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20.03.2004 @ 15:00 Scraley Road Crowd: 204
Heybridge Swifts 3 - 0 Grays Athletic
Referee: Isthmian League - Premier Division-Match

Andrew Fotiadis (48)
Carl Griffiths (54)
Carl Griffiths (66)
Starting Line-ups
James Pullen
Daryl Bourgeois
Danny Barber
Dennis Pearce
Bradley Thomas
John Pollard
Adam Gillespie
Andrew Tomlinson
Carl Griffiths
Andrew Fotiadis
Rory Hutton
Mel Capleton
Daniel Lunan
Steve Robinson
Joe Bruce
Ade Olayinka
Wes Daly
Martin Carthy
Danny Hayzelden
Stuart Thurgood
Freddy Eastwood
Leroy Griffiths
James Robinson
Charlie Bull
Lee Kersey
Johnny Buffong
Scott Barrett
Chris Wild
Dean Bradshaw
Lloyd Opara
Ellis Remy
Charlie Bull -> Andrew Tomlinson
James Robinson -> Adam Gillespie
McGowen -> Rory Hutton
Chris Wild -> Daniel Lunan (60)
Dean Bradshaw -> Stuart Thurgood (60)
Yellow cards
None Martin Carthy (56)
Freddy Eastwood (59)
Red cards
None Leroy Griffiths (20)
Match report |

Grays get the Blues

Grays’ nickname of The Blues was fitting this weekend. Grays travelled to Scraley Road to take on Heybridge, but ended up losing the match 0-3 and also their gifted playmaker Leroy Griffiths who was given his marching orders.

Grays struggles to get into the game and looked uncomfortable with the dead-ball kicks of Swifts’ Danny Barber. They nearly went down early in the game when Carl Griffiths rattled the bar and Andrew Fotiadis got on the end of a Barber free kick but just failed to make it count.

Blues’ unhappiness deepened when Griffiths was dismissed after an off-the-ball incident with Bradley Thomas.

Blues boss Mark Stimson sent on Lloyd Opara and the injustice seemed to galvanise Grays, with shots coming from Freddy Eastwood and Martin Carthy.

In the second half Steve Robinson thought he had been fouled but Fotiadis went on to put Swifts ahead. Then Carl Griffiths added two more, despite Opara coming close for Grays.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the match report