LiveTilbury vs Aveley

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Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

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  • Tilbury 1 - 3 Aveley
  • Ryman Division One North
  • LIVE from Chadfields


Thank you very much for joining me again tonight!

As always, feedback on the game and on this feed gratefully received!


And that's it!

Aveley take maximum points in this Thurrock derby with a great win over in-form Dockers.

After dominating the first half, Aveley couldn't have started the second period much worse when Emiel Aiken gave Tilbury the lead two minutes in. But Millers responded, with Stevenson drawing the visitors level, befor Jordan Cox gave them the lead two minutes later, with Marrable spilling the forward's shot into the net.

As Tilbury chased the game, Millers sprung a series of counter attacks. Appiah was scythed down and Cox stepped up to smash his side 2 up and secure another three points!


Waters booked for shoving Burnett away in the corner as Aveley wind down the clock!


Nightingill booked for dissent. Still dissenting while being booked. He's claiming the referee hasn't listened to him all game... not sure that's the ref's job?

He's actually been very good, Mr Yeo.


Tilbury have never really looked like they could win this. Aveley have been much the better side.


Cox lashes the ball sraight down the middle, with Marrable going left. Game over now, surely.

Cox 19th of the season!


GOAL! Tilbury 1 - 3 AVELEY - Jordan Cox, 87'



Appiah scythed down on the turn in the box


Tilbury committing men forward now. Look very vulnerable to these pacey Millers counter attacks. Mead makes an excellent slide tackle on Burnett though to stop the latest surge forward.


About 8 minutes to play. Still time for this to change. Millers defending very well!

FANTASTIC chance missed by Appiah. Great counter attack and a super ball by Leader up to Cox. He feeds in Appiah who is clean through on goal, but as he bears down on Marrable, he lacks composure and sends the ball wide. BIG chance.


This is a really good game!

Aveley always look like they have another goal in them, but Dockers are posing more of a threat in this second half. Foster not really been called into action yet.


Another super ball from Cutler. Aiken watches it and when he would have been better served taking a touch and awaiting support, he snatches at the bouncing ball, sending it high over the bar.


Cox shoots just wide after receiving Burnett's cut back. Much better from Millers now!

As Stevenson also goes close. Great ball into his feet on the edge of the 18 yard box. He dinks inside and forces Marrable into a great save. The ball springs up to Cox but he volleys over.

Two very good chances for the visitors!


Tilbury sub:

Martin Llewellyn on for Jimmy Cook


Aveley subs:

Junior Appiah on for Junior Dadson

Sheldon Sellears on for Rashid Kamara


Not bad, 75 minutes in and that's the first booking of this derby. Tilbury applying some sustained pressure now but to no avail.


Jordan Cox booked for a late sliding tackle on Conor Mead.


Great cross in from the left by Nesbitt, Cox heads wide at the near post. First meaningful Aveley attack in a while.


Conor Mead hits the bar for Tilbury. Nice move by Tilbury, Carlile and Aiken swap passes on the edge of the box, before Cook collects, makes space and curls a shot at goal from 25 yards. It bounces off the top of the bar.


Second corner in a row that the wind has had a big effect on. Waters cross floats in, then behind.


Free kick from the right now for Tilbury. Chance to unsettle the visitors with a ball into the box, but Waters cross goes straight through!


Tilbury substitute:

Anton Innocent off, Tom Wraight on


Meanwhile, the Thurrock vs Canvey Island game has been postponed at half time for a water logged pitch!


Crazy at Chadfields.

Stevenson draws Aveley level five minutes after going behind, as he taps in Burnett's cross from the right.

Then two minutes later, Cox comes in off the right and shoots low to the near post, his effort squirms in under the body of Marrable. Will be disappointed the keeper, but that's some response by Justin Gardner's team!


GOAL! Tilbury 1 - 2 AVELEY - Cox, 54'


GOAL! Tilbury 1 - 1 AVELEY - Stevenson, 52'


A goal. After all of Aveley's pressure in the first half, Aiken has given Tilbury the lead. The ball is played into the back post by Waters, Aiken gets to it but Marrable saves, only for the ball to ricochet in off of Aiken.


GOAL! TILBURY 1 - 0 Aveley - Aiken 47'


Second half is underway


In the Ryman Premier League, it's Thurrock 0 - 0 Canvey Island.


