Bury coast into the semi-finals of Premier Cup

DOUBLE GOALSCORER: Ryan Semple
DOUBLE GOALSCORER: Ryan Semple
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Suffolk Premier Cup holders Bury Town advanced into the semi-finals of this season’s competition with a five-goal haul in the opening 45 minutes at Woodbridge Town on Wednesday.

The Blues took the lead after eight minutes when Ryan Semple collected Joe Whight’s cross before cutting inside and firing into the top corner

Woodbridge levelled the score on 18 minutes when a poor clearence by Marcus Garnham fell to Amani Schaar, who fired home.

Their joy was shortlived as, a minute later, Jack Higgs restored Bury’s lead from the edge of the box.

It was 3-0 when Woodbridge failed to clear Danny Cunningham’s free-kick and Billy Clark netted on 23 minutes.

After further chances had been spurned Clark added a fourth on 34 minutes from Semple’s cross.

With six minutes of the half remaining, Semple got his second from Australian striker Anthony Roulston’s cross.

In a less-eventful second half, Roulston was twice foiled by good saves, while Garnham prevented Woodbridge from scoring again at the other end.

Bury: Garnham, Smith, Whight, Bailey, Short, Bailey-Dennis (Dunbar 80), Semple (Patrick 46), Cunningham (Tolley 65), Roulston, Clark, Higgs. Sub not used: Kennedy.