LiveLIVE Witham Town v Grays Athletic

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  • Live updates from the Village Glass Stadium as Witham Town look to continue their fantastic start to life in the top flight of the Ryman League

9:41pm

Well that was entertaining and I think a draw was a fair result over the 90 minutes.

The draw means Witham are still unbeaten since stepping up into the premier division.

See this week's paper for full reaction to the game.

9:40pm

That's it and it ends 1-1

9:37pm

Three extra minutes announced here

9:36pm

Yellow card for Paul King after foul on Joe Benjamin

9:32pm

This is more like a cup game than a league encounter.

Both sides going for the win and play switching from end to end - great entertainment

9:31pm

Now it's Witham pressing and block keeps Godbold out with 5 mins to go

9:27pm

Brilliant interception by Jay Leader denies Pedulu as Witham break with great pace

9:22pm

Grays Athletic sub as Joe Benjamin is on for Jamie Guy 76 mins

9:21pm

Witham are still having to do more of the defending here, but so far they have kept their shape well.

They need to get hold of the ball more or it will be a long last 15 minutes

9:19pm

Witham now make a change as John Watson is off and Shami Pedulu comes on in 73 min

9:16pm

Another change for Grays Athletic as Jon Glowacki is replaced by Glen Little on 70 mins

9:14pm

Witham have made a change also as Paul Burnett is replaced by Ryan Charles

9:14pm

Sub for Grays as Chris Bryan is replaced by Joao Carlos

9:13pm

Ball in the back of the net for Grays Athletic but flag is up and it stays 1-1. Freddie Ladapo is the man denied.

Play switches to the other end and Gough then makes a smart save from a Lewis Godbold effort

9:04pm

Pressure's mostly coming from Grays Athletic at the moment. They've stepped up a gear since being pegged back by Witham

9:01pm

Grays pressure opens up good chance for Jon Glowacki but his drive flies just past Martyn Guest's far pst and it stays 1-1 after 55 mins

8:59pm

Jusr for the record - there were no subs at half-time by either side.

8:58pm

Great start for the hosts and they do deserve to be level.

They just need to consolidate their position now as Grays are pushing on now.

8:57pm

GOAL and Witham draw level early in the second half.

Lewis Godbold heads home from James Stevens' excellent corner.

1-1 after 49 minutes

8:56pm

We're under way again here and it#s Witham on the attack early

8:36pm

Half-time and Grays hold the advantage with a 1-0 lead thanks to Jamie Guy's strike in the 11th minute.

It's been fairly level though and Witham have had their chances.

Should be a good second half

8:34pm

Two extra minutes announced. Still 1-0 to Grays

8:18pm

Good chance for Grays as Freddie Ladapo breaks clear of defence and forces Guest into a smart save.

Chances at both ends and next goal could have a large bearing on this game

8:14pm

Yellow card for Grays' Chris Bryan for foul on Seb Murfet.

25 mins gone and still 1-0 to Grays. 

8:08pm

Josh Mayhew's curling effort from 20 yards hits the bar - close to an equaliser

8:06pm

That goal will be a lesson for Witham as they'd looked comfortable in the opening 10 mins but got punished for poor defending.

 

8:04pm

Grays line up with Gough, Best-Riley, Silva, Harrington, Parry, Leader, Glowacki, Beaney, Ladapo, Guy and Bryan.

Subs are Wilson, Carlos, Little, Yala and Benjamin

8:03pm

Witham's subs this evening are Shamido Pedulu, Kurt Smith, Ryan Charles, Connor Mead and Chico Ramos

8:02pm

Witham will look at their own defending for that goal as a failure to clear their lines was punished by former Colchester United striker Guy.

8:01pm

Guy, who was a Witham player at the start of the summer, fires home at the second attempt to put Grays ahead.

His first effort had been blocked on its way to goal by his team-mate Freddie Ladapo.

8:00pm

GOAL - Grays take the lead with a goal from Jamie Guy inthe 11th minute

8:00pm

Witham's starting line-up is Martyn Guest, Seb Murfet, Tom Wraight, Brad Stopher, Paul King, John Watson, Danny Emmanuel, James Stevens, Josh Mayhew, Louis Godbold, Paul Burnett.

7:58pm

Witham have made four changes from the team that beat Hampton and Richmond Borough on Saturday.

Paul King, John Watson, Josh Mayhew and Paul Burnett all return to the starting line-up while Kye Ruel, Lee Townrow, Ryan Blackman and Leon Antoine all drop out.

7:56pm

Witham Town have made a bright start here at the Village Glass Stadium and have the first real sight of goal.

A good move down the right sees the ball pulled back to John Watson on the edge of the box but his shot is just wide.

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