Grantham Town share points in final game of season
Northern Premier League
Grantham Town 0
Colwyn Bay 0
Grantham Town were forced to share the spoils in a goalless final game of the season at The Meres.
A less than scintillating first half was followed by a second period in which the Gingerbreads were on top throughout, with chance after chance, but with no final result.
The first 45 minutes never looked like producing a goal at either end, with Lewis Carr heading wide for Grantham and Jack Kelleher’s header at the other end proving too easy for goalkeeper Jake Turner.
The visitors had a good spell towards the end of the first half but Town defended valiantly.
Striker Leandro Browne was prominent throughout for the home side, with his 38th minute shot going straight to Colwyn keeper Andrew Farrimond.
The visitors’ Luke Denson drove his 40th minute free kick over the bar and team-mate Bradley Bauress shot just wide two minutes later.
Grantham’s last chance of the half saw Dylan Burns place his shot but it did not have enough behind it to fool Farrimond.
Town were on the attack from the whistle in the second half, including a Browne thumper in the opening minute that Farrimond managed to stop.
Danny Meadows also forced a good save from the visiting keeper on 52 minutes, and Jack Beckett wasn’t far off a minute later.
Probably the Gingerbreads’ best chance came on the hour mark when substitute Stefan Bilyk got on the end of a long ball, but his touch just went wide of the post with the keeper beaten.
Bilyk was denied again 10 minutes later, with Farrimond somehow blocking the shot with his body.
Colwyn had a chance to snatch a goal in the 77th minute, but Josh Sumner’s free kick went just over the bar.
Grantham continued to pressure but with no reward, with sub Jamie McGhee firing over and Grant Ryan choosing to square the ball when a shot looked the better option.
Town’s final assault was a McGhee corner kick that hung dangerously over the box, but Farrimond rose highest to snatch the ball out of the air.