GRANTHAM Town got their promotion chase back on track with a 2-0 win over Leek town at The Meres on Saturday.
A blip in form had seen the Gingerbreads slip up against Goole the previous weekend, after they had gone 16 games unbeaten in the Unibond League Division One South.
But a Jamie McGhee strike in the first half and another goal late on in the second ensured Grantham stayed in the hunt for a play-off berth.
Grantham Town joint manager Jimmy Albans said: “Today was about the result. We played very well into the wind first half. We restricted them to a couple of chances and had some of our own.
“To be honest, I expected a bit more of an onslaught from us after the break.”
The Gingerbreads were forced to play most of the second half with 10 players after Matt Millns was given his second yellow card. But the gap was practically indiscernible, with Gary Sucharewycz shoring up defence, and in contrast to the Goole game, Grantham did not shut up shop and went on to seal the win with a Sam Saunders wonder strike.
Albans said: “We had to make a technical decision to take Gio [Carchedi] off for Scrabble (Sucharewycz) when we went down to 10 men. But Gary did very well coming in with half an hour to go.
“Despite the sending off, I thought the referee had a good game and it does make a difference to how the game can be played.”
l Grantham Town are away at Market Drayton Town tomorrow, kick-off 3pm.