Nine-man Aveley hold on to take the points
A game littered with stoppages ended with Aveley only having nine men on the pitch. Bury were dealt with two injuries blows before the game as goalkkeper Luis Tibbles and left back Ryan Stafford were both ruled out with injuries. Bury were able to include new loan signing Tommy Hughes from Ipswich Town in the starting 11. The first half was full of stoppages and both sides struggled to get any momentum as foul after foul broke up the play. Bury had a chance on 7 minutes after a good attack saw Ollie Hughes fire his shot wide. On 21 minutes Jake Pitty put a good cross in to the box for Aveley but an equally good clearance from the Bury defence cleared the danger. Aveley had another good chance on 35 minutes with Jason Raad trying to place his shot past Bury keeper George Bugg but Bugg showed safe hands to make the save. Ollie Hughes broke in to the box for Bury on 37 minutes but scuffed his shot and the keeper had an easy save. A great through ball from Ryan Jolland on 45 minutes almost found Tommy Hughes in on goal but for the quick reactions of the Aveley defence who managed to clear the ball out of play.
Half Time: Bury Town 0 Aveley 0
The second half continued as the first until Aveley made the break through on 65 minutes with Andrew Freeman finding the back of the net. Things got worst for Bury on 70 minutes when a free kick in to the box was met by Tom Richardson who could not miss from close range. Bury pulled a goal back on 82 minutes with a well taken low drive from Jake Chambers Shaw from distance which beat everyone including the keeper as it flew in to the back of the net. Aveley went down to ten men on 87 minutes went Alex Akrofi picked up his second yellow card closely followed by James Love also picking up his second yellow on 95 minutes. Bury finished strongly against the nine men of Aveley but could not find a way through to get the equaliser and Aveley held on to take the win and the points.
Full Time: Bury Town 1 Aveley 2