Eight points off the play-offs, with five games to play, Trinity will just be taking it one game at a time, and seeing how many of the sides above they can catch, but as one of the top form sides in the last six, eight and ten game Form Tables & leading marksman, Declan Howe in the goal scoring form of his life right now - optimism is high.

The Holy Blues are back in action after defeating Stafford Rangers, 2-1 thanks to a Declan Howe double. Trinity got both their goals in the opening 23 minutes, before Stafford Rangers got one back through Kaiman Anderson's penalty five minutes after the half time interval. Lancaster are a side who are hoping to have kicked on after getting two valuable wins, against Guiseley and Bamber Bridge. Before the two victories, Lancaster had lost four in a row one of which being a 5-0 hammering against Ashton United.

Our opponents, with only three games of the season remaining time is against the Dolly Blues who see two of their recent favourites, ex Championship goal-gettter David Norris (43) and Paul Jarvis, playing their final games at the Giant Axe, on Saturday.

In the reverse fixture at the KAL Group Stadium, the blues came out on top, winning by one goal thanks to a 58th minute strike from Declan Howe. Dominic Lawson is a key player for our opponents and got his 10th goal of his season in Lancaster's victory over Bamber Bridge. Lawson got himself a brace and has decided massive matches for his side this season.

Declan Howe will be looking to build on his fine form after once again another brace. Howe has netted 11 goals in his last nine, including four braces in these games, and has truly found himself in a rich vein of form. Howe will be looking to build on his goal tally by netting against Lancaster and helping Trinity to all three points.

Ahead of the game, boss Russ Wilcox stated, "The lads are in good spirits going into a difficult game away at Lancaster. We need to stay humble and focused on the job in hand. We must continue the hard work that has put us on this excellent run of form."

Wilcox continued, "If you can, please make the journey across to Lancaster and give the players your support, which really makes the difference. Your support is greatly appreciated."


There's some eye-catching fixtures at both ends of the table, but perhaps the most interesting will be at the Horsfall. Surely a win for Basford over Bradford (Park Avenue) will all but secure their Step 3 status for another season.. Meanwhile, Guiseley & Rylands go head to head at Nethermoor, both teams running with Caretaker bosses until the end of the season...

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

Preview by Rob Hughes & James Whitbread