Grantham Town face Stamford Town in FA Cup

Grantham Town played some nice one touch football in their league win over Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night. Photo: 446D
Grantham Town played some nice one touch football in their league win over Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night. Photo: 446D
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Grantham Town travel to county rivals Stamford Town in the FA Cup first round qualifier tomorrow (Saturday).

The Gingerbreads conceded late on to lose at Blyth Spartans in the league on Saturday, but battled out a confidence-inspiring victory over Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night.

Joint manager Gary Sucharewycz said the FA Cup clash was an exciting fixture for Grantham: “Some would say we are unlucky to land a team in the FA Cup at the same level as ourselves, but we have all seen the banana skins of playing lower league teams. It’s a one game scenario and sides have nothing to lose, so you find opponents can really exceed their normal performances. It is the sort of game that everybody will be up for on both sides.

“The FA Cup is always special to players. With it being a local derby as well, our preparation has got to be right. It is one we need to approach with the right high standards of workrate and quality.

“We will have a few decisions to make over who starts and who starts from the bench. We might have Adie Hawes and Jamie McGhee available to us. At this moment, we don’t know.”