Grantham Town suffer heavy home defeat against Nantwich

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Northern Premier League

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Grantham Town 0

Nantwich Town 5

Grantham Town suffered their heaviest defeat of the season at The Meres today (Saturday).

Christmas came early for Nantwich who went in front after eight minutes when Grantham keeper Dan Haystead gifted Steve Foster a shot.

The visitors doubled their lead on 24 minutes. Anton Foster’s poor pass back to Haystead was picked up by Ben Deegan who nutmegged the Gingerbreads keeper.

Steve Foster bagged his second with five minutes of the half remaining, after another defensive lapse, and two minutes later it was 4-0 when Osebi Adadaki fired in after Grantham’s Deon Meikle let him in.

Any shape that Grantham had shown in the first half dissolved completely after the break, though they conceded only once more.

In the 70th minute, Anton Foster brought last man Harry Clayton down in the box and was shown a red card. Clayton got up and slotted the spot kick past Haystead.

Grantham’s best chance of scoring during the whole match came six minutes from the final whistle, but Nantwich keeper Jack Cudworth caught Deon Meikle’s on-target effort.

Grantham Town: Haystead, Ridley, Andrews (Lewis, 65), Meikle, Graham, Foster, Dixon, Towey (McGhee, 45), Lavell-Moore, Jackson (G. Smith, 45), Burbeary. Subs not used: Nwadike, Sucharewycz. Att: 179