Grantham Town go into their final game of the season at Nantwich Town tomorrow (Saturday) on the back of a disappointing home defeat against Barwell on Easter Monday.
Joint manager Wayne Hallcro said the Gingerbreads “let each other down” at The Meres after they had caused an upset by beating high-fliers AFC Fylde in their previous match on Saturday.
Hallcro said: “We didn’t start well and didn’t get out of first gear. The goal knocked the stuffing out of us as we were beginning to get on top of the game. We didn’t show the fight that we needed to get back into the game.”
Hallcro said their plan to go to three up front, with the introduction of Greg Smith, had not worked as it had done at Fylde.
Hallcro said: “We went direct and bombarded them with balls into the box. We could have gone back to a 4-4-2 to try and draw them out and stop them defending on the edge of their penalty area.”
Looking to tomorrow’s final match of the campaign, Hallcro said he and co-boss Jimmy Albans did not believe in ‘end of season’ games and they would approach the Nantwich game as any other.
Hallcro said: “Every game is one we want to get three points from. Nantwich is no different to other games. We want to get as many points as we can and maximise what we have done this season.”