Grays Athletic 2

Waltham Abbey 1

NON LEAGUE PRE-SEASON: Blues record a comfortable win in uncomfortable conditions in a game which featured 40 players and was a valuable exercise for both managers.

The Academy played host to Jody Brown's first game in charge of a Blues side and with 23 players to look  this was a game that was never going to be about the result or the overall performance.

For the full story see Thursday's THURROCK GAZETTE