All at Cray Wanderers wish good luck to the Cray Wanderers U18s in the Final of the Merit Kent FA Cup Final vs. Rusthall FC this afternoon. The game takes place at Whitstable Town FC, 2.30 pm ko.

Roy Brooke’s side have reached the final by beating Bearsted, Ashford United, Kennington Juniors, Whitstable Town, Phoenix Sports and Cray Valley PM and finished runners-up in the Kent Youth League North.

Rusthall have been something of a nemesis for the Wands this season haven beaten Cray in the FA Youth Cup and Kent Youth League Cup and also finished runners up in the Kent Youth Central. They reached the final by beating Deal Town, Cuxton 1991, Hollands & Blair, Tonbridge Angels and Folkestone Invicta.

Any supporters who wish to go will need to purchase a ticket in advance via the link below priced £6/£4/£2…/merit-u18-boys-cup-final…

Address: The Belmont Ground

Belmont Road



  • Approach East Kent on the M2 from the London direction towards Margate
  • Continue to the end of the motorway at Faversham
  • Proceed onto the A299 Thanet Way (signposted Margate and Ramsgate)
  • Continue on the A299 for approx 6 miles (passing Seasalter marshes on your left)
  • Take the Whitstable turn off A2990
  • Continue until you reach the Long Reach roundabout and go straight ahead (second exit)
  • Turn left at the second roundabout (Tesco)
  • Descend Millstrood Hill
  • After passing the cemetery on your right, turn left into Grimshill Road
  • The entrance to the Belmont Ground is on the right, 140 yards along Grimshill Road

Please note that there is no parking available on match days from the Belmont Road entrance.

Trains run from Bromley South direct on a Sunday at 57 mins past the hour and return at 27 past the hour. If you are coming by train Whitstable station is a ten minute walk away. Come out of the station and turn right onto Old Bridge Road which is across the concourse. Follow this until you get to the roundabout and turn right into Belmont Road. The ground entrance is on the other side of the road just past the cricket ground.

Also we wish good luck to the Cray Wanderers Women who continue their push for the SCEWFL Division One West title vs. Gravesham at Flamingo Park this afternoon. Ko: 2.30 pm.

The Wands top the table on 37 points, three points clear of Tonbridge Angels and Petts Wood with Cray and Tonbridge having two games to play.  

If Cray win they could be champions on Thursday if Tonbridge do not win at Oakwood otherwise they can win the title next Sunday at Danson Sports.