Bury Town record their first goalless draw of the season
Bury Town picked up a point from a game that had very few goal chances from both sides. Bury had some good early pressure but was lacking in the final third. Aveley had the first good chance on 10 minutes with Mason Bloomfield getting through into the box but his low strike was saved by Bury keeper Neil Oâ€™Sullivan. On 17 minutes a good free kick from Aveley found Bloomfield in on goal but the offside flag put an end to the attack. Bury should have taken the lead on 17 minutes when Ryan Jolland powered forward into the box and beat the keeper only to pull his shot wide of the far post. On 22 minutes, another chance for Bury came with Ollie Hughes breaking in to the box but his shot hit the leg of Avery keeper Lamar Johnson and bounced close to the goal but Johnson recovered well to collect the ball. Joe Yaxley hit a shot from distance for Bury on 31 minutes which went high over the bar. Hughes had a chance late in the half when he broke through on goal but Johnson was out quick to block the shot.
Half Time: Aveley 0 Bury Town 0
The second half was much the same as the first with both side giving the ball away far too often. On 48 minutes Aveley went close with Ross Gleed getting on the end of a long throw only to fire his shot just over the bar. Bury won a free kick on 50 minutes which went to Luke Read in the box but Read shot high over the bar. On 60 minutes Gleed went on a run through the center and made a chance for himself but his low shot was saved by Oâ€™Sullivan. Bloomfield had another chance for Aveley on 64 minutes, a long throw found Bloomfield in the box but his shot lacked power and was an easy save for Oâ€™Sullivan. Bury saw another chance disappear on 76 minutes when a long throw went just too high for Hughes to header from six yards out. With time running out Joe Yaxley tried to make something happen for Bury on 82 minutes with a lob over the defence but was too long for Jolland to run on to. The game offered little in the way of entertainment. Too many stoppages broke up the play too much to allow the game to flow and neither side will be happy with a point.
Full Time: Aveley 0 Bury Town 0