Grantham Town boss Hallcro says win at Witton ‘could see us safe’

Wayne Hallcro is praying for a win at Witton Albion. Photo: 957D
Wayne Hallcro is praying for a win at Witton Albion. Photo: 957D
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Grantham Town joint manager Wayne Hallcro says that victory at Witton Albion tomorrow could practically guarantee the Gingerbreads’ safety.

Witton are themselves perilously close to the relegation zone, although the Cheshire side are capable of creating an upset, and Hallcro warned against complacency.

He said: “Witton can’t be taken lightly on Saturday by us. Despite what has happened to them in the last two games, we need to be 100 per cent focussed on what is a massive game for us.

“Tuesday night’s results mean that a win could see us virtually safe. Defeat could see us dragged right back into the mix again.

“We are going there to get all three points. One is not enough as far as we are concerned, so there is no point going there aiming for that.”

Grantham slipped up at Buxton last Saturday but made amends with a 3-2 victory at home to Stafford Rangers on Tuesday.

Hallcro praised his side but appealed for fans to have a bit more patience: “Tuesday night showed you don’t have to be in front first to win the game. Players know when they have made a mistake. They need encouragement not moans and groans which may only make them more nervy next time.”