Grays Ath 1 v 1 Heybridge Swifts

THE SLENDER hopes of a play-off berth for Grays Athletic just got a whole lot slimmer as Grays dropped two home points against fellow hopefuls Heybridge.

To be fair, Grays were looking to improve on their anaemic performance at Heybridge a few weeks ago and they certainly did that but when Luke Callander slotted home an easy goal from close range in the 54th minute, it looked grim for Grays.

However, the Blues were made of sterner stuff and kept plugging away. They were given a proverbial and literal hand by defender Nathan Smith who, in a moment that could cost the Swifts a play off place, needlessly handled in the area, five minutes before the final whistle.

John Docker stepped up to score from the penalty spot to give the Blues a point and a slight slight chance of a play off place.

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