With the clubs working closely together, it has been decided not to segregate supporters, allowing fans of both sides to mix and mingle and partake in the special relationship non-league football fans up and down the country enjoy. Earlier in the season 1,698 (the second biggest crowd that Trinity have played in front of this season) saw the Holy Blues stage a late fight back through substitute Jovon Makama and Toby Gould, to come within a whisker of securing a share of the spoils, that game signalling the end of the sides’ eight game unbeaten run. The manner of the performance in that game though, will certainly give Trinity the confidence, that on home turf, they will have enough in the tank to maintain our superb home form and come away with a positive victory.
Currently averaging just under 1.8 points a game at home, the Holy Blues are a tough nut to crack on the Northolme, with the visitors picking up an average of 1.2 points a game from their fifteen away league games so far. Trinity Head Coach Tom Shaw has been looking to add to his squad ahead of this weekend’s fixture, signing Reon Potts on loan from York City and Freddie Draper from Lincoln, with both players in contention for spots in the sixteen.
Looking to build on the promising performance in midweek, which saw a very young Gainsborough side pick up a point away at Stalybridge Celtic, Shaw is also boosted by the availability of veteran Neal Bishop. The versatile Player-Coach was missing in midweek, but declared his availability earlier today.
Inside this week’s Holy Blues’ Review matchday programme, we have regular contributors in the form of BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Dale Storey, Pip Anderson provides his Gainsborough Trinity A-Z, while Steve Andrews takes us back in time with a look at some old programmes from years gone by. Cameron Johnson answers the ten quick fire questions as Callum Minkley pens his first Captain’s Notes having donned the armband in midweek. Take a look at some of KLS Photography’s fantastic photos as she rewinds the action. All crammed into 36 pages, priced at £2.50 and printed by our friends at Matchday Creative. Available on sale, at the turnstiles inside the ground, or online for mail delivery.
Pre Game: The Blues Club opens from midday and will be showing the live game (12:30) Manchester United vs Southampton. Visiting supporters are welcome and can take advantage of some great priced drinks ahead of the game We thank you for your co-operation and trust you have an enjoyable visit to Lincolnshire. Unfortunately, due to a prior booking, there will be no entry available from the club onto the ground and subsequently no alcoholic drink available within the ground.