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Warrington Town
Grantham Town
Full time
S Galinski (62'), D Meadows (71'), J Hempenstall (85')
Tue 1 May 19:45 - Premier Division Promotion Play Offs 17-18 Attendance 737

Gingerbreads Reach Play Off Final

The Gingerbreads set up a play-off final at Ashton United with a comprehensive second half demolition of Warrington Town.

After a tight first 45 minutes, Warrington had no answer to Grantham’s relentless pressure.

Chances were at a premium in the first half as both defences put in solid shifts. Kieron Preston was not troubled by the home forwards and it was only late in the first half that Grantham got a clear sight of goal.

A through ball a minute before the break sent Lee Shaw one on one with the Warrington Town goalkeeper. An extra touch from the Gingerbreads top scorer allowed the home goalkeeper to recover his ground and gather Shaw’s shot. Right on the cusp of half time, William Hayhurst almost broke through for Warrington, but a great tackle from Olly Luto denied him a shooting chance.

It took Grantham 15 minutes of the second half to break down the home side. Andy Wright’s shot took a deflection and sat up in the air. Skipper Stefan Galinski showed great determination to beat Warrington goalkeeper Luke Pilling to the ball and head Grantham in front.

The opening goal sparked a flurry of action. Solid defending by the Gingerbreads blocked a series of efforts by the home side before a wild shot flew well wide. Warrington forced the first corner of the game before the Gingerbreads stretched their lead.

On 70 minutes Grantham broke quickly and won a free kick 30 yards out. The delivery came to Danny Meadows at the far post. His shot into the ground looped over the Warrington goalkeeper to make it 2-0 to Grantham.

With Warrington chasing the game, chances began to come for the Gingerbreads. Shaw got clear of the home defence on the Grantham right with six minutes remaining. He cut in and shot, but only hit Pilling’s legs.

A minute later Grantham sealed the game. Olly Luto’s cross was only half cleared by the home defence. From 20 yards out Jordan Hempenstall placed his header over the Warrington goalkeeper to seal the win with the home side unable to make any impression on a resilient Grantham defence.

Post match interview with Captain Galinski - HERE

Key moments

62:00
Goal Stefan Galinski scores for Grantham Town
71:00
Goal Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town
85:00
Goal Jordan Hempenstall scores for Grantham Town

Highlights

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87:00 Sub On
Zayn Hakeem is substituted on for Grantham Town
87:00 Sub Off
Jordan Hempenstall is substituted off for Grantham Town
85:00 Goal 0 - 3
Jordan Hempenstall scores for Grantham Town
75:00 Sub On
Jack McGovern is substituted on for Grantham Town
75:00 Sub Off
Andy Wright is substituted off for Grantham Town
71:00 Goal 0 - 2
Danny Meadows scores for Grantham Town
62:00 Goal 0 - 1
Stefan Galinski scores for Grantham Town
59:00 Sub On
Rhys Lewis is substituted on for Grantham Town
59:00 Sub Off
Michael Hollingsworth is substituted off for Grantham Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Warrington Town
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Rhys Lewis Sub On 59:00'
  • Michael Hollingsworth Sub Off 59:00'
  • Stefan Galinski Goal 62:00'
  • Danny Meadows Goal 71:00'
  • Jack McGovern Sub On 75:00'
  • Andy Wright Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jordan Hempenstall Goal 85:00'
  • Jordan Hempenstall Sub Off 87:00'
  • Zayn Hakeem Sub On 87:00'

Team selection

Preston, Kieran Preston, Kieran
Potts, Tom Potts, Tom
Galinski, Stefan Galinski, Stefan
Burrows, Curtis Burrows, Curtis
Batchelor, Thomas Batchelor, Thomas
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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