Belief in Holy Trinity will Slay Those Wrexham Dragons
Wrexham will not know what has hit them if Gainsborough Trinity, to a man woman and infant soul have anything to do with it at the Northolme. For this is a town and a community club on the rise. The Blues have great expectations and go into this one two goals down aiming to attack, attack, attack. Will Stamp make his mark or will Barraclough continue to prove his Trinity pedigree, one that was long denied at Lincoln City under Holdsworth? Townsfolk have until an hour before kick-off to claim their golden tickets. Will belief become reality as the Northolme dares to dream of Wembley?
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Gainsborough V Wrexham (1-3 agg)
Andy Morrell is wary of a Trinity comeback, after his side turned around two and three goal deficits in the recent past, only to face disappointment. That third goal certainly looked to have swung the tie but Trinity gaffer and guru Steve Housham will use that and belief as the Blues aim to turn the tide and make it an all-Lincolnshire affair at Wembley.
He told Look North and the Blues official site
“I am no Uri Geller, but I want everyone to go to sleep on Friday night whispering the word ‘believe’,” said Housham, whose side are vying for a showpiece final against either county rivals Grimsby Town or Dartford. And ‘believe’ should be the first word they repeat on Saturday morning. We need everyone to have that belief that we can turn this around. We were gutted to concede a goal right at the end last week to make it 3-1, but it’s just a two-goal lead at half-time and it is not insurmountable. I looked into the lads’ faces after last week as they got on the coach to come home and I can honestly tell you they believe they can do it. They were disappointed with how they played in Wrexham, the occasion probably got to one or two, but they truly believe they can turn it around. The first 15 or 20 minutes will be vital. We have to start well, without being gung ho, and if we can get an early goal, you never know, we may see Wrexham wobble.”
The Dragons will pack the away end with most of their 1200 allocation already sold. Trinity still have tickets available, which will be available up until 1pm today. Tickets are on sale today until an hour before kick-off, at The State Club, 23- 25 Church Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2JJ. Prices £11 and £7
No one should write-off the Blues, who gave as good as they got last week on a massive stage in front of the cameras. But an early set-piece could turn the game, with Yates, Harkness and Stamp a Holy Trinity who can unlock the Bank of England. Passion you feel can get Trinity through, but the delivery and execution has a quality that would not be out of place higher in the football pyramid. Dream and believe, because who dares wins in the Cup.