Sporting Canvey's new '3rd Strip' shorts (Yellow), Ollie Berquez, starting just behind Striker Neil Gregory, headed home from a tight angle to put the Gulls one-up on 4 minutes. Neil Gregory slotted home past former Thurrock Goalkeeper Alex O'Reilly three minutes later.
Berquez grabbed his second a minute later and Canvey Island 3-0 up against the Kent side after only 8 minutes. For most of the first-half Gravesend were under the cosh and Berquez grabbed his hat-trick five minutes before half-time.
After the break it was mostly fairly even stuff between both teams and James Pinnock managed to get a consalation goal for Gravesend slotting past Danny Potter just past the hour.
Canvey made several substitutions in the second half:
Neil Midgley & Jeff Minton - ON
Ty Gooden & Steve Parmenter - OFF
Chris Duffy - ON
Ollie Berquez - OFF
Bertie Brayley - ON
Neil Gregory - OFF
__________________- Potter -
________-Smith - Cowan - Theobald - Davidson -
- Protheroe - Dobinson - Berquez - Parmenter - Gooden -
________________- N. Gregory -
Canvey's next game is this Saturday at home to Slough (K.O. 3pm) where the Yellows will become the Illuminous Oranges - Yes folks, this Saturday CIFC will Officially launch their new Away Kit...
Matt CIFC <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />