Grantham Town chairman apologises to fans for Gingerbreads’ early FA Cup departure

Grantham Town chairman Pete Raiilton
Grantham Town chairman Pete Raiilton
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Grantham Town chairman Pete Railton has issued an apology after the side’s humiliating exit from the FA Cup at The Meres on Tuesday night – when they threw away a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 to Stamford.

Mr Railton said: “I’d like to apologise to the fans, the sponsors and all those associated with the club. The game was ours and lapses in concentration cost us dearly.

“I know how much the FA Cup means to people and myself, so to throw away a two goal lead with 15 minutes to go just isn’t good enough. I’ve spoken to the managers and we will learn from this.

“This is a blow but we have to look at it as a temporary set-back; we can and will bounce back and we have to do that in our next game.

“We have to push on now and start turning the narrow defeats we have had into wins.”

The Gingerbreads visit Marine this coming Saturday and travel to Stafford Rangers on Tuesday night as they continue their campaign in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Next weekend’s blank Saturday (September 28) has been filled with the visit to The Meres of old foes Ilkeston.