Match report: Gainsborough Trinity 2 Rushall Olympic 0
Darryn Stamp’s second goal in two games set Trinity on their way to the next round of the FA Cup.
Stamp scored in the 51st minute of the second qualifying round against Rushall Olympic to secure their place in next week’s draw.
But it was a game on a knife edge as chances came at both ends. The sheer size of the Rushall forwards were 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.
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Three minutes in a good Trinity move involving Darryn Stamp and Josh Lacey saw the latter cross the ball in the danger area.
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.
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.
There was a good start to the second half for the home side which saw them take the lead.
Jordan Thomas tricked his way passed a defender on the right and put in a cross. Barracliugh’s header forced a save from the keeper, but Stamp finished off at the far post.
Rushall could have levelled eight minutes later, but Trinity somehow cleared after a scramble in their six yard area.
A superb run down the left by Barraclough saw the striker pull the ball back for Davis, but the winger hit the post.
Five minutes later, though, and Davis was celebrating after finishing off a great move which saw Josh Batty put over an inviting final ball from Trinity's right.
Trinity could have had the ball in the net again as chances went begging by Barraclough and Stamp.
But Steve Housham’s side had done enough.
Trinity: Barnes, Roma, Wilde, Williams, Lacey, Young, Russell, Davis, Barraclough, Stamp, Thomas (Batty 63), subs: Martin, Josh Williams, Karkach, Wisdom-Lockwood, Emery
Rushall Olympic: Gemmell, Turner, Wood, Tolley (Haynes 45), Caines, Eckersley, Craddock, Ramsey-Dickson, Adebola, Obeng, Bottomer, subs: Palmer, Walker, Martin, Spink