The Non-League 100: Grays Athletic 2004-06 – a kind of boom and bust

THURROCK is a borough full of football people, but many of them prefer to watch the likes of West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal. In the 1990s, teams from the area started to acquire some ambition, not altogether unrelated to the rise of clubs from Billericay and Canvey Island. Grays Athletic, which was always considered to […]

If it’s good enough for Greg Dyke…Hanwell Town v Grays Athletic

AN HOUR BEFORE kick-off, Hanwell Town Football Club was a hive of activity. There was a buzz in the air, and it wasn’t the constant hum of traffic from the nearby Western Avenue – a racetrack of a road that makes you feel decidedly uncomfortable when you walk alongside it, like shark-infested water – but […]