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First Team - Match centre

Grantham Town
Farsley Celtic
C Burrows (5'), J Hempenstall (15')
Full time
Sat 13 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK Premier Division Attendance 287

Score Draw Keeps Gingerbreads Second

The Gingerbreads raced to a 2 goal lead but a strong Farsley side pegged them back.

Adam Stevens had to shuffle the defence, as along with the suspended Tom Batchelor, Rhys Lewis had a family emergency and although named on the bench was not available. Tom Potts moved into central defence to partner Stefan Galinski and Danny Meadows went to right back.

The Gingerbreads took the lead on 5 minutes, when Curtis Burrows fired in after his initial shot was saved.

Just 10 minutes later the lead was doubled, Lee Shaw battled down the left, played the ball to Curtis Burrows who found Jordan Hempenstall to slot home.

Farsley found a way through on 26 minutes, when they attacked down the left. Kieran Preston got his hands to Danny Ellis shot but couldn't turn it round the post.

This gave them a lift and the game flowed from end to end. On 34 minutes the match was level. Farsley somehow scrambled the ball over the line from a cross.

Sam Osbourne had the first chance of the second half but his show went wide. Lee Shaw also broke free but his shot also went wide.

On 65 minutes, the linesman on the main stand side raised his flag when Lee Shaw had broke free. A decision that nobody agreed with, Lee Shaw was booked for his remonstration.

On 70 minutes the referee seemed to lose control of the match. Jordan Hempenstall went up for a challenge, the Farsley player hit the deck. With players surrounding the referee and both benches up on their feet, the only decision the referee had to make was to send one of their staff to the stands.

From their The Gingerbreads looked to break at every opportunity, but could not get a winner.

The Gingerbreads stay second and travel to Stalybridge next Saturday.

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Key moments

Goal Curtis Burrows scores for Grantham Town
Goal Jordan Hempenstall scores for Grantham Town


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90:00 Sub Off
Samuel Osborne is substituted off for Grantham Town
90:00 Sub On
Ryley Thompson is substituted on for Grantham Town
73:00 Sub On
Zayn Hakeem is substituted on for Grantham Town
73:00 Sub Off
Jordan Hempenstall is substituted off for Grantham Town
End of period 1
15:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jordan Hempenstall scores for Grantham Town
5:00 Goal 1 - 0
Curtis Burrows scores for Grantham Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Grantham Town
  • Farsley Celtic
  • 0
  • Curtis Burrows Goal 5:00'
  • Jordan Hempenstall Goal 15:00'
  • Zayn Hakeem Sub On 73:00'
  • Jordan Hempenstall Sub Off 73:00'
  • Samuel Osborne Sub Off 90:00'
  • Ryley Thompson Sub On 90:00'

Team selection

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

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Altrincham 46 95
2. Ashton United 46 82
3. Warrington Town 46 82
4. Grantham Town 46 81
5. Farsley Celtic 46 80
6. Shaw Lane 46 79
7. Witton Albion 46 70

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