FA Trophy loss at Ashton United was ‘worst’ defeat of Steve Housham’s tenure but he insists Gainsborough Trinity can bounce back

Gainsborough Trinity vs Aston Utd. Trinity manager Steve Housham
Gainsborough Trinity vs Aston Utd. Trinity manager Steve Housham

Steve Housham insists Gainsborough can bounce back after the ‘worst’ defeat of his tenure – a 3-1 FA Trophy loss at Ashton United.

He admitted it was tough to take: “It was a push to get Ant Wilson out there, he was only 50 to 60 per cent fit, but he was our only fit striker and we had a lot of players in different positions that did a good job, unfortunately it wasn’t enough, even though we showed a bit more than Saturday.

“We gave them three goals we could have cut out and that has to go down as the worst defeat in my time at Gainsborough Trinity, but we need to pick ourselves up, stick together and move on.”

“We have players in the stands that would be in the team, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.”

Trinity now host Harrogate and Hednesford on Saturday and Tuesday.

Housham said: “It hurts losing to a lower league team but we have to take hope from Wrexham, we beat them and they went on a great run – now we need to do the same.

“We have two massive games and we want the fans to get behind the lads. I trust these players, I trust myself and we will set about achieving the top 10 finish we want.”