We got the result today. Early Cray goal unsettled us I felt but the lads kept battling until the final whistle. The Cray keeper kept the score down with a couple of very good saves. However, it is one game in a season. So we need to see as many of you as possible at games and getting behind the team.
Much, much better today, albeit against poor opposition. Second half we absolutely dominated. Great away day, makes so much difference to just get together with a few people and travel together, and it's easily done, reckon we're onto something good with that.
Excellent work-rate, efficient job well-done. I thought the attitude was spot-on. Several players may have given their best performances of the season out there today. Fish looked back to his old self. Lee and the Mac lads never stopped. I still think the Mac lads can improve. Kevin looked more his industrial self. The real stars for me were the lads up front. Carl put in a real shift and as far as individual performances goes, that has to be one of his best. Big Dave was sublime, control and penetration. But the lad Jefferson really impressed. His all round awareness and link-up play was the best I've seen.
I have a soft spot for Cray, I hope they stop up -and not just because of the barmaid in the Bricklayers Arms!
Not the best Cray eleven, but they do have a rather distinct style of play which can be very dangerous. I also maintain they are very vulnerable to anything planted around the penalty spot. I also like Bromley's ground, kinda old fashioned. Proper kind of footy!
Now lets get that first home win - frankly it's overdue.
Cray - a look back
I too have a bit of a soft spot for Cray Wanderers, though not for their old manager's style of play. Yesterday, they reminded me very much of Gary's team in 2006-07 (on and off the pitch - given their uncertain future finding a new home if this is their last season at Hayes Lane). The new manager Keith Bird has brought in a nucleus of what had been his Bromley reserve team to replace Ian Jenkins' old guard and they will have to learn to take the beatings just like we did. Remember how great that afternoon at Walton when Ross Pickett gave us our first league win of the season? After picking up two points from our first 11 games, we amassed 52 from the last 31. The important thing for Cray is not to wave the white flag and change their style of play, just as Gary didn't. We stayed up as much because we stuck to our principles as anything else.