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Motormen struggle at home despite Mahon trickery
MOTORS will be disappointed not to have got anything out of this game as Gainsborough Trinity recorded their first victory of the season at Rivacre Park.
Trinity took an early lead when defender Luke Waterfall's header was deflected by the unfortunate Chris Noone and away from the diving Zac Jones to give the Blues a 1-0 lead after just four minutes.
Just six minutes later, Motors were back on level terms when James Ellison's shot towards goal was well saved by Jan Budtz however Tom Rutter, making his first start for Motors, followed up with a fine strike just inside the area which beat the Trinity keeper.
The home side has a good spell of possession just before the interval with winger Craig Mahon working tirelessly to conjure something up but they couldn’t find a way past a stubborn Trinity defence.
The winning goal was scored on 63 minutes when winger Terry Hawkridge whipped in a free-kick and Paul Connor found the back of the net with a stooping header from close range.
The away side dominated possession in the last 20 minutes of the game as Motors struggled to create anything to trouble Budtz in the Trinity goal.
Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright, Dames, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Mahon, Fearnehough, Ellison (Thompson 70), Parkinson (Thelwell 84), Rutter Subs not used: Burns, Wright, Courtney (GK) Attendance: 156