Weavers sees two points dropped from Cray game

FOOTBALL - Bury Town v East Thurrock United

Pictured: Phil Weavers ANL-141019-224338009
FOOTBALL - Bury Town v East Thurrock United Pictured: Phil Weavers ANL-141019-224338009

RYMAN LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE NORTH

Bury Town 1

Cray Wanderers 1

by Russell Claydon

at Ram Meadow

Bury Town captain Phil Weavers was left to reflect on the disappointment of a dropped two points from Saturday’s important clash with fellow play-off hopefuls Cray.

An own-goal from Tevan Allen inside the 82nd minute left Bury’s play-off hopes hanging by a thread as a possible three points turned to one for the second successive game, after Josh Mayhew had fired the hosts ahead from the spot in the 64th minute.

“Cray are the best side we have played in the league and the conditions were not suited to them and a bit of a leveller for us,” reflected Weavers .

“When we went 1-0 up I thought we had sufficient chances throughout the game to come away with all three points, so on the whole, we are disappointed with the result.”

The Blues skipper had a golden chance to put his side 2-0 up, but it was one of a number of shots blocked on the line at both ends in an action-packed encounter.

“I swung my leg at it as hard as I could and it was blocked and then Ollie (Hughes) did the same and the same thing happened,” he said.

“We could have got away with one though as they had one that looked like it might have crossed the line at the other end.”

Cray ended the match with 10 men when the referee called back play in the 87th minute to show a second yellow card to Aryan Tajbakhsh, after he had gone in late on Remi Garrett, but it made no telling difference.

Bury: O’Sullivan, Skevington, Allen, Collins, De’ath, Weavers (c), Garrett, Canfer, Ingram, Mayhew, Hammett. Subs: Aitekns, Hughes, Yallop.

Free Press Man of the Match: Matt Skevington. Attendance: 312