Frustration reigns for profligate Trinity
IT WAS a case of chances missed for Gainsborough, who fought back from a goal down to secure a point against Witton Albion.
It was another game where Trinity struggled to get going but with Nathan Stainfield and Maguire marshalling the combative Rob Hopley well, the half had looked destined to finish goalless.
But the visitors went ahead a minute before the break, Joe Maguire heading into his own net from James Foley’s inswinging free-kick.
After the break it was a different matter and the Blues’ should have been level seven minutes in.
Superb footwork from top scorer Ashley Worsfold saw him clean through from Alex Byrne’s delightfully weighted ball but he dragged his effort wide.
Two minutes later Worsfold had the ball in the back of the net, diverting Alex Simmons’ low strike, only to see the flag up for offside.
Gainsborough were finally level after Greg Hall made a fine diving save from Byrne’s edge of the box volley. Simmons did brilliantly to recover the ball and stand up a cross to the far post that Worsfold nodded home from close range.
As momentum shifted, chances came and went for the home side, substitutes Ross Hannah and Jonny Margetts, twice, missing chances to score as it ended level.
STAR MAN: Nathan Stainfield (Gainsborough) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★