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Millers Make It Eight Without A Win

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It`s eight games since Aveley last tasted victory, including seven in the Bostik League North, following Monday night`s 1-0 defeat at Parkside to a Barking outfit who are now seventh, level on points with Bury Town, who occupy the final play-off spot.

Despite their current form, the Millers had another decent crowd of 241 at their smart new stadium, and they saw a lively first half in which the visitors` Kiernan Hughes-Mason hit the bar after only 8 minutes.

The hosts did likewise a few minutes later when Alex Teniola’s fine strike was tipped onto the bar by Blues` keeper Emmanuel Olajide.

But the second half was poor from the Millers, who fell behind 10 minutes into the half when a simple ball over the top saw `keeper Rhys Madden race out but the ball ricocheted off Hughes-Mason, who has the simple task of tapping it into the empty goal.

The win took Barking`s run to seven unbeaten in the league.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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