Sat 24 Oct 15
at 17:08 PM
Gainsborough enjoyed some revenge for their Trophy semi-final defeat, as Nathan Jarman's 72nd minute free-kick was deflected off the Wrexham wall for the game's only goal.
The home side must have enjoyed 80% of possession, but it's what you do with the ball that matters.
We had more than enough chances to have grabbed several goals ourselves, but time and again they were spurned.
Robbie Evans had the best chance of the game for Wrexham early in the second-half when he agonisingly placed his shot wide from six-yards out.
The Reds continued to press their opponents and dominated the midfield battle convincingly, but they couldn’t find a killer pass in the final third despite hard efforts to do so.
Kayden Jackson proved a constant threat up-front for the Reds and was unfortunate not to score himself before half-time when his low left-footed shot was turned behind for a corner.
Gainsborough eventually made the Dragons pay for the missed opportunities when they fired in a low free-kick with twenty minutes left.
As a result the visitors rightfully locked up shop and tried their best to see the game out. Wrexham’s response was to through everything forward, but to their dismay the goal just wouldn’t come.
Perhaps the one positive was the return of James Gray who offered Wrexham with an extra attacking threat. He might be disappointed with his impact however when he headed wide from 9-yards in the last ten minutes.
The result means Wrexham miss out on the first round of the FA Cup for third time in their eight seasons back in the non-league football.
Congratulations to Trinity on their victory and we hope they go onto have a good run in the competition.