Grantham Town manager Hallcro says ‘no excuses’ for Witton defeat

Wayne Hallcro

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Joint manager Wayne Hallcro said there were “no excuses” for Grantham Town’s 2-1 defeat at lowly placed Witton Albion on Saturday.

It was the first time Witton had beaten the Gingerbreads in a league game on home turf for 32 years.

Hallcro said: “We never got going on Saturday. Overall we were poor. We didn’t create much apart from set-pieces. I was very disappointed.

“We almost played like a side resigned that we are safe. It was a foot off the gas job.

“Injuries played a part as did player availability. However, overall there are no excuses. We weren’t in the right place mentally.”

Hallcro said that Paul Lister, Deon Meikle and Lee Ridley were all carrying knocks at the weekend, however the postponement of Tuesday night’s match at FC United of Manchester should have gone some way towards atoning for any injury niggles as the Gingerbreads go into tomorrow’s game against Frickley Athletic at The Meres.

Hallcro said: “The remainder of the season is a chance for players to show us what they have got.”

l This season’s Grantham Town presentation dinner will be held at the stadium’s MCS Centre on Saturday, May 10, at 7pm. Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner with wine prior to entertainment provided by comedian and impressionist Mike Maguire, and the awards themselves. The club will also be acknowledging the success of Eddie Humphries’ under-17s this season.

Tickets priced at £25 are available from Graham Cowell (07956 407049) or email gingerbreads@live.com

Bar tickets for the entertainment and awards only, with a buffet, are £10.