South Park Reigate vs Cray Wanderers – PSF – Saturday 5th August, 3 pm – Match Preview & Directions

Cray Wanderers the final game of pre-season on Saturday as the Wands head to Reigate to face South Park.  Kick off: 3 pm

Neil Smith’s side have had a steady pre-season with three wins, two draws and just one defeat and on Tuesday night drew 1-1 at Phoenix Sports.  Cameron Black scored his second goal of pre-season twelve minutes from time after trailing at the interval. The team look ready to go with perhaps the last chance for any squad additions to be confirmed and hopefully a clean bill of health for the squad.

Cray begin the league season with a trip to Lewes next Saturday and in August have home games with Horsham, Billericay Town and Hastings United with a visit to Enfield Town in between. 

South Park have had an excellent pre-season and have a 100% record on their new 3G surface and have beaten Horley Town, Crawley Down, Broadbridge Heath, Kingstonian, Merstham, Aldershot and Three Bridges, 3-0 last Saturday.  Their only defeat came at Colliers Wood United.

Tom Cope’s side finished a respectable 9th in the Isthmian South-Central last season and begin their league fixtures next Saturday at Badshot Lea.  

The teams have met on a handful of occasions including an FA Cup tie 1st Qualifying Round tie at Hayes Lane in September 2010 which Cray won 1-0 with a Lol Hamici goal. In league games there have been four previous meetings with Cray winning three and losing once.  Cray’s last visit to South Park was on 13th November 2017 in the Isthmian South with Cray winning 1-0 with a Michael Freiter goal while the corresponding game finished in a 8-0 Wands win in 14th April 2018 with goals from Lea Dawson, Brandon Scott (2), Aaron Rhule, Jay Leader, Charlie MacDonald (2) & Junior Dadson. 

Pre-season has been good fun as always but both South Park and Cray Wanderers will be looking to put the finishing touches to a positive few weeks ahead of next Saturday’s big kick off.


King Georges Field, Whitehall Lane, South Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2 8LG

£5 adults, £3 concessions, U16s £1

From the Cray’s usually around a 37 minute drive to Reigate but please bear in mind construction work taking place on the M25 in two locations between junctions 5 & 6 expected to last into 2025.

Via M25

At junction 5, Use the left 2 lanes to take the M25 exit to Gatwick Arpt/M23/Heathrow Arpt/M4 for 1.1 mile continuing on to the M25 for 13.6 miles.  At junction 8, use the left two lanes to take the A217 exit to Reigate/Sutton/Kingston/A240 for 1.7 miles.

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Reigate Hill/A217.  Follow for 1.6 miles then A217 turns slightly left and becomes Castlefield Road/A25 for 0.2 miles. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly onto Church Street/A25 then turn left onto Bancroft Road/A217 for 0.2 miles.  Turn left onto Bell Street/A217 for half a miles then turn right onto Park Lane East for 0.6 miles. Then turn left onto Sandcross Lane and then a right into Whitehall Lane where the ground will be on the right.

By Train

Trains from London Bridge require a change of train at Redhill for connections to Reigate.  Trains leave London Bridge at 00, 16 and 46 past the hour taking 37 minutes to get to Redhill.  Trains take 5 mins from Redhill to reach Reigate.  Return trains leave Reigate at 17.06 and 17.13 and then hourly from 18.06.

To walk to the ground from the station will take around 35 minutes (the quickest way). Walk south on Reigate Hill/A217 towards Birkheads Road following the A217 for 0.2 miles.  Then a short right and then a left and another right towards Castlefield Road/A25 then turn left onto Tunnel Road for 0.2 miles.  Then turn right onto Church Street/A25 and then a left on Bell Street/A217 following for half a mile.  Then a slight right onto Park Lane East for 0.6 miles and a left onto Sandcross Lane and a slight right onto Whitehall Lane with the ground on the right.

The nearest pub to the ground is the Beehive (90 Dovers Green Road) but still a little bit of a walk to the ground.  If time on your hands there are the Reigate Caves in Tunnel Road and also Priory Park is en route if walking from the station.