This can only go well... (Image: Gainsborough Town)
Brackley Town could only managed a goalless draw against Gainsborough Trinity in the National League North on Monday evening, though it wasn't for the lack of endeavour.
Indeed, the hoststried everythingTrinity down, even debutinga strange new prototype throw-in strategy in a desperate bid to break down the defences.
This year is supposed to be a special one for Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, marking, as it does, the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of a club which spent sixteen years in the Football League between 1896 and 1912 but now resides in the Blue Square Bet North, two divisions below League Two but a comfortable distance from the one man and a dog territory that marks out the flotsam and jetsam of non-league football.
Well, this is the final edition of Non-League Videos Of The Week for this season, but we do at
least have a round-up games that are well worth an hour of your time. We kick-off with a
double-bill from Wembley, with highlights of Saturday's FA Trophy final between York City and
Newport County, followed by Sunday's FA Vase final between Dunston UTS and West Auckland.
Last year was pretty clear cut in the Conference North, Alfreton were pretty much definitely
going up despite having a ridiculous backlog of games, the play-off places were fairly clear early
on and Redditch were dropping like a stone from around February time, but this season it looks set
to be a bit closer at both ends of the table and closer still in the middle.
Made in Sheffield: My Story by Neil Warnock with Oliver Holt
Published by Hodder and Stoughton
"Anyone who writes an autobiography", opines former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine in the introduction to her brilliant memoir Clothes Music Boys, "is either a twat or broke.
You may be surprised to learn that even back in 1949 Boro had players in the team who had to travel fair distances to home games just as the players of today do, we seem to assume that back then teams were full of local players, but this gem of an article proves otherwise.
We go back to Easter Monday 1949 and as Scarborough FC were playing Gainsborough Trinity, thieves had got into the changing rooms.