Suffolk Premier Cup final: Bury Town 4 Felixstowe and Walton United 1

Bury Town celebrate winning the Suffolk Premier Cup last night (PICTURE: PAUL TEBBUTT)
Bury Town celebrate winning the Suffolk Premier Cup last night (PICTURE: PAUL TEBBUTT)
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Bury Town overcame some initial stern resistance from Felixstowe and Walton United to retain the Suffolk Premier Cup.

Anthony Roulston headed Bury into the lead, but Danny Thrower levelled before half-time.

However, captain Tom Bullard, Joe Whight and substitute Liam Wales put the Blues in charge.

Roulston powered a header into the top corner from Danny Cunningham’s left-wing cross to put the Blues in front against the run of play in the 17th minute, but they were pegged back just past the half-hour-mark.

Danny Thrower was afforded too much space and cut in from the right before drilling a low, skidding left-footed shot into the bottom left corner past the despairing dive of Marcus Garnham.

Garnham kept Bury on level terms with a fantastic reaction save minutes later as the Ryman Premier outfit reached the interval fortunate to be at 1-1.

Garnham twice made stunning saves early in the second period to save his side, but a double salvo between the 65th and 68th minutes turned the game dramatically in Bury’s favour.

Bullard scrambled his side in front after Liam Wales’ stabbed shot had been saved by Danny Crump before Cunningham’s free-kick was nodded into the path of Whight by Roulston and the former Ipswich Town youngster smashed his shot into the net.

Whight had a penalty saved after Daniel Davis handled and received a second yellow card to be sent off, but Wales added a fourth on the break, bending a beautiful shot into the far left corner with the outside of his right boot.

Reaction, report, pictures, ratings and stats in Friday’s Free Press.