Isthmian Division North
Grays Athletic 0 v 2 Brentwood Town
GRAYS Athletic suffered a disappointing defeat at home to Brentwood on Saturday and dropped to sixth-place – falling out of the promotion zone at exactly the wrong time.
At Parkside, where he proved a prolific scorer for Avelely over recent season, Brentwood’s Tom Richardson was clearly at home and he got the opener for the visitors- his 31st of the season after 21 minutes. Richardson added his second three minutes from the break and there was no was back in the second half for Grays, who also saw James Smith sent off eight minutes from the end.
Grays must now hope for wins in their last two matches and someone above them to slip up –and their challenge tomorrow is the daunting trip to Canvey! The remaining match for Grays is home to Maldon & Tiptree on Saturday, 23 April and the other play-off contenders’ matches are Brentwood: h v Romford and a v Stowmarket; Felixstowe & Walton: a v Maldon and h v Coggeshall.