With the first team playing on Sunday this weekend, Cray Wanderers U23s are in action on Saturday afternoon in the Quarter Final of the Kent Intermediate Cup. The Wands travel to play Rusthall Reserves, with a 3pm kick off.
The first team played at Rusthall in the FA Cup back in September for the first time and it may be that you enjoyed your trip there and would like to make a return. Entry is free and Rusthall have produced an online programme for the game. Please see the link here. https://bit.ly/2R59CwJ
Please see here brief directions to Rusthall FC:
The Jockey Farm Stadium, Nellington Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8SH
Car – SatNav TN4 8SH
From St Mary Cray take Court Road/Orpington By-pass/A224 to M25 at Chelsfield. After 3.3 miles at Hewitts Roundabout take 2nd exit onto M25 heading to Sevenoaks/A21. After 0.8 miles at roundabout take 2nd exit onto the M25 slip road to M23/M3/M4/Gatwick/Heathrow Airport/Hastings/Sevenoaks/A21 for 0.4 miles and then merge onto M25 for 4.4 miles. Then keep right to continue on Sevenoaks bypass/A21. Continue to follow A21 for 9.2 miles.
Then use left lane to merge onto Quarry Hill Road/A26 via slip road to Southborough/Tunbridge Wells. Follow for 1 mile then turn right onto Bellborough Ridge/B2176. Follow B2176 for 1.7 miles then turn left onto Borden Road for 1.4 miles then turn right onto Speldhurst Hill. Then turn left onto Langton Road for 0.7 miles then a left onto Burnt House Lane for 0.4 miles then a sharp left onto Farnham Lane for 0.4 miles and the ground and destination should be on the left. Apparently if you miss the left turn this leads to a dead end at the end of the road.
By public transport the best bet to save what is around a three mile walk is via Tunbridge Wells Railway Station which can be reached via Orpington or by change at Sevenoaks and from Bus Stop U take the 281 to Rusthall and alight at Parsonage Close which is practically the last stop and head for Southwood Road which should take you to an alleyway which should take you to behind the goal and car park. Buses run fairly regularly from Tunbridge Wells on a Saturday at 12 minute intervals and also the return after the game. A return cab might be the best option.
Mark Dacey’s side reached this round after a dramatic penalty shoot out victory against K Sports Reserves at Hayes Lane after a 2-2 draw on 17th November.
Please see here also a list of the Development League fixtures for January which starts on Monday with a trip to Tooting & Mitcham United (7.30) and then the other three matches are all away games at Three Bridges, Molesey and Ramsgate.