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MATCH REPORT

Kent Senior Trophy Rd1

05/11
Cray Valley PM
2
v
0
Canterbury City
               

A spirited display by the Millers ended Canterbury's 10 game unbeaten run. Two first half goals by leading scorer Aaron Jeffrey put the home side in front at the break and the sending off of Tas Hassan early in the second half  effectively ended the game as a contest.

Before Jeffrey put the Millers in front in the 26th minute the contest was evenly balanced, with both teams creating good chances. Ian Pulman squandered a few opportunities and Jordan Carey pulled off a great save from Pulman's best effort.

The opening goal was a worthy match winner. Taylor McDonagh collected the ball in the right back position and exchanged passes with Denzel Galye before producing a magnificent cross for Jeffrey to direct with his head past Hawkes in the visitors goal. Jeffrey extended the lead a minute before the break with a well taken penalty, after Ainsley Everitt was tripped just inside box. Jeffrey stepped up to send Hawkes the wrong way.

The sending off of Hassan effectively ended the game as a contest as Canterbury struggled with the reduction in numbers. Cray continuously opened up the visitors defence and with some better finishing the lead should have been increased.  The impressive Max Williams missed two glorious opportunities and Hawkes was called upon to make some decent saves.

The win maintains the Millers 7th position but they have two games in hand over most of the clubs above them.