EAST MEN’S LEAGUE
Bury St Edmunds 6
Bury St Edmunds continue to improve as they maintained their recent good form with a comprehensive 6-0 victory at home to Lowestoft.
Bury captain Mark Stanton proved the visitors’ main tormentor with a hat-trick, while further goals came from Owen Grisby, with a brace, and Nick Ciappi.
The scoreline could have been even more one sided had the Lowestoft not been in fine form with a host of saves.
n There was less success for Bury II in Division Four North East as they slumped to a comfortbale 4-0 defeat to Felixstowe.
A lacklustre first-half saw Bury 3-0 down at the break before Felixstowe added a fourth after the interval despite a much improved perf romance from the home side.
n Another Bury team to hit the goal trail was Bury III who sealed a 4-1 victory over Sudbury III in Division Five North East.
With Rob Johnson in fine from, Bury were able to race into a 3-0 half-time lead courtesy of his hat-trick. In the second-half, Bury added a fourth through Steve Tassell’s first goal for the club before Sudbury grabbed a consolation to round off proceedings.
n Despite a much depleted squad Bury IV managed to secure a hard fought 2-1 victory away at Lowestoft Railway II in Division Six North East.
After falling a goal down after just two minutes, Bury found themselves under relentless pressure for much of the half with Gibson having to be relied on to make a host of smart saves to keep the scoreline down.
And his performance proved pivotal as after the interval Bury produced a sensational second-half comeback to dominate the remainder of the match.
Dyball, Milbank, Dawson and Jones worked tirelessly to push Railway back while the forward line of Thompson, Longfield and Lake worked hard to create some openings.
And their efforts were rewarded as Milbank struck twice to complete the turnaround.
n Bury V consolidated their place as Division Six North East table toppers as they eased to a 3-1 success over Felixstowe.
After a goalless first-half Bury soon found themselves ahead early in the second period courtesy of Harry Gale’s well taken strike.
Bury soon doubled their advantage as Nick Drake struck before Felixstowe reduced the deficit following a scramble in front of goal.
However there was to be no comeback as Bury hit back with a third to seal a fourth straight victory and maintain their perfect start.