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Whitby Town visit the Meres

4 months ago By Simon Hayes

The Gingerbreads return to The Meres on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways.

Manager Adam Stevens was disappointed with Tuesday night "Losing in the last minute is never easy to take. We dominated the second half, we had so many chances but we have to convert those chances. The lads know how I feel, we now go again on Saturday."

Stevens has a host of selection problems, Ollie Luto starts a two match suspension following his sending off at Ashton United, Rhys Lewis is on holiday and Sam Purcicoe picked up a hamstring strain on Tuesday night. Stefan Galinski though is likely to return after missing Tuesday night with an injury. The match could see full debuts for both Tom Potts and Riley Thompson who have so far had a watching brief this season. Stevens explained "We have to be prepared for times like these. As I said at the fans forum, I should be able to ask any player to play anywhere and expect the same commitment and work rate."

In the two meetings last season, the Gingerbreads came out on top in both fixtures. First Grantham won 2-0 at home in October, before repeating the feat away from home in November. It will be Whitby's seventh visit to Grantham with honours currently even having both won 3 ties each.

The Seasiders currently sit in 21st place, having won just once in their opening four fixtures:

Barwell (A) lost 1-0
Stalybridge Celtic (H) won 4-1
Stourbridge (H) lost 3-1
Altrincham (A) lost 1-0


Hopefully you'll be able to get to the Meres, if not we'll have match updates across our social media accounts or Whitby Town Radio we'll be covering the whole match

Updated 08:27 - 25 Aug 2017 by Simon Hayes

Where next?

Car Parking This Evening Supporters will need to use the parking area to the left side this evening.
The Gingerbread House Volunteers On Saturday we welcome the volunteers who helped to renovate the old tea bar into The Gingerbread House.

Fixtures
Sat 20 Jan
a
U12 - Junior Premier League North Somerset FD
League 12:15
a
First Team Stalybridge Celtic
League P – P
P
Sun 21 Jan
h
Ability Counts Lincolnshire Sides
Festival 10:00
a
U10 - Grantham Junior League Ancaster Athletic JFC
League 10:30
Tue 23 Jan
a
First Team Barwell
League 19:45
Wed 24 Jan
h
U19 - SCL Development League Alfreton Town FC Academy
League 14:00
a
U21 - The Lincolnshire U21 Development League Sleaford Sports FC
League 19:45
Sat 27 Jan
h
First Team Stourbridge
League 15:00

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