The Holy Blues departed Bower Fold with a bounce as Curtis Woodhouse's Blues battled back from a goal down at the break, scoring twice in three second-half minutes to secure three points. Gregg Smith and Lincoln City loanee Jordan Adebayo-Smith managed to get the goals in an impressive second half performance. Since this game Trinity have only played one fixture, a six goal thriller against Buxton a week ago, with the home side coming back after being down 3-1. Celtic also earnt a point away at Stafford Rangers where Craig Hobson’s second half goal brought the two team level.
Ahead of Saturday’s game, manager Curtis Woodhouse had this to say: "It’ll be another tough game on Saturday and Stalybridge gave us a really tough game last week at their place. There’ll be a couple of changes our end just to freshen things up really. We’re in a really good position now. Whichever way we change, or whatever system we play, or whatever personnel we put in the team doesn’t get any weaker or stronger."
He continued, "We have a really good and strong 15 or 16 players now, so exactly where you need to be with competition for places all over the pitch. Simon Russell came through training on Thursday and he’s going to be 100% so he’s back in the reckoning as well which is fantastic for us. We’re just rolling Saturday with the same ethos as we always have really. It’ll be a tough game but respect everybody, fear nobody. We need to take the three points. A point realistically is not going to be enough if we want to try our best to squeeze into that last position. We need all three and we’re going for all three."
Manager Curtis Woodhouse will have a fully fit squad to choose from for this Northern Premier League fixture. It will undoubtedly be a competitive fixture, as was the reverse game not two weeks ago. Make sure to get down to the Martin & Co arena and support the lads.