Bury boss happy despite Trophy exit

UPBEAT: Bury Town boss Ben Chenery
UPBEAT: Bury Town boss Ben Chenery
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Despite exiting the FA Trophy, Bury Town’s Ben Chenery was pleased with his side’s reaction to labelling some of them ‘mentally weak’ after they missed out on the chance to hold on to top spot in the league last week, writes Russell Claydon.

The Blues will be looking to bounce back from successive defeats when hosting Aveley in a top-six Ryman League Division One North clash tomorrow (3pm).

But it was the manner of the display at Hanwell Town on Saturday which left Chenery in a much better mood than the previous Tuesday.

He said: “It is always disappointing to lose football matches, but as I said to the lads afterwards, there are right ways to lose games.

“We limited them to very few chances but, unfortunately, the few they had went in.

“In the second half we were an unstoppable force and I have never seen so many clear-cut chances missed.”

He added: “I am very pleased with the way my players reacted.”

Bury (3rd) are one of five teams at the top all on 31 points with Aveley (6th) only two adrift.

Bury host higher-league Needham Market on Tuesday in the Alan Turvey Trophy (Ryman League Cup, 7.45pm) second round, but Chenery has said he will rest players with the competition not a priority.

Meanwhile, striker Nick Ingram has been sent out to get first-team football at lower-league Felixstowe & Walton United, who he has joined on dual registration terms, while Ryan Yallop has done likewise with Brantham Athletic.