In seven League and Cup ties, the scholars have conceded only twice. Once in the league as they drew 1-1 with Antsey Nomads, and the other in the 5-1 win against Newark and Sherwood United in the FA Cup. Joseph Lloyd leads the scoring scoring charts for Loughborough with four goals in his five games, while Anthony Lynn, William Mycroft-Edwards and Ethan O'Toole all have three to their name so far this season.
For this game, the Gainsborough Trinity Board of Directors have reduced the admission prices. With the adult price slashed to £10. It's £6 for concessions and £2 for U16s. Supporters are reminded that Season Tickets are not valid for this tie. If the scores are level in this one, there will be a replay on Tuesday evening. Car parking is available opposite the main turnstiles, priced at £2 per vehicle. Street parking around the ground is also an option, but we ask that supporters park considerately, and do not obstruct driveways and allocated car parks.
The Blues Club at the ground is open from midday and will be showing the Merseyside Derby between Everton Liverpool (12:30 kick off) and Aston Villa vs Manchester City (17;30). A warm welcome is extended to both home and away supporters.
Curtis Durose, our on loan Rotherham United youngster, is our Matchday Programme cover star. Whilst inside our Emirates FA Cup edition is BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Dale Storey, with his regular column. He even tells us about a rare feat he witnessed recently, a Nathan Stainfield goal!
Clayton Donaldson kicks off the Fantasy Football Manager Feature, selecting the best 1-11 that he has played with in his career. Who do you think the former Jamaican International will have selected? Darius Smith shares his first and last in the regular season feature, Under the bed. The Trinity A-Z boasts the letter L. L is for Loughborough, the different Loughborough sides we have faced through history. And there's also Darren Ashley giving his insight in From the Board Room. Certainly lots to read, and priced at £2.50, available to buy at the turnstiles!
Elsewhere in the First Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup, there are four all Northern Premier League clashes, which include:
Warrington Rylands vs Hyde United
Stalybridge Celtic vs Lancaster City
Marine vs Radcliffe (3.30)
Morpeth vs Warrington Town
Other fixtures that see NPL sides at home are:
Ashton United vs Ashington AFC
Bamber Bridge vs Whickham
Guiseley vs Avro
Liversedge vs Glossop North End
Marske vs Runcorn Linnets
Matlock Town vs Ilkeston
Nantwich Town vs Congleton Town
South Shields vs Workingtom
Stafford Rangers vs Newcastle Town
Whitby Town vs Bishop Auckland
Meanwhile a trio of teams, from the Pitching In Northern Premier League are facing an away game. These sides include Atherton, Belper and FC United, with their games detailed below:
Stocksbridge Park Steels vs Atherton Collieries
Nuneaton vs Belper
Witton Albion vs FC United of Manchester
Should replays be required, following a draw after ninety minutes, they will take place on Tuesday 6th September 2022. This may affect Trinity's scheduled home game with Morpeth Town next Tuesday - so please keep a close eye on our social media for details following the game on Saturday.
Preview by Rob Hughes (@AATM_Media)
Photography: Russell Dickens (@bozola)