31.07.2007 @ 19:45 New Lodge
0 - 1
Graysâ€˜ 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 Saturdayâ€˜s 3-3 draw with Peterborough. He has signed for the Ryman Premier League side on a one-year deal.
But it was Graysâ€˜ summer arrival, Danny Kedwell, who grabbed the friendlyâ€˜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 Ashtonâ€˜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 sideâ€˜s Craig McAllister.
Grays: Danny Kedwell (86)
Billericay Town Starting Lineup
Grays Athletic Starting Lineup
James Lawson (trialist)
Mark Marshall (trialist) -> Abdou El-Kholti (46)
Craig McAllister -> Ben Watson (40)
Jamie Day -> James Lawson (trialist)
Subs not used
Jack Haverson (trialist)
Danny Kedwell (89)
Thanks to the Thurrock Gazette for the report