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27.09.2003 @ 15:00 Clarence Park Crowd: 420
St. Albans City 2 - 4 Grays Athletic
Referee: K Batchelor FA Cup / 2nd Qualifying Round-Match

Graeme Tomlinson (pen, 21)
Scott Oakes (44)
Martin Carthy (7)
Freddy Eastwood (37)
Freddy Eastwood (70)
Stuart Thurgood (85)
Starting Line-ups
Barry White
Chris Seeby
Lee Gledhill
Miguel De Souza
Steve Castle
Gary Wraight
Scott Oakes
Graeme Tomlinson
Nic McDonnell
Martin Williams
Jay Murray
Mel Capleton
Steve Robinson
Joe Bruce
Ade Olayinka
Danny Hayzelden
Ram Marwa
Martin Carthy
Lee Williams
Stuart Thurgood
Freddy Eastwood
Leroy Griffiths
Peter Hanson
Derek Brown
Ben Cogger
Simon Martin
Danny Cross
Scott Barrett
Daniel Lunan
Dean Bradshaw
Tony Lock
Mark Stimson
Derek Brown -> Miguel De Souza (78)
Simon Martin -> Martin Williams (78)
Danny Cross -> Steve Castle (86)
Dean Bradshaw -> Lee Williams (62)
Tony Lock -> Danny Hayzelden (68)
Yellow cards
Steve Castle (45)
Lee Gledhill (56)
Steve Robinson (35)
Freddy Eastwood (39)
Tony Lock (83)
Red cards
None None
Match report |
Two goals from Freddy Eastwood helped secure Grays’ place in the next round of the FA Cup.

But Blues made it hard for themselves, allowing their rivals to equalise twice before the eventually stepped up a gear at Clarence Park.

Grays went ahead after just seven minutes when Martin Carthy fired past Barry White in the home side’s goal.

But City came back in the 20th with a Graeme Tomlinson penalty.

Grays retook the lead in the 37th minute when Eastwood’s near-post shot scudded in, and the tit-for-tat goal scoring continued as City’s Scott Oakes scored just on the break with an inch perfect chip.

Sloppy defending in the second half gave Freddy Eastwood a chance to score his second and the visitors made sure of the game five minutes from time.

Stuart Thurgood lobbed the keeper and left a hapless City defender unable to clear.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the match report