Well Aveley have played better in this first half than they have in the first half of each of the last two games. But no goals.

Cox has looked dangerous, Dadson and Kamara have done ok. But Tilbury have coped.

At the other end, Cutler has had some great touches but isn't in the game enough and Aiken has posed problems with his strength and pace, but going forward, Dockers have offered little.

There's a very fine rain falling, it's windy and the pitch is loooking very boggy through the middle. A hugely unpredictable second period awaits!


Frantic end-to-end end to the first half!

Aiken has a good chance at one end that Foster saves. The ball's pinging back and forth though. Both sides sensing the importance a goal at the end of this half will bring. Pitch and weather worsening. It's going to be a tricky second half.


Good football from Aveley. On the counter attack again. Burnett gets to the touchline, gets a cross in that Cox just misses.

Another long free kick now for Millers. Stevenson takes, Marrable clears.


Now Billy Holland goes close from 25 yards. It's been all Aveley this half.


Couple of corners in quick succession now! The second from Nesbitt is looped high into the box but Burnett heads over. Should have scored.

Are Aveley going to regret not taking some of these chances?


Aveley beginning to look threatening on the counter attack. Two occasions in the last minute where Kamara has led Millers out, with Tilbury a little committed in attack.

Dadson goes close! It's a super run down the left again but his lobbed, shot, cross.. thing (!!) goes just wide of the far post.


Waters told to calm down for lunging in on Holland. Another of these free kicks a fair way out.

Justin Gardner, the Millers boss tells Nesbitt who stands over it to work the keeper. But he puts it over.


Terrific effort by Cox. He gets on the end of Stevenson's long ball. The angle's well against him by the time he gets to it but still he shoots, and Marrable does well to palm the ball away as it flies across his goal.


Free kick in a dangerous area now for Dockers. Cutler standing over it, just left of centre, 25 yards out. Just over.


Great strength from Jay Leader, he can't find a pass to round it off though and proceeds to foul Waters.


Another free kick into the box by Millers but its harmless. Conditions not helping. It's blustery and the pitch is heavy.


Great football by Aveley, as Burnett is first to a loose ball. Cox and Kamara then play a neat one-two, but Nightingill tracks Cox' run well.


Right on cue, Aiken lashes the post. It's a terrific through ball by Cutler which Aiken bursts onto, he escapes the attention of leader only to see his shot from 12 yards cannon back off the post and be cleared.


Tilbury have offered nothing going forward so far. Aveley on the other hand are playing with width, and, as usual, pace. Nesbitt floats in another free kick, aimed at Cox, which Marrable gathers.


Kamara hits the post. Fantastic counter attack by Millers. Dadson goes on a superb run down the left, beating two on the by line, before laying the ball into Kamara, who put in a man of the match performance on Saturday. He cuts in and shoots low onto Marrable's right hand post.


A fair bit of squabbling among the Tilbury players at the moment, as Nightingill's pass in the middle goes astray. Aveley are unable to make the pressure tell, though.


Elsewhere in the borough tonight, Thurrock are playing Canvey Island at Ship Lane. I'll do my best to keep you posted on events there.

As Marrable does well to gather a free kick played into the box.


Super turn by Sam Cutler, who plays it long for Francis. The striker can't get on the end of the ball though.


Conor Mead forced to scramble the ball off the line. Burnett's corner landed straight at his feet. Tilbury survive.


So we're two minutes in then. Aveley have started brightly. In-form Cox is looking very likely. Tilbury have just had the ball in the box for the first time, but Foster gathers.


So Aveley make three changes to the side that beat Ware on Saturday. Rose comes in for Sands, Holland starts over Hopkins and Burnett is in for Appiah.

This is Tilbury's first game in just under a fortinght.


We're underway

(With new features on here, too)


Here are tonight's teams:


Marrable; Mead, Cook, Nightingill, Gillman; Waters, Innocent, Carlile, Aiken; Francis, Cutler.

Subs: Henty, King, Wraight, Jacobs, Llewellyn


Foster; Rose, Nesbitt, Leader, Thomas; Stevenson, Kamara, Holland; Dadson, Burnett, Cox.

Subs: Hopkins, Elbi, Appiah, Sellears, Cole


It's derby night!

Good evening and welcome.

Tilbury vs Aveley! This should be a corker!


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