Three goals scored without reply, gave the Holy Blues the dream start to the season, with ex Tiger Jack Dyche opening the scoring inside eleven seconds, before further goals were added, by skipper Andrew Wright from the spot and veteran Clayton Donaldson. With Trinity looking to build on the excellent start away from home, the management will be sure to keep the players feet firmly on the ground, and to remain humble. Hard work and togetherness earned the side three deserved points, and with that performance set the bar for future performances in the league.
Speaking in his programme notes ahead of the Hyde game, boss Bishop was in bullish mood as he explained, "I loved proving people wrong. It’s what motivated me and when I see some of the predictions for this season it just serves as extra motivation. Like any season, this one will have highs and lows, but as long as we stay together, back each other in the low moments as well through the highs, we will be more than fine."
Opposition: Hyde United, of Greater Manchester, were founded in 1919 and briefly changed their name as part of a sponsorship deal with Manchester City, who didn't want the United name associated with them! Fixtures between the two sides have been tight over the years, and this one again is likely to be a tough test as Bishop and Parkinson's young side face off against Nick Spooners' Tigers team.
Played for Both: Other players to have featured for both clubs include Kingsley James and goalkeeper, Joe Green. Since leaving Tameside, Kingsley has gone on to be Assistant Manager at York City, while Joe left the Tigers in the summer. In the Hyde squad on Tuesday, you can expect to see former three time Holy Blues' forward Curtis Morrison. He was a late substitute as Hyde came back from a goal down to secure a point at home to Radcliffe at the weekend, Jack Redshaw grabbing his first for Hyde in the process.
Barton Town (A) 3-6
Lincoln United (A) 2-3
Cleethorpes Town (H) 1-1
Doncaster Rovers (H) 1-0
Warrington Rylands (A) 0-3
Radcliffe (H) 1-1
Entrance is pay on the gate, with both cash and card payments accepted. Season Tickets are valid for this game. Tickets can also.be purchased ahead of the game by heading to our online portal, linked here. Away supporters are advised that The Blues Club, next to the turnstiles, is more than willing to accommodate travelling supporters, with vast selection of drinks on draught, to cater for all tastes and palates.
For those driving, there is a car park opposite the main turnstiles. There is also ample street parking around the ground, but please be mindful of our local residents and do not park on private car parks, or obstruct driveways. We thank you for your cooperation. While the hope we spoke about prior to the Rylands game, still springing eternal at the beginning of the season, and any dreams still remaining possible, we hope to see a fantastic crowd on the ground for our first home fixture of the season. Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £8 for concessions (16-18 and 60+) and £4 for under 16's.
A limited number of our new look printed matchday programme will be on sale, on the gate, from 7pm. 36 coloured pages, priced af £2.50, we have lots of the familiar features, plus a pullout squad photo poster and Liam Waldock individual poster. Why not grab him and get him to autograph your copy?! Saturday's skipper Andrew Wright shares his thoughts, while we hear from Chairman Richard Kane and bods Neal Bishop. Photographer, Russell Dickens, captured some of the action from the weekend - and his photos feature in 'Snap-Shot'. Under the Bed, The Trinity A-Z and BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Dale Storey, coupled with the views of Hyde United media mogul Luke Edwards, all ensure there is plenty of reading ahead of the game.
Other fixtures in the Pitching In Northern Premier League on Tuesday 16th August are detailed below. All games kick off at 7.45pm:
Ashton United vs South Shields
Atherton Collieries vs Stafford Rangers
Bamber Bridge vs Marske United
Belper Town vs FC United of Manchester
Marine vs Lancaster City
Morpeth Town vs Guiseley
Nantwich Town vs Warrington Rylands
Radcliffe vs Matlock Town
Stalybridge Celtic vs Warrington Town
Whitby Town vs Liversedge
Preview written by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)