Grantham Town take on Grimsby Town at The Meres tomorrow

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Grantham Town’s pre-season campaign success shows no sign of abating as the Gingerbreads look to topple Conference Premier side Grimsby Town at The Meres tomorrow (Saturday).

Grantham put in an impressive performance to beat Boston United 2-1 at home last Thursday night, and then defeated Rainworth Miners Welfare 1-0 away on Saturday – making it six friendly wins out of six.

Joint manager Gary Sucharewycz said the game against Conference North side Boston had given the Gingerbreads a good defensive test.

He said: “Four on four is hard work for anyone. We looked solid and organised throughout the team. Everyone did their jobs and won the ball back well.

“In the second half, we stepped up the tempo and had more attacking play. We defended as a unit, but after the break we were sharper as a team.

“To kick on this season, we need a strong squad and we are getting everybody up to speed well with what we want from them.

“We know we have the technical ability and we are getting the workrate right to do well next season.”

Supporters should note that tomorrow’s game against the Mariners kicks off at 12 noon. The Gingerbreads visit Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) and Carlton Town on Thursday (7.30pm)in further friendlies.

+ Grantham Town’s new Soccer School enjoyed a successful launch with more than 20 local children attending the first two sessions.

The school takes place at the club’s Meres stadium on Saturday mornings from 10.15am.

A team of fully trained coaches put the young players through a series of basic skill exercises, followed by a quick match. Further training on advanced skills included tutoring on taking free kicks and penalty shoot-outs. The fun sessions last an hour and all seven to 11-year-olds are welcome to attend.

Town commercial manager Stephen Cardy said: “Come down and join in. We’re sure you’ll enjoy it.”