Crest of Gainsborough Trinity Football Club

Gainsborough Trinity

Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division

Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, nicknamed “The Holy Blues,” is a non-league football club based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Premier Division, which is part of the seventh tier of English football. The team calls The Northolme their home ground.

Gainsborough Trinity v Rotherham 18th July 2017 (29)
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History

Gainsborough Trinity Football Club, established in 1873 as Trinity Recreationists by the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, joined the Midland Counties League in 1889. Their first match resulted in a 1-2 loss to Lincoln City, and they finished their debut season 7th out of eleven teams. The club won the Midland League championship in 1890/91 and secured a spot in the Football League Second Division after being runners-up the following season.

Key statistics include a record victory of 7-0 against Fleetwood Town and Great Harwood Town, and a record defeat of 1-7 against Stalybridge Celtic and Brentford. The highest attendance was 9,760 for a match against Scunthorpe United in 1948. In cup competitions, their best performances were reaching the Third Round of the FA Cup in 1886/87 and the Fourth Round of the FA Trophy in 2002/03.