At the Kal Group Stadium, our clash with Bamber Bridge was a tight 1-1 where neither side could take all three points home. Harry Scarborough put our opponents a goal to the good, before Trinity got back on level terms through an Adam Dodd own goal with twenty minutes to play. Substitute play-maker Habib Makanjuola really looking to turn the game Trinity's way, only to be forced off, thanks to a rudimentary challenge nullifying his threat and quickly ending his game. Not to be seen in Gainsborough colours again.

Bamber Bridge’s form looked to have taken a turn for the better after they won three in a row after suffering four straight defeats (one of which being a 7-1 loss at home to Marine). But after the three wins, Bamber Bridge have lost two games in a row, the most recent one being a two nil defeat at home to Stafford Rangers who sit 20th. That victory for Borough the first since New Years Day.

The man who scored at the Northolme, Harry Scarborough is a centre forward that can cause problems for Trinity. He has scored crucial goals for our opposition this season and will be looking to inflict damage on the Holy Blues and to get on the scoresheet against the Blues this season once again. The improving backline will be hopeful of shutting out the side that broke Trinity hearts in the play-off semi final. And with a player in form, Declan Howe, there is reason to be optimistic that Gainsborough can add to the 24 points collected from eleven games since the turn of the year. Howe has started to score some important goals, grabbing eight in his last seven showing his talent.

Howe has also grabbed himself three braces in his last five games and continues to cause problems for opposition defences. Will he add to his tally at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium at Iron Gate? And edge closer to his own twenty goal tally?

Those unable to make it to the game, can follow along, as Stacey, Shanks, Preston, Southwell and Howe go for glory. Rob Hughes bringing you all the action on Gainsborough Trinity Radio from five to three. Three one all draws in recent times indicate there has been nothing much between the teams in recent times, and with six points between the sides this season, another interesting battle is ready to rumble as Jamie Milligan and Russ Wilcox go head to head. Tune in for the game here, and please drop the page a message with where you are listening in from!


A busy Easter schedule sees most sides play two games in three days, with Easter Monday's opponents, Stafford Rangers at home to our last opponents, Workington. In the Good Friday game, former Gainsborough man, Alex Byrne was on the mark for Ashton in a resounding home win to keep up the Robins play-off chase. The fixtures in full are shown below:

Good Friday Fixtures:
Ashton United 4 Whitby Town 1

Easter Saturday Games:
Atherton Collieries vs Basford United
Guiseley vs Lancaster City
Ilkeston Town vs Bradford (Park Avenue)
Macclesfield vs FC United of Manchester
Matlock Town vs Marine
Morpeth Town vs Warrington Rylands
Stafford Rangers vs Workington
Worksop Town vs Hyde United

Preview by James Whitbread
Photography credit: Yetunde Adegoke