Suffolk Premier Cup final: Bury Town well beaten by Lowestoft Town

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BURY Town were undone by a former hero as they crashed to a 4-2 defeat in the Suffolk Premier Cup final against Ryman League rivals Lowestoft Town.

After falling behind to a bizarre own goal when Marcus Garnham punched the ball against the back of Sam Nunn and into the net, the Blues failed to equalise from the penalty spot when Andy Reynolds brilliantly denied Billy Clark.

Although John Sands — who had earlier been booked for diving after racing past Scott Mitchell and clean through on goal — levelled when he received Sam Reed’s cutback, swivelled and superbly squeezed a shot past Reynolds.

Parity lasted just five minutes as Dale Cockrill finished with aplomb for the edge of the penalty area.

Bury were never really in the game after half-time and former Ram Meadow star Chris Henderson twice got behind the Blues’ backline to score and seal his second consecutive Premier Cup triumph having lifted the trophy with bury last year.

Lee Smith’s late penalty was mere consolation.

Log on tomorrow for reaction from manager Richard Wilkins and get next Friday’s Bury Free Press for a full report and pictures.