WATSON AT THE DEATH IN RELEGATION SIX POINTER TRIUMPH!
Two old rivals went into a local Derby battle on a cold March evening at The south Keveston Sports Stadium for crucial points as they both battle relegation from step 4.
The Gingerbreads beat Carlton comfortably earlier in the campaign at Stoke Lane and were impressive, but on a churned up pitch, looked a shadow of that side and gave Carlton few problems in a scrappy encounter.
The Millers faired little better in terms of creativity, with both keepers pretty much untroubled for most of the 90 minutes, it would be a mistake or a piece of magic that would determine the outcome for either side and so it proved.
With a goalless draw looking inevitable, Nat Watson started and finished a superb move in the final third of the Grantham half which saw him launch a perfect header at the far post into the Grantham net at the death. Wonderful celebrations from a decent away following followed and how!
Carlton remain second from bottom on 29 points, equal now on points with Grantham, but with an inferior goal difference, although the Millers do have a game in hand and from looking dead and buried after the North Sheilds defeat, Carlton now have a fighting chance of beating the drop, but as Niall Davie pointed out when speaking to Carlton Town Tv after the game, happy yes, but nobody is getting carried away.
The Millers have 8 tough games to come and will be hoping they can continue their fine away form when they visit Cleethorpes on Saturday, Carlton have won 3 and drawn one of their last 4 away games in the league, impressive indeed, but still much more to do !
Exclusive post match interview with Mark Harvey to follow in next 24 hours.