Grantham Town followed up their victory over second-placed Skelmersdale United with a 6-0 demolition of bottom club Droylsden at The Meres on Saturday.
The Manchester side have yet to win a game and looked unlikely to do so against the Gingerbreads. Despite Grantham’s dominance, it took almost until half time before they registered a goal.
Town’s joint manager Jimmy Albans said it had been an accomplished performance: “I was very impressed with the quick start we made to the game. We should have been comfortably in front earlier than we were.
“I was pleased we created the chances, but disappointed that we didn’t take them. Once we got the first two, it was always going to be a question of how many.”
The Gingerbreads have nine games remaining, the toughest two being away fixtures at FC United of Manchester and AFC Fylde.
Albans said his and co-boss Wayne Hallcro’s side would be going out to pick up as many points as possible.
Albans said: “We can’t afford to let things slip over the next few games. There are 27 points to play for. We are third in the current form table and there is no reason why we shouldn’t stay there.
“Fylde and FCUM will be very very tough, but at this stage of the season, every game is tough, but those two stand out as being games where anything is a bonus.”
With a trip to Buxton tomorrow (Saturday), Grantham Town this week announced that Kallum Smith has left the club, but the Gingerbreads have been bolstered by Richard Whyman who has dual-signed with Dunkirk, Michael Jacklin has returned to the club, and 23-year-old striker Jordan Hempenstall made his debut on Saturday.
Albans said: “Jordan is at the right age to learn and understand what we want from him.”