Hess left to rue Shakers riposte

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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler expressed his regret at allowing a one-goal advantage to disappear after a 1-1 draw with Bury.

Curtis Weston opened the scoring for a bright Gills side in the first half, but Ryan Lowe hit back with his 20th league goal of the season to keep the Shakers above Hessenthaler's men in the play-off places.

"We're disappointed with the draw because we were the home team," Hessenthaler said. "We were in a winning position at half-time, even though we hadn't played particularly well, and if you're ahead on your own patch you need to go on and win the game."

He added: "You've got to give Bury credit, because they deserved to get something out of the game on the basis of their second-half performance.

"We defended too deep, they kept the ball and we just didn't put enough pressure on the ball."

Bury manager Alan Knill hailed the contribution of 32-year-old striker Lowe.

"I thought we were really good, especially in the second half," he said. "I've got some players who are playing at the top of their game right now. I don't know what the possession stats are but I'd love to see them.

"You don't see the left-back passing it across field to the right-back too often, but our team is doing that. We're full of confidence and it shows. It would have been a travesty if we didn't come away with anything from the game.

"You always want a chance to fall to Ryan at some point in the game, especially the way he is playing. His whole game excellent at the moment - his strength, his touch, his movement are great, and you put him in front of the goal and he's a top player.

"I've seen him for a number of years and it's the best he's ever been. He looks to me like he's enjoying playing for Bury, and we hope that will continue."

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