Cray Wanderers F.C.

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Cray Wanderers
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Full nameCray Wanderers Football Club
Nickname(s)The Wands
Founded1860;161 years ago (1860) [1] traditionally
Ground Hayes Lane, Bromley
Capacity5,000 (1,300 seated) [2]
ChairmanGary Hillman
Manager Danny Kedwell
League Isthmian League Premier Division
2020–21 Isthmian League Premier Division (season curtailed)
Website Club website

Cray Wanderers Football Club is an English semi-professional football club based in Bromley, London. Based on later reports, the club has a claim to have been established some time in 1860 in the twin villages of St Mary Cray and St Paul's Cray, near Orpington. [3] Such a date would make it one of the oldest football clubs in the world.

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They currently play their home matches at Bromley's Hayes Lane ground (capacity 5,000). Cray Wanderers were Kent League champions four times, and have reached the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup twice in their history. They are currently members of the Isthmian League Premier Division.

History

The first origins of Cray Wanderers are linked to the construction of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway line during 1858 to 1860. [1] During their leisure time, migrant workers kicked a ball around, and that is how the club originated in the St Mary Cray village. The pitch at Star Lane is now a cemetery, and is located beneath the nine-arch railway viaduct that spans the Cray Valley. The industrial belt of the River Cray, especially the paper mills, provided much of the club's support up till the 1950s.

Cray Wanderers were a strong force in senior county football at the turn of the century. After being Kent Junior Cup semi-finalists and finalists in 1890–91 and 1891–92 they entered the first ever FA Amateur Cup competition in 1893–94. They had a spell as a professional club between 1895 and 1907. They were a nursery club for Woolwich Arsenal during part of this period. They were one of the founder members of the Kent League in 1894–95, and they won the championship in 1901–02. Other honours included Southern Suburban League champions in 1898–99, West Kent League champions in 1903–04, and Kent Senior Cup runners-up in 1899–1900.

After World War I, Cray switched to the London League where they remained till 1934. In the 1930–31 season they won the Kent Amateur Cup. Cray rejoined the Kent League in 1934–35, but their four-year stay came to grief when 1936 saw the loss of the Fordcroft ground in Cray Avenue, their home since 1898. Cray were forced to drop into a lower level of football, drifting from one temporary pitch to another while the club committee dwindled to a perilously small number. The team struggled badly in the South London Alliance and the Kent Amateur League.

1951/52 heralded a new era, and an upturn in the club's fortunes, when local businessman Mick Slater took over at the helm. The club was elected to the London League and regained its senior status. Cray moved to a new ground at Grassmeade in 1955. Their stay there was a very successful period in the club's history. Drawing extra support from the commuter town of Orpington, they played in the London League and then the Aetolian League. They were three times crowned champions, won the League Cup twice, and also won the Kent Amateur Cup three times.

Cray switched to the semi-professional Metropolitan League for five seasons commencing in 1966–67. In 1971–72 the Met London League was created by a merger of the Metropolitan League and the Greater London League.

Cray moved to Oxford Road in 1973–74. Johnny Biddle and Jimmy Wakeling proved to be successful managers. In 1974/75 Cray won the Met London League and League Cup, scoring 170 goals in all matches that season. In 1976–77 and 1977–78 Cray won the London Spartan League championship.

Cray decided to return to the Kent League in 1978–79. Success came quickly because Cray won the championship in 1980/81, having been runners-up the year before. Their powerful new team under manager Harry Richardson reached the FA Vase quarter-final and 5th round in those two seasons. After that, the 1980s decade brought only one more piece of silverware, the Kent League Cup in 1983–84. After finishing Kent League runners up in 1990/91, Cray had a lean period during most of the 1990s, with the exception of 1992–93 when they won the Kent Senior Trophy.

Kent League champions in 1981. Cray Wanderers FC Kent League champions 1981.jpg
Kent League champions in 1981.

