Cray Wanderers hoping to cash in with visit to Moneyfields

By Josh Chittenden

After the original tie was postponed, Cray Wanderers travel to Moneyfields in the FA Trophy second qualifying round on Tuesday, with the winners facing a tough trip to Braintree Town.

Both sides are doing well in their respective divisions, with Cray Wanderers currently fourth in the Bostik South. They are unbeaten in 13 games, having played their last four league matches away from home, picking up eight points in the process.

Moneyfields are currently sitting top of the Evo-Stik South East division in their debut season, and are still unbeaten after 13 league games. This is the first time Moneyfields have reached this stage of the competition, beating Bideford 4-2 at home in the preliminary round and then winning 1-0 at Yate Town.

Cray Wanderers reached the second qualifying round after beating Horsham 8-0 at Hayes Lane in the preliminary round and then defeated Grays Athletic 2-0 in a replay at Parkside.

Moneyfields’ home form is particularly impressive and they have won their six home games by beating Kempson Rovers, Marlow, Barton, Chalfont St Peter, Aylesbury and Egham all fairly impressively.

Despite Cray being fourth in the league, manager Tony Russell is slightly disappointed not to be higher: “We need to show more accuracy in the final third when we’re on top of games, fair play to some of the keepers we’ve faced though as they have been on top form.”

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