Gainsborough boss Housham delighted by win over leaders

Gainsborough Trinity

Gainsborough Trinity manager Steve Housham hailed his side's performance in their 2-0 win over Blue Square Bet North leaders Hyde at the Northolme.

Ryan Kendall gave the Blues a first-half lead with Gavin Cowan netting the second goal after the break.

"It was a great win," Housham told BBC Lincolnshire. "It just shows what we are capable of and the best team won.

"They had a lot of possession but we had a gameplan. We were dangerous on set-pieces and we got our rewards."

Kendall struck after 15 minutes when Hyde failed to clear a corner from Kevin Sandwith, and it was another Sandwith corner which led to Cowan making it 2-0 seven minutes into the second half.

"Our quality shone through with our delivery," said Housham. "They weren't a very big side and we had quality and were brave in both boxes.

"Our back four can also be proud of what they've done to keep a clean sheet against the league leaders.

"We've now got 20 cup finals and we know realistically what we need to make the play-offs."

The win leaves Trinity one point behind FC Halifax in the last of the four play-off positions.

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