A new club chairman Gary Hillman arrived in 1994/95 and Ian Jenkins, a Cray player since 1993, was appointed manager in 1999. By now, Cray were tenants of Bromley F.C.. As champions of the Kent League in 2002–03 and 2003–04, also reaching the FA Vase quarter-final, they achieved promotion into the Isthmian League Division One.

In the 2007–08 season Cray reached the play-off final after finishing 3rd in the table, but lost to Tooting & Mitcham United 1–0 at Imperial Fields. They also reached the Kent Senior Cup final, played at Hayes Lane on 26 July, where they lost to Ebbsfleet United 4–0. [4] Cray again reached the play-off final the following year, in which they beat Metropolitan Police 1–0 and were promoted to the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Cray Wanderers celebrated their 150th anniversary during the summer of 2010, including friendlies against the other two oldest clubs in the world, Sheffield and Hallam, in a three-team tournament.

Ian Jenkins, who had managed the club for 14 years, left in September 2013. [5] Keith Bird and Mike Paye, managers of Bromley's reserve team, were appointed as manager and assistant manager respectively. The team was relegated into the Isthmian League Division One North at the end of April 2014. Gary Abbott and Mike Paye became joint managers of the team at the start of October 2014. On 5 January 2015 the club appointed Tommy Warrilow as the new manager. Warrilow masterminded a dramatic "Great Escape" from a second successive relegation as the team won their last ten games of the season.

Former player Tony Russell took over for the 2015–16 season, guiding the team to fourth place in Division One North. Cray therefore qualified for the promotion play-offs but lost to Harlow Town. Two years later, they reached the play-offs again, this time after finishing 3rd in Division One South, but lost 5–2 to Walton Casuals. On 13 April 2019, Cray secured their return to the Premier Division with a 3-1 win over Ashford United to win the inaugural Division One South-East title. [6] The following season, Cray were challenging for a second successive promotion when the season was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [7]

League history

Information taken from club stats book. [8]

