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GRAYS ATHLETIC 1st TEAM - Match centre

Grays Athletic
Canvey Island
D GB-Dumaka (74')
Full time
Wed 26 Aug 19:45 - The Ryman Football League - Premier Division Attendance 289

Three more points for Grays Ath as they maroon Canvey Island

Match report from Yourthurrock

Ryman Premier

Grays Ath 2 v 0 Canvey Island

GRAYS Athletic worked hard to earn another three points as they defeated Canvey Island 2-0 at the Mill Field.

The first chance of the game went to Grays when Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson found space in the box but blasted it over.

In the 4th minute Tomlinson gave the keeper the eyes from outside the box, and was unlucky not to score as the ball hit the post, with the keeper totally transfixed.

One of the qualities that marks Grays out as promotion contenders is the quality of their passing. The team are very confident on the ball.

In the 7th minute, keeper Jake Larkins did well to clear the ball off the Canvey line.

Grays had to capitalise as Canvey did not seem to offer much at first but they looked threatening on the break.

Grays looked like they could get round the back of the Canvey if they released the early ball.

But Canvey got into the game as Grays started to create trouble for themselves in defence.

The half finished with an unforced error by a Grays midfielder a shot by Canvey and a solid save from keeper Lamar Johnson.

Canvey came out and continued to threaten. The Grays fans were looking for execution up front.

You would not have described the Grays defence as being troubled but a goal would have settled nerves.

Grays brought on Harry Agombar to produce some invention.

In the 61st minute, Canvey hit the bar and were unlucky not to score. They looked more and more likely to do so.

Grays game became punctuated with unforced errors and the crowd became restless.

But sometimes it is about if not how and after a long forward movement in the 73rd minute, Canvey failed to clear and Dumaka got his head on the ball to score from close range.

And as one was scored, another one came in the 78th minute with former Blues star, Glenn Poole thumping the ball into his own net.

Grays travel away to Dulwich Hamlet on Saturday.

Grays Athletic Johnson L, Ifill L, Siva J, Cronin S, Leader J, Stevens J (Agombar H 61),, Fortnam-Tomlinson B, Beaney K, Dumaka D, Ferguson N, Carlos J (Reynolds L 69)

Subs not used: Cummings T, Bentley M, Michael-Percil R

Canvey Island: Larkins J, Sheehan S, Dumas A, Eyong T, Halle R, (Easterford J 45) Gilchrist D, Curren J, Poole G, Yiga L, Tuohy M, Chatting H

Sub not used: Agyakwa M, Adeniji O, Pitty J, Gislette F

Ref: Oleksandr Sally

Attendance: 289

Cards:

Yellow

Sheehan S

Halle R

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Sean Cronin

Player of the Match

Sean Cronin

Key moments

74:00
Goal Dumebi GB-Dumaka scores for Grays Athletic
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As it happened

  • Grays Athletic
  • Canvey Island
  • 0
  • Dumebi GB-Dumaka Goal 74:00'

Team selection

Johnson, Lamar Johnson, Lamar
Ifil, Luke Ifil, Luke
Siva, Jey Siva, Jey
Beaney, Kenny Beaney, Kenny
Leader, Jay Leader, Jay
Cronin, Sean Cronin, Sean
Ferguson, Nathan Ferguson, Nathan
Stevens, James Stevens, James
GB-Dumaka, Dumebi GB-Dumaka, Dumebi
Tomlinson, Bradley Tomlinson, Bradley
Carlos, Joao Carlos, Joao

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# Team Pl Pts
13. Wingate & Finchley 46 60
14. Canvey Island 46 60
15. Grays Athletic 46 57
16. Staines Town 46 55
17. Harrow Borough 46 54
18. Farnborough 46 53
19. Hendon 46 52

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