Saturday's game represents an immediate opportunity for the Holy Blues to get back to winning ways, having seen the unbeaten run come to an end last weekend. Defeat at FC United of Manchester by three goals to two, brought the eight game streak to an end, but starting another run immediately, is clearly the target for anyone of a Trinity persuasion. Following the fixture, Harry Jessop returns to Scunthorpe United. With the forward keen to return to Glanford Park with a bang. Jessop was on the score sheet the last time the side's met (in the league) back on October 2nd, Trinity's first away win of the season. Since the sides met on that day, both sides have seen a number of comings and goings, ultimately leading to three wins, two draws and a defeat for Gainsborough and four losses and three victories for our visitors.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Tom Shaw's side on the eve of the Buildbase FA Trophy, as the boss looks to select a side from his strongest hand since being in post. Additionally Declan Bacon, who re-signed for the club from Mickleover FC, is available for the match, an unused substitute in the Trophy defeat to Grantham meaning he is eligible for the visit of the Dolly Blues
Let's get the place rocking on Saturday. The more, the merrier! There's not too many more opportunities this side of Christmas to grace the Gainsborough Martin and Co Arena with your presence! So why not book your tickets today and save yourself some time at the turnstiles?
We have a few more items in stock in the club shop, providing you with a chance to stock up on gifts for your loved ones! With more (limited) stock due in ahead of the Hyde United game a week today. Our partners at Kitlocker have advised 24/11/21 is the latest they can guarantee Christmas deliveries for, so for any bespoke pressies and orders, please head over to the Club Shop section on the website and get ordering. As ever, tag us in some snaps on social media, using the hashtag PrideInTheBadge.
Historically speaking the Holy Blues have enjoyed their tustles with Lancaster over the years. Back in 1980, Trinity recorded the biggest winning margin, in a 6-0 win. Twenty-two years later, in February 2002, The Dolly Blues recorded a 5-2 win at The Giant Axe. Trinity's top scorer in games against Lancaster is Bobby Owen on seven. Some way to go for Brad Grayson, Dec Bacon et al to go at, but still.
Owen is also one of two players for the Holy Blues to register hat-tricks in games between the two sides. The famous Neil Warnock the other, of a Trinity persuasion to net a treble. In 2019, veteran David Norris scored three for the visitors, only to see that feat and the result subsequently expunged when the season failed to reach a full and proper conclusion. The time is now though - and the next ninety minutes (plus added time) is the most important of the season so far. Can Tom Shaw's Trinity troops add another chapter in Trinity history. Only time will tell.
There is access to a limited number of vehicles opposite the turnstiles, priced at £2. The car park is open from 1pm and is manned by a steward pre-game. All vehicles are required to pay the £2. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Other parking is in the side streets around the ground. We are a community spirited football club, so please be mindful of the local residents living nearby. Adults are priced at £12, concessions £8 and under 16s £4.
This week's packed edition of The Holy Blues' Review matchday programme boasts Tom Shaw's Head Coach notes, BBC Radio Dale Storey's View from the Press Bench. Isaac Rice answers ten quick fire questions and there's an in-depth Big Interview with flying wing back Joe Wilson. Action Rewind features Chris Wharton's photos from our 3-0 victory over Coalville Town in the last round of the Trophy. In addition to those, there's the old favourites, Pip Anderson's Trinity A-Z and Steve Andrew's dives back into the archives to unearth some more recent treasures. Be sure to support the printed programme, priced at £2.50, available inside the ground!