Frecklington praises character of players

Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington.
Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com
Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington. Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

Gainsborough Trinity manager Dave Frecklington gave his players a pat on the back after the 3-3 home draw against high-flying Darlington.

Despite being disappointed by conceding a 96th-minute equaliser that left Trinity in relegation trouble, Frecklington said: “My boys were absolutely different class. We have character in the side in abundance.

“We set up differently and went 4-3-3. We were a threat up front and the midfield, how they got through the 90 minutes after the effort they put in against Halifax I haven’t got a clue.

“The back four were as solid as you like, but the disappointing thing is we shouldn’t be conceding in the 96th minute. It was a poor goal.

“Again we have gone in at half-time winning a game — that’s four times since we (Frecklington and his assistant, Terry Fleming) came to the club and we have not won a game.

“But we have headed and kicked everything. I am bored of repeating myself at how much this team has given us over the last three weeks.”

Trinity, without a win in nine matches, travel to Chorley on Saturday.