Match preview Vs Gainsborough TrinityDate: 10-03-18Venue: The NortholmeKick off: 15:00hrs

09-03-18 - Preview - Gainsborough Trinity Vs Harriers

Following the snow enforced mid Winter break the Harriers will finally hope to be back in action tomorrow at Gainsborough Trinity. Hopefully the snow has now cleared in Lincolnshire and the game will go ahead but with a forecast of heavy rain tomorrow there could be the danger of a waterlogged pitch instead.

Brandon Hall
Brandon Hall

Trinity look to be on their way out of the league with them sitting second from bottom and seven points adrift of safety. The only thing in their favour, if they can put a run of results together, is that there are eight clubs above them that are only up to seven points clear of trouble themselves. To aid their safety they recently appointed Lee Sinnott as the new manager in place of the sacked Dave Freckleton.

Sinott has been busy in the player market and has bought in a couple of new players to help them achieve safety. Wideman Nick Walker has arrived from Shaw Lane while a full back, Brandon Fleming, has come in on loan from Hull City. The week before Freckleton left he had already bought in new players too when he signed the former Mansfield Town defender Lee Beevers and also returned winger Adam Smith to the club that he had played for in 2009.

At Trinity is one player we all know and that’s our former midfielder Simon Russell.

With the break we could have hoped to see some injured players making their way back but sadly that’s looking unlikely. Brandon Hall has the best chance of making it and will face some late fitness tests before a decision is made while James O’Connor and Joel Taylor will still be out for a little longer. No doubt some more will have been added to the list.

This is a game that we need to win after suffering consecutive defeats against Darlington and Harrogate before our game at home to York City was called off last Saturday. The six points lost hurt us badly in dropping us from fourth to sixth in the table.

A win at Gainsborough could see us climb back into fourth place but that depends on the results at York v Boston and Salford City v Blyth Spartans.

Never have I wanted Salford to win so much.

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Harriers from:

Hall, Flatt, Palmer, Taylor, Horsfall, O’Connor, Vaughan, Pearson, Croasdale, Truslove, Weeks, Austin, Bradley, A Brown, Sonupè, McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Ironside, Waring.

Gainsborough from:

Ravas, Lacey,  Storey, Davie, Stainfield, Salt, Fleming, Jacklin, Evans, Richards, Clarke, Williams, C King, L King, Simmons, Russell, Bateson, Worsfold, Jarman, Walker, Beevers, Smith.

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Previous games against Gainsborough Trinity
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
02-12-2017 H Vanarama North 3 – 0 Ironside, Horsfall, Weeks 1381 (21)
22-04-2017 A Vanarama North 1 – 1 Brown 902 (150)
19-11-2016 H Vanarama North 3 – 0 Gnahoua, N’Gwatala, Waite 1465 (18)