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08.02.2005 @ 19:45 Broadhall Way Crowd: 426
Stevenage Borough 1 - 1
(3 - 1 pens)
Grays Athletic
Referee: S Tomlinson Conference League Cup / 4th Round-Match

Dino Maamria (98) John Nutter (108)
Starting Line-ups
Shaun Marshall
Michael Warner
Rob Quinn
Jason Goodliffe
Jon Brady
Matt Hocking
Dannie Bulman
Ronnie Henry
Darren Stamp
Justin Gregory
Anthony Elding
Carl Emberson
John Nutter
Joe Bruce
Ade Olayinka
Dean Brennan
Gavin Heeroo
Mitchell Cole
Liam George
Gary Hooper
Tony Battersby
Leroy Griffiths
Michael Brough
Dino Maamria
Jo Flack
Jermaine Hunter
Nick Liversidge
Scott Barrett
Martin Carthy
Wes Daly
Vil Powell
Dennis Oli
Michael Brough -> ?
Dino Maamria -> ?
Jo Flack -> Darren Stamp (90)
Vil Powell -> Leroy Griffiths (60)
Wes Daly -> Dean Brennan (60)
Dennis Oli -> Tony Battersby (95)
Yellow cards
Michael Brough None
Red cards
None Gavin Heeroo
Match report |
Penalty Shoot-Out Details
Wes Daly - missed
Mitchell Cole - scored
Ade Olayinka - missed
Vil Powell - missed

Dino Maamria - scored
Jason Goodliffe - scored
Michael Brough - scored

Grays pay the penalty

Grays went out of the GLS Cup fourth round after a nerve-jangling penalty shoot-out at Stevenage on Tuesday night.

It was a frustrating affair for manager Mark Stimson’s travelling unit which was depleted due to most of his former Hornchurch contingent being cup-tied.

This ruled out first choice keeper Ashley Bayes – Carl Emberson took his place – as well as weekend scorer Steve West. John Martin was unavailable too and Stimson rested midfield lynch-pin Stuart Thurgood.

Despite the changes and a hard and physicals game Grays had their best chance late in the game. Vill Powell coming closest in the dying minutes when his 88th minute shot struck the inside of the post and trickled along the line.

Earlier Joe Bruce had been instrumental in keeping Blues out of trouble at the back as he made several key challenges.

With the scoresheet blank at the end of 90 minutes extra time was played and Grays found themselves in trouble when Gavin Heeroo was given his marching orders after a last man challenge.

Borough went ahead making the situation look dire, but Grays produced their best spell of the game and were rewarded with a great John Nutter goal from a free kick.

However Grays’ nerve failed in the shoot-out and Borough went through.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the match report