Bury continue in search of maiden league victory

DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT: Match action from Bury St Edmunds Ladies' 1-0 defeat to Cambridge City II in East Women's League Division One North.
DISAPPOINTING DEFEAT: Match action from Bury St Edmunds Ladies' 1-0 defeat to Cambridge City II in East Women's League Division One North.
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EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO NORTH

Cambridge City III 6

Bury St Edmunds 0

Bury St Edmunds’ stuttering start to the new campaign continued on Saturday as they slumped to a convincing defeat away at Cambridge City.

The visitors set up to contain City and worked hard to nullify their attack.

However, City showed great patience and quality. Eventually, good movement and a mistake from Bury let them through to finish their well-crafted chances.

Bury were struggling to retain the ball and string passes together and were limited to a few attacks on the break, in which Owen Grisby, Ian Konrath and Lee Godbold posed a genuine threat.

In the second half in particular, they created a few chances for Bury, but City snuffed these out in numbers.

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION FOUR NORTH EAST

Bury St Edmunds II 2 Lowestoft Railway 4

A close game saw Bury take the lead when JoJo Anstee Parry converted a penalty flick, but they would ultimately suffer defeat.

Lowestoft equalised soon after from a short corner.

Bury won a string of shots and retook the lead when Tony Major slotted home from close range.

In the second half, Bury had the early pressure but failed to convert, Paul Lawrence going closest with a diving reverse stick deflection.

Lowestoft always looked dangerous and equalised before taking the lead. As Bury pushed forward Lowestoft broke again and made sure of the points.

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION FIVE

NORTH EAST

Bury St Edmunds III 2 Lowestoft Railway II 3

Despite a good team performance Bury lost out in a five-goal thriller.

The first Lowestoft goal came from a fine shot which went in against the keeper’s far post and their second came from a short corner when the ball fortuitously bounced past the keeper and onto an attacker’s stick.

Bury then pulled one back through a Dave Chiang strike.

Lowestoft scored again from a shot that went in from an acute angle.

Adrian Dawson scored from a goalmouth scramble before Bury had a chance to equalise in the last minute but the keeper made a fine save.

FRIENDLY

Bury St Edmunds IV 4

IES V 0

Bury made the most of their large squad to record a convincing victory in their last friendly before the league season starts.

Surges from Tim Thompson and Adams into the circle resulted in early goals.

Late in the half, Davies drifted out wide from centre-forward and rifled in a powerful shot which is already a contender for Bury’s goal of the season.

Excellent work down the left from Dyball created a golden chance for Bradnam to give him the goal his performance deserved.

SUFFOLK LADIES’ LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Felixstowe I 0

Bury St Edmunds II 1

Bury travelled to Felixstowe and returned victorious after a hard-fought win.

The visitors started brightly and scored what proved the only goal of the game through Rachel Boreham’s fine individual effort.