Season League contested Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Points Final league position
2020–21 Isthmian League Premier Division 7502211015Season curtailed
2019–20 Isthmian League Premier Division 33181056345642nd of 24 Season abandoned
2018–19 Isthmian League South East Division 3625747935821st of 19 Promoted
2017–18 Isthmian League Division One South 462514711246893rd of 24
2016–17 Isthmian League Division One South 4619111688866811th of 24
2015–16 Isthmian League Division One North 46279109852904th of 24
2014–15 Isthmian League Division One North 4614102277865216th of 24
2013–14 Isthmian League Premier Division 467534401372624th of 24 Relegated
2012–13 Isthmian League Premier Division 4210131960854317th of 22
2011–12 Isthmian League Premier Division 42208147455689th of 22
2010–11 Isthmian League Premier Division 42209137246699th of 22
2009–10 Isthmian League Premier Division 421491954705115th of 22
2008–09 Isthmian League Division One South 42247118754792nd of 22 Promoted
2007–08 Isthmian League Division One South 42251168742863rd of 22
2006–07 Isthmian League Division One South 4214121667695412th of 22
2005–06 Isthmian League Division One 442081680746811th of 23
2004–05 Isthmian League Division One 42191679554736th of 22
2003–04 Kent League 3222468835701st of 17 Promoted
2002–03 Kent League 2919556823621st of 16
2001–02 Kent League 3015695644515th of 16
2000–01 Kent League 321051739463512th of 17
1999–00 Kent League 341032142803313th of 18
1998–99 Kent League 36891953663514th of 19
1997–98 Kent League 422011117050716th of 22
1996–97 Kent League 401162343663918th of 21
1995–96 Kent League 381651770705012th of 20
1994–95 Kent League 406142045763219th of 21
1993–94 Kent League 401192037654217th of 21
1992–93 Kent League 401082264793817th of 21
1991–92 Kent League 40872538843118th of 21
1990–91 Kent League 40271129133922nd of 21
1989–90 Kent League 387112048743218th of 20
1988–89 Kent League 38197126753647th of 20
1987–88 Kent League 36167137251557th of 19
1986–87 Kent League 341281456484410th of 18
1985–86 Kent League 349121334513914th of 18
1984–85 Kent League 32172135951535th of 17
1983–84 Kent League 3014796640494th of 16
1982–83 Kent League 321210106553348th of 17
1981–82 Kent League 30136115140328th of 16
1980–81 Kent League 3224539227531st of 17
1979–80 Kent League 3220938025492nd of 17
1978–79 Kent League 34991650652714th of 18
1977-78 London Spartan League Premier Division
(renamed from Division One)
3021547430471st of 16
1976-77 London Spartan League Division One 3023346621491st of 16
1975-76 London Spartan League Division One 30119105555316th of 16
1974-75 Metropolitan-London League 38324212836681st of 20
1973-74 Metropolitan-London League Division One 2614576242334th of 14
1972-73 Metropolitan-London League Division One 2616284628344th of 14
1971-72 Metropolitan-London League Division One 26151105938314th of 14
1970–71 Metropolitan League 2212374536274th of 12
1969-70 Metropolitan League 28851534522113th of 15
1968-69 Metropolitan League 301151449492712th of 16
1967–68 Metropolitan League 2612865035324th of 14
1966–67 Metropolitan League 32146126075349th of 17
1965-66 Greater London League Premier Division 2619435730421st of 14
1964-65 Greater London League Senior Division B 2216336625352nd of 12
1963-64 Aetolian League 2215527627353rd of 12
1962-63 Aetolian League 2416535830371st of 13
1961-62 Aetolian League 26124106052287th of 14
1960-61 Aetolian League 2414377952313rd of 13
1959-60 Aetolian League 26112135256249th of 14
1958-59 London League 2815497951343rd of 15
1957-58 London League 30235210235511st of 16
1956-57 London League 28232311854481st of 15
1955-56 London League Premier Division 2414465037323rd of 13
1954-55 London League Premier Division 2216335329352nd of 12
1953-54 London League Premier Division 2615656646362nd of 14
1952-53 London League Premier Division 30961556602412th of 16
1951-52 London League Premier Division 281041452722410th of 15
1950-51 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 2718187547392nd of 15
1949-50 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 2624202488814th of 14
1948-49 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 25151927103714th of 14
1947-48 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 263419531071013th of 14
1946-47 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 22521555811211th of 12
1945-46 South London Alliance (South) 2515469158342nd of 14
1944-45 South London Alliance (South) 2213187950275th of 13
1943-44 South London Alliance (South) 2310765646275th of 13
1938-39 Kent Amateur League (West) Premier Division 2413296156266th of 13
1937-38 Kent League 325126391301117th of 17
1936-37 Kent League 323425551641017th of 17
1935-36 Kent League 36167136283397th of 19
1934-35 Kent League 3613122631062717th of 19
1933-34 London League Premier Division 26441841971214th of 14
1932-33 London League Premier Division 2695125458239th of 14
1931-32 London League Premier Division 266416561041613th of 14
1930-31 London League Premier Division 2694134555229th of 14
1929-30 London League Premier Division 26831555681912th of 14
1928-29 London League Premier Division 2413478456304th of 13
1927-28 London League Premier Division 2412665578603rd of 13
1926-27 London League Premier Division 26122128076269th of 14
1925-26 London League Premier Division 2613495450305th of 14
1924-25 London League Premier Division 2684144660205th of 14
1923-24 London League Premier Division 30861636542212th of 16
1922-23 London League Premier Division 301011958872113th of 16
1921-22 London League Division One 3021368740453rd of 16 Promoted
1920-21 London League Division One 3014978854374th of 16
1913-14 Kent League Division Two West
South Suburban League Senior Division East
18
20
9
13
1
0
8
7
42
56
48
43
19
26
6th of 10
4th of 11
1912-13 Kent League Division One 28651741741715th of 15 Relegated
1911-12 Kent League Division One 28841644692014th of 15
1910-11 Kent League Division Two West
West Kent League Division One
Blackheath League Premier Division
10
8
8
7
5
5
0
1
1
3
2
2
29
10
26
19
6
20
14
11
11
2nd of 6 Promoted
2nd of 5
1st of 5
1909-10 Kent League Division Two West
Blackheath League Premier Division
16
12
9
7
2
1
5
4
36
47
20
29
20
15
2nd of 9
3rd of 7
1908-09West Kent League Division One
South Suburban League Senior Division
20
10
6
6
5
2
9
2
40
23
53
16
17
14
5th of 11
2nd of 6
1907-08West Kent League Division One
Dartford League Premier Division
20
6
3
2
5
0
12
4
21
7
62
12
11
4
10th of 11
4th of 4
1906-07 Kent League
West Kent League Division One
14
20
4
5
1
6
9
9
20
24
51
38
9
16
7th of 8
7th of 11
1905-06West Kent League Division One148244017183rd of 8
1904-05West Kent League Division One2012265026263rd of 11
1903-04West Kent League Division One1412204713261st of 8
1902-03 Kent League
West Kent League
16
14
5
11
1
0
10
3
24
33
43
11
11
2
6th of 9
2nd of 8
1901-02 Kent League
West Kent League
20
12
15
9
2
2
3
1
69
36
21
16
32
20
1st of 11
2nd of 7
1900-01 Kent League
West Kent League
16
10
7
3
0
2
9
5
27
16
33
19
14
8
6th of 9
4th of 6
1899-1900 Kent League 19521224491210th of 11
1898-99 Kent League
South Suburban League Division One
24
13
8
12
8
0
8
1
47
51
58
17
24
24
9th of 13
1st of 8
1897-98 Kent League Division One
South Suburban League Division One
14
10
3
5
3
2
8
3
26
22
36
14
9
12
7th of 8
2nd of 6
1896-97 Kent League Division One
South London League Division One
16
16
6
9
1
3
9
4
44
42
37
18
13
21
7th of 9
3rd of 9
1895-96 Kent League Division Two 1612045621243rd of 9 Promoted
1894-95 Kent League Division Two 1610244825223rd of 9

