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Grantham Town
Full time
M Watters (32', 62'), D Durkin (51', 53')
Sat 17 Nov 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - Premier Division Attendance 352

Winning in Workington


The Gingerbreads recorded their first win since September with a comprehensive win at Workington.

A solid rearguard in the first half hour gave Grantham the platform to take their chances and come back with all three points.

"First half it didn't feel as though it would be as convincing." Said Gingerbreads Manager Richard Thomas. "We put bodies on the line and worked hard all round the pitch. We got the reward for our hard work over the last few weeks."

Workington started strongly, pushing Grantham back and forcing six corners in the first fifteen minutes. Despite the pressure, the Gingerbreads held firm and Jordan Wright wasn't stretched in the Grantham goal.

It was almost all Workington for the first half hour with Grantham restricted to the occasional foray into the home territory. Conor Tinnion got a shot away after 21 minutes, but Wright turned his shot away. A minute later Tom Siddons turned past one challenge, but shot narrowly wide.

Danny Durkin got on the end of a long ball after half an hour, but Workington goalkeeper Aaran Taylor did enough to block the Gingerbreads striker. Two minutes later Durkin turned provider. His low cross found Max Watters 8 yards out. Watters hit a firm shot past Taylor to put Grantham in front.

Wright preserved the Gingerbreads lead ten minutes before the break when Tinnion curled a free kick past the Grantham wall. Wright got down well to turn his shot past the post.

Two goals in two minutes inside the first ten minutes of the second half put the Gingerbreads firmly in the driving seat. On 51 minutes Durkin chased a long ball into the Workington penalty area. He beat Gari Rowntree and struck a low shot inside Taylor's near post.

Two minutes later Durkin put Grantham three goals in front. Another quick break from the Gingerbreads saw Durkin get clear of the home defence and take the ball round Taylor. Durkin still had to slip his shot past two covering defenders which he did calmly to take the wind out of the home side.

Grantham added a fourth goal after 63 minutes. This time it was Durkin who turned provider. He flicked the ball on for Watters. Watters took the ball past Taylor and slotted the ball into the empty net.

What would have been a perfect afternoon was spoilt with 18 minutes left. Jason Walker went down inside the Grantham penalty area under a challenge from Pierce Bird. The Gingerbreads defender got a yellow card and Walker stroked the penalty home.

That was all that Workington had to offer. Grantham comfortably saw out the rest of the game to take home the points.

Key moments

Goal Max Watters scores for Grantham Town
Goal Danny Durkin scores for Grantham Town
Goal Danny Durkin scores for Grantham Town
Goal Max Watters scores for Grantham Town


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89:00 Sub Off
Jamie Mcghee is substituted off for Grantham Town
89:00 Sub On
Ryley Thompson is substituted on for Grantham Town
87:00 Sub On
Choz Charlesworth is substituted on for Grantham Town
87:00 Sub Off
Ross Barrows is substituted off for Grantham Town
78:00 Sub On
Tom Curtis is substituted on for Grantham Town
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Jacob Fletcher is substituted off for Grantham Town
62:00 Goal 0 - 4
Max Watters scores for Grantham Town
53:00 Goal 0 - 3
Danny Durkin scores for Grantham Town
51:00 Goal 0 - 2
Danny Durkin scores for Grantham Town
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32:00 Goal 0 - 1
Max Watters scores for Grantham Town
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Max Watters Goal 32:00'
  • Danny Durkin Goal 51:00'
  • Danny Durkin Goal 53:00'
  • Max Watters Goal 62:00'
  • Tom Curtis Sub On 78:00'
  • Jacob Fletcher Sub Off 78:00'
  • Ross Barrows Sub Off 87:00'
  • Choz Charlesworth Sub On 87:00'
  • Ryley Thompson Sub On 89:00'
  • Jamie Mcghee Sub Off 89:00'

Team selection

Wright, Jordan Wright, Jordan
Barrows, Ross Barrows, Ross
Bird, Pierce Bird, Pierce
Watters, Max Watters, Max
Ward, Charlie Ward, Charlie
Luto, Ollie Luto, Ollie
Mcghee, Jamie Mcghee, Jamie
Bell--Toxtle, Fernando Bell--Toxtle, Fernando
Durkin, Danny Durkin, Danny
Siddons, Tom Siddons, Tom
Fletcher, Jacob Fletcher, Jacob

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Bamber Bridge 40 42
17. Stalybridge Celtic 40 42
18. Grantham Town 40 42
19. Mickleover Sports 40 41
20. Marine 40 40
21. Workington 40 29
22. North Ferriby United 0 0

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