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31.07.2007 @ 19:45 New Lodge Crowd:
Billericay Town 0 - 1 Grays Athletic
Referee: Friendly-Match

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Justin briefs Jamie Stuart
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Grays‘ run of confidence-building results continued at New Lodge on Tuesday evening when the battle of the Blues saw the visitors edge a late win.

Talk before the match in the home camp was of Billericay striker Bradley Garness, who scored a great goal in Saturday‘s 3-3 draw with Peterborough. He has signed for the Ryman Premier League side on a one-year deal.

But it was Grays‘ summer arrival, Danny Kedwell, who grabbed the friendly‘s only goal to give manager Justin Edinburgh a winning return to his former club.

Kedwell netted four minutes from time with the home defence weakened by that time following injuries to Darren Blewitt and Rob Swaine.

Kedwell had hit the woodwork in the opening half, while the Ryman Premier hosts looked set to break through, only for John Ashton‘s brilliant tackle halting Leon Hunter.

Goalkeeper Jack Buckfield, 17, started his first game and performed well in the home goal in front of a near 400 crowd, making one exceptional save from the Blue Square Premier side‘s Craig McAllister.

Grays: Danny Kedwell (86)

Billericay Town Starting Lineup
Jack Buckfield
Dace McSweeney
Darren Blewitt
Rob Swaine
Steve Heffer
Danny Hill
Matt Game
Leon Hunter
Bradley Woods-Garness
Rikki Burbridge
David Wareham


Grays Athletic Starting Lineup
Danny Knowles
Andy Sambrook
Jamie Stuart
Jon Ashton
Karl Murray
Charley Hearn
Abdou El-Kholti
Ben Watson
James Lawson (trialist)
Ernie Cooksey
Danny Kedwell

Mark Marshall (trialist) -> Abdou El-Kholti (46)
Craig McAllister -> Ben Watson (40)
Jamie Day -> James Lawson (trialist)

Subs not used
Ross Flitney
Jack Haverson (trialist)
Matt Bodkin
Adam Gross
Aaron O'Connor

Yellow Card
Danny Kedwell (89)

Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the report