Hinckley United 1 Gainsborough Trinity 4
Gainsborough Trinity will face Harrogate at home in the next round of the FA Trophy a week on Saturday following their convincing 4-1 win at Hinckley.
They were off to the best of starts, when they were awarded a penalty after just three minutes. Jamie Yates was brought down by Theo Brown and Dominic Knowles stepped up to put Trinity ahead from the spot.
It was a blow to the home side who took ten minutes to compose themselves and get back into the game. Their best effort of the first 15 minutes came from 30 yards out when Jack Lane brought a good save from Jan Budtz. After 21 minutes, Trinity made it 2-0, when a floated Yates cross from the left was headed home by Darryn Stamp as the Blues began to take control.
However it was Hinckley who finished the first half on top they and got themselves back into the game after 41 minutes with a well made goal scored by Aron Wint. It was the home side's best move of the game and deserved a goal.
The second half was less than a minute old when Knowles found himself with a shooting chance from the edge of the area, but the centre forward dragged his effort wide.
But Trinity were not to be denied and six minutes into the second half skipper Michael Leary produced a real moment of quality to cut inside a defender and bury a left foot shot from 18 yards out to put the visitors 3-1 ahead.
With ten minutes remaining Trinity created a chance for Terry Hawkridge who hit a good shot from the edge of the area, then a flowing Trinity move resulted in Knowels having a header saved by Peet.
Trinity sealed their place in the next round with a fourth goal. Knowles' shot from 15 yards crashed against the bar and substitute Paul Connor followed up to head the ball in.