Part 3 of the Cray Wanderers First team Advent Calendar – Check News section for Parts 1 & 2
December 13 – Joe Vines
Joe returned to Cray Wanderers for a fourth time in the summer as Player Assistant-Manager and has proved to be a very astute and wise acquisition to the management team. Still a fearless competitor on the field, Joe has helped to form so far the meanest defence in the Bostik South and become a threat from set pieces. Joe was Supporters Player of the Year in his first full season in 2000-01 and played for Cray in the Kent League, Isthmian Premier from 2011-12 for a couple of seasons and then for a short spell in the Isthmian North. Made one apperance this season in the Kent Senior Cup at Thamesmead and turned in a man of the match performance. 93 career appearances and 6 goals.
December 14 – Barney Williams
Barney came to Cray in the summer from Braintree Town and has become a fans favourite. Plays usually at left back but can switch to the right showing real flair when getting forward. Tremendous defender too and good tackler. Fine team player and very consistent.
December 15 – Dean Carpenter
Dean returned to Cray in the summer and has been another inspired acquisition to the team as Carps has been in outstanding form either in the midfield engine room or often as left back. Good tackler, rarely gives the ball away and adds subtlety with his passing. Still awaiting his first Cray Wanderers goal for which a celebratory t-shirt will be printed once it arrives.
December 16 – Ralique Lawrence
Ralique has been one of the young stars of the team this season stepping up from the U21s/U23s side and making an impact in cup ties. Made his debut as substitute against Thamesmead in the Kent Senior Cup and scored a penalty. This was followed by a hat-trick against Dartford in the next round and helped turn the game around against Grays in the FA Trophy with an eye-catching second half appearance in front of the TV Cameras. Has also scored in the league at East Grinstead. Tremendous prospect.
December 17 – Marcus Evans
Marcus came to Cray Wanderers in the summer and impressed all with his fine performances at the back during the early part of the season. Calm and composed, rarely gives the ball away and a threat from set pieces with three goals this season all against Horsham. Definitely one for the future with huge potential.
December 18 – Aaron Rhule
Aaron came to Cray in August and has been pretty much a regular since September out on the left hand side and has been in tremendous form in recent weeks. Great turn of pace and quick feet, Rhuley has scored five goals this season and a few assists and always a potential match winner.