Gainsborough Trinity 0 Marine 1

Gainsborough Trinity 0 Marine 1

Gainsborough have it all to do next week at Warrington on a day that could have seen us move to within two points of fourth placed Nantwich who could only draw 1-1 against lowly local rivals Grantham.

On a day of might-have-beens The Holy Blues were mugged by Marine who put in a professional performance to achieve a smash and grab win over a Trinity side that just needed a little luck in terms of chances and dare we say decisions if the vocal Carlisle choir's opinions are anything to go by.

Having spurned two early chances from Russell and Simmons, Kings charges also saw last ditch blocks and challenges deny Worsfold, Wilson Simmons and Byrne. Indeed the visitors only effort of real note in a very stop-start first half saw Edge fire a free-kick into the left stanchion.

Gainsborough Trinity 0 Marine 1

Worsfold had two goals chalked off either side of the interval, the first being a very marginal offside call when he coolly slotted home. The second came with Trinity finding their feet after half-time. Bizarrely a free-kick for offside saw Strickland pass back to Hilton but his first touch allowed Worsfold to rob and round him before slotting home. It transpired that the free-kick had not been taken much to the frustration of the players and fans alike.

Then Byrne's floated ball found Wilson. He took a touch before attempting to nutmeg Hilton who blocked with his heel. Against the run of play, Murray with his first touch and, the visitors second shot of the game, turned and fired into the top left from 10 yards to give Green no chance.

Gainsborough Trinity 0 Marine 1

The game opened up with Marine looking for a second where most would run down the clock. The Holy Blues however rallied with Hannah on for a late cameo. With the angle increasingly against him on the right he curled a classy effort just the wrong side of the far post.

Teams & Schemes

Gainsborough Trinity: (4-4-2) Green, Austin, Gordon, Russell (MOM), Maguire, Stainfield, Byrne, Clarke, Worsfold, Wilson, Simmons

Marine: (4-4-2) Hilton, Barnes, Edge, Shaw, Doyle, Strickland, Sumner, Hynes, Mitchley, Marsden, Carney

Att 539
H/T 0-0
FT 0-1 - scorer Murray

The Saturday Synopsis...

Trinity retain the final play-off spot but now sit two points ahead of Buxton after Chippendale put Scarborough to the sword four minutes before half-time. Buxton have next week off thanks to the demise of North Ferriby whilst the Blues have to go to Warrington who drew 1-1 at Stafford.

South Shields hammered Hyde 4-0, with United next up at the Martin & Co. Nantwich drew 1-1 with Grantham, to move Farsley's 3-0 win at Bamber Bridge sees them four points clear at the top of the table.

Report written by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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