Bury finally end winless run with victory away to relegated Redbridge
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Bury Town finally ended their winless drought with a 1-0 victory on the road against already-relegated Redbridge on Saturday.
The Blues took control of the first-half and on five minutes Remi Garrett crossed into Josh Mayhew, whose header went just wide of the post.
Connor Hall then headed home a minute later but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Ollie Hughes broke through to the byline on 14 minutes and crossed in for Mayhew, who hit a low shot towards the bottom corner, but Niklas Freund made a great one-handed save to push the ball out of play.
Bury went ahead in the 19th minute, after a corner in from Garrett was headed home by Darcy De’ath.
Redbridge had a great chance to equalise on 32 minutes, as Joe Gent got into the Bury box but he fired wide
The second-half had the feel of an end of season game, with very little in front of goal from either side.
It took until the 63rd minute for Bury to have another chance to increase their lead.
Sam Reed found Hughes in the box, but his header lacked power and was easily saved by the Redbridge goalkeeper.
On 74 minutes Reed chipped a cross in for Mayhew, who headed into the path of John Kennedy, who shot just over the bar.
Redbridge had a chance on the next attack, with Samuel Smith getting into a great position and firing a shot goalwards which Neil O’Sullivan blocked.
But the rebound from the Bury goalkeeper’s save went back to Smith, who hit the post with his second attempt.
Hughes should have put Bury 2-0 up in the 94th minute, after he broke through the defence and into the box, but Freund pulled off a brilliant one-handed save.
n Tomorrow, Bury’s league campaign concludes with a home encounter against play-off outfit AFC Hornchurch.
When the sides met earlier in the reverse fixture this season, Hornchurch claimed all the spoils thanks to a comfortable 3-0 victory.