The Holy Blues travel to Lancashire this weekend as they face play-off chasing Chorley in the National League North with only six games to go in the 2016/17 season. Dave Frecklington has declared the remaining fixtures as "must-win" if Trinity are to escape relegation from this league.
The gaffer, still looking for his first win in charge of Trinity commented on how much his players have given for him and the club in recent games saying, "In terms of character, we’ve shown that in abundance and we’ve come a million miles from where we were in the Curzon Ashton game."
Chorley haven’t enjoyed the best of runs as of late, winning only one league game in their last five. Despite this, the Magpies currently occupy sixth place in the National League North table, only one place off the play-off positions. This run will definitely be seen as something Gainsborough could perhaps take advantage of.
Chorley’s leading goal scorer is well-travelled, veteran striker, 37-year-old Jason Walker who has ten goals to his name this season, closely followed by midfielder Dale Witham on seven. With Trinity conceding 10 goals in the last 5 games they will have to keep those players quiet in order to have a good chance of picking up the three points on Saturday.
Trinity will be in mixed spirits going into the game, following the unbelievable result this past weekend against Darlington which saw Gainsborough throw away a two-goal lead to miss the chance to go level on points with relegation rivals Worcester City.
Shortly following the match last Saturday in his port-match interview it could be clear to seen that Freck’s was understandably disappointed but also optimistic saying, "What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and we’ve got a strong bunch in there (the changing room). If I had this group earlier in the season, then we wouldn’t be where we are now that’s for sure."
The last time the two teams faced each other was earlier in the season when Trinity hosted Chorley at the Martin & Co Arena in December. Chorley took the game by two goals to nil that day, meaning that Chorley hold four wins to the Holy Blues one. Make sure you get down to Victory Park this weekend to cheer on and support the lads as we keep jostling for survival in the National League North.
Match preview by Josh Dainty
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