The Blues went into half-time 2-0 up thanks to Declan Howe and Ashley Jackson. George Hornshaw netted two minutes after the interval before Declan Howe got his second with ten minutes to go. This was not the end of the crazy action, Connor Shanks saw red in the 84th red then just three minutes later our opposition got a man sent off when Shakeel Jones-Griffiths was also red carded. The visitors then got a consolation in the 92nd minute through Manasse Mampala

This particular fixture is a game that just does not want to happen or so it feels like. The fixture has been attempted to be played five times and the weather each time has seen the match postponed! Fingers crossed the long awaited encounter doesn’t disappoint.

The reverse fixture is a positive day for us to look back on, beating Matlock 5-3 in Russ Wilcox’s second home game and third game in charge. It’s fair to say this Matlock team has vulnerabilities and weaknesses that Trinity have proven they can take advantage of. With only 25 points out of a possible 51 at home it is evident that Matlock’s home could be something for Wilcox's men to exploit. Matlock have recently fallen back into the bad habit of conceding goals. Conceeding 15 goals in their last six performances, showing vulnerabilities at the back that will have hit mam Declan Howe kicking his lips in anticipation.

In form Howe will have eyes on the League Golden Boot. Currently three off David Symington's total for Workington, Dec has played fewer games and is currently in a rich vein of scoring form. Could it be possible that the Holy Blues have two different Golden Boot Winners in consecutive seasons? With just three games left to play the Blues will look to end this campaign positively and carry their good form into the end of the season, and push hard for a finish as high up the table as possible! Nobody is safe, as Russ Wilcox's side have their eyes firmly focused on the sides above. It is certainly going to be an interesting final three, that's for sure!


Want to keep up to date with all the action as it happens at the Proctor Cars Stadium, Matlock? Why not listen in to Rob Hughes on Commentary? He'll keep you abreast of the action, as Matlock Town and Gainsborough Trinity go toe to toe! Drop by to our Mixlr here and be part of the online community! Why not drop us a message and let us know where you are tuning in from!

Visiting in person? Tickets for the game are priced adults £12, concessions £8, 16-18 £5, 10-15 £3 and u10s Free. Cash and Card payments accepted on the turnstiles.


A total of four games in the Pitching In Northern Premier League, including ours, on Tuesday night, with fate to be decided at both ends of the table. Here's the complete list, for you to keep track of:

Atherton Collieries vs Macclesfield
Bamber Bridge vs Ilkeston Town
Whitby Town vs Morpeth Town

Preview written by James Whitbread and Rob Hughes