2nd Stadium victory for young Gingerbreads
Grantham take the points and maintain 100% record on the main pitch
Our visitors were welcomed to the Mere's stadium after their journey from the east coast, and it was Skegness who started the early running in this game and the Grantham defence were called upon to clear the early visitors chances.
Grantham had a chance on 5 minutes but Kieran Smith saw his shot go wide of the target, 2 minutes later the hosts led with a superb overhead shot from Lewis Smith that crashed into the back of the net.
There were chances at both ends and Harry Pulfrey in the Grantham goal did well on several occasions to thwart any Skegness attacks.
Henry Johnson was putting in a good performance at centre half, alongside Tom Clark, and both players made great challenges to restore the Grantham lead.
Going forward the wide players Luke Pulfrey and Keiran Tarver were putting in a great shift and were well supported by captain Ollie Burton and Alfie Hardman in getting the ball through to the Grantham front two.
With 17 minutes on the clock Grantham doubled their advantage when Lewis Smith with the sweetest of touches lobbed the keeper from 25 yards.
Skegness rallied as they tried hard to get back into the game and several times broke through only to find the hosts keeper clear coming off his line, Matthew Lambley and Jakub Radowski were playing some great football as full backs to keep out any Skegness attacks in wide positions.
Both Kieran and Lewis Smith came close to adding to the hosts tally but saw their shots saved by the visitors goalkeeper.
Luke Pulfrey dropped his shoulder and struck a fine shot which sailed narrowly over the bar just before the referee blew for the interval.
The 2nd half began with liam Ginnelly on in centre midfield and Jack Carroll on the right of midfield for Grantham.
Grantham battled hard to find a third goal but Skegness defended well and kept the hosts out on a few occasions, the visitors had chances of their own and were growing in confidence with some neat moves, however Grantham coped admirably with the Skegness pressure.
20 minutes into the half the visitors got some reward for their work as a move down the left was put through to the Imps striker who calmly slotted the ball past the advancing Harry Pulfrey and into the net.
This spurned Skegness on and they had their best spell of the game adding more pressure to the Grantham defence, the Gingerbreads had chances too and saw a shot from the left go wide and one over the bar as the hosts attempted to regain their 2 goal advantage.
With 6 minutes to go the hosts found Kieran Smith just inside the box and this time his shot hit the back of the net to make it 3-1.
Grantham pressed for more late on but had done enough to take the points.
Grantham Town man of the match was Luke Pulfrey