Nathan Jarman celebrated his birthday in style as he took two chances brilliantly to see Gainsborough pick up their first win in five games as they defeated Gloucester City 2-0 at Whaddon Road.\r\n\r\nGloucester started well as James Bowen played a picture perfect ball into the six yard box towards Obi Anoruo but the Tigers hitman was barely offside.\r\n\r\nThe first chance for the visitors was a good one as Marc Newsham found himself in space on the edge of the box but he scuffed his shot wide.\r\n\r\nGainsborough had the lead after Nathan Jarman collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled a sumptuous effort into the far corner that left Jasbir Singh with absolutely no chance.\r\n\r\nTrinity had a second and it was birthday boy Jarman again. City switched off as they looked for a free kick but the referee was having none of it and Jarman was the only one to react as he latched onto it and rifled the ball fiercely past Singh.\r\n\r\nCity had a fantastic opportunity to get one back before half time as James Bowen headed the ball back across goal and Joe Parker reacted quickest but couldn’t quite get there to tap home from close range.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers knew they had to get an early goal and they nearly had it, but Obi Anoruo was too hesitant and had a shot blocked, before James Bowen with the follow up was also blocked.\r\n\r\nNew signing Jonté Smith played a lovely one-two with Sam Avery down the wing who then played a driven low cross to Anoruo who flicked it over from close range.\r\n\r\nSmith was then gifted the ball 25 yards from the Trinity goal and was allowed time to pick a shot but despite sending Budtz sprawling to his right, the Gainsborough stopper always had it covered and saw it wide.\r\n\r\nWith the time running out swiftly, Avery played another low ball to Anoruo who just slipped as he took a shot and Adam Quinn did really well to get the block in.\r\n\r\nJonté Smith was a bright spark amongst few and he continued to be Gloucester’s playmaker as he knocked the ball down to Anoruo 12 yards out from goal but again his effort was deflected over.\r\n\r\nFor all their chances it just would not come off for Tigers and they were condemned to defeat for the 3rd time in 5 matches.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: Singh, Green, Jones, Williams (capt), Avery, Hanks (Smith 46’), Liddiard (Miller 46’), Webb, Anoruo, Parker, Bowen (Hall 63’)\r\n\r\nSubs: Hamilton, Thompson\r\n\r\nGainsborough Trinity: Budtz, Roma (capt), Lacey, D’Laryea, Quinn, Picton, Russell, Davis (Forrest 71’), Newsham (Bignall , Jarman, Yates\r\n\r\nSubs: Stamp, Rigby, Binns\r\n\r\nReferee: Anthony Coggins\r\n\r\nAttendance: 297\r\n\r\nStar man: Tom Webb (Gloucester)

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