Thurrock vs Cray Wanderers

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9:46pm

And that's the final kick of the game. Luke Wanadio is picked out in acres of space on the edge of the box. He takes a touch to set himself and fires under Andy Walker.

Fantastic five for Thurrock.

They've been excellent today - that's their finest win under Stimson!

9:44pm

GOAL! THURROCK 5 - 1 Cray Wanderers - Luke Wanadio, 93'

9:42pm

Another Cray attack, late in the game, but after having the ball pulled back to him, Clark skies it.

9:38pm

Cray come forward again, but this time Bremner sends his shot high over the bar.

9:37pm

9:36pm

Ah it's another stunning goal by Green as he chips the ball over Walker with the outside of his boot from 10 yards, but he's offside.

How Thurrock haven't scored a fifth I don't know, as Imbert goes very close. Good save by Walker.

9:35pm

Great pressure relieving run by Cook sees him earn Fleet a corner

9:31pm

Tyrone Sterling crosses just wide of the goal from the left. But Fleet looking comfortable here.

9:30pm

First meaningful attack from Cray since they scored and it comes to nothing. Nice play in the middle by Clark to beat Thurgood and Norris, but he failed to pick a decent pass as he broke forward.

9:27pm

13 minutes to go here and the game is petering out. Cray are beat, Thurrock have taken foot off the gas a little.

9:24pm

Cook signed from East Thurrock recently. He's already been told to take a green underlay off by the referee, very odd.

9:23pm

And Bunce has scored again at Barking! Grays lead!

9:22pm

Thurrock sub:

Charlie Stimson replaced by Harry Cook

9:22pm

Good play by Ryan Imbert, holds off the attentions of Mark Willy before flashing a shot across goal.

9:20pm

Grays have equalised at Barking. Danny Bunce in the 80th minute!

9:18pm

Thurrock sub:

Ryan Imbert on for Harry Honesty. He's played well again tonight. That front three of Wanadio, Stimson, Honesty has been excellent.

9:17pm

Free kick for Fleet now, right hand corner of the box. Thurgood delivers, but Cray clear.

9:13pm

Bizarre scenes down the Thurrock right. Honesty goes by his man, but the linesman flags to indicate ball out. Cray make a mess of the throw and concede a throw themselves. Honesty is released, he cuts the ball back to Green, but Walker makes a great save at his feet.

The corner is headed just over by Stimson.

9:11pm

Wanadio booked for Fleet. Late tackle on the left flank. Good crossing opportunity for Cray. Good header clear by Guest.

9:10pm

The ten men of Cray have a goal back. Paul Vines is on hand to volley home on the line after Hughes had palmed out Bremner's effort.

9:10pm

The ten men of Cray have a goal back. Paul Vines is on hand to volley home on the line after Hughes had palmed out Bremner's effort.

9:08pm

GOAL! Thurrock 4 - 1 CRAY WANDERERS - Paul Vines

9:06pm

Smasing counter attack led by Harry Honesty. He takes the ball into the Cray half, plays the ball right to Wanadio, who takes the ball outside his marker to the touchline before cutting the ball back to Honesty to tap home from point blank range.

4-0. Should be game over.

9:02pm

GOAL! THURROCK 4 - 0 Cray Wanderers - Honesty, 52'

9:01pm

Couple of corners now for Cray, applying pressure for the first time in the half. All are dealt with and Thurrock break....

9:00pm

Been very impressed with Danny Green tonight. Good feet, smart passer and works very hard. Drifts in off the wing and of course, he's scored an absolute pearler.

8:58pm

Low to the near post and deflected behind off a Thurrock player. Positive start for Fleet though.

Don't want to see this game fizzle out and finish 3-0!

8:55pm

Very early corner for Thurrock...

8:54pm

We're back underway at Ship Lane

8:54pm

Second half just underway at Barking where Grays trail Essex Senior League side Barking 1 - 0 in the Essex Senior Cup.

8:40pm

HALF TIME!

8:40pm

Leigh Bremner is then booked for dissent as Stimson receives treatment. He's disputed every decision. Can't say that booking's not deserved.

8:38pm

Red card for Joe Vines!

Terrible half for Cray gets worse as he's shown a straight red for a high challenge on Charlie Stimson in the middle of the pitch.

8:35pm

Shot from range by Cray is well wide. They've hardly troubled Hughes in this first half.

8:31pm

Leigh Bremner lucky not to be booked for dissent as he bemoans a decision by the referee to award a free kick as Thurrock break.

Nice little snap shot there of where it's not going so well for Cray, they pile five players forward to close down Richie Jones, who's struggling to clear his lines on the edge of his own box. But as he does scoop it away, the visitors are far too committed and there's lots of space for Thurrock's midfield to work the break. They don't on this occasion, but there's space all over the pitch and Cray really are leaving their defence exposed.

