Gingerbreads Looking To Pull Further Away From Drop Zone

Gingerbreads Looking To Pull Further Away From Drop Zone

By Callum Boyle
18th January
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Grantham could be 10 points clear of the relegation zone on Saturday with a win at home to Stafford Rangers.

Town are in confident form after an impressive display last weekend - securing a 1-1 draw away at league leaders Farsley Celtic.

After falling behind early in the first half, Charlie Ward rose highest to head home an Olly Luto free kick with just seven minutes left on the clock shortly after the hosts were reduced to 10 men.

Despite the point, Grantham dropped two places to 15th in the table - however the Gingerbreads have seen a recent up turn in form losing only two of their last five games.

Stafford Rangers make the trip to Lincolnshire knowing they have only won on the road twice all season.

Furthermore, the West Midlands outfit are also in the relegation battle after a 1-1 draw at home to Workington left Rangers in 20th place and two points away from safety.

The earlier meeting in the season saw Grantham and Stafford play out a 1-1 draw after Max Watters cancelled out a Rangers opener, with both goals coming in an entertaining second half between the sides.

Richard Thomas was delighted with his side's performance last week and believes the only way is up for his side: "If we put in performances like we did last week I think we can beat anyone in this league.

"I think this season we have shown some inconsistency especially against teams where would expect to pick up results.

"Stafford will make it difficult it for us they want to stay up just like we want to keep moving up the table.

"It has the recipe for an exciting game and I know my players are up for it and want to build on a very positive result for us last week."

Thomas isn't expected to have any players unavailable for this weekend's fixture.

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