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Joy for Jamie as Iron loan star opens his account for Trinity

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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Gainsborough Trinity were back to their entertaining best as they earned a 2-2 draw against high-flying Brackley Town on Tuesday night.

Despite not taking all three points from the clash, Trinity supporters will have gone home happy following an up-tempo Skrill North encounter highlighted by fast flowing football and four quality goals.

Two of those goals came from Trinity's loan stars Lewis McMahon – his fifth in three games since returning to Gainsborough from Matlock Town – and Jamie Wootton, who opened his account for the Blues in his first game in front of the home supporters.

"It was a great moment to get my first goal for Gainsborough," said Wooton.

"It's always good to get your first so that will get me off and going and hopefully there will be plenty more.

"It always looks good if you can score against a good defence, I think it shows what you are about. It's a good feeling."

Trinity were a goal down after 14 minutes when Ben Mills headed home a simple close-range header in what was only Brackley's second attack of the game.

As Trinity looked to get back into the game they produced the best football of the first half as McMahon, Bradley Barraclough and Simon Russell were all involved in a move which had the Trinity fans on their feet.

On the half-hour mark, Wooton went on a run down the right, got to the by-line, pulled a low cross back for McMahon, but his shot was under-hit and Turley was able to save.

Trinity started the second half superbly, with Clayton looking dangerous on the left. But it was old boy McMahon who levelled on 65 minutes.

Two minutes later the home side took the lead, when Wooton scored an individual goal of pace and power from the right hand side.

However Steve Diggin brilliantly found the bottom corner to put Brackley level again.

Both teams could have wrapped the game up with Diggin going close for the visitors and Russell smashing a shot against the bar in the final minute for Trinity.

Goal-scorer Wooton (19) is on loan at the Northolme from League Two Scunthorpe United for an initial one-month spell, however both the player and his new boss Housham have indicated a desire to extend his stay.

"I feel like I am fitting in quite well here at Gainsborough," Wooton added.

"The lads are a good bunch so hopefully I can stay here a bit longer and get some more game time.

"I have not been playing regularly at Scunthorpe so I would like to get more games and get fitter.

"Scunthorpe have told me to come here and work hard and score goals and try and impress.

"It is the first time I have played in front of the Gainsborough home fans so to get a goal is a great feeling.

"Hopefully the fans will see plenty more goals and I hope they will think I am a hard-working lad.

"It's great to get off the mark, it does help your confidence."

Trinity's 2-2 draw with Brackley came off the back of their 6-0 thrashing of Barrow last weekend.

The win included a superb hat-trick from loan star McMahon to add to his debut goal away at Colwyn Bay.

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