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Away Ground Guide- Gainsborough Trinity ( Saturday 8 April 2017)

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Club Name:  Gainsborough Trinity Nicknames:   Trinity, The Holy Blues. Founded:1873( as Trinity Recreationists) Ground Name:The Northolme Ground Capacity: 4304( 515 seated) Admission Prices 2016/17 Adults - £12 Concessions( 65+/students) - £8 Under 16`s - £4 Pre-School-   free Stadium. I like The Northolme. Although some of our on the field experiences there have tended to induce a shudder. It's a neatly attractive stadium offering plenty of seating in the main stand , covered terracing on two sides and an open terrace , where they tend to dump the away fans when there are any. There were about 400 last season, and although the event was segregated, they spread themselves around all 4 sides! Sustenance! The hungry traveller need look no further on arrival than Scubby’s. Scubby’s problems with his onions are well documented, but he had his act together 2015/16 and fans were mostly in praise of his fare.  I h

Stockport County 2 Tamworth 1 ( Vanarama National League-North ) 25 March 2017

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County put their supporters through it big time today at Edgeley Park, before winning what was seen by many as a `must win’ game against a hard working Tamworth side . Tamworth   worked their socks off, in an attempt to frustrate County’s lofty ambitions whilst furthering their own, and   for long periods they succeeded ,taking the lead in the first half with a goal one or two in blue might want to forget, or more usefully perhaps….learn from.   From there on out it was an up-hill struggle for County who for long periods forsook the intricacies of midfield play opting instead for the long high ball from deep- it was not at all pretty! One of several flags ( Andrew Machin ) It looked, for all the world, like a losing battle as well, until JG rang the changes bringing   Felix and Odejayi on the park, and things suddenly changed.   Ross in good form ( Andrew Machin ) and one from hedgie.......   Felix in particular played an absolute blinder , and wit

AFC Fylde 0 Stockport County 0 ( Vanarama National League- North) 21 March 2017

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In a game that fizzed, pulsed and roared   for 90 odd minutes, last night, in the cold Lancashire air at league leaders AFC Fylde’s swanky new pad, County thrilled upwards of 1000 travelling County fans with a superb performance   which earned them a deserved point. County pulled out all the stops   in what was quite simply a terrific match between two alpha teams in top form and out to thrill. They did just that, and in return the large County following gave a display of support that typified their avid commitment as much as their teams quality.   After a spell in the first 5 minutes when the hosts enjoyed possession and a measure of control the other 89 minutes were end to end with both sides working like demons to exploit a weakness they strained for but just could not find. The game was about the best I have seen this season, and it went off in a fine spirit with no sign of the ill feeling, and poor discipline we saw at Edgeley Park from Fylde who clearly