Bury back from brink

Rymans League NorthBury Town 2 Tilbury 2Bury left it late to end their seven match losing run, scoring twice in the final three minutes. Trailing by two goals with three minutes left to play, another defeat looked certain, but when Craig Parker beat the offside trap and deftly lobbed over Neil in the Tilbury goal the hosts were given hope.

Rymans League North

Bury Town 2

Tilbury 2

Bury left it late to end their seven match losing run, scoring twice in the final three minutes.


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Trailing by two goals with three minutes left to play, another defeat looked certain, but when Craig Parker beat the offside trap and deftly lobbed over Neil in the Tilbury goal the hosts were given hope.

In the final minute Bury equalised when the assistant referee adjudged that in a goalmouth melee, Michael Steward's effort had crossed the line.

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Bury could have even won the match in stoppage time as they laid siege to the Tilbury goal, but were denied by some desperate defending.

The exiting finale was so different to the remainder of the match, as Bury had most of the possession but were unable to make it count.

Tilbury took the lead in the 27th minute after their first spell of sustained pressure when Nana Badu forced the ball home from close range after the Bury defence had failed to clear.

After Bury had further chances to get on terms, they gave away a needless corner and centre back Bradley Smart came up to score with a header off the underside of the bar after 72 minutes.

All was then quiet until those final three minutes when Bury gained a well-deserved point.

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