Late Frary goal nicks point to maintain Dereham’s unbeaten run
A late header from Dion Frary maintained Dereham's unbeaten run following a disappointing game, writes Rene Kendal.
The Magpies are now unbeaten in six games during September and will be eager to make it a perfect month when they travel to rivals Wroxham tomorrow night.
Dereham pressed early and were quickly rewarded with the opening goal after nine minutes. Sam Borrer's volley forced keeper Clarke Boggard to concede a corner. Frazer Blake-Tracy sent in an in-swinger which piled the pressure on Boggard, who pushed the ball into his own net under pressure from Morphew.
The Magpies could have increased their lead twice, with Rhys Logan hitting the side-netting and Luke Tuttle's 20-yard lob just clearing the bar.
But it was all square five minutes before the interval – a Dave Collins free-kick fell to Neil Richmond whose blocked shot was picked up by Jack Carlile to knock home.
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Tilbury then missed a great opportunity to take the lead with Kurt Smith heading off target when well placed after Richmond's header had struck Viner's bar.
In a lively opening to the second half Tilbury had a handball penalty appeal turned down before Ryan Crisp missed a good chance, although he was adjudged offside.
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The Essex side then went in front in the 56th minute with striker Emiel Aiken's scuffed shot from the edge of the box finding the net. They could have extended their advantage with Richmond charging down Viner's clearance and then seeing his close-range effort diverted for a corner.
Dereham manager Matt Henman introduced Seb Bialasik and he headed a Tuttle centre onto the Tilbury bar before the Magpies salvaged a point in added time with substitute Frary climbing well in the box to head home Tuttle's free-kick.