Date: Saturday, 19th September 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nA late Joe Parker equaliser against Hednesford Town on Tuesday night was enough to earn Gloucester City a point ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Gainsborough Trinity.\r\n\r\nIt looked as if the Tigers were heading for a third successive defeat before Parker headed home a Billy Jones corner in the last minute.\r\n\r\nThat point means City remain in 16th place in the Vanarama National League North table just 2 points off the top half and 3 points off 10th placed FC United of Manchester.\r\n\r\nGainsborough Trinity head into the fixture at Whaddon Road winless in 4 matches, but Tigers boss Tim Harris knows that there are no easy games in the National League North.\r\n\r\n“We’re looking forward to playing Gainsborough but we’re under no illusions we’ll have to work hard to get the 3 points” Harris said.\r\n\r\nHe continued “They’ve got some very experienced players in their ranks so we’ve got to be street-wise and if we do that we’ll be fine as we were against the likes of Nuneaton and Alfreton.”\r\n\r\nThe opponents: \r\n\r\nThe club was established in 1873 as Trinity Recreationists by Reverend George Langton Hodgkinson, the vicar at the Holy Trinity Church.\r\n\r\nIn 1889 the club were founder members of the Midland League, which they won in 1890–91. Trinity finished as runners-up the following season and again in 1895–96.\r\n\r\nIn 1896 the club applied for membership of the Football League, and were elected after finishing third in the ballot, ahead of existing members Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra.\r\n\r\nWhen the Football League created a new Third Division North in 1921, Trinity applied for membership, but were again unsuccessful.\r\n\r\nThe club won the Midland League title in 1927–28, and the following season defeated Football League opposition in the FA Cup for the first time since losing their League status, beating Crewe 3–1 in the first round, before losing to Chesterfield in the second round.\r\n\r\nThe club applied to join the Football League again in 1975 and 1976, but received only a single vote on each occasion.\r\n\r\nWhen the Northern Premier League added a second division in 1987, Trinity were placed in the Premier Division, where they remained until becoming founder members of the Conference North in 2004.\r\n\r\nIn 2011–12 the club finished fourth, qualifying for the promotion play-offs. After beating Halifax Town in the semi-finals, Trinity lost the final 1–0 to Nuneaton Town.\r\n\r\nIn 2012–13 the club reached the semi-finals of the FA Trophy for the first time, losing to eventual winners Wrexham.\r\n\r\nTeam news:\r\n\r\nMike Symons is rated as doubtful following a slight hamstring injury picked up at Hednesford Town on Tuesday night.\r\n\r\nThere are still slight concerns over Mike Green’s fitness who is still feeling the effects of a tight hamstring.

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