Trinity secured a third league win out of four with a late victory over promotion chasing Harrogate Town. Assistant manager Darryn Stamp got the winner as he beat the Town keeper to the ball to find the net after Nathan Jarman had earlier equalised.
Trinity left it late to claim all three points with a Liam Davis winner deep in injury time, the knock out punch that saw off a resilient Chorley side. Josh Hines had the best chance of a quiet half, looking to capitalise on a ball over the top, his lashed volley from the angle of the box flashing over the bar, not troubling Jan Budtz in the Trinity goal.
Trinity ended a run of three straight defeats to claim the win in their first visit to Broadhurst Park. New signing Paul McKay was the hero as he headed home the winner with a quarter of an hour remaining after Simon Russell had originally given the Blues the lead. Coming into the game, Trinity were on a high despite only claiming eight points from 24. Having run Shrewsbury very close in the FA Cup first round, they then defeated Scunthorpe to clinch the Lincolnshire cup in midweek. In the league they had lost their last three, bettered by FC's six straight league defeats, meaning it was a must win for both sides.
Gainsborough and Ashton United will battle it out again on Tuesday night as neither side could break the deadlock on a wet and windy afternoon at the Martin and Co Arena. Gainsborough boss Steve Housham made two enforced changes to the side that beat Chorley last time out. Assistant manager Darryn Stamp lead the line due to injuries to Nathan Jarman, Marc Newsham and latest recruit Anthony Wilson.
Gainsborough were unfortunate to return from Staffordshire empty handed as two second half goals against the run of play, left them cursing their luck. With 25 minutes left on the clock, the Blues looked the most likely to claim all three points at the Lamb Ground having done most of the running and having had the best of the chances up until that point but goals from Dan Preston and Ross Dyer gave the win to the Lambs.
Gainsborough lifted the Lincolnshire Senior Cup for the first time in 12 years at the expense of Scunthorpe United. Two second half goals were enough for the Blues as they lifted the trophy for the 11th time in their history just two days after coming mightily close from taking League One side Shrewsbury to a replay in the FA Cup first round.
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