Nine man Gainsborough Trinity well beaten by North Ferriby United

Nathan Jarman keeps his eye on the ball.
Nathan Jarman keeps his eye on the ball.

Two players saw red as Gainsborough Trinity were hit for four by North Ferriby United.

Nathan Jarman and Stephen Brogan were sent off in separate incidents only a minute apart as the Villagers swept aside Trinity.

The Blues were already three down at this point but did maintained some dignity by only conceding once in the remaining time.

Trinity started the day by naming the same side which inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the East Yorkshire side on Boxing Day.

That meant three changes from the team defeated by Lincolnshire rivals Boston with Anthony Wilson, Jamie Yates and Liam Davis in for Marc Newsham, Charlie Binns and the now departed Adam Drury.

Trinity were suffering after a matter of minutes on the Humber when Jake Picton headed the back of Tom Denton’s head and had to be treated for a number of minutes for a nose bleed.

The former Scunthorpe defender’s hands were covered in blood and had to go off the pitch.

Luckily Trinity escaped unscathed with little trouble as Ferriby created nothing during this time.

On ten minutes Danny Clarke turned into space and forced a low save from Budtz.

Ten minutes later and Trinity almost took the lead thanks to a rasping drive from Liam Davis that forced home keeper Adam Nicklin into an excellent stop.

That was the Blues best moment until the hosts took the lead on the half hour.

Former Gainsborough loanee Curtis Bateson sold Josh Lacey a dummy and was free to burst into the box to find Danny Emerton who turned home a drilled cross.

The game burst into life in the next few minutes with Wilson turning his man in the box before firing wide.

A long ball over then top then exposed the Trinity defence, allowing Liam King to round Budtz. Fortunately the angle was tight and the midfielder scooped the ball over the bar.

Four minutes before half time, the hosts extended their lead from a corner. The unmarked Ben Middleton found the far corner and Ashley Palmer deflected the ball over the line.

It got worse eight minutes into the second half as former Trinity loanee Curtis Bateson got himself on target.

Bateson took advantage of a slip by Lacey, drove at goal and finished well into the top corner.

Then came two minutes of madness as just after the hour mark Nathan Jarman received a straight red card for what seemed a two footed challenge.

The resultant decision clearly aggrieved Stephen Brogan as almost straight from the free kick which saw the Jarman red, Brogan lunged in from behind on Emerton.

These were the only two cards in the entire game and arguably may have been avoided had a yellow card already been handed out.

The Blues only motive now was to prevent the result becoming a cricket score, which they did, with the defence only breached once for the remaining 25 minutes.

Bateson was at the heart of it again and his cross to the near post was met by a powerful Danny Clarke that did not give Budtz a chance.

North Ferriby United: Nicklin, Middleton, Wilde, King, Palmer (Gray 75), Hotte, Clarke, Fry (Bolder 80), Denton (Kendall 75), Emerton, Bateson. Subs (not used): Nicholson, Topliss.

Gainsborough Trinity: Budtz, Roma, Lacey, Brogan, D’Laryea, Picton, Russell, Davis (Richards 56), Wilson (Newsham 78), Jarman, Yates (Binns 66). Subs (not used): Stamp, Hedge.