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Game Off will now be played 29th October at 7:45pm


Gainsborough Trinity Football Club..  

Ground, The Northolme, Gainsborough, 

Nickname -  Trinity, The Holy Blues, 

Founded 1873, 

League .. Northern Premier League  

Present League Position .. 21st from 22

Website .. http://www.gainsboroughtrinity.com/

Gainsborough Trinity Football Club is a football club based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. Established in 1873, the club became members of the Football League in 1893 and remained members of the Second Division until 1912, making Gainsborough one of the smallest towns in England to have had a Football League team. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football, and play at the Northolme. 

Gainsborough Trinity's location on the bank of the River Trent pits them against a host of clubs from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. The most noted local derbys for Gainsborough are against Boston United and Worksop Town, as both clubs have spent numerous seasons in both the Northern Premier League and Conference North divisions with Trinity. Games with Boston or Worksop are traditionally played on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Professional clubs in traditional Lincolnshire such as Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town have rarely played Trinity outside of pre-season tournaments such as the Lincolnshire Senior Cup. 

The last competitive match between Trinity and a professional Lincolnshire club was when they played Lincoln City in the first round of the FA Cup in the 1996–97 season, with Trinity eventually losing 3–2 in the replay following a 1–1 draw at Sincil Bank. 

Time Line

1889-90 Founder member of Midland League.
1890-91 Midland League Champions
1891-92 Midland League runner-up
1895-96 Midland League runner-up
1896 Elected to Football League
1912 Left Football League, rejoined Midland League
1913-14 Midland League runner-up
1926-27 Missed runner-up spot on goal average
1927-28 Midland League Champions (2nd time)
1928-29 Midland League runner-up (on goal average)

1948-49 Midland League Champions (3rd time)
1960 Midland League disbanded, joined Yorkshire League Division Two
1961-62 Rejoined reformed Midland League
1966-67 Midland League Champions (4th time) (on goal average)
1968-69 Founder members of Northern Premier League
2004-05 Joined Conference in newly-formed Northern Division, Not promoted after play-offs (SF Gainsborough Trinity 2-2 FC Halifax Town, FC Halifax Town 0-1 Gainsborough Trinity - Agg 3-2, Final Gainsborough Trinity 0-1 Nuneaton Town)
2012-13 F.A. Trophy semi-finalists
2015-16 Conference changed name to National League
2018-19 Rejoined Northern Premier League


Dunston FC and Gainsborough Trinity have only ever met once, it was way back in 2001-02 in the FA Cup 2QR, Dunston were beaten 5-1 at Gainsborough Trinity.

Dunston FC beat Ossett United 3-2 to reach this round.






Published Friday 18th October 2019 (last updated Saturday 26th October 2019)