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Worsfold at the double as Trinity hold on

Ashley Worsfold
Ashley Worsfold

Gainsborough Trinity got their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League push back on track with a 3-2 home win over third-placed Basford United on Tuesday.

Trinity, who are ninth but with matches in hand on those above them, survived a second-half comeback from the visitors after leading 3-0 at half-time.

Alex Byrne gave Trinity a 12th minute lead, scoring after Joe Maguire headed on an Alex Simmonds cross.

Man-of-the-match Ashley Worsfold netted twice before half-time as the Holy Blues capitalised on defensive errors.

However, ex-Trinity player Matt Thornill replied in the 50th minute and Nat Watson’s strike nine minutes from time set up a nervous finish, but Trinity held on for a fifth successive home league victory..