Grantham Town boss says his players have the belief

GRANTHAM Town recorded their second successive win and clean sheet at Market Drayton on Saturday, avenging the 2-1 defeat incurred back in October.

A comfortable 3-0 victory with first-half goals from Sam Purcicoe and Jamie McGhee and a Gio Carchedi strike late in the second period.

Town joint manager Wayne Hallcro said that the secret to his and Jimmy Albans’ side’s success is that everything has clicked into place.

Hallcro said: “Everyone at the club is doing their job right. The players are just the main view of that. Everything that goes on behind them is going well at present also.

“The players are now showing a belief in what we tell them and ask them to do. They listen and go out and get on with it. Lee Potts and Sam Purcicoe were both asked to get at their full backs and they did their jobs superbly.”

Hallcro said they exploited Market Drayton’s poor run of form and their subsequent loss of confidence. He said the plan was not to allow the Shropshire side a chance of getting settled, but their tactics hit a slight hiccup when Market Drayton made a major change.

Hallcro said: “The important thing is to be flexible and if you think they will do one thing, then do something else, you have got to react.

“This week we went to see some of our future opponents. Jimmy and I both went to different games and learned something from both. We have seen aspects of their game that we may be able to use.”

The Gingerbreads were on their way to Sheffield FC as the Journal went to press yesterday, and make the journey to Belper Town tomorrow (Saturday).

Hallcro said: “Although it is two games in three days, we will just take each game as it comes. That’s how we have approached things this season and see no reason to change that for the last 10 games.”