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.