Cray Wanderers 1-0 Crystal Palace U18s

Alex Stavrinou (above) helped the Wands defeat Palace's kids

Alex Stavrinou (above) helped the Wands defeat Palace's kids

First published in Sport

Cray’s unbeaten start to pre-season continued with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace’s youngsters on Tuesday evening.

Steve Springett, Pat O’Connor and Tom O’Connor all had early chances for the Wands before they grabbed what proved to be the decisive goal on 25 minutes.

Cesc Fakinos’s short pass into the area fell to Pat O’Connor who coolly lobbed the ball over the keeper into the net.

The second half was a more sedate affair for the most part with Cray happy to soak up what the visitors could throw at them, whilst looking to counter quickly. 

Chances were few and far between although Palace came close to an equaliser on the hour when Elliott List was played into the box on the left and his shot was turned round the post by Darren Behcet. 

Cray: Behcet (Taylor 65), Fakinos  (Talbot 46), Bird, Lye, Dynan (Larin 78), Springett, T O’Connor, P O’Connor, Welford (Stone 65), Stavrinou (Marques), Welsh. Att: 519  

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