Grounds

Cray Wanderers currently play their home games at Hayes Lane, Bromley.

Cray started playing football at Star Lane, now a cemetery. After playing at numerous other grounds, Cray played at Grassmeade from 1954 to 1973, after which they moved to Oxford Road. Unfortunately for the club, in 1998 the Kent League ruled that clubs must have floodlighting. As Cray were unable to have lights installed, they were forced to move out and share the Hayes Lane ground of Bromley, although their reserve and youth teams continued to play at the former ground until 2011, when it was taken over by Seven Acre Sports & Sidcup. [9]

Cray Wanderers at Oxford Road in 1997. Cray Wanderers at Oxford Road in 1997.jpg
Cray Wanderers at Oxford Road in 1997.

In the summer of 2008, Cray announced plans to move to a new stadium near Orpington by 2014. [10] [11] Official plans published on the club's official website on 18 February 2009 confirmed that the new ground at Sandy Lane would be open by 2014, for the 2014–15 season, subject to planning consent. [12] The stadium, which is proposed to be part of a new "Sports Village-like complex" is set to be eco-friendly and be built to an initial Conference standard.

The bid was rejected unanimously, by all councillors on Bromley Council's Development Control Committee on Thursday 20 September 2012. This was for a number of reasons, but mainly because the Club was hoping to build a Football League sized stadium, using the profits from building nearly 200 houses and a large hotel on Green Belt land.

