Parker gives us the vitals as we face a tough match against Dulwich.
Dulwich Hamlet v Grays Athletic
Saturday 29th August, 3PM
Grays Athletic v Brentwood Town
Monday 31st August, 3PM
Grays Athletic face a bank holiday double header this weekend as August draws to a close with Blues near the top of the table. They travel to Dulwich on Saturday and they currently sit in second place just behind Leiston on goal difference. The Pink & Blues are in eighth having had a mixed start to the season. So far they have a couple of wins, a draw and in the last two games a couple of defeats. That is not to say it will be a straightforward match. Dulwich are expected to challenge last year and in recent years have been cheered on at home by crowds that regularly top the thousand mark. Last season Grays won 1-0 at Home thanks to a Ladapo goal after just 7 minutes but at the away game they succumbed 2-0 with the Hamlet scorers being Jarrett and Vidal. Grays go into the game on a bit of a high having beaten Essex rivals Billericay and for the first time in 16 league attempts, Canvey Island.
Talking of Essex derbies, Grays return to their temporary home of Mill Field, Aveley on bank holiday Monday as they entertain newly promoted Brentwood Town. They have found the step up a little tricky with their return of 4 defeats and a victory over VCD leaving them 19th in the early season league table. The sides last met in 2012/13 season with Grays recording a double as they won the league title. The game kicks off at 3pm.