Injury-hit Bury III come from behind to seal win

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Depleted Bury Hockey Club men’s III came from behind at basement boys Dereham to record a 3-1 victory.

Despite being the better side in the first half and hitting the bar twice, Dereham went into the interval trailing.

After the break, man-of-the-match Michael Thompson scored two great goals to give Bury the points.

Bury men’s IV suffered a 3-1 reverse against their counterparts from Dereham.

After registering from two well-worked short corners, Dereham ended the half in the ascendency.

Bury’s Thompson jnr had a great chance to reduce the arrears but a further goal put Dereham three clear.

Bury rallied and did pull a goal back through Tom Barber but it was too little, too late.

Bury men’s VI travelled to play Dereham under the floodlights in the falling rain and sleet.

Dereham took the lead and could have gone further in front had it not been for the heroics of Bury goalkeeper Alan Dures.

Chances were few-and-far between in the second period with a goalline clearance denying Bury an equaliser.

Bury Ladies were in seventh heaven as they bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week.

They made light work of Yarmouth to find the back of the net seven times.

Two goals before half-time from Jo Chapman put them in control before four goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second period put the game well out of Yarmouth’s reach.

Chapman went on to complete her hat-trick with Sinead Collins (two), Sharon Holton and Georgina Snelling also among the goals.

Bury Ladies II went the extra mile to get their game against Framlingham on after sweeping puddles of water off the pitch beforehand.

Bury took the lead from a short corner when Amy Morris slipped the ball to Polly Salmon to score.

Goals from Julie Grayling and a double for Amy Rush completed a fine display of hockey.