Glebe  0  Cray Wanderers 3 (Porter 4, own goal 49, Cook 67 pen)

Cray Wanderers returned to pre-season action on Tuesday night after a weekend break with a 3-0 victory at Glebe to make it three wins out of four for the first half of pre-season.

On a terrific playing surface and a thankfully dry and still evening Cray got off to a flying start with George Porter scoring from close range and added in the second half through an own goal and an Anthony Cook penalty.

Cray took the lead after four minutes when down the left, Jamie Mascoll’s cross into the area caused consternation between goalkeeper and central defenders and the ball came to George Porter at the far post to chest the ball into the net from a couple of yards out.

Chances after this were few and far between but the no 11 for Glebe had a shot down the left of the area which was held by Shaun Rowley.

Cray were mostly in control of the game and a Nyren Clunis cross had to be punched away well by the Glebe keeper under pressure from Archy Taylor.   Then Clunis made a jinking run from midfield to the edge of the area but his shot lacked sufficient power and was claimed by the keeper.

Before half time, Glebe had the ball in the net disallowed for offside and on the stroke of the break, Archy Taylor hooked a shot over from Louis Collin’s layoff.

H/T:  0-1

The Wands started the second half with purpose and after initial early pressure added a second four minutes after the restart courtesy of an own goal by the Glebe no 6 down the right of the area and clipped the ball into his own net at the near post.

Then Porter and Clunis combined with Yahya Bamba down the left to set up Anthony Cook whose shot was blocked on the line and the ball was cleared.  Then a ball in from the right was flicked wide of the left post by Clunis.

In the 67th minute Cray added a third from the penalty spot after Bamba was sent crashing down the left of the area and Cook confidently stroked home to seal the win.

Glebe worked hard and kept going and the no 16 stabbed a shot just wide of the right post and then drove a cross-shot across goal and wide of the left post.

For the Wands though it was the first clean sheet of pre-season and game managed the 90 minutes efficiently and now go on to face Isthmian South-Central side Westfield for the first time on Saturday in what will be another good test ahead of the big kick off on 12th August.

Starting lineup:  Shaun Rowley, Archy Taylor, Jack Holland, Cameron Black, Jamie Mascoll, Sam Wood, Frankie Raymond, Cameron Thompson, Nyren Clunis, George Porter, Louis Collins:  Second half subs:  Anthony Cook, Yahya Bamba, Trialist, Reggie Rye, Tom King, Alfie Evans, Rio Campbell