Cray Valley Paper Mills FC v Corinthian Casuals FC – 5th December 2020 – Artic Stadium

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.

View across to the John Jacobs Senior Stand, at the Artic Stadium

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.

Kieron Cadogan

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.

Cadogan equalised from the spot.

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.

The Corinthian Casuals keeper looks dejected at the break.
Players return after the half time break.

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.

Second half action from the Artic Stadium.
Cray Valley Paper Mills push to make it 3-3.

On 83 minutes, following a series of unsuccessful corners Ade Yusuff squeezed a close range chance home to make it 3-3.

Another corner, as Cray Valley Paper Mills look for a winner.

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,

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