This was a London Senior Cup match at the Artic Stadium in Eltham. The ground was easy to find and had a small tea bar and on the opposite side of the ground a covered stand, with sheltered comfy seating.
Corinthian Casuals have a long and illustrious history, and they influenced the England and Real Madrid football kits, and led the way to the formation of Corinthians in Brazil. In their team for today was the forward, Kieron Cadogan, who once played for Crystal Palace.
Cray went 1-0 up in the 14th minute with a tap in by Matt Warren after a free kick from the left. The game continued with both sides having chances and Corinthian Casuals won a penalty when Cadogan was fouled. He took the kick but struck the post. In the 33rd minute Cadogan had another penalty and this time he did not miss. The Corinthian Casuals fans sang loudly in response.
On 42 minutes it looked like Corinthian Casuals would go into the half time break 2-1 up as Jerson Dos Santos scored with a diving header. However two minutes later Cray pulled level on the stroke of half time with a 20 yard goal by Dan Hassler sailing in from a free kick.
Immediately after half time Cadogan drove a long range free kick in to put Corinthian Casuals 2-3 up. This sparked Cray Valley Paper Mills into action, as they pushed for the next 30 minutes for an equaliser.
On 83 minutes, following a series of unsuccessful corners Ade Yusuff squeezed a close range chance home to make it 3-3.
In the 95th minute of the match, as penalties loomed, Ibrahiym was put through on goal and fired across Bracken, the Corinthian Casuals keeper, into the corner of the net, to make it 4-3.
Cray Valley left the match to applause and the prospect of a next round match up with either Glebe or Harrow Borough in the second round,