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GRAYS ATHLETIC 1st TEAM - Match centre

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Grays Athletic
F Ladapo (45' Pen)
Full time
Sat 16 Aug 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Ryman Premier Attendance 147

Grays Athletic 1-1 Leatherhead

The blues record their first point of the season. Match report from

GRAYS Athletic earned their first point of the season in a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Leatherhead at Mill Field.

Leatherhead are unbeaten this season and when Kiernan Hughes Mason’s well executed goal came after nine minutes (his third in three matches for Leatherhead) the challenge was on for Grays to fight back.

Grays have yet to get going this season and still haven't. But they are feeling their way and you get the feeling they have not settled on their starting eleven.

After conceding the early goal, Grays regrouped and built wave after wave of attacks to pressurise the visitors’ defence.

The Tanners held out until the final minute of the first half before conceding an undisputed penalty.

Leatherhead’s Joe Bruce reached for a cross into the six yard box and bundled over Grays forward Chris Bryan. Freddie Ladapo stepped forward and sent the spot kick into the left hand corner.

Grays continued to press forward in the second half. Wells made a pair of stunning saves, turning behind goal bound efforts from Lloyd Harrington and Jamie Guy, before bravely blocking a low drive from Ladapo.

Praise must also go to Leatherhead goalkeeper Louis Wells who produced three stunning saves in the second half as they held on for a point.

Grays Athletic: Conor Gough, Aaron Best-Riley, Frank Everett (Ruddock Yala 17), Lloyd Harrington, Jay Leader, Manny Parry, Joe Benjamin (Jamie Guy 57), Kenny Beaney, Freddie Ladapo, Chris Bryan, Joao Carlos (Jordan Wilson 57)

Leatherhead: Louis Wells, Ryan Cooper, Ryan Dolby, Matt Smart, Joe Bruce, Jerry Nnamani, Harry Priddle (Nathan Koranteng 48), Richard Avery, Carl Rook (Ryan Mahal 70), Kiernan Hughes-Mason, Basile Karagiannis (Felix Ogeah-Andrews 48),

Unused subs: Scott Kinch and Denzel Gayle


Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Kenny Beaney

Player of the Match

Kenny Beaney

Key moments

Scored Penalty Freddie Ladapo scores a penalty for Grays Athletic
Replay game

As it happened

  • Grays Athletic
  • Leatherhead
  • 0
  • Ruddock Yala Sub On 17:00'
  • Frank Everett Sub Off 17:00'
  • Freddie Ladapo Yellow Card 17:00'
  • Joao Carlos Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Freddie Ladapo Scored Penalty 45:00'
  • Joao Carlos Sub Off 57:00'
  • Jordan Wilson Sub On 57:00'
  • Joe Benjamin Sub Off 57:00'
  • Jamie Guy Sub On 57:00'

Team selection

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Maidstone United 46 98
2. Hendon 46 95
3. Margate 46 85
4. Dulwich Hamlet 46 76
5. Metropolitan Police 46 75
6. Grays Athletic 46 74
7. Enfield Town 46 73

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