VIDEO: Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham hopes to see the 'Phil Barnes jig' back at the Northolme
Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham hopes his side's first win on Saturday will lead to the return of the 'Phil Barnes jig'.
His side earned their first points of the Skrill North season with a 2-1 victory over Barrow at the Northolme, but they left it until the last minute to seal all three points.
Hero of the hour was substitute Mark Jones who burst through the Barrow defence and curled a superb low shot around Tony McMillan to thrill the Trinity fans.
The win lifted the mood around the Trinity camp and left Housham recalling his first games in charge at the club.
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"I remember the season I took over, I think we won our first five games and Phil Barnes would come in to the changing room dancing for joy," he said.
"He would dance around saying that’s two on the bounce, that’s three on the bounce.
"Hopefully we will see the Phil Barnes jig again and we will build on this win.
"The monkey is off our back. They did a job. I am delighted for the players and I am delighted for the fans who have stood by us. It was a great three points."
Housham took the unusual step of blasting his players last week, following their defeat at Stockport - their sixth loss in six games.
But the public criticism seemed to do the job, with a much improved performance and three vital points.
"They (the players) did not like what was said last week, no player would. It showed that they are all committed and they came out fighting and they got their rewards," Housham said.
"I think you saw how the lads were putting their heads in where it hurts. There were numerous blocks inside our box because they care."
Housham also made changes to his side, with 19-year-old Taylor McKenzie joining on loan from Sheffield Wednesday and former Northern Ireland international Ciaran Toner signing on none-contract terms.
"We brought the experience of Ciaran Toner on for the last half an hour to try and see things out," Housham added.
"He’s not match fit but if we can get him there gradually he will give us a wealth of experience.
"Taylor came in and did an extremely good job. He won almost all his headers, he has pace and, for a young lad, his positional sense was very good.
"We now go to the ground of Kidderminster Harriers to play Worcester on Tuesday, another nice stadium, and we go there in buoyant mood."