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Sat 27 Apr 2024  ·  North
Grays Athletic Football Club
GRAYS ATHLETIC 1st TEAM
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Ipswich Wanderers

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GAFC OFFICIAL NEWS27 Apr - 08:10
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Grays bring down the curtain on another season with a home fixture at Tilbury against Ipswich Wanderers. A season that began with such hope and excitement but turned into a struggle for survival at the wrong end of the table.

Ipswich have been in a similar situation for much of the season, their first ever at this level. Along the way, there have been some impressive results (strangely most often against other Suffolk teams ) - victory against eventual champions Lowestoft Town and a draw away at Felixstowe & Walton being the highlights. But too often the goals against have counted against them. They currently sit just one place below Grays in the recent form table, with one win and two draws in their last six games. The topsy-turvy nature of their season was summed up in the last few days, when a fine midweek 4-1 away win at Redbridge was followed just a few days later by a 5-0 home reverse against the same opposition.

Our return fixture, earlier in the season, in late January, at Humber Doucy Lane turned out to be one of Grays’ best performances of the year. First half goals from Billy Crook and Codey Cosgrave were followed by two more after the break by Charlie Stimson and Cosgrave again. Only a very late consolation from Rashid Salau broke the Grays defence and the 4-1 scoreline was a well-deserved one that night for the Blues.

Grays have turned this final game of the season into a Community Day, with visitors expected from a range of local schools and organisations, with a host of activities available as well as what promises to be a close encounter of the final kind.

With thanks to all the Blues supporters who turn up week-in-week-out to cheer the lads on. Sometimes, it’s been tough going - but no-one said it was going to be easy. Let’s give them one last hurrah !

Come on you Blues !

North Fixtures

Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Basildon United
1
Heybridge Swifts
2
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Brightlingsea Regent
0
Gorleston
1
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Enfield
4
Stowmarket Town
0
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Felixstowe & Walton United
6
New Salamis
1
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Lowestoft Town
1
Brentwood Town
2
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Maldon & Tiptree
3
Witham Town
4
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Redbridge
1
Bury Town
2
Sat 27 Apr 2024KO: 15:00
Wroxham
2
Bowers & Pitsea
0

Match details

Match date

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

422

Competition

North

League position

16
Grays Athletic
17
Ipswich Wanderers
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Team Sponsors

HOME SHIRT SPONSOR - GRIFFIN
AWAY KIT SPONSOR - BARRETS LAW
Matchday & Teamwear Sponsors - P J FLOORING
SHIRT SPONSOR - BOOM BATTLE BAR
Club Food Hospitality Sponsor - Wonderland Catering & Grazing Events
Home Kit Sponsor - SGR Plumbing & Heating Ltd
SHIRT SPONSOR - LMC MOTOR GROUP
PitchingIn Isthmian league 2020/21 - PitchingIn Isthmian League 2023/24
CLUB SPONSOR - Cumberland Packaging Ltd
Away Kit Sponsor - Grays Service Station
League Sponsors - Velocity
League Sponsors  - BlueFin Sports
League Sponsors - Mitchells Travel
League Sponsors - Anderson Travel
league Sponsors - Kappa
League Sponsors - Samba
league Sponsors - Crowdfunder
Matchball Provider - Mitre
League Sponsors - Reposs
league Sponsors - Vita Risk Solutions
Fund Raising - easyfundraising
Club Affiliation - FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION
AWAY KIT SPONSOR - Paragon
Club Charity - Max'x Foundation
CLUB SPONSOR - Acorn Decorators Merchants Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - Amblek Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - The Bull
CLUB SPONSOR - Charlotte's Hair Salon
CLUB SPONSOR - Coryton Commercials
CLUB SPONSOR - CM FABRICATIONS
CLUB SPONSOR - Curran Packaging
CLUB SPONSOR - Clarendon Home improvements
CLUB SPONSOR - Chadwell Village Hall
CLUB SPONSOR - Downwell Solutions Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - ESSEX TARPAULIN
CLUB SPONSOR - Essex Wildlife Trust
CLUB SPONSOR - E.T Marine & Industrial Engineering Co.Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - FORGET ME NOT
CLUB SPONSOR - Grayers Graphics
CLUB SPONSOR - Joseph Lamb
CLUB SPONSOR - KEMPSTERS
CLUB SPONSOR - KB COACHES
CLUB SPONSOR - K &T Tilts
CLUB SPONSOR - Mr Pickwick Fish & Chips
CLUB SPONSOR - Senator Welding & Engineering Supplies
CLUB SPONSOR - Specialised Engines Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - Southern Drain Services Ltd
Club SPONSOR - Supreme Carpets and Blinds
CLUB SPONSOR - SHUTTERS BY SUZANNE
CLUB SPONSOR - Smiths orchard Garden centre
CLUB SPONSOR - Spire Contracts
CLUB SPONSOR - Tilbury Tiles Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - Thurrock Hardwoods Ltd
Trainingwear  Shirt Sponsor - Upper Glass Conservatories
CLUB SPONSOR - West & Coe
CLUB SPONSOR - Z Cars Express Ltd