Double delight for Mark’s Blues
Blues had two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday.
Firstly, Mark Stimson’s men maintained their recent winning form with a 1-0 win over a talented Hendon side.
And Grays moved up into fourth place in the Premier, a psychologically important step for the young side.
Once again Freddy Eastwood was the hero, and again from the penalty spot.
Grays began their domination of the game early, but were frustrated by a solid visitors defence.
Blues attacked in waves but Martin Carthy, Wes Daly and Eastwood himself had half chances which were thwarted.
Grays kept up the pressure in the second half and nearly got an against the run of play breakthrough goal, but Steve Forbes’ attempt was ruled offside.
Just before the hour Leroy Griffiths conjured up a testing cross, which was handled by a Hendon defender allowing Eastwood another penalty chance which he scored with ease.
The latter stages of the match were bad-tempered after Blues keeper Mel Capleton was felled and a Hendon player sent off.
Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the match report