Wingate and Fincley 1 Bury Town 3

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Wingate and Finchley 1

Bury Town 3

Fielding a stronger line-up, Bury Town gave a much-improved performance to end their recent losing run.

Bury took the lead after 11 minutes when a pinpoint cross from Russell Short was headed home by John Sands.

Bury were looking the better side and forced several corners as they pushed forward.

In an isolated Wingate break, Spencer Bellotti went close with a header.

The home side had a better spell, but were unable to trouble Marcus Garnham in goal.

Bury doubled their lead on the half-hour-mark when Sam Reed won the ball and his pass found Sands, who fired home from a narrow angle.

Wingate’s goalkeeper Bobby Smith denied Sam Reed and made two great saves from Jordan Patrick at close range as Bury dominated.

The second half opened with the home side having more of the play and the hosts got back into the game on the hour-mark when Spencer Bolletti was allowed time and space in the box to turn and fire low past Garnham.

This reignited Bury, and Patrick was again unlucky with an effort that was cleared off the line in the next minute.

Thee minutes later, Bury virtually wrapped up the points when a neat passing move in the box was finished off by Craig Parker.

Wingate tried hard to get something from the game, but were reduced to 10 men for the final 20 minutes when Ronayne Marsh-Brown went off injured after they had used all their substitutes, and Bury comfortably held on.

Bury: Garnham, Short, Coulson, Hall, Tann (Key 80), Bullard, Whitely, Parker, S Reed, Sands, Patrick (Wales 87). Unused subs: Nunn, L Reed.