Housham on ‘special’ FA Cup derby win, a good draw and the the visit of Stockport County

Action pics from the Gainsborough V Boston match. Gainsborough.  Trinity in Blue kit Nathan Jarman celebrating his goal
Action pics from the Gainsborough V Boston match. Gainsborough. Trinity in Blue kit Nathan Jarman celebrating his goal
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Gainsborough Trinity’s ‘special’ FA Cup victory over Boston will give them momentum ahead of the visit of Stockport County on Saturday.

That’s the view of a delighted Steve Housham, who has led his men to successive 2-0 victories.

He told the Standard: “Saturday was a special win and it was thoroughly deserved.

“We had to cope with a second half bombardment of set-pieces but they never cut us open.

“We’re winning games and that breeds confidence, the lads just want to get out there and carry on playing well.”

Housham admits Stockport, who sit four points and five places ahead of Trinity in the National League North table, will provide a stern test for his men.

“It will be a tough game, we’re up against one of the biggest sides in the league – they were a Championship side not that long ago.

“But there should be another decent crowd there and we’re on a bit of a good run, with a fully fit squad.”

Unlike last season, Housham can now call upon a wealth of attacking options.

Nick Bignall and Nathan Jarman are in form and Marc Newsham opened his account for Trinity in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The boss said: “That’s what our aim was in the summer, we knew what we were looking for.

“I’m delighted for Newsh scoring against his old side, we knew he would score goals, we knew Nathan Jarman would.

“Nick has five, Nathan has five and that’s what we expect from our strikers, it should stand us in good stead.”

In the FA Cup, the Blues have been drawn against Evo-Stik Division One side Droylsden, and Housham is pleased.

“It’s a good draw, it could have been tougher. It’s not a gimmie, we’ll prepare right.”