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02.09.2003 @ 19:45 The Recreation Ground Crowd: 317
Grays Athletic 3 - 1 Bishop's Stortford
Referee: Isthmian League - Premier Division-Match

Freddy Eastwood (32)
Stuart Thurgood (73)
Martin Carthy (89)
Aaron Barnett (79)
Starting Line-ups
Scott Barrett
Steve Robinson
Eddie Youds
Joe Bruce
Ade Olayinka
Martin Carthy
Danny Hayzelden
Ram Marwa
Stuart Thurgood
Freddy Eastwood
Tony Lock
Micky Desborough
Anthony Allman
Darren Wiltshire
Dave Rainford
Grant Cooper
Aaron Barnett
Richard Howell
Glen Southam
Roy Essandoh
Victor Renner
Gary McKeown
Mel Capleton
Dean Bradshaw
Tobi Oshitola
Wayne Vaughan
Mark Stimson
Gareth Gwillim
Martin Hayes
Leli Bajada
Michael Black
Kenny Addai
Dean Bradshaw -> Ram Marwa
Wayne Vaughan -> Tony Lock
Kenny Addai
Martin Hayes
Leli Bajada
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Match report |

Freddy leads the way

Former West Ham teenager Freddy Eastwood is fast becoming a Grays favourite.

The 19-year-old increased his fan base on Tuesday night when he scored one and was involved in both the other goals at The Rec.

Eastwood opened his account early, hammering home a 35-yard shot after a solo run from just inside his own half.

After the break the visitors stepped up their work rate, but again Eastwood demonstrated his pedigree.

His perfectly weighted pass allowed Stuart Thurgood a simple tap home.

Consistent pressure resulted in the Bishops pulling one back, but with virtually the last touch of the game Eastwood fed Martin Carthy who made it 3-1.

Grays manager Mark Stimson’s desire is to use young ex-Football League players to build a squad for the future. One thing’s for sure, Eastwood may already be a name being pencilled in on talent scouts notebooks.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the match report