Boss Hallcro says Grantham Town must play with ‘swagger’

New Grantham Town director Alan Stokes and club chairman Peter Railton.
New Grantham Town director Alan Stokes and club chairman Peter Railton.
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Grantham Town go into tomorrow’s game at Matlock Town on the back of a confidence-inspiring win over Marine at The Meres on Saturday – and with three new players on the books.

Gingerbreads striker Greg Smith returned to form with a hat trick in the wind-affected 3-1 victory and joint manager Wayne Hallcro said it was good to see training efforts turning into results on the pitch.

Hallcro said: “We defended really well against the wind and played the right game with it. The weight we were putting on our passes was good to see.”

New signings Jack McGovern and Kieran Walker made brief appearances on Saturday, and Hallcro said fellow new boy Richard Whyman would have been given a run-out in Tuesday’s Lincs Shield semi-final. Postsponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the fixture has been rescheduled for this Tuesday night.

Defender Lee Ridley will miss tomorrow’s game at Matlock Town due to a suspension, but Hallcro said he expected midfielder Michael Towey to be OK: “Against Matlock Town, we have got to go and play with no fear and a bit of swagger. We know that if we do the right things, we have a chance of winning the game. We can see where goals and clean sheets are coming from. A few weeks ago we couldn’t. We understand how Matlock want to play,but the important thing is to get ourselves right.”