Matchwinner hails “massive” late FA Cup win

Gainsborough Trinity are dreaming of another FA Cup run to match their exploits in the 2014-2015 season.

The Blues fought back from conceding an early goal at Spennymoor Town to win their second qualifying round tie 2-1 thanks to an Ioan Evans’ 88th-minute winner.

Afterwards the matchwinner said: “I went up for a throw-in but the ball went back out (of the penalty area).

“I decided to stay up and Kingy (Craig King) put a beautiful ball in. The keeper came out, there was a bit of a collision and it has come off me and gone in. They all count.

“This is massive for the fans, the club and us to get through to the next round.

“We struggled in the first half, but in the second half the manager changed it to 4-4-2 and we camped in their half.

“Nathan Jarman came on and made the difference.”

Three seasons ago Trinity reached the first round and bowed out only after a 1-0 home defeat by Football League side Shrewsbury Town.

At Spennymoor, where they drew 1-1 in the National League North earlier in the month, Trinity hit back from falling behind to Glen Taylor’s 17th-minute breakthrough.

Ash Worsforld levelled with his fourth of season, firing into the top corner from 25 yards to reward the visitors for a much-improved second-half performance, before Evans converted a Craig King cross two minutes from time.

Loan keeper Henrik Ravas denied David Foley with a terrific second-half save — his second great stop in five days after blocking Jon Parkin against York City in midweek.

He said: “It was a confidence boost (to make the saves) but that is my job for the team.

“It was great to win and a great feelingto score a late goal and come back from 1-0 down.

“We needed that for our confidence.”