Grantham Town cruise through to next round of league cup

Jamie McGhee scores Grantham Town's opener against Bedworth United at The Meres on Tuesday night. Photo: 894D

Jamie McGhee scores Grantham Town's opener against Bedworth United at The Meres on Tuesday night. Photo: 894D

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Northern Premier League

Doodson Sport Cup, first round

Grantham Town 5

Bedworth United 0

Grantham Town cruised through to the second round of the league cup with a comfortable victory over lowly Bedworth.

Bottom of NPL Division One South, the visitors put up little opposition in the first half and the Gingerbreads stunned them with all five goals in the first period.

A Jamie McGhee strike after eight minutes set the tone and Michael Towey doubled the lead two minutes later.

Romaine Graham added a third on 14 minutes and 10 minutes passed by before Ben Fairclough put Grantham 4-0 up.

The home side ended the half with a first Gingerbreads goal for Jamie Jackson on 38 minutes.

Bringing three substitutes straight on after the break, United looked more determined in the second half but, despite some complacent defending by Grantham at times, the visitors never truly looked liked finding the back of the net and the Gingerbreads saw out the 90 minutes with comparative ease.