Half Time: Hinckley United 0 Gainsborough Trinity 2
Gainsborough Trinity took a two-goal lead into the half-time break thanks to a Paul Connor brace.
But it wasn't a text-book performance by the play-off chasing Blues against a club who have conceded 100 goals this season.
Jamie Yates was the first to try his luck for Trinity after being put through by Terry Hawkridge, but his shot flew to the right of Martin Conway's goal. Then, seven minutes in, Hawkridge crossed for Luke Waterfall to head just wide.
After ten minutes, Craig Nelthorpe let fly with a speculative effort from 20 yards which dipped at the last minute and bounced off the cross bar.
Trinity were dominating the early part of the game and that domination paid off after 14 minutes when Nelthorpe put Connor through on goal and the striker lobbed Conway from the edge of the area. The goal was the 100th conceded this season by the home side.
The Blues were pressing again after 25 minutes when a long run by Hawkridge earned a corner. But the visitor's flag kick was headed just over the bar by Danny Hone.
Hinckley had an attack of their own when Luke Richards rolled Hone on the half way line, but the Trinity defender recovered to make the tackle before the striker could get his shot off. A minute later, Yates beat his man on the left wing and his cut back was miss-kicked by Simon Russell.
Just as the home side were getting back in the game Trinity added a second three minutes before half time. A move involving Josh Wilde and Nelthorpe found Hawkridge on the left. His driven cross was met
perfectly by Conner who headed home his second of the game.