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Gingerbreads Aiming To Build Momentum For Play-Off Push

3 months ago By Callum Boyle

With just five games to go, Grantham are looking to continue the play-off push on Tuesday night when Hendesford Town visit the Meres.

After two defeats in the past week, the Gingerbreads prevented it from being three on the spin after a convincing 2-0 win over mid-table Workington Town, thanks to goals from Notts County loanee Sam Osbourne and the ever-prolific Lee Shaw. The Gingerbreads were also helped out after by a stand-out performance from debutant, Rudolfs Soloha, who deputised in place of the suspended Kieran Preston.

The result moved the Gingerbreads back into 3rd spot and four points off 2nd placed Warrington and leaving them with three wins in the past five games. The return to winning ways comes in good time for the Gingerbreads as Tuesday sees the start of the last five games, which includes visits from league leaders Altrincham and 2nd placed Warrington.

Hednesford travel to the Meres on Tuesday night with little to play for other than consolidating their position in the league. One thing the Staffordshire side will be hoping for is an improvement as they have currently gone five games without a win, including Saturday's heavy 4-1 defeat away to bottom of the table, Sutton Coldfield. The result left the Pitmen in 15th place and in no danger of relegation or a late challenge for the play-offs.

Grantham boss Adam Stevens has urged his side to continue the momentum as his side become ever closer to confirming a play-off place: "Saturday was a huge confidence boost for the lads, especially after the little wobble we experienced with the previous two games. The big challenge for us now is to keep the momentum going. We have three tough games this week, starting on Tuesday against Hednesford who will be looking to come away with a result so we must be on top form to get the results we want.

Kieran Preston is expected to return to the starting eleven after he completed his suspension on Saturday whereas Tom Batchelor and Luke Shaw remain unavailable through suspension and injury respectively. Jordan Hempenstall and Zayn Hakeem could also return to the squad on Tuesday. The rest of the squad is fit for selection.

Updated 11:58 - 16 Apr 2018 by Simon Hayes

Where next?

Winning In Workington Sam Osborne and Lee Shaw were on target to give The Gingerbreads a much needed win today.
FIXTURES ARE OUT NOW! The Evo-Stik League have announced The Gingerbreads 2018/19 Premier Division fixtures

Sat 18 Aug
First Team Bamber Bridge
League 15:00
Tue 21 Aug
First Team Stafford Rangers
League 19:45
Sat 25 Aug
League 15:00

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