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Road to Wembley Begins

6 months ago By Simon Hayes

Grantham will be aiming to kick-start another cup run in the form of the FA Trophy on Saturday when they face Halesowen Town at the Meres.

Confidence is high around the club at the moment, especially after last Saturday's 2-0 win against promotion rivals Stourbridge, where prolific striker Lee Shaw scored twice in the final ten minutes to send the Gingerbreads up to 5th place in the table.

The win on Saturday managed to stretch the unbeaten run to four games, with the last defeat coming against Stafford Rangers on October 7th.

Halesowen Town, nicknamed the Yeltz, have had an indifferent season so far, lying in 21st position and only five points ahead of bottom of the league, Sutton Coldfield. Despite their low position, Halesowen were on the winning side of a thrilling 4-3 win over Lancaster City last Saturday and are in a good run of form, only losing two of their past five games. The most recent defeat coming on Monday to Stourbridge, losing 5-4 on penalties in the Birmingham Senior Cup.

The previous encounter between the sides this season saw Halesowen claim a 2-1 win at the Meres meaning Grantham will be looking to make amends.

Grantham boss Adam Stevens says his side are raring to go and expects a tough game: " We have already played these this season and we definitely want to have a better result this time around. Everybody gives that little bit more when it is a cup match. My side will be no different and we will go out and give it our all to make sure we get ourselves into the draw for the next round."

Luke Shaw could return to the side this weekend providing he has fully recovered from his knee injury. The rest of the side however is fit to play.

After the match The Gingerbread will be showing Bournemouth v Chelsea, so stay talk about The Gingerbreads and watch the Premier League.

As ever we'll have updates of the match across our social media accounts.

Updated 08:57 - 27 Oct 2017 by Simon Hayes

Where next?

Saturday Trip to Stourbridge It's back to league action on Saturday when Grantham make the trip to Birmingham to face fellow play-off rivals Stourbridge.
The Winner Takes All In The Play-Off Final! Grantham play one of the biggest games in their history on Saturday in the play-off final, where they could clinch promotion to the Vanarama North.

Sat 5 May
First Team Ashton United
Cup 2 – 0
Tue 1 May
First Team Warrington Town
Cup 0 – 3
Sat 28 Apr
League 1 – 2

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