RICHARD Wilkins believes no-one could have complained had Bury Town thrashed East Thurrock United in Tuesday night’s Alan Boon Ryman League Cup final.
The Blues only won 1-0, but Bury boss Wilkins was adamant it could have been even better for his dominant side.
“We could have won 4-0 or 5-0 easily,” he said. “With our first-half play and the chances we created, we should have been out of sight at half-time.
“To go in 0-0 when you’ve dominated that much and had that many good chances, you can get frustrated, but I thought the players kept playing and we also dominated the second half.
“We were so on top I was worried we were going to concede a freak goal, but we looked more composed and thoroughly deserved to win the game.”
Wilkins dedicated the victory to the people behind the scenes at Bury Town.
“I’m really pleased for the lads and for the chairman as well,” he said. “The club have kicked on a lot over the years. Russell Ward supports the club through thick and thin, and these nights don’t come long that often.
“Great credit must go to everybody in the background – it’s not just about the players on the pitch, there is a lot of work behind the scenes as well and this is one for them.”
The Blues are the first Suffolk side to lift the Ryman League Cup and only the second to reach the final, following AFC Sudbury’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Ramsgate in 2007/08.
Bury chairman Russell Ward said: “The Ryman hasn’t predominantly been a Suffolk-based league, but we’re in there now and it’s nice to win this.”
Suffolk Football Association chairman Mick Pearce echoed Ward’s sentiment and said: “The league are recognising what’s happening with football in Suffolk, as well as the spirit in which Bury won and how they have been playing this season.
“Having also been associated with the club, I’m an extremely proud Suffolk FA chairman.”