On Friday night at Cotgrave a young side including many from the Academy came out 3-0 winners. Lucas Silva was highly involved forcing an own goal for the first goal and scoring the third. Gregg Smith converted a penalty for the second which was won by Rodrigo Silva.
The Gingerbreads took 3rd place in the South Kesteven Charity Cup, with a 7-0 win over Bourne Town on Saturday at The Meres. Paul Rawden was pleased with how the side kept going “We’ve done the job. We didn’t relax today, we’ve been ruthless and we’ve kept on scoring where we could have just eased off a bit or switched off a little.“ He added “It’s all about getting ready for the start of the season. Like at Newark Flowserve we tried a 4-3-3 in the second half, we’ve got to have a plan b, plan c etc We just can’t have one way of playing, because that just doesn’t work. We’re giving everyone plenty of minutes.”
“We’re working on galvanising the players to make us a competitive side. We’ve good some good young lads coming through the Academy, we’re not afraid to use them. The experienced players help in being able to mix the style of play, we can go long we can go short. We’re still looking to add a couple of players into the squad.”
On Tuesday night, The Gingerbreads host Boston United in a pre-season friendly. The National League North side have started their pre-season with two wins out of two. The latest a 3-1 at Worksop Town on Monday night. “Boston are going to be different type of opposition, they’re going to be stronger and fitter than what we’ll face at the weekend. They’ll be setting the standards we need to be aiming for. The next set of friendlies are ones which will test whereabouts we actually are.”
BBC Radio Lincolnshire will be presenting their Hope and Glory show from the game and will be interviewing various people from the Club before and after the match.