PSF – Result – 5/8/23
South Park Reigate FC 0
Cray Wanderers FC 4
(Clunis 15, 59 Bamba 37, Campbell 84)
Pics: Ozay Booth
Cray Wanderers brought their pre-season campaign to a ultra professional way with victory at Isthmian South-Central South Park (Reigate).
On a terribly wet early August afternoon, both teams came into the game in confident mood. South Park had a 100% home winning record over pre-season while Cray had won three and drawn two out of six pre-season games.
Neil Smith named a strong starting lineup although Cameron Black picked up a slight hamstring tweak and missed the game. Included in the starting lineup was one of Herne Bay’s stars of last season, Mason Saunders-Henry and ex Fulham and Barnsley player Cameron Thompson who had featured throughout pre-season.
The Wands set about their task well and Nyren Clunis notched his first goal of pre-season after 15 minutes. This was followed by a second goal, eight minutes before half time by Yahya Bamba.
The second half saw a handful of changes but Cray still had a strong side and Clunis added his second just before the hour. The scoring was completed on a job well done by substitute Rio Campbell six minutes from the end.
Cray now go into the start of the league season next Saturday in good heart after a solid six weeks preparation with a tough trip to Lewes but can go there in a positive frame of mind.
Starting line up – Shaun Rowley, Archy Taylor, Jamie Mascoll, David Ijaha, Jack Holland, Anthony Cook, Nyren Clunis,
Tom Derry, Mason Saunders-Henry, Cameron Thompson, Yahya Bamba.
Subs – George Porter, Frankie Raymond, Liam Northwood, Reggie Rye, Sam Wood, Rio Campbell, Charlie Paye, Trialist.
All out field subs came on in the 55th minute, Northwood on for Rowley in 70th minute.