Search

Thamesmead defeated by champions Grays Athletic

PUBLISHED: 12:37 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:53 22 April 2013

Thamesmead Town put up a valiant effort against Ryman North champions Grays Athletic but eventually fell to a 2-1 defeat on Saturday (April 20).

Grays have now won 17 league games in a row but needed a last-minute winner to defeat Mead, Joao Carlos beating Rob Budd with a low shot into the bottom corner.

The home side had started brightly at Bayliss Avenue and took the lead after three minutes. Visiting goalkeeper Lamar Johnson fumbled a free-kick and Baff Addae finished off the loose ball.

As the half progressed Grays came started creating chances but Carlos was denied by Budd and Kris Newby and Jake Hall both missed the target.

The Essex side equalised 10 minutes into the second-half through Jared Smith. Despite Budd saving his initial shot he was quickest to poke the loose ball into the net.

Carlos grabbed the winner in the dying minutes after Addae and Stuart Zanone missed chanced for the home side and there was still time for Thamesmead captain Lewis Tozer to be shown a red card in stoppage time.

But ahead of the last game of the season away to Harlow Town, Thamesmead secured a top three place which means they will have a home play-off semi-final. It will probably be against Witham Town or Aveley.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bexley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times