Too soon to think about change says Grantham Town boss

Jordan Hempenstall. Photo: Toby Roberts
Jordan Hempenstall. Photo: Toby Roberts
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Grantham Town earned one point out of a possible six from their first two league games, but joint manager Jimmy Albans said it was too early to start thinking about any changes.

The Gingerbreads lost 2-1 at Blyth Spartans in their opener on Saturday, with a late Sam Purcicoe goal the only consolation, and then battled out a 1-1 draw against Barwell at The Meres on Tuesday night.

With some key players out of the squad, Albans said their replacements had altered “the mix”.

He said: “There is no point in looking at things until we are about 10 games in, and we need to get as many points as possible over those games.

“Teams quite often don’t get started right. We’re possibly four players away from having our best 11 starting a game.”

Albans said his and co-boss Wayne Hallcro’s side’s current problem was conceding too easily and not making enough of their own goal scoring opportunities.

The Gingerbreads host NPL Premier Division debutants Curzon Ashton at The Meres tomorrow (Saturday).

‘The Nash’ were promoted from Division One North after they went the whole of last season losing only five games.

Albans said: “Curzon have some momentum from last season and have made a good start. They bring that confidence to us and it is up to us to stop their run and show our qualities.”

Deon Meikle, Liam Dickens and Will Rawden will all be available. Kick-off is 3pm.