Half Time: Gainsborough Trinity 0 Rushall Olympic 0
A game on a knife edge would be an accurate description of Gainsborough Trinity’s FA Cup clash with Rushall Olympic at half time.
Chances came at both ends with the sheer size of the Rushall forwards causing problems for a much changed Trinity side.
Jordan Thomas, making his Trinity debut on loan from Lincoln City, showed glimpses of talent but was often outmuscled by the Rushall players.
Three minutes in a good Trinity move involving Darryn Stamp and Josh Lacey saw the latter cross the ball in the danger area.
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As the ball came out, Simon Russell fired a shot just over the bar.
Three minutes later, another Trinity attack saw Stamp felled in the penalty area but the referee was having none of it.
Rushall Olympic skipper Gavin Caines fired over the bar with a dipping volley following a Rushall corner and then Jonathan Williams fired a low, powerful shot just wide.
Just before the half hour mark a Williams free-kick was headed back in by Stamp. Barraclough turned well but the ball ran out of play.
Trinity created their best chance just after the half-hour mark, when Barraclough pulled the ball back from the by-line for an on-rushing Stamp.
But the normally dependable Stamp fired well over from 10 yards out.
Just before the half time whistle, Josh Wilde went on a great run down the left before pulling it back for Davis, but the chance came to nothing.
Then Barraclough fired just wide with just the keeper to beat.
Trinity: Barnes, Roma, Wilde, Williams, Lacey, Young, Russell, Davis, Barraclough, Stamp, Thomas, subs: Martin, Josh Williams, Karkach, Wisdom-Lockwood, Batty, Emery
Rushall Olympic: Gemmell, Turner, Wood, Tolley, Caines, Eckersley, Craddock, Ramsey-Dickson, Adebola, Obeng, Bottomer, subs: Palmer, Walker, Martin, Haynes, Spink