In the debate on the application, which was opposed by the Police and the GLA as well as other bodies, it was clear that Councillors were supportative of a proposal to relocate Cray Wanderers to a new home in St Pauls Cray, but not to the building of houses, a hotel and another swimming pool, given that LA Leisure already have a swimming pool opposite the site, in order to fund it.[ citation needed ]

On 3 October 2014, Cray Wanderers signed a conditional contract to purchase Flamingo Park Sports Centre in St Paul’s Cray on the A20 Sidcup bypass. The club had an 18-month period to obtain planning consent from Bromley Council for a new sporting community hub, featuring a new multi-sport stadium with a spectator capacity of 1,300. This was achieved in April 2016, when the Council approved the proposal. [13] There was disappointment when the application was later refused by the Mayor of London and a revised set of plans were being prepared in 2017. [14] These were finally approved in November 2018, with hopes that the club will be able to move in for the start of the 202122 season [15]

Academy

The Cray Wanderers Academy, based at Coopers School, Chislehurst, was established in January 2009 by representatives of the club (Gary Hillman and Darren Anslow) and school (Oliver Hobbs and Shirley Puxty).

It provided the opportunity of full-time training and the prospect of a future sporting career, whilst also offering an educational route.

The Academy is for 16- to 18-year-olds and competed in the Isthmian Youth League from the 2009–10 season, finishing second.

In its first season it already showed signs of success, with youngster George Porter breaking into the senior first team in the Academy's first season, impressing to the extent that he was signed by professional club Leyton Orient at the end of the season. Several other players have made first team appearances during the first season.

It was decided at the beginning of 2016 that this arrangement with Coopers School would come to an end. The club are looking at establishing another Academy setup in the next couple of years.[ citation needed ]

Honours

Current squad

As of 18 June 2021 [17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Jack Turner
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Dean Beckwith (captain)
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Harvey Brand
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Ejiro Okosieme
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Abdul Saccoh
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Charlie Allen
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Cameron Brodie(on loan from Dartford)
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Anthony Cook
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Andy Drury (player-assistant manager)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Max Gayle
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jack Hanson
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Lee Lewis
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Anis Nuur
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Emanuel Oduguwa
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jamie Yila
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Sadik Balarabe
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Danny Kedwell (player-manager)
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Fjord Rogers

Club staff

PositionName
Club Management
Player-Manager Flag of England.svg Danny Kedwell
Player-Assistant Manager Flag of England.svg Andy Drury
Coach Flag of England.svg Nathan White
Goalkeeping Coach Flag of England.svg Grant Hall
Chief Scout Flag of England.svg Vic Dogra
PhysioTBA
Board
Chairman Flag of England.svg Gary Hillman

Records

Player records

Managerial history

DatesNamePWDLWin %
1958–1960Peter Long542662248.15
1960-1961Charlie Prior24143758.33
1961–1966Arthur Baron13181232761.83
1967–1969Norman Golding7734172644.16
1969–1971Jack Payne683492550.00
1972Jim Paris (caretaker)810712.50
1972–1975Johnny Biddle9062111768.89
1975–1978Jimmy Wakeling9055171861.11
1978Bobby Sustins811612.50
1978–1979Albert Dorey1856727.78
1979Alan Williams (caretaker)832350.00
1979–1981Harry Richardson644414668.75
1981–1986Alan Payne15061345540.67
1986Trevor Willis (caretaker)843150.00
1986–1991Peter Gaydon18681446143.55
1991–1994Eddie Davies13230267622.73
1994–1996Alan Whitehead6621172831.82
1996–1997Glen Cooper401162327.50
1997–1998John Roseman4220111147.62
1998–1999Ian Jenkins36891922.22
1999Fabio Rossi710614.29
1999–2013Ian Jenkins54624511718444.87
2013–2014Keith Bird45853217.78
2014 Michael Paye and Gary Abbott151776.67
2015Tommy Warrilow21112852.38
2015-2021Tony Russell214119514455.61
2021- Danny Kedwell
(includes league games only)

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