8:28pm

After a rip-roaring first 25 mins, the game has coolled off a little now. Thurrock still working exceptionally hard off the ball. They're first to everything but not holding the ball quite as well.

Honesty has just gone on a jinking run into the box, but his shot spins off the side of his foot high and wide.

8:23pm

Good ball into the box from Tyrone Sterling as Cray, shellshocked, look for a way back into the game. But Hughes collects.

8:18pm

That's sensational from Green. He saw Walker off his line and from the edge of the centre circle, just in Cray's half, he let fly. The ball looped beautifully over Walker to make it 3-0.

He won't forget that in a hurry. What a goal.

And what a half for Fleet!

8:16pm

GOAL! THURROCK 3 - 0 Cray Wanderers - Danny Green, 24'

8:14pm

Thurrock applying pressure to a constantly exposed back four pays off again. This time, Thurrock win the ball back. Wanadio cuts in hits a low drive from 20 yards which skims off the surface into the goal. Walker should have done better, but that's a great effort from Luke.

8:11pm

GOAL! THURROCK 2 - 0 Cray Wanderers - Luke Wanadio, 21'

8:11pm

Thurrock much quicker than the visitors to everything at the moment. Off the ball work rate is fantastic.

8:08pm

Then at the other end, again, Thurrock catch the defence 2 v 2 and the ball spills loose to Stimson on the edge of the box, he fires a shot just over. Good game this!

8:07pm

Off the bar! Fantastic ball played through to Jack Clark, he shows a great turn of pace, carries the ball into the box, turns inside of Guest before shooting across goal. His effort hits the top of the bar.

8:05pm

Great chance for Thurrock as Harry Honesty catches the Crays defence exposed, he has only the keeper to beat but his shot trickles just wide.

8:04pm

 
Barking 1 - 0 Grays

8:02pm

Cray seeing a little bit more of the ball now. But Thurrock working hard.

The visitors winger looks a threat down the right. He's got quick feet, but Ebsworth is coping well at the moment.

7:57pm

Great stuff again from Fleet, lovely build up and Ebsworth then elects to carry the ball into the box, he chips it back off the byline and Wanadio only just fails to turn it in. Cray clear!

7:56pm

Emphatic from Thurgood as he smashes it to the keeper's right. Unsaveable.

Great start for Fleet. Two corners now as well... first is punched behind, the second goes straight behind.

Very positive though from the home side, looking to get the ball in the box at every opportunity.

7:53pm

GOAL! THURROCK 1 - 0 Cray Wanderers - Stuart Thurgood, 3'

7:53pm

PENALTY TO THURROCK!

Stimson into the box, through on goal, felled from behind

7:51pm

Game's underway!

7:51pm

We're about set here. The teams are out and now changing ends.

 

Looking forward to this!

7:51pm

We're about set here. The teams are out and now changing ends.

 

Looking forward to this!

7:50pm

We're about set here. The teams are out and now changing ends.

 

Looking forward to this!

7:43pm

Cray Wanderers are in fact one of the teams that Thurrock could feasibly catch if they can string a run of results together.

Tonight's visitors to Ship Lane sit in 13th and have a far better away record than they do a home one! But after 20 games, they have 25 points.

Thurrock, after 16 games have 16 points - a point per game a telling stat on how Thurrock have not quite had that cutting edge to turn one point into three at times.

7:39pm

So in their last game, Thurrock won 2-1 away to Lewes. Now really is the time for Fleet to begin climbing the table and building some momentum. They've promised much but delivered little so far.

With games in hand, they have a great chance to mount a charge up the table.

7:34pm

Here are the teams:

Thurrock:

Hughes; Jones, Ebsworth, Guest, Jeffries; Thurgood (c), Green, Norris; Wanadio, Stimson, Honesty.

Subs: Turpin, Viner, Imbert, Griffin, Cook.

Cray Wanderers:

Walker; Burgess, Sterling, Fray, Willy (c);  J Vines, P Vines, Stavrinou, Clark; Bremner, Phillips.

Subs: Parkinson, Power, Aaron, Dolby, Hall

7:31pm

Thurrock's game on Saturday, which was supposed to be at home to Lowestoft Town, was postponed by the referee because of a muddy patch in the middle of the pitch.

The club called it a "bizarre" decision.

But it's game on tonight.

7:25pm

Good evening!

Welcome to Ship Lane.

Thurrock vs Cray Wanderers is tonight's featured Gazette match, while Grays Athletic are away to Barking in the Essex Senior Cup quarter-finals.

 

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