VIDEO: Russell delighted with Trinity win

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Simon Russell was the architect of Gainsborough Trinity’s winner against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

The midfielder was rightly elated with the result, after he helped his side come back from a goal down to win 2-1.

Gainsborough Trinity v Harrogate Town. Pictured is Simon Russell (w131005-2a)

Gainsborough Trinity v Harrogate Town. Pictured is Simon Russell (w131005-2a)

The game was a great advertisement for Non League Football and Russell said: “I enjoyed the game, despite the first half but in the second it was probably the best half of the season.”

“We were absolutely brilliant and to be fair I thought we ran them into the ground.”

After winning the ball in midfield, he successfully held off three Stalybridge men, before slotting the ball through for Billy Lobjoit’s effort.

The former Lincoln and York midfielder received some stick at the final whistle from the kit man for his part in the goal.

He said: “The kit man has accused me of having Velcro on my boots as the ball always seems to stick to me.”

“You just put the effort in to try and win the ball back and make something happen.”

“I got a bit of luck and Stampy had a clever dink over the keeper for the finish.”