Luke: ‘I’ve been disappointing’

Luke Waterfall conceded he has been a ‘disappointment’ this season for Gainsborough Trinity following Saturday’s win over Corby.

The 20-year-old defender scored his first goal for Trinity at the weekend after his two at Ilkeston in August were wiped out following Town’s exit from the league.

Waterfall, who scored for an England C select against Hallam FC in October, says he ought to have netted more times for the Blues since his summer move.

“I’ve been disappointing this season to be fair,” he admitted.

“I’ve had a lot of chances to score more goals and should have put them away.”

The 6ft 2in centre-half has come close to scoring on several occasions this season with headers from set-pieces.

However, against Corby he scored with his feet.

A ball into the six-yard box fell kindly to Waterfall who, after swinging at the first effort, scored with a controlled finish at the second attempt to draw Trinity level.

“The goal was a bit of a goal scramble, but I’m not bothered if it’s my feet or my head as long as they go in.”

“The lads were saying it was an own-goal, but I’ll try my hardest to claim it.”

Gainsborough trailed 1-0 at the break before they came out in the second half and produced a stunning fight-back to turn the game on its head.

Waterfall’s leveller sparked a sensational five-minute spell where Leon Mettam netted moments after and Mark Robinson four minutes later to earn victory for Trinity.

“We needed to show more energy and urgency,” said Waterfall of the Blues’ first-half performance.

“But we came out in the second half and did the business.”

“I got the equaliser and then let Metts and Robbo do the work with two great volleys for the win.”