MEMORY LANE: Grantham fans travelled to Wales to see last gasp win in the 1970s

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A group of keen Grantham FC supporters were pictured in the Journal in jubilant mood prior to the team’s 1-0 victory at Barry Town, Wales, in April 1973.

The Journal described the Gingerbreads’ last gasp win as one of the Southern League’s “great escapes” of the season.

Grantham still had its compact and intimate London Road ground at the time, and the Journal decried the Welsh side’s “ampitheatre-type of ground” with an athletics track between the 140 spectators and the pitch “which completely cancelled out any hope of getting a reasonable atmosphere”.

But the 200-mile journey was made worthwhile when an Ernie Nixon goal bagged three points in the dying seconds.