GRESLEY manager Martin Rowe admits he would swap Saturday’s FA Trophy victory against higher league Ilkeston for three points at home to Lincoln United tonight, kick-off 7.45pm.
Rowe said: “We know we need the three points to get us up the league after the disappointment of Tuesday’s game (the 5-0 loss against Halesowen).
“I knew they’d react against Ilkeston. In all cup competitions we’ve done well when we’ve played the better teams.
“Hopefully we’ll get another home draw and see another big gate at the Moat Ground.”
A stunning Marc Goodfellow strike set the Moatmen on their way to a 2-1 victory over Evo-Stik Premier outfit Ilkeston in Saturday’s FA Trophy first qualifying round tie.
Rowe said: “Marc Goodfellow’s goal was the goal of the season so far by miles.
“It just fell right for him. He saw the goal and just hit it and he was a bit unlucky not to have scored right at the end.
“Unfortunately Kieran O’Connell’s head got in the way.
“Marc has done well, he’s worked a bit harder at his game which is always pleasing to see. It was another all-round team display.”
Midfielder James Jepson was dropped for the Ilkeston game and left the club with immediate effect yesterday.
Rowe said; “James has decided to leave and I’m sorry to see him go.
“He’s been a big support to me both on and off the pitch and I and the rest of the club wish him well wherever he chooses to play next.”