Tuesday 24th July 2012, at the Northolme
Pre Season Friendly
Gainsborough Trinity 0
Hucknall Town 0
Admission £6, No programme or team sheet, very eco-friendly!
More to follow ... eventually
It was too hot and humid to be charging around at breakneck pace tonight.
In fact the referee called for a drinks break mid way through the first half.
Paul Connor came closest to breaking the deadlock , with what would've been a 'trademark' Trinity goal, latching onto a free kick that was headed back across the six yard box, before putting the ball over the bar.
But Hucknall could've snatched the game right at the end when Danny Blair fired over from 18 yards out.
Hucknall Town played against a strong Mansfield Town side last night (regular THE66POW viewers might have already spotted this), once again in strength sapping heat ... and after such exertions on consecutive nights, I think the Evo-Stik (Northern Premier League) Division One South side, gave a decent account of themselves at the Northolme, especially when you consider that the nucleus of their side were playing (for Retford United) in the NCEL last season.
Which accounted for the dozen or so Retford United fans clustered behind the Gasworks End goal.
Brett Marshall's side put in a very hard working performance.
Trinity had a few decent chances and probaly ought to have done better with a couple of the, but they were lacking a bit of cutting edge and precision around the Hucknall goal. No harm done, it was only a friendly.
To surmise, at the end of the day, the proverbial, over the moon, sick as a parrot, 'typical pre season warm up game' Saint.