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Sat 13 Jan 2018  ·  National League North
Gainsborough Trinity
Nuneaton Borough FC
Nuneaton Borough 1st Team
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Simon Kimber12 Jan 2018 - 18:52
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Nuneaton Town travel to north west Lincolnshire on Saturday for a vital match against second bottom Gainsborough Trinity. The Northolme has been home to The Holy Blues since 1884 and has been a happy hunting ground for the Boro' in recent times with four wins, three draws and just two defeats in their previous nine visits. Last season saw the home side come from behind twice to snatch a 2-2 draw with the most recent meeting between the two sides ending in a 1-0 win for Trinity at Liberty Way in August.

Michael Jacklin scored the only goal of the game as the Boro' searched in vein for an equaliser but couldn't find a way through the visitor's resolute defence. Although it may appear that they are struggling, Gainsborough have won six out of eight at home, the only defeat in that run was a 6-0 loss to Slough in the 1st round of the FA Cup.

Forward Ashley Worsfold is top-scorer for Trinity with seven goals in the league this season. The former Sheffield Wednesday man has scored six times in their previous eight matches, including a brace in an epic FA Trophy tie on Tuesday as Gainsborough eventually lost on penalties after a 4-4 extra-time draw away to Spennymoor Town.

Manager Dave Frecklington has been busy strengthening his squad so far in 2018. Lee Beevers was brought out of retirement and winger Adam Smith has been brought back to the club after a spell with Alfreton Town. Midfielder Simon Russell has also rejoined Gainsborough after 18 months at North Ferriby United. Russell follows in the footsteps of Curtis Bateson, who made the switch from Ferriby back in November, though he was substituted after picking up an injury midweek.

Overall Gainsborough have picked up 16 points in 11 games at home this season, scoring 18 and conceding 19. Away from the LDJ Solicitors Stadium Nuneaton have just six points from 12 games and a minus 16 goal difference. So, will Trinity be able to rebound from their cup heartbreak on Tuesday, or will Boro' make it back to back league wins for the first time this season?

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Club Sponsor - Stuart Plumbing
Rex Spencer Suite - Needham Insurance Group
Club Sponsor  - Crown Waste Management
League Partner - Pitching In
League partner - Joma
Boro Ballers Sponsor - McDonalds
Club Sponsor  - Nuneaton Garage Doors
Club Sponsor - JAG Distribution Logistics
Club Sponsor - FitKit UK
Club Sponsor - Cidori
Club Sponsor  - Triton Showers
Club Sponsor - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Club Sponsor - Harrison Randall
Club Sponsor - Plantool Hire Centres
Club Sponsor - Love 4 Floors
Club Sponsor - Ian G Gascoigne Builders Ltd
Club Sponsor - Devall & Son
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Domestics
Club Sponsor  - Sperrin Brewery
Club Sponsor - Strong Window Solutions
Club Sponsors  - Lear Corporation
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Self Storage
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Signs
Club Sponsor  - Atherstone Carpets & Flooring
Club Sponsor - Kitchens World
Club Sponsor - Ashmore Chartered Surveyors
Club Sponsor - Attleborough Car Valeting Centre
Club Sponsor - Dulux Decorator Centre
Club Sponsor - Bromfield Legal Solicitors
Club Sponsor - Alsters Kelley Solicitors
Club Sponsor - Waterfront Electrical
Club Sponsor - NWS Gases and Welding Supplies
Club Sponsor - Cartwright Homes
Club Sponsor - Advanced Machining Ltd
Club Sponsor - Anker Service Centre
Club Sponsors  - The Blue Boar Inn
Club Sponsor - Integrating Solutions Ltd
Club Sponsor - Hygiene Solutions
Club Sponsor - A & C Direct
Club Sponsor - Johnsons Jewellers
Club Sponsors  - Microbore Tooling Systems
Club Sponsor - MI Taxi Service
Club Sponsor - Mono Paving
Club Sponsors  - Marjorie Ann Investments
Club Sponsor - Lestercast
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Roof Truss
Club Sponsor - A&A Premier Stores Polesworth
Club Sponsor - Boost The Budget Group
Club Sponsor - Nuneaton Borough Supporters Co-Operative
Club Sponsor - Re- Create Coaching & Mentoring
Club Travel Partner - Coachleasing
Teamwear Partner - Sporting Touch