Crossbar denies Bury win after a cracking comeback

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EASTERN MENS LEAGUE

DIVISION TWO

Sudbury 1st XI 3 Bury 1st XI 3

AFTER a goaless first half the hosts finally broke the deadlock moments after the interval.

However this was quickly cancelled out by Stuart Fiddle who finished off after a fine passing move.

The home side again took control and soon raced into a 3-1 lead, before Bury once hit back with goals from captain Steve Jackson and a second for Fiddle.

And Bury were unlucky not to claim all three points late on as Veg Konrath saw his shot beat the Sudbury keeper only to hit the cross bar, as the sides had to settle for a draw.

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FOUR NORTH EAST

IES 2nd XI 1 Bury Men’s 2nd XI 0

IN a tight opening half both sides had chances with James Piercy and Paul Lawrence going close, while Bury keeper Marcus Rowe made a number of saves to keep the scores level.

In the second half, Bury had to withstand heavy pressure and despite the best efforts of Stu and Andy Phillips, the hosts broke the deadlock, which proved to be the only goal of match.

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FIVE NORTH EAST

IES 3rd XI 3 Bury Men’s 3rd XI 1 

IN a first half of few chances, Will Tooke was unlucky not to put Bury ahead as his vicious shot crashed back off the post.

After the break, the hosts broke the deadlock following a quick sweeping move, before adding a second shortly after with another smart finish from the IES forwards.

Bury moved Chiang to centre forawrd looking for a response and it proved decisive shortly after as he found himself with an easy tap-in rebound after Lawson’s initial shot could only be blocked by the host’s keeper.

Bury pressed on and were unlucky to concede a further goal late in the game.

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FIVE NORTH EAST

Bury Men’s 4th XI 1 v Norwich City 5th XI 7

DESPITE being without midfielder Watson and veteran Dyball, Bury took a goal advantage into the break with an exceptional strike from Dawson, following a strong passage of play involving Adams, Heard, Devlin, Harrison, Cushing and Roe.

However the second half was a disaster for the hosts and Norwich ran riot, scoring seven goals without reply.

Bury Men’s Vets

Phoenix Club XI 2 Bury Veterans 2

AFTER a period of pressure, the home side took the lead with a well taken short corner.

Bury responded and managed to equalise before the end of the half as Sykes slotted home from the D following a slick move involving Walshe and Ballard.

With 15 minutes left, the hosts grabbed a second, successfully working their short corner routine again to beat Dures.

Blake and Maddever ensured the deficit remained at just the one goal and after a period of prolonged pressure, Bury grabbed an equalisier. Walshe managed to win a short corner and as the ball found Cutmore, he dispatched with efficency to grab a draw.