet feeling.

With a chance to keep climbing the table and keep moods high, Trinity face an out of form Warrington that were rocked on Thursday, by the departure of their management team to take up post at another league rival, Macclesfield FC. Senior Players, Dean Furman and Sam Wilson-Eggerton are set to take charge, like they did last season for three games. Winning against Hyde, before defeats to the Colls and South Shields, ahead of the appointment of the now departed Michael Clegg.

If there is one aspect of Warrington Rylands game we must not disrespect it is their character and belief when in vulnerable positions. Warrington have not been at their best when at home though and have racked up 29 points from a possible 45 points at home and have the 6th best home record just 4 points above our record at home this season. Rylands recent form has just been okay as they have won just two of their last nine with five of the games being draws the other two being defeats. Trinity will go into the game with high hopes coming off two wins in two and factoring in Warrington’s form it is possible to take something back to Gainsborough from Lancashire.

Before beating Matlock, Rylands had lost 3-2 at home to Bradford PA who sit 19th in the relegation zone, Trinity getting a positive result is not against the realms of possibility. And boss Russ Wilcox will ensure his side head to Gorsey Lane in confident spirit. Rylands' top scorer so far this season, with nine goals in three months over Christmas was Adama Sidibeh, earning a Transfer Window move to St Johnstone in the Cinch Scottish Premiership. So far, Adama has made three appearances for his new side, in front of a combined attendance of 18,500 fans! Yet to score, he came on as a second half substitute against Glasgow Rangers!

But for now, the talking is over. Let's see how the Holy Blues fare come 3pm in the Pitching In Northern Premier League! Unable to make it for this one? Fear not as Rob has got you covered with all the match action. On air from five to three, why not tune in and give us a listen? Why not tag us in your previews with a prediction for how you think the game will end up?


In another fun-filled week of off-field action, postponements and managerial departures, plenty of teams will be itching to get back on the grass (or plastic).

Ashton United vs Lancaster City
Atherton Collieries vs Macclesfield
Ilkeston Town vs Radcliffe
Marine vs Bradford (Park Avenue)
Morpeth Town vs FC United of Manchester
Stafford Rangers vs Guiseley
Whitby Town vs Hyde United
Workington vs Matlock Town
Worksop Town vs Bamber Bridge

Preview by Rob Hughes and James Whitbread