Grantham Town joint manager Gary Sucharewycz says the Gingerbreads are only a couple of results shy of establishing mid-table solidity.
Despite Town not having won a game since the beginning of November, Sucharewycz and co-boss Ian Robinson were buoyed by their side’s performance at Worksop Town on Saturday.
Sucharewycz said that recent results had not lost Grantham that much ground on their rivals: “It is still very tight in the middle and we are pretty much where we were.
“We don’t see any reason why we can’t push on into the group of sides around midpoint in the league, and establish ourselves there.
“We are about two wins away from being solid on the edge of the top 10.”
The Gingerbreads lost 3-1 at Worksop in the end but battled strongly throughout and Sucharewycz said there was “very little” to choose between the two teams: “We went into the Worksop match looking to see things change from the previous performances and I think everyone who was at the game will have seen that we got that.
“We gave it everything for the whole 90 minutes. They were sharper in front of goal at the right times, but we could have been ahead at half time if we had got the rub of the green.”
Saturday saw the addition of two on-loan Notts County players to the current Grantham line-up. Sucharewycz said midfielder Kyle Dixon and striker Malachi Lavelle-Moore had both performed to a good standard: “They showed why Notts County rate them highly. They worked very well with the whole team and gave a good account of themselves.
“Kyle looked very comfortable and Malachi looked good on the ball. Both were unlucky not to have got goals.”
Sucharewycz said the Gingerbreads had built on the Worksop performance in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Alfreton on Tuesday night, when they won 3-1.
Looking to tomorrow’s home game against Nantwich, he said the on-form Cheshire side’s position belied their potential: “Although they have quality that can hurt you as a team, that can only happen if we let it. We’ll cause them a few problems.”