CUP PREVIEW | Cray Valley PM v Charlton


Charlton travel to Cray Valley PM for an Emirates FA Cup first round replay on Wednesday night (KO 7.45pm GMT).

The Addicks head to the Artic Stadium on the back of a dramatic 2-2 draw against league leaders Portsmouth on the south coast last weekend.

Wednesday's victors will travel to Sky Bet League Two side Gillingham in round two.

CharltonTV subscribers can listen to live audio commentary of the cup clash. Click here to purchase your subscription.

Fans in the UK can watch the tie live on BBC Two, while those in the USA can tune in on ESPN+.


The Addicks will be without James Abankwah (Ireland U21s), Karoy Anderson (Jamaica), Michael Hector (Jamaica), Ashley Maynard-Brewer (Australia) and Terell Thomas (St Lucia), who have all linked up with their respective countries.

Harry Isted (knee), Terry Taylor (ankle), Panutche Camará (hamstring) and Chuks Aneke (hamstring) remain sidelined.


Since forcing a replay, Cray Valley PM have played two fixtures.

Given the first team's progress in the FA Cup and FA Trophy, the Millers fielded their Isthmian U18s side for their London Senior Cup first-round tie at home to Balham, who ran out 4-1 victors.

Steve McKimm’s men earned a 3-0 triumph over Erith & Belvedere in the Isthmian League South East Division last weekend. Freddie Parker opened the scoring on 40 minutes and Kyrell Lisbie bagged a quickfire brace early in the second period.

That result leaves Cray Valley PM sat ninth in the eighth tier, with multiple games in hand on the teams above them.


The initial tie, which was the first ever meeting between the two teams, resulted in a 1-1 draw at The Valley.

Scott Fraser gave Charlton an early lead with a composed finish past Sam Freeman, but Lucas Ness' own goal meant the Addicks had to settle for a replay.


Charles Breakspear will oversee proceedings on Wednesday. The official has taken charge of 13 games to date this season, showing 57 yellow cards and three red cards.

Breakspear will be assisted by David Harrison and Garry Maskell, while Carl Brook is the Fourth Official.


Charlton will be wearing their red home kit at the Artic Stadium.


Tickets for Wednesday's replay have sold out, with 282 Addicks making the trip to Eltham. Gates open from 5.45pm at the Artic Stadium.

Cray Valley PM have provided the below information for away supporters:

- No alcohol can be brought into the ground
- Away fans will not be allowed access to the club's bar (there will be a designated away area with its own entrance towards the bottom of the car park adjacent to the boxing gym)
- No alcohol will be available in the away section although hot and soft drinks and hot food can be purchased from a specially commissioned food and drink van
- Nearest pub for away fans: The Banker's Draft, 80 Eltham High Street, SE9 1BW (15-minute walk to the ground)

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