SUFFOLK SENIOR CUP
Stowmarket Town 0
Team Bury 3
Team Bury boss Ross Wilding has challenged his side to reach the final of the Suffolk Senior Cup and showcase their skills at Portman Road.
Liam Wales netted a hat-trick as the Blues ended their losing streak of five matches by defeating Stowmarket Town to set up a round two away tie with Anglian Combination Division One leaders Corton on November 17.
“It gives them a good bit of heart, and something they can look forward to. To try and get to the final at Portman Road is a big goal for them,” he said. “It’s massive for the lads. Just to be on a pitch and a stadium like that, they would love it. They could really show what they can do on a surface like that.
“It’s something they really want to achieve this year and so do I.”
The away side broke the deadlock on 11 minutes after Ryan Taylor found space on the left to send a low ball across the six-yard box, with Wales nipping in between two defenders to beat Stowmarket goalkeeper Chris Stacey from close range.
Stacey denied Taylor, and James Ross blocked Wales’ effort on the rebound as Bury looked to extend their lead.
Wales added his second just a minute after the restart. Ryan Titlow chipped a ball over from the left-hand side to an unmarked Wales, who took a touch and fired beyond Stacey.
Stowmarket had their fair share of possession in the second period, but rarely troubled Stephen Fenner in goal, and Wales completed his hat-trick with five minutes remaining, latching on to Taylor’s flick to shoot home on the turn.
n Team Bury beat Braintree Town Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn First Division on Tuesday thanks to goals from Ryan Titlow, Richard Partridge and Ryan Taylor.
The Blues host March in the league tomorrow (3pm) and visit Debenham LC in the Red Insure League Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).