A Cray day as Wasps concede seven at home
After a much-needed win at Shoreham last Tuesday Wasps crashed back to earth as they suffered a 7-0 mauling against high-flying Cray Wanderers at East Court.
On an afternoon to forget for Grinstead, Cray's superb finishing was too much for the home defence to handle, although there were some glaring mistakes at the back which the visitors ruthlessly exploited.
Manager Matt Longhurst didn't mince his words in his summary. "We all have to hold our hands up including myself. No excuses, it was not acceptable to the football club and our supporters.
"We have no game this midweek so there is an opportunity to get back on the training ground and work with the players. I thought we looked jaded on Saturday after a busy schedule but that's no excuse for such a poor performance."
Steve Springett's early own goal put Cray in the lead and before the break they had added further goals through Ben Mundele and Mitchell Nelson.
Brandon Scott put the game to bed with their fourth on 49 minutes and Ralique Lawrence, Michael Freiter and Freddie Parker, from the penalty spot, added further goals in the last 11 minutes. An afternoon to forget!
Team: Smith, Boulding, Miller-Neave, C. Wilson, Cooney, Springett, Hoare, Onwugbonu, Gill, Hutchinson, Mongoy. Subs used: M. Wilson, Tan, Miller.
Next up for Wasps is next Saturday's trip to Herne Bay (3pm).
CRAY WANDERERS PICTURES CAN BE VIEWED HERE
Hill at home in Senior Cup
The Wasps have been drawn at home to Bostik League premier division Burgess Hill Town in the third round of the Sussex Senior Cup.
A date and kick off time will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Action from Saturday's home defeat to Cray Wanderers
Photos by Stuart Gibson
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