GRAYS moved to within three points of the play-offs by seeing off struggling Bury Town at Mill Field tonight, writes James Colasanti.
It was an uninspiring game but the steely nature of the win against visitors fighting for their lives suggests the Blues have the stomach for a genuine tilt at the Ryman Premier play-offs. Jamie Guy had already hit the bar with a cross by the time he capitalised on a miscued clearance from Bury keeper Marcus Garnham and composed himself in the penalty area before finding the bottom corner to put the hosts in front
Grays’ silky centre-half Jay Leader was unlucky not to mark his stand-out performance with a goal when his measured half-volley cannoned back off the bar late in the game.
But Jody Brown‘s men made the points safe in stoppage-time when ex-Colchester United man Freddie Lapado steered Glen Little’s pass past Garnham to make it 2-0
Grays are now within striking distance of fifth-placed Wingate while Bury remain a point off safety and their performance will have done little to lift their mood on the long journey back to Suffolk.