by Dan Thurogood 

BILLERICAY Town boss Craig Edwards has spoken of his delight after he persuaded striker Jamie Guy to join the club.

The 27-year-old front man, who began his career at Colchester United, has also played in the National League South with Grays Athletic and Braintree.

After a horrible leg break while at Braintree, he rebuilt his career at Maldon & Tiptree before moving on to Bishop’s Stortford.

He went back to Grays for a spell last season, before finishing the campaign at Witham Town.

Edwards said: “We have some very talented young strikers but felt we lacked a little experience, Jamie has worked hard to regain his fitness and is looking very sharp.

“He is entering the prime of his career and I'm delighted to have him on board.”

Billericay hosted National League South side St Albans on Saturday and drew 0-0, a resolute performance that delighted Edwards.

“The performance was superb against a side from the league above,” said the Billericay boss. “It was a real test against a team with plenty of power in their side. There’s a real strength in depth to my squad now.”

A Teddy Nesbitt header was the closest Blues came to scoring in the first half while, at the other end, keeper Jack Giddens had to be on form to deny Roby Young.

Lewis Manor came on for Billericay in the second half and nearly grabbed the winner but his header failed to hit the target.