Match Preview: Grantham Town (H)

The Pitmen return to league action this evening as we welcome Grantham Town to Keys Park.

 

Our visitors are once again enjoying another good season, after they narrowly missed out on the play-offs last time around, with them currently sitting in fifth place in the league table.

 

Grantham have played a total of six games at Keys Park and are yet to score a goal. Last season saw us claim a narrow 1-0 victory on our own patch thanks to a late penalty save by Dan Crane.

 

With the Pitmen having lost just once in their last nine games, manager Rob Smith is looking for his side to continue their good run of form.

 He said:

“On Saturday we managed to get through a very difficult FA Trophy game against an excellent Mickleover side.

 

“A few people have said to me what a poor game it was and I just have to disagree. Not every game is going to be an advert for perfect football; this was a different type of game, a physical tactical battle between two teams desperate to get through. No quarter was given and it got niggly at times, but it was a blood and thunder contest and could have gone either way.

 

 “Tonight we welcome Grantham Town to Keys Park, they are having an excellent season to date and have a really strong squad, so I am looking forward to another test tonight.

 

 “We have done well in the Cups of late, but we now have some really difficult league games coming up, and it is important that we try and keep a good run going and stay in touch with the top half of the league.”

 

The manager is still without striker Edji Mbunga through injury although midfielder Reece King will be involved after not being allowed to play in Saturday’s victory by his parent side Gloucester City.

 

The game kicks off at the usual time of 7.45pm and Strikers Bar will be open to all supporters both before and after the match.

 

Admission Prices:
£12 Adult Main Stand
£11 Adult Terrace
£8 Concession Main Stand
£7 Concession Terrace
£12 Family Ticket – One Adult and One Child

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