CHAMPIONS: Supporters hail Grantham Town’s ‘amazing’ team spirit

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CHAIRMAN of Grantham Town Supporters’ Club Tony Fraher has hailed the magnificent team spirit at The Meres as the key to Grantham Town’s success.

Mr Fraher praised the attitude of the current crop of players, saying the spirit is at its highest since the team’s last title triumph back in 1998.

Mr Fraher said: “The team spirit at the club is the best I have known it.

“There are no prima donnas. They all get on well and yet there are so many different individuals.

“Probably the last time the spirit was so high was the Gary Mills team of 1998.

“The team spirit is amazing. They really are a good bunch.”

Mr Fraher believes the future of the team is bright due, in part, to the relative youth of the first-team squad.

Mr Fraher said: “There are so many players under-25. Players like Sam Purcicoe, Lee Potts, Martin Ball is 25 or 26 and then there’s the Saunders twins who are mid-20s. The goalkeeper is 22 or 23 so there is a real core group of players who are early and mid-20s.

“It’s unusual to have a group of players in their 20s. Usually quite a lot are well into their 30s.”

Mr Fraher believes top scorer Paul Grimes can grab even more goals in the higher league next season.

He said: “Grimes missed the first five games of the season because he was on his honeymoon and he has been amazing since getting back.

“He has got 20-odd goals but I’m sure he can get nearer 30.

“Holding on to quality like him is very important.”