GRANTHAM TOWN vs STOCKTON TOWN
Competition: Northern Premier League East Division
Date: Saturday 9th December, 2023
Entry: £10 Adult, £5 Concession, Free, £3 Under-16 (Free with an Adult)
Ground: South Kesteven Sports Stadium, Grantham, NG31 7XQ
Stockton Town return to action with a trip to Grantham Town.
The Anchors were set to face Cleethorpes Town last Saturday but were out of action due to a rare postponement at the MAP Group UK Stadium.
In the month of November, Michael Dunwell’s men were perfect as they won five games out of five in both league and cup.
Kev Hayes had a remarkable month as he scored seven goals and won the Player of the Month award.
Michael Fowler also made a strong return with four goals in four games.
Michael Sweet makes return to the squad for the game.
The two clubs met for the first time last season and shared the points on both occasions.
08 Oct 22- Grantham Town 1-1 Stockton Town- Northern Premier League East Division
25 Feb 23- Stockton Town 1-1 Grantham Town- Northern Premier League East Division
Grantham Town: L L L L D
Last result: Newton Aycliffe 4-1 Grantham Town
Stockton Town: W W W W W
Last result: Brighouse Town 1-3 Stockton Town
Grantham Town are currently 19th in the Northern Premier League East Division with 13 points from their first 16 games.
They have recently made a change in management with Steve Kirkham taking up the position after Paul Rawden left his post. Rawden remains at the club and has taken on the role of chairman.
The Gingerbread are winless since a 2-1 win over Grimsby Borough back in mid-September. In their last two outings they have suffered back-to-back defeats against newly-promoted clubs.
Striker Greg Smith is currently the club’s top scorer with nine goals. He made a return to the club during the summer.
Looking ahead to the game, Manager Michael Dunwell said:
“It’s another difficult game. I know Grantham are on a bad run and I think they have lost their last seven.
“They have had a change in management and change in players so it’s a bit of unknown but we’ve just got to go there and concentrate on ourselves and just play how we have been playing.
Dunwell added: “It’s a long trip but we’re good spirits. We have had some good training sessions and we are looking forward to it.”