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03.10.2004 @ 15:00 Crowd: 282
Wealdstone 3 - 1 Grays Athletic
Referee: FA Cup / 2nd Qualifying Round-Match

Goalscorers
Marvin Morgan (32)
Richard Jolly (80)
McKeown (88)
Vil Powell (20)
Starting Line-ups
A Carter
Shaw
Michnowicz
Ryan
Valder
M Carter
Cahill
McKeown
Marvin Morgan
Richard Jolly
Burrell
Carl Emberson
Daniel Lunan
Chris Wild
Steve Robinson
John Nutter
Joe Bruce
Martin Carthy
Dean Brennan
Stuart Thurgood
Vil Powell
Leroy Griffiths
Substitutes
Alexander
Williams
Fisher
Stone
Simon Overland
Ade Olayinka
Dean Bradshaw
Ellis Remy
Gary Hooper
Substitutions
None Dean Bradshaw -> Martin Carthy (60)
Yellow cards
Michnowicz (?)
Alexander (?)
Burrell (?)
Steve Robinson
Leroy Griffiths
Dean Brennan
Stuart Thurgood
Dean Bradshaw
Red cards
None None
Match report |
Grays were surprisingly knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Wealdstone.

Sunday's exit came when they were missing Eddie Youds who has been rock-like all season. Without him Grays looked vulnerable, although they did make the first inroad after Vil Powell put the visitors ahead.

Marvin Morgan dragged the home side into the game just over 10 minutes later after a mix-up in the Grays defence, and as the pressure came on the visitors the result was any-ones.

Grays had on-target strikes cleared off the line not once, but twice in the first half and the tricky and occasionally bad-tempered game got worse as it progressed.

Desperate to change the shape of the Grays attack, Mark Stimson tried new players, but nothing worked and with just 10 minutes left a lacklustre challenger from a struggling Grays back line awarded a free kick to the Stones and Richard Jolly carved himself the chance to turn visiting keeper Carl Emberson and put Stones ahead.

The killer blow came just a couple of minutes later. Emberson tripped Jolly and handed Wealdstone the chance to push their FA dreams off the edge of the cliff.

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the report.