Cray Wanderers completed a highly satisfactory week with a third straight win against Bostik South newcomers Shoreham at the Taxi-Link Community Stadium.

Cray came into the game in buoyant mood with a 3-0 win at Thamesmead on Wednesday night in the Kent Senior Cup followed by a 4-0 league win at home to Molesey on Saturday.  They took that momentum down to the sunny Sussex coast and came away with a fairly comfortable victory against a Shoreham side still looking to find their feet in the Isthmian League.

The Wands totally dominated the first half and came close after four minutes when Karl Dent was denied by a fine save from home keeper James Broadbent.

A goal was coming and did so after 21 minutes and was well worth waiting for.  Stevenson who had an exceptional game throughout picked up the ball out on the left, took on a defender and with space lashed home a bullet shot which beat Broadbent at his near post and into the net.

After this Cray played some excellent football which Shoreham found hard to come to terms with and a second goal was surely on the cards.  It came in the 34th minute and was the result of a fine one-two between Stevenson and Freddie Parker.  Stevenson on the left edge of the area found Parker who slipped the ball back to the on-loan forward who clipped home an expertly placed finish wide of Broadbent for a sublimely taken goal.

In the 51st minute, Cray scored a third goal which owed to a bit of good fortune when Brandon Scott put over an exceptional cross from the right into the box and home defender Lee Denyer could only divert the ball past Broadbent before Parker could get to the ball for an own goal.

Shoreham came close when Evan Archibald's effort was blocked by Dean Carpenter.  Cray almost scored a fourth when Lea Dawson's strike was met by a fine one handed save by Broadbent.

Cray moved up to sixth in the league table with the win and means they have made an identical start points wise to last season with eight points from four games played.  The Wands now take a short break due to the FA Cup weekend next Saturday before resuming their league campaign with back to back home games against Chipstead and Hastings United in September. 

Cray Wanderers: Nick Blue (Capt.), Ben Mundele, Timi Osidobu, Jay Leader, Mitchell Nelson, Lea Dawson (Capt.), Dean Carpenter (Zak Henry, 58), Karl Dent (Anthony Adesite, 83), Freddie Parker (Luke Medley, 66), Bradley Stevenson, Brandon Scott:  Subs:  Marcus Evans, Joe Vines.

Att: 152