Children admitted FREE as Grantham Town take on old foes Ilkeston

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Grantham Town have a free admission for children offer for tomorrow’s needle match against old foes Ilkeston FC.

Up to three children, aged under-16, will be admitted to The Meres stadium with every paying adult. Adult admission is priced at £10 and additional children are £2 each. There is also a family admission price of £16 for two adults and up to three children.

A decent turnout is usually expected for the grudge match as ‘Ilson’ normally bring a fairly healthy travelling support.

Gingerbreads joint manager Ian Robinson, a former Ilkeston player, is well aware of the rivalry between the two clubs.

He said: “Ilkeston is a big game, but all games between now and the end of the season are big games for us.

“Having played for both sides, I know what this fixture has meant to fans of both teams in recent seasons.

“We want to get something from every game we play. The spice in the fixture is certainly more of a fans’ thing than something that is in our minds, or the players’.”

Robinson said regular goalkeeper James Martin was still feeling the effects of his injury, and so Jake Turner is once again most likely to be between the sticks.

+ Kick-off tomorrow (March 2) is 3pm.