Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham urged side to continue club up Conference North table

Gainsborough Trinity Manager Steve Housham.''Picture by Dan Westwell
Gainsborough Trinity Manager Steve Housham.''Picture by Dan Westwell

Delighted Gainsborough Trinity boss is calling on his resurgent side to continue soaring up the Conference North table.

Trinity secured their fourth win in five games after wrapping up a 3-1 win at home to Hednesford on Saturday.

The win moved Trinity to tenth in the table to leave them nine points off Boston United in the final play off spot, with three games in hand on their local rivals.

Housham said: “Tenth was the target for 5pm on Saturday – and that’s where we are, so that one is achieved.

“Now we have to kick on and see where we get to next. We have a busy Christmas period and good results over Christmas could really see us up amongst things.

“I’m pleased the league form is continuing. There is always a side that comes from nowhere to gatecrash the play-offs – I’m not going to say we are going to be that side, but football’s a funny old game.

“We try and set the target of winning our home games, and we’ll see where it takes us. We’re not going to get carried away. We are calm, we are relaxed.

“I do think there is more to come from us and we can up the gears a few more. I don’t think we have reached the performances levels of the Tamworth game where we lost, but we have been picking up points and climbing the league – and that’s what we have to do.”

“We set off at a good tempo and I’m delighted for Newsh (Marc Newsham) to get his goals, he could and probably should have had a hat-trick as well when he missed probably the easiest chance of the game when he missed the header.

“He has bided his time though – and that shows why he is here, he’s a fox in the box and he gets goals.

“His second goal in particular was a great goal. Jamie Yates put in a great ball and the way Newsh has got across his man was league quality.

“Both Liam Davis and Jamie Yates caused a lot of problems, but we still want Jamie to be more positive, I still think there is more to come, but our two wide men did cause Hednesford problems and Liam rightly got the man of the match, there were a few shouts though, which is good to see.”

But Housham was left disappointed at his side’s failure to keep a clean sheet.

“As a centre half and a goalkeeper you want a clean sheet and in all honesty they should have had it, but we switched off for one second and they didn’t get it.

“We just got a little sloppy in the last five minutes and it cost us the clean sheet. I know I made changes, but we still needed a bit more about ourselves to see the game out.”

Trinity are next in action when they face Worcester City on Saturday.