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Half Time: Gainsborough Trinity 1Wrexham 1 (Wrexham lead 4-2 on aggregate)

By DMarshall__LE  |  Posted: February 23, 2013

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Trinity have a mountain to climb if they are to achieve their Wembley dream.

One goal each in the first half leaves the teams at 4-2 on aggregate

with the visitors from Wales still two goals clear of their Lincolnshire


The first ten minutes were even-steven with the teams restricted to a

chance each, both of which were hit wide. Jamie Yates provided the first

moment of quality with a run and cross from the right, but his cross

was underhit and the Wrexham keeper got there first. After 17 minutes,

Yates again looked to put Darryn Stamp in, this time from the left, but

again, the keeper was just there first.

Trinity's Wembley dream took a blow when the Dragons took the lead after

21 minutes. Leading scorer Danny Wright stepped inside and hit a

left-foot shot from 20 yards which curled expertly around Jan Budtz as

the visitors took a 4-1 aggregate lead.

But the Trinity fans were lifted after 26 minutes when Jamie Yates

nodded the ball down for Terry Hawkridge and the midfielder made no

mistake with a left foot strike which went in off the inside of the post

from ten yards out. It could have been even better for Trinity two

minutes later when Yates' corner was driven across and Stamp met the

ball with a powerful header which flew inches wide.

Trinity are certainly holding their own here at the Northolme, but they have to score two clear goals to level the tie. Game on!

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