Rovers stun Grays thanks to Morris’ strike

Great Wakering Rovers 1-0 Grays Athletic

Great Wakering Rovers stunned Pitching In Isthmian League North title-chasing Grays Athletic on a dramatic night at Burroughs Park.

Glenn Robson’s men snatched the lead on the half-hour mark when Charlie Morris struck home a sweet volley from eighteen yards after Billy Johnson’s cross had only been half-cleared.

Grays had their moments but came up against a resolute Rovers, keen to earn only their second league victory of the campaign.

The victory moves that Rovers five points clear of bottom-placed Hullbridge Sports. They return to Pitching In Isthmian League North action on Saturday, November 6 when they visit Heybridge Swifts (3pm).

Great Wakering Rovers: Brown, Jaggs, Johnson (Hurford 84′), Cox, Anderson, Martin, Hammond (Glenister 90′), Tuohy, Morris (Dutton 69′), McKenzie-La-Rose Subs not used: Dulieu, Carter

Grays Athletic: Sambridge, Sammons, Joynes, Moncur (Watts 80′), Okonkwo, Clark, Paxman (Brown 56′), Hahn, Chukwu (Gordon 56′), Knight, Gould Subs not used: McQueen, Oyenuga

Referee: C. Barnett

Attendance: 166

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Brian Jeeves

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