Bury prove too hot to handle

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO NORTH

Cambridge Nomads 0

Bury Men’s 1st XI 6

BURY returned to action away and were too hot to handle for the bottom of the table team.

The visitor’s early pressure soon told, with goals from Ian Konrath, Jackson (3) and Owen Grisby (2), and there could have been more but for a number of simple chances missed by Owen at the back post.

The Cambridge side had no reply to Bury’s slick hockey and were left facing life in the league below next season. 

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

FOUR NORTH EAST

Bury Men’s 2nd XI 2

Norwich Dragons 2

DESPITE Norwich only fielding 10 men, Bury could no take advantage as they were held to a 2-2 draw.

The hosts had to wait until the end of the first half to make a breakthrough when Jame Piercey finished a great flowing moving.

In the second half, Bury appeared to have sewn the game up when Nick Soaper flicked home.

However, Norwich scored twice in the last two minutes to Bury’s dismay.

EAST MEN’S LEAGUE

FIVE NORTH EAST

Dereham 3rd XI 4 Bury Men’s 3rd XI 4

BURY played a great game of hockey against a skilful Dereham side.

Bury thought they had the edge and were never behind, but could not hold on for all the points and the game finished 4-4.

EASTERN MEN’S LEAGUE

FIVE NORTH EAST

Bury Men’s 4th XI 1 Dereham 4th XI 2

DESPITE a spirited display, Bury could not prevent defeat, suffering a narrow 2-1 loss to league leaders Dereham.

Bury began strongly with the midfield of Oliver Heard, Peter Watson, Justin Adams and Adrian Dawson exerting control and providing penetrating balls for the forward line of John Briggs and Simon Davies.

However all this work was undone when the midfield and defence failed to pick up a Dereham forward, who coolly slotted home.

The introduction of James Gibson and Kieran Devlin for Watson gave the Bury attack some menace and they were rewarded with a goal from a well-struck penalty corner from Dom Kavanagh.

After the interval, Dereham regained the lead and despite an excellent performance from Robert Dyball for the home side, Dereham hung on for a victory that leaves Bury anchored in the relegation zone.