A single goal separated Croydon from their near neighbours from Glebe. The crowd of 53 was higher than usual, there to mark a minute's silence in memory of Dave West who ran the club shop and was the club photographer.
The game itself was not memorable. David Owusu had a chance go wide early in the game and Fiden Fejzi got in the box twice only for defenders to clear the ball. Glebe responded with a few chances followed by a cross from Andy Mott that went past the goalmouth and not in the far post as hoped. Then on 31 minutes, a Peter Sweeney free kick went past Alex Hewitt to put Glebe in the lead. Hewitt did make a save towards the end of the first half but thanks to Croydon's defence but bar a couple of catches had nothing to do in the second half.
Croydon had two chances to equalise, the first came after 53 minutes when a Fejzi shot curled past the far post. After 76 minutes, Ross Obazee's shot was held by Glebe's keeper Dean Nash. On the stroke of 90 minutes, Glebe's Brian Zepo almost doubled the lead when his shot hit the post.
Croydon are without a game this Saturday, but the following Saturday sees the Trams host Beckenham Town in another local derby.
Obazee on for Owusu 54 mins ,Davidson-Phipps on for Raymond-Callender 61 mins, Nicholas Wilson on for James Fotheringham 80 mins
Bookings Campbell 43 Fotheringham 79.