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16.01.2007 @ 19:45 The Recreation Ground Crowd: 225
Grays Athletic 1 - 0 Braintree Town
Referee: Essex Senior Cup / Quarter Final-Match

Ashley Barnes (55)
Starting Line-ups
Danny Knowles
Michael Woodward
Cameron Mawer
Ahmadou Seye
Freddy Tandon
Vincent Fernandez
Moses Fakolade
David Wareham
Luke Woodward
Aaron O'Connor
Matt Bodkin
Nicky Morgan
Billy Burgess
Mark Jones
Ollie Adedeji
Steve Good
Bradley Quinton
Dean Bradshaw
Dwayne Plummer
Eugene Ofori
Bertie Brayley
James Hawes
Danny Spendlove
Regan Comar
Jamie Nelson
Jimmy Cox
Ashley Barnes
Ryan Sutton
Ashley Harewood
James Baker
Louis Riddle
Robbie Martin
Ashley Barnes -> Aaron O'Connor (45)
Jamie Nelson -> Cameron Mawer (71)
Regan Comar -> Luke Woodward (84)
James Baker -> Billy Burgess
Louis Riddle -> Dwayne Plummer
Robbie Martin -> Eugene Ofori
Yellow cards
Ahmadou Seye (1)
Cameron Mawer (35)
Red cards
None None
Match report |
Despite adding to his squad earlier in the day by signing central defender Simon Downer and midfielder Abdou Elkolti from Weymouth, Grays boss Justin Edinburgh chose to play a young and inexperienced side in Tuesday's Essex Senior Cup quarter-final.

Braintree, who were also at less than full strength, had former Grays striker Bertie Brayley leading their attack and he almost pulled of a late escape for the visitors, who had gone behind to a 55th minute header from Ashley Barnes, striking the upright four minutes from the end with a shot from 20 yards. The rebound was put into the net by James Baker but he was offside.

Grays, whose squad changes also include the release of central defender Nathan Moulds, had earlier suffered a blow when new striker Aaron O'Connor limped out of the action in the first half, to be replaced by matchwinner Barnes.

The Grays squad featured brothers Luke and Michael Woodward, who was making his first team debut, who are the sons of chairman Mick.

They, along with several 17-year-olds performed well through on a night when, apart from O'Connor's injury, the only downside was a late injury to Jamie Nelson who was stretchered off after a shocking challenge from Ashley Harewood, for which the Braintree player was lucky only to get booked.

Grays now join Aveley, AFC Hornchurch and Great Wakering Rovers in Wednesday's semi-final draw.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the report.