Stevenage 0-1 Bury: Nicky Maynard’s late winner sinks Boro

Ilias Chair of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, St

Ilias Chair of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Dino Maamria’s Stevenage lost 1-0 to Bury after a goal by Nicky Maynard in the fifth minute of injury time at the Lamex on Saturday.

Alex Revell of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, St

Alex Revell of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Maynard nodded past Paul Farman to grab the points after Scott Wharton’s excellent through ball fed the 32-year-old former Crewe forward after flick-ons from Dom Telford and Adam Thompson.

Arthur Iontton of Stevenage plays a pass in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the L

Arthur Iontton of Stevenage plays a pass in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The result was harsh on Boro who had dominated the match and who could have been ahead early on when Moses Makasi narrowly failed to convert a Joel Byrom cross.

Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium,

Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Makasi had two additional chances before the interval but an alert Shakers keeper Joe Murphy denied him.

Johnny Hunt of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, St

Johnny Hunt of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The second half featured scrappy spells but Maamria’s men could have broken the deadlock when Johnny Hunt and Kurtis Guthrie worked openings but failed to convert. .

Ilias Chair of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, St

Ilias Chair of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

The Lamex outfit should have won the match when Jordan Gibson was provided with a clear chance but his shot flew over the bar when well-placed - before Maynard grabbed the points at the death with his 19th goal of the season to boost the Shakers hopes of catching Lincoln by moving to within two points of the Imps.

Mark McKee of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Ste

Mark McKee of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Fourth official Lisa Rashid is called into action after another official falls ill during the League

Fourth official Lisa Rashid is called into action after another official falls ill during the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Stevenage fans in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, H

Stevenage fans in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Joe Martin, Michael Timlin and Ron Henry of Stevenage on the bench in the League Two game between St

Joe Martin, Michael Timlin and Ron Henry of Stevenage on the bench in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Bury at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO