Suffolk Premier Cup final: Richard Wilkins angry at Bury Town

BURY Town manager Richard Wilkins was angry with his side and the referee after Bury Town’s heavy defeat to Lowestoft Town in Thursday’s Suffolk Premier Cup final.

The Blues’ boss said he would have to rethink who he kept on in the summer after going down to the 4-2 loss at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road in front of 1,224 fans, who created a tremendous cup final atmosphere.

Former Ram Meadow hero Chris Henderson scored the final two goals to really stick the knife in.

Wilkins said: “It’s frustrating with the way we defended in the last 15 minutes because it was like the parting of the red sea.

“We got an extra goal back, but there were too many players off colour again and there will have to be a rethink in the summer because I think there are quite a few that aren’t quite up to it.

“You want big players to play in big games and we haven’t played that well in two big games — we only have ourselves to blame in those game because we weren’t good enough in either.

“We were dominant in the East Thurrock final, but when we’ve needed that again we’ve lacked it.

“There was a lack of thought more often than not with people on their heels not reacting to things and we looked like the team that played 120 minutes three days ago, not them.”

Wilkins was also upset with the decision to book John Sands for diving and not send off Lowestoft defender Scott Mitchell after the Bury striker hit the deck when clean through on goal.

“The referee took the easy way out and it was a definite red card in any game I’ve ever watched,” Bury’s manager. “He’s decided because he hasn’t given anything to them he has to give something to Sandsy and he booked him.”