Grantham Town triumph over Ilkeston at The Meres

Greg Smith scored Grantham Town's second goal againsst Ilkeston.
Greg Smith scored Grantham Town's second goal againsst Ilkeston.
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Northern Premier League

Premier Division

Grantham Town 2

Ilkeston FC 0

A goal in each half and a clean sheet marked out a successful day for Grantham Town as they defeated seventh placed Ilkeston at home.

After some scrappy opening skirmishes, the Gingerbreads went in front from an own goal on 12 minutes after Ilkeston skipper Aaron Webster inadvertently headed in Jamie McGhee’s cross.

Grantham went on to dominate the half and continued in the same vein after the break.

Greg Smith doubled the home side’s advantage in the 54th minute, picking up a through-ball and lofting over keeper Lloyd Allinson while still on the gallop.

The final 15 minutes were Town’s weakest period of the game but they held out for a resounding win over their old rivals.