Aveley 0, Ware 1
AVELEY’S run of positive results was ended at Parkside by Ware who went away with three points that significantly boost their hopes of avoiding being caught up in the Bostik North relegation scrap.
On the back of a seven match unbeaten run the hosts made a decent start and thought they had taken the lead when Tony Martin netted after getting on the end of Russell Malton’s cross but it was ruled to have been offside.
Freddie Gard also went close, bending a shot inches past the post and then Alex Teniola missed from just a couple of yards out.
And Aveley were to rue those misses when one time Miller Jordan Watson grabbed what proved to be the winner on the stroke of half time, bursting through on goal and showing composure with his finish past Rhys Madden.
Watson made 24 appearances for the Millers earlier this season, scoring six goals, before leaving Parkside in January.
Aveley responded well after the break but it was Ware who almost grabbed a second when Marcus Miller’s effort went inches past the post.
The hosts thought they should have had a penalty when Gard appeared to have been fouled in the box but it was ruled outside.
The last decent chance went to Ware but though Ace’a Laurent failed to make the game safe, the visitors held on.