Herne Bay 1
Croydon FC 2

With four league wins on the spin and an unbeaten run of 10 games stretching back to August, the Trams have every reason to celebrate after a routine away win at Herne Bay.

The Trams took an early lead through Neil John, who netted his eighth goal in 15 games when he slid in Rhoderique Davis' right wing cross in the seventh minute.

Croydon should have doubled their lead in the 19th minute when Chris Hill was impeded in the box but Tim Murdoch drove the resulting penalty wide.

A minute before half time Stephen Lloyd brought the sides level when he scored from the edge of the box.

But Croydon had the upper hand throughout and Ray Freeman grabbed the winner in the 50th minute when he finished at the far post.

Croydon had chances to improve on the one goal margin but failed to convert but had enough in the tank to close out Herne Bay and move up to a fourth in the table.

l The Trams crashed out of the Surrey Senior cup at Carshalton Athletic in midweek.

Their hosts showed the pace and power expected from a side two steps up the pyramid but although deserving their win, they were flattered by the 5-1 scoreline.

Lee Kirby netted the Trams' only goal.