Gingerbreads in limbo

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WITH just three weekends of the season remaining, Grantham Town are still no nearer knowing whether they will secure a play-off spot in Evo-Stik League Division One South.

The Gingerbreads scooped a vital three points at Sutton Coldfield Town on Monday night after slipping up against Rainworth Miners Welfare at The Meres on Saturday.

The 2-1 away victory at Coles Lane was just the shot in the arm needed for joint managers Wayne Hallcro and Jimmy Albans to keep their players focused for the four remaining matches against Quorn, Belper Town, Kidsgrove Athletic and Shepshed Dynamo.

Hallcro said: “Looking at the fixtures left, there are a number of twists and turns left in this season. Our run-in seems better than some of those around us.

“We have got four big games left, but we all know we are capable of winning them all.”

Hallcro praised the Gingerbreads’ performance after the Sutton Coldfield game, coming back from an early 1-0 deficit to win with an undefendable goal from defender Phil Watt.

Hallcro said: “Watt got across in front of their defence very well for our winner. We haven’t done enough of that at dead ball situations all season.

“It was a great ball in from Rob Norris and when you time the run well like Phil did, it is almost impossible to defend against.”

Grantham visit Quorn tomorrow. Although the Leicestershire side are in the bottom reaches of the league, Hallcro warned against complacency.

He said: “As a team we need to remember that you have to work just as hard to win a game against a side at the foot of the table as you do to win against one at the top.

“It is important that we win the mental battle as well as the physical one.”

l Match reports, page 86.