Bury come from behind to snatch a point

IN a generally disappointing match, Bury came from behind, but were unable to hold on to the lead against a Tilbury side reduced to ten men for more than half the game.

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In a generally disappointing match, Bury came from behind, but were unable to hold on to the lead against a Tilbury side reduced to ten men for more than half the game.

After an opening 20 minutes in which neither side had been capable of creating a worthwhile chance, the hosts took the lead.

Gavin Johnson gave the ball away cheaply to Lee Springer and his low cross was diverted goalwards by Kurt Smith. Although Dean Greygoose saved, the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Tilbury then took control for a period before Bury finally settled down. Sam Reed was then denied by keeper Agu as he got clear of the defence, and then had another effort cleared off the line. Bury deservedly got back on terms from a twice taken penalty by Lee Smith after 38 minutes after Andre Humphrey had handled on the line, for which he was duly sent off.

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The second half was barely a minute old when Lee Smith fed Sam Reed who burst between two defenders to fire a bouncing drive over Agu, to give Bury the lead. The ten men of Tilbury fought back and Greygoose was at full stretch to prevent an equaliser.

Bury were generally creating the better chances, but were unable to find the finishing touch. They were made to pay with two minutes to go when Tilbury were awarded a free kick 35 yards out and Dan Smith`s effort was headed into his own net by Sam Nunn.

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