Steve Housham delighted as Gainsborough Trinity seal must-win victory of FC United of Manchester

Gainsborough Trinity v Barrow'English League Football - Vanarama Conference North'Northolme, Gainsborough, England.'6th December 2014''Gainsborough Trinity Manager Steve Housham.''Picture by Dan Westwell
Gainsborough Trinity v Barrow'English League Football - Vanarama Conference North'Northolme, Gainsborough, England.'6th December 2014''Gainsborough Trinity Manager Steve Housham.''Picture by Dan Westwell

Delighted Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham praised his side after their ‘must-win’ victory over FC United of Manchester.

New signing Paul McKay struck a second half winner to earn Gainsborough Trinity a vital 2-1 to ease their relegation fears.

McKay leapt to head home from a corner via the underside of the crossbar 15 minutes from time to end a run of three straight defeats for Trinity.

Simon Russell had previously opened the scoring early on for the Blues before Sam Madeley equalised after the sodden conditions got the better of two Gainsborough defenders.

Housham said: “You don’t get many better than this. It was fantastic today, hats off to the home support both teams today on a very rainy day.”

“The pitch was a bit boggy and I thought first half we played some good slick stuff. Second half we said a mistake could let them in and it was backs to the wall after they equalised. People say we were unlucky last week but we were lucky this week so I am delighted with the three points.”

“It was great way to round of Simon’s hundred today, he put it away smartly after a good passing move in the first half. I thought Stephen Brogan was excellent today. His link up play and movement was superb. I thought Paul McKay did well today in his first Conference North game. Won headers and looked confident when on the ball and he has a bit of pace about him.”

“It was a must win game today, as we could easily have gone bottom today had results not gone our way.

“It has been highlighted that we haven’t been doing well in the league and we will take confidence from today. We’ve got the three points, however ugly we get them and I’m delighted for everyone.”

The win moved the Blues up to 13th in the table and four points clear of the drop zone with games in hand.

Coming into the game, Trinity had claimed just eight points from a possible 24.