Saturday, 30 March 2013

Gainsborough Trinity 1 Guiseley AFC 2 - BSBN

Saturday 30th March 2013, at the Northolme
Blue Square Bet North
Gainsborough Trinity (1) 1
Mark Bower 17 OG
Guiseley AFC  (0) 2
Kevin Holsgrove 72, Sebastien Carole 77
Admission £11, Programme £2.50, Attendance 600
Ta very much, to Frank, a gentleman of an extremely pleasant disposition and unrivaled knowledge of local Non League football, for the team sheet
Gainsborough Trinity:
Jason White, Dominic Roma, Josh Wilde, Luke Waterfall, Danny Hone, Tyrone Thompson, Shane Clarke, Craig Nelthorpe, Jamie Yates, Paul Connor, Terry Hawkridge.
Subs - Darryn Stamp, Mark Jones, Conal Platt, Bradley Barraclough, Greg Young
Guiseley AFC:
Steven Drench, Jack Rea, Rhys Meynell, Matt Wilson, Danny Ellis, Mark Bower, Phil Marsh, Jake Lawlor, Josh Wilson, Patrick Mullen, Andy Holdsworth
Subs - Andy Pearson, Andy McWilliams, Sebastien Carole, Kevin Holsgrove, Jacob Giles
A result that leaves Trinity's hopes of reaching the BSBN play offs again this season, hanging by a very slender thread, while Guiseley have all but consolidated second place in the table, for themselves now.
However, with 27 points still up for grabs, Steve Housham's side have got to keep battling on, while the other teams who are in contention, take points off of each other in the final run in.
Trinity dominated the first half and really ought to have gone in at the break at least two or three goals to the good.
But they had to be content with a solitary goal, that deflected wickedly into the goal off of the unfortunate Guiseley captain Mark Bower, from a Dominic Roma shot from just inside the right hand side of the penalty area.
A Trinity fan stood close by, announced unconvincingly that 'it was on target anyway!', but the young lady serving pie and peas in the corner of the ground, will never know how close she came to getting a stray ball smack in the face, until Bower intervened ... who said chivalry was dead?
After the interval, the home side started well, but then seemed to lose all of their first half momentum ... and Guiseley took advantage.
The introduction of the former Leeds United and Monaco midfielder Sebastien Carole from the bench for the visitors changed the game, as he set up the equaliser for Kevin Holsgrove on 72 minutes and helped himself to a quality strike shortly afterwards.
The home side's body language seemed to suggest that they knew their fate was now inevitable as Guiseley cantered to the finish line, with that steady, but unspectacular style they've got that serves them so well as they grind out results.
FT - Gainsborough Trinity 1 v Guiseley AFC 2
Next up - I'm back at the Northolme tomorrow for Gainsborough Trinity U18 v Sleaford JFC U18, a league and cup 'double header'. 
Though to be honest, I'm not sure when this game is kicking off, because all three internet sites that have posted details of the game, have listed different times.