Bury men hope victory can be springboard for success

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Bury hope to use Saturday’s comprehensive 6-3 league victory over UEA as a stepping stone to success in East Region Div 2N.

Bury showed how they can play with quick passing and good teamwork throughout the match, which led to a hat-trick for Kieran Devlin.

After early goals by both teams it looked like it would be another tough game for Bury.

However with more goals from Owen Grisby and Ian Konrath in the first half, and Tim Hollins in the second Bury never looked back.

The men’s II went goal-crazy with a 23-0 victory over UEA, while the III’s delivered their best performance to date under new captain Paul Lawrence.

They recorded a 3-0 victory over Lowestoft Railway with Lawrence hitting a brace and Peter Hodgson getting the other.

Man-of-the-match Dan Gospel making some good tackles and break outs from the back. 

Bury IV and Bury VI suffered narrow 1-0 reverses to Watton and IES respectively while the V XI team won 5-0 after their scheduled clash against UEA was conceded.

Bury ladies recorded a narrow 1-0 win over North Norfolk.

The ladies put pressure on from the start of the match and were rewarded with a goal from Jo Chapman in the first half.

Despite several penalty corners and shots the score remained the same.

The ladies III shared the spoils after a 1-1 against top-of-the-table St Ives.

Bury started strong against St Ives with only 11 players and several injuries before the start.

They distributed the ball well and in the first half Kate Bastow and PoM Maddy Godfrey set up a goal for Alana Baker.

Solid play in the middle by Alex Tollit and Boo Baker-Munton was backed up by some excellent saves from Mel Marriott.

The England Hockey Cup, Bury St Edmunds over 40 men suffered a 6-5 defeat against West Herts after coming back from two goals down to lead 3-2 at one point.