Grantham Town take on the once mighty FC United of Manchester

Grantham Town's Deon Meikle is almost always first to a header. Photo: Toby Roberts
Grantham Town's Deon Meikle is almost always first to a header. Photo: Toby Roberts
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Grantham Town travel to the once mighty FC United of Manchester in their latest league game tomorrow (Saturday).

Normally expected to be in the higher echelons of the NPL Premier Division, United are currently one place below Grantham in the table, so it could be the ideal opportunity to take a valuable scalp.

Town go into the game on the back of a slender 1-0 home defeat to Rushall Olympic on Tuesday night which disappointed joint manager Jimmy Albans: “I think we played the better football over the 90 minutes but we did not create enough chances to win that game.

“They came here and have done a job on us. They did not allow us to play our football and you have to give them credit for that.”

In their last four games, FC United of Manchester have lost 4-1 at Frickley Athletic, won 4-1 at home to Prescot Cables in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup, drawn 0-0 at home to Matlock Town and drawn 0-0 at Marine.

Incredibly for FC United, this season they have so far drawn six of their first nine league games and won only two.

Top goalscorer so far is Thomas Greaves who has bagged five. Fellow forwards Michael Norton and Christoher Lynch have scored a brace apiece, and James Knowles also has an eye for goal.