Blues kids pull off an upset

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Gainsborough Trinity Under 15s pulled off a cup upset, knocking Appleby Frodingham Under 16s out of the cup with a 2-1 win.

In a tense opening, Trinity more than matched their much stronger opponents and when the home side did create goal scoring chances Trinity’s goalkeeper and defence stood firm.

In the second half App Frod had a chance to take the lead when they where awarded a penalty but Josh Brockett threw himself to his right, pulling off a fantastic save.

Gainsborough went in front when Keatan Gale planted a fine header past the keeper, from a pinpoint Adam Bush cross.

But their lead only lasted a couple of moments thanks to a great strike from the Under 16s.

But Trinity regained the lead with 10 minutes remaining when Tom Williams dispossessed the defender to race clear, round the keeper and slot home.

Gainsborough defended stoutly in the final few minutes with McKay, Walshaw, Turver and captain Weatherell digging deep to hold on to their lead.

And with the help of midfield quartet Goble, Bush, Gale, Robson and the non-stop running of strike duo Krakow and Williams, Trinity progressed into the quarter-final.

The team were buoyed by the unused subs and supporters who encouraged and cheered the lads throughout.

This Sunday Trinity are back in league action when they entertain Epworth Colts at Roses at 10am.

Gainsborough Trinity U16s played host to Barton needing a win to remain top.

They soon had Barton pressed in their own half, and a threaded pass from Drummond was smashed in by Liam Quinn.

Trinity didn’t have to wait long to extend their lead, this time with Tom Forbes breaking through Barton’s back four, and providing a clinical finish straight across Barton’s keeper.

Barton kept battling, and after a mistake from Trinity’s keeper, the visitors were awarded a penalty made it 2-1 before the interval.

In the second half Barton desperately tried to get back into the game but with some excellent defending from Mark Raisborough the Blues managed to keep them quiet.

The score remained 2-1 until the final whistle, when Trinity maintained their top spot.

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