Match Preview :- Grantham Town - Saturday October 14th, 2017 (15:00:00)

On Saturday, Celtic travel to Lincolnshire to face Grantham Town. Grantham are currently seventh in the league on twenty-five points, thirteen places and nine points above Celtic. There will be a match centre, Twitter feed and radio broadcast for this game.

Grantham are hot or cold this season, with five home wins and three home losses, losing to Stafford, Halesowen and Coalville, teams from lower down the league. But when they win, they win in style, and have scored more goals than any other team this season with thirty-five. This includes a 7-1 win at home over Rushall Olympic, a 6-1 win at home over Sutton Coldfield and a 5-0 win at home over Marine. Half of these goals have come from the league's current top goal scorer, Lee Shaw, who has found the net sixteen times this season so far, including five in one game against Sutton Coldfield. His closest rival, Andrew Wright, is on eight. At home, they score an average of 3.1 goals per game (2.2 overall), whilst conceding 1.1 goals per game at home (1.3 overall). They have failed to score in only one home game, their 1-0 home defeat to Coalville, whilst two of their three clean sheets have come at home.

Grantham's most recent home match was the 2-1 defeat to Stafford, whilst their most recent game was the 3-1 away win at Coalville. In that match, they lined up as:
1. Kieran Preston
2. Tom Potts
3. Rhys Lewis
4. Stefan Galinski
5. Oliver Luto
6. Danny Meadows
7. Michael Hollingsworth
8. Andy Wright
9. Luke Shaw
10. Lee Shaw
11. Jack McMenamy

Celtic's last match was the 3-1 away defeat at Marine. In that match, we lined up as:
1. Jack Walton
2. Oliver Crowley
3. Alex Honeyball
4. Tom Brown
5. Luke Ashworth
6. Ross Killock
7. Theo Bailey-Jones
8. Oli Roberts
9. Liam Dickinson
10. Greg Wilkinson
11. John Cofie

Celtic have not won away from home this season, with only Sutton Coldfield Town conceding more goals. Grantham have to be considered favourites. That said, the prize for a win would be to lift Celtic to sixteenth, whilst a loss could see us drop to twenty-second. Oliver Crowley should be available for selection, after limping off at Marine.

Other matches this weekend:
Altrincham (30pts 2nd) v Stourbridge (27pts 5th)
Barwell (25pts 8th) v Warrington Town (30pts 3rd)
Buxton (21pts 14th) v Farsley Celtic (29pts 4th)
Hednesford Town (23pts 13th) v Workington (25pts 9th)
Lancaster City (23pts 11th) v Nantwich Town (13pts 22nd)
Marine (16pts 19th) v Matlock Town (18pts 18th)
Mickleover Sports (18pts 17th) v Rushall Olympic (12pts 23rd)
Shaw Lane (33pts 1st) v Halesowen Town (15pts 21st)
Stafford Rangers (18pts 16th) v Ashton United (26pts 6th)
Sutton Coldfield Town (12pts 24th) v Whitby Town (21pts 15th)
Witton Albion (24pts 10th) v Coalville Town (23pts 12th)

Match centre: Match Centre
Twitter: @StalyCelticFC
Directions: NG31 7XQ

Distance: 89
Time: 2 hours

Take the Woodhead Pass (A628) to the M1 and join south bound at junction 35A.
Stay on the M1 for 13 miles to junction 31 (A57, Worksop).
At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57.
Stay on the A57 for 14 miles to the A1 roundabout and join the A1 toward Newark and Lincoln.
Stay on the A1 for 34 miles to ther A607 exit (Grantham, Melton Mowbary).
At the roundabout, turn left (1 of 4) onto Swingbridge Road.
After half a mile, at the roundabout, turn left (1 of 3) onto Trent Road.
After half a mile, at the roundabout, turn right (2 of 3) and the club is here.