Whitby Town back on road to face Gingerbreads

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Whitby Town are back on their travels on Saturday (Mar 14) just five days after Monday’s first-ever trip to Curzon Ashton.

Only Frickley, Kings Lynn and bottom club Belper have won fewer league games on the road than the Blues, who haven’t succeeded in away NPL action since October’s victory at Rushall.

Ramsbottom’s victory on Tuesday leaves the Seasiders nervously checking over their shoulders as the gap between Town and the bottom four was cut to just three points.

Whitby are 16th in a tight bottom half of the table after only one win in nine this calendar year, but could welcome back on-loan Bradford City centre-half James King, who has missed the last two games through injury.

Skipper Mark Robinson should shake off a head injury to feature, with Richard Pell and Lee Mason available again after work prevented either travelling on Monday.

The Blues defeated 12th-placed Grantham 2-1 at the Turnbull Ground, in September, thanks to goals from Matthew Waters and Dave McTiernan.

Like the Seasiders, Grantham, known as the Gingerbreads, are without a win in five games.

Kick-off at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium is 3pm.

A supporters’ bus to the Grantham game leaves the club house at 9.30am.

There is a dominoes drive in the club house at 8pm on Friday (Mar 13) night.

The end of season presentation has been booked for The Stables on Friday May 2, with food and an impressionist and comedian Kevin Connelly.

Tickets £20 each from chairman Graham Manser on 605921 or 07966 241344, Martin Hart 601599 or John Tyreman 605153.