#THROWBACKTHURSDAY | February 2013 - Wrexham 3-1 Gainsborough Trinity

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 08 Feb 2018

Back for 2018 is #ThrowbackThursday! This time we've gone visual and raided the back-catalogue of club DVD's to bring you a new video every Thursday from yesteryear! 

We can't promise you a classic every week - but we can promise you a look back at some of the more unusual games! 

Wrexham 3-1 Gainsborough Trinity

Of course, we all know that Wrexham won the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium in 2013, but the two-legged semi-finals were equally as entertaining.

Trinity had a good run to the semi's and Darryn Stamp's goal cancelled out Danny Wright opener leaving the hosts to rue a whole back catalogue of missed changes. 

Substitute Adrian Cieslewicz and Neil Ashton made sure in the end though. Wrexham did go on to loose 2-1 at Gainsborough in the next leg, the reds goal being a screamer by Wright, but it was enough to see them through to the final on aggregate.

Mini Match Report

Goals from Adrian Cieslewicz and Neil Ashton gave Wrexham a healthy lead to take into the second leg of their FA Trophy semi-final with Gainsborough.

Blue Square Bet Premier side Wrexham gained an early advantage over their lower league opponents with Danny Wright's composed finish.

Darryn Stamp soon equalised with a powerful header before substitute Cieslewicz restored the home lead.

And in added time, Ashton's acrobatic finish put Wrexham in firm command.  

Player-manager Andy Morrell spoke to the media team after the match and said: "It could have been more looking at the chances we've had.

"But we knew what they were about - they were going to fight. It was a big game for them, and for us, with the carrot that's dangled in front of you.

"We knew they would tire because part-timers do in big games. Second-half we were good and on the front foot and were worthy winners and it should have been more really."

5 Things About Gainsborough Trinity Since

  1. Trinity would have change for redemption after loosing out to Wrexham in the 2013 FA Trophy semi-finals. The 2015 FA Cup fourth round qualifying stage saw them return to the Racecourse and knock the reds out of the competition. They won 0-1 with Nathan Jarman getting the goal for the Conference North club. They were beaten in the 1st round of the 2015-16 FA Cup by Shrewsbury Town. 
  2. Their showings in these semi-finals won them "FA Trophy - Best performance 2012-13".
  3. They have competed in the Vanarama National League North since the first encounter at the Racecourse. They have finished 8th in 12-13, 16th in 13-14, 17th in 14-15, 16th in 15-16 and 19th in 16-17. They are currently in 19th place - one place above the relegation zone with just a point to cushion them from 20th placed Curzon Ashton. 
  4. Trinity's manager was Brian Little until 2011 when Steve Housham took the hot-seat until 2016 - managing both games against Wrexham. Since they have had two managers in Dominic Roma and current boss Dave Frecklington. 
  5. Trinty won the Lincolnshire Senior Cup this season - beating Boston United on 3-1 penalties after an extra-time result of 2-2.  

The Line-Ups

Wrexham: Maxwell, Ashton, Riley, Harris, D.Wright, Ormerod (Morrell 84'), Keates (Little 79'), Clarke, Ogleby (Cieslewicz 60'), Walker, Westwood
Substitutes (not used): Coughlin, Hunt
Gainsborough Tininty: Budtz, Roma, Wilde, Waterfall, Hone, Leary (Clark 76'), Russel, Nelthorpe (Barraclough 70'), Yates, Stamp (Thompson 89'), Hawkridge
Substitutes (not used): White, Young 

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