Cray W 3 Sevenoaks 4

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Three goals in the final fourteen minutes ensured Sevenoaks Town proved party-poopers at Hayes Lane on Easter Monday.

Trailing 2-0, then 3-1 against the newly crowned Bostik South East champions, no visiting supporter could have predicted the outcome.

What did we know!

First Dan Parkinson headed in Kyle De Silva’s pinpoint corner, seven minutes later Frankie Sawyer converted from the spot, before hitting the 90th minute winner to clinch a third successive win and re-claim ninth spot in the table, denting Cray’s season-long unbeaten home record.

Boss Micky Collins made five changes from the team that beat Herne Bay two days earlier, Oaks players affording Cray a deserved guard of honour before the game.


Sawyer missed out twice inside the opening 20 minutes, first one-on-one against home keeper Nicky Blue, then shooting wide after a good move involving Fraser Walker and Ainsley Everett.


Sixty seconds later Cray were in front, Freddie Parker knocking in Junior Dadson’s pull back from the touchline.


Parkinson’s shot was parried for a corner by Blue who was almost embarrassed moments later, getting a vital touch to deny Sawyer.

Cray added a second after 32 minutes, following another swift move, Dadson having time and space to find the far corner.

Oaks pulled one back five minutes before half-time, Sawyer crossing for Everett to fire home.

Dadson went close again before the interval, but Ben Bridle-Card saved low down at his  near post.


Oaks made a positive start to the second half, Fraser Walker shooting wide of the far post, before Sawyer and Josh Dorling had efforts saved.


Cray responded, making it 3-1 with 18 minutes left, Jerome Frederico racing away down the right, before crossing for substitute Jordan Clark to score with his first touch.


The rest of the game belonged to Oaks - Parkinson made it 3-2 two minutes later, before substitute Lauris Chin’s pace saw him floored in the box by defender Tom Carsle  - Cray complained - before  Sawyer stepped up to make it 3-3.


De Silva then struck a post, before Bridle-Card stopped Parker’s free-kick, then saved Clark’s follow-up.


Chin and Sawyer just failed to get on the end of Walker’s cross, before  with the clock ticking down, another impressive move down the right ended with Sawyer beating Blue inside his near post to win the game.

It was Oaks’ second successive win at Cray, following their 3-2 FA Cup success in August 2017.

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