Baffins' Vase run comes to an end
BAFFINS Milton Rovers found themselves outclassed by a strong Cray Valley side.
Despite starting with the advantage ofÂ the slope, it was Rovers on the back foot for most of the first half.
The early signs were there when Anthony Edgar floated a free-kick in from the left to the back post, whereÂ Denzel Gayle fired across goal and wide.
Moments later, former Charlton Athletic strikerÂ Kevin LisbieÂ broke the offside trap and advanced forward but could only fireÂ wide.
Yet another set-piece saw Edgar deliver the ball into the box, but fortunatelyÂ for Rovers Cem Tumkaya headed straight at keeper Cameron Scott.
The hosts took the lead, however, four minutes before half-time.
Scott was only able to parry a shot from Lisbie, and Francis Babalola reacted quickest to fire home.
The hosts increased their lead in the 49thÂ minute when Edgar raced down the right wing and his cross was fired home by Lisbie.
Just two minutes later and Edgar was denied by a great save from Scott, with Craig breakingÂ clear from a Baffins corner.
Baffins' first real effort at goal came just before the hour, when Aaron Grimshaw's cross was met and rifled on to the roof of the net by free man Williams.
The game was all but over in the 64thÂ minute when the outstanding Edgar rifled a free-kick against the bar and Gayle was first to react to slot home.
The hosts were awarded a penalty in the 69thÂ minute butÂ EdgarÂ rifled the spot kick over the top.
Jason Parish won and then converted a penalty for Rovers' consolation in the 85thÂ minute.