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Warrington Town
Grantham Town
Full time
D Meadows (90')
Sat 17 Mar 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 241

Gingerbreads Lose Out

Clinical finishing was the difference between the two sides as Grantham dominated the possession,

but couldn't make the most of their chances. Warrington showed the way with early goals in each half.

With a wintery wind behind them, Grantham started brightly but found themselves behind after 13 minutes. Warrington's first attack of the game brought the opening goal of the game. A good through ball sent Devarn Green clear of the Grantham defence. Green kept his composure and shot past Kieron Preston.

Five minutes later Grantham thought they had equalised. Danny Meadows got on the end of a free kick from Olly Luto and beat Luke Pilling at the second attempt. Unfortunately for the Gingerbreads, he was flagged offside.

Lee Shaw had the best of a flurry of chances around the half hour mark. Jordan Hempenstall and Warrington's Joseph Piggott both missed the target before Hempenstall sent Shaw clear of the home defence. Pilling did well to deny Shaw and keep his side in front.

Eight minutes after the break, Grantham were two goals behind. Jamie McDonald collected a clearance and turned the Gingerbreads defence. From 30 yards out he tried his luck with the wind behind him. His shot came back off the crossbar and hit the Gingerbreads goalkeeper Preston on the back before crossing the line.

Warrington were under constant pressure from the Gingerbreads for the rest of the game, but defended strongly. Pilling wasn't stretched as Grantham's attacks were thwarted.

Eventually Grantham started to get closer. Rhys Lewis had a shot saved in the dying minutes before Grantham got an injury time consolation. Lee Shaw got behind the Warrington defence on the left and delivered a deep cross. Danny Meadows powered his header past Pilling, but it was too little too late for Grantham.

Report by Graham Cowell

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Key moments

90:00
Goal Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town
71:00 Sub On
Thomas Batchelor is substituted on for Grantham Town
71:00 Sub Off
Tom Potts is substituted off for Grantham Town
64:00 Sub Off
Curtis Burrows is substituted off for Grantham Town
64:00 Sub On
Zayn Hakeem is substituted on for Grantham Town
56:00 Sub On
Jack McGovern is substituted on for Grantham Town
56:00 Sub Off
Michael Hollingsworth is substituted off for Grantham Town
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As it happened

  • Warrington Town
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Jack McGovern Sub On 56:00'
  • Michael Hollingsworth Sub Off 56:00'
  • Curtis Burrows Sub Off 64:00'
  • Zayn Hakeem Sub On 64:00'
  • Thomas Batchelor Sub On 71:00'
  • Tom Potts Sub Off 71:00'
  • Danny Meadows Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Preston, Kieran Preston, Kieran
Potts, Tom Potts, Tom
Galinski, Stefan Galinski, Stefan
Burrows, Curtis Burrows, Curtis
Lewis, Rhys Lewis, Rhys
Luto, Ollie Luto, Ollie
Meadows, Danny Meadows, Danny
Wright, Andy Wright, Andy
Shaw, Lee Shaw, Lee
Hempenstall, Jordan Hempenstall, Jordan
Hollingsworth, Michael Hollingsworth, Michael

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham 45 92
2. Warrington Town 45 82
3. Ashton United 45 79
4. Grantham Town 45 78
5. Farsley Celtic 45 77
6. Shaw Lane 44 73
7. Witton Albion 44 64

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