Arctic blast sets up potential season-deciding game for Grantham Town at Stocksbridge

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Last weekend’s unseasonal start to the spring saw Grantham Town’s six-pointer at Stocksbridge Park Steels postponed after almost a foot of snow fell on Bracken Moor.

The potential crunch game with relegation battlers Stocksbridge has been put off until May 4 after the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League this week extended the season due to the backlog of games at many clubs.

The prospect of it going down to the wire in a nerve-jangling final match holds no fear for joint manager Ian Robinson. He hopes
the Gingerbreads will have dispelled any worries regarding slipping into relegation long before the last game of the season.

Robinson said: “We are hoping to be safe by then. We are looking to beat Eastwood and pick up a point here and there.”

The Gingerbreads were unable to arrange a training session on Saturday after the cancellation of the Stocksbridge match, but Robinson said they had trained twice since.

Robinson said: “We had a couple of sessions to keep them ticking over.”

Town take on promotion-chasing Rushall Olympic at The Meres on Saturday and visit bottom side Eastwood Town on Easter Monday.

Robinson said: “We want to get three points at Eastwood and a point at least from the Rushall game. We will utilise the whole squad and rest some on Saturday for Monday’s game.”