Friday 15th August 2003
Cray go fourth in defence of title
Cray Wanderers began the 2003-2004 Go Travel Kent League campaign with a scrappy 1-1 draw at Reachfields on Saturday, writes Jerry Dowlan.
The Wands had to come from behind after Michael Yianni, a constant threat on the right throughout the game, burst through to put Hythe Town ahead after thirteen minutes.
Cray's equaliser on 29 minutes was a "family affair" with Paul Dimmock sending in a cross from the right wing for his brother Richard to power a far-post header.
The general verdict was that a draw was a fair result, but it was Hythe's breakaway attacks in the second half that went nearer to adding to the scoreline.

But Cray Wanderers got back to winning ways at Sevenoaks Town on Tuesday evening and are sitting in fourth place at present after two games.

It was a baptism of fire for newly-elected Kent League member club Sevenoaks Town when reigning champions Cray Wanderers provided the opposition for their first home match.

A bumper crowd of 241 at Greatness Park saw the Wands stride to a commanding 3-0 victory.

Jamie Wood - an early substitute for the injured Richard Dimmock - cracked in the first goal on 39 minutes.  Strikes from James Taylor and Phil Turner just after the interval put Cray in cruise control.