Aveley 2 Blues 1
A goal in the first minute of added time sent the Blues to a pre-season defeat at the Millers’ Parkside Stadium.
The hosts went close to scoring in the opening five minutes of the match as Harry Gibbs, with a header, and Tom Richardson, with a shot, struck the framework of Bobby Mason’s goal.
Aveley took the lead in the 15th minute with Alex Teniola converting
a cross from the right but Stortford were back on level terms four minutes later when Alfie Mason crossed deep from the left to the far upright and Jamie Cureton laid the ball back for Elliott Ronto to volley home.
The score remained level at the break.
Five minutes after the restart Richardson again hit the post for the hosts whilst Alfie Mason had a header cleared off the goal-line soon afterwards following a Ronto corner.
There were further near misses at both ends but then Richardson sealed the victory for Aveley cutting in from the right and netting with a fierce shot into the far corner past Klinton Makayabo.
Stortford: Bobby Mason (Klinton Makayabo 75); Shabazz Omofe; Younis Farah; Lewis Dark (Jordan Wescott 46); Sam Robbins (Damien Green 74); Joe Robinson; Alfie Mason; Johnville Renee (Freddie Oakman 64); Jamie Cureton (Chi Osadebe 46 (Max Brassington 74)); Elliott Ronto; Ike Nzuraba.
Subs not used: Jack Thomas and Ryan Charles.