Grantham Town’s last gasp victory over Frickley Athletic on Saturday went some way to easing relegation worries.
The three points have put the Gingerbreads 10 points clear of the drop zone with five matches remaining.
Saturday’s game at The Meres was a scrappy affair, not helped by gusting wind and a pitch Grantham joint manager Jimmy Albans described as being “like concrete”.
For supporters, all the action came inside the last 10 minutes. Town conceded first, only to bounce back with a goal from skipper Paul Lister; and they finished it off with a Michael Towey header in the dying minutes.
Albans said it was the Gingerbreads’ ability to play out the full 90 minutes strongly that saw them through, as they look to some tough end-of-season fixtures – Rushall Olympic tomorrow (Saturday), FC United of Manchester, and AFC Fylde.
Albans said: “The minute they scored, we lifted our game. I thought when we got the first one, we would probably go on to win it. The hard work and commitment that the lads have put in over the last three or four months has come back to help us out today.
“Every game for us is winnable.”
+ Grantham Town have launched a competition to design a new club crest to commemorate its 140th anniversary this year – with the winner receiving a season ticket for the 2014/15 campaign.
All designs should be sent to the club chief executive Barrie Pierpoint by April 30, either by post to Grantham Town Football Club, South Kesteven Sports Centre, Trent Road, Grantham NG31 7XQ, or by email to Barrie at email@example.com