Blues deliver a fitting tribute with win
By John Alcock
Bury Town deliver a fitting tribute as they take the win
One year ago, Bury Town lost David Longman, one of their most loyal supporters. On an afternoon where David was at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts Bury Town delivered a win at Barking FC. The game started off very scruffy with neither side being able to find any momentum. On 11 minutes a ball over the top from Bury gave Ollie Hughes something to chase but the defence managed to clear the ball out of the box. Emanuel Machaya had a chance for Bury on 14 minutes after a miskick from the defence fell to his feet in the box, but he slipped at the vital moment due to a very sandy six-yard box and the ball went out of play past the far post. Barking had a half chance on 18 minutes with Nana Boakye-Yiadom chasing a ball in to the box but Bury keeper Luis Tibbles was out quick to intercept the ball. Tibbles was needed again on 24 minutes when Alexander Teniola broke in to the Bury box and hit a solid strike which Tibbles saved at full stretch. Ollie Hughes hit a half volley just over the bar on 28 minutes for Bury. Barking had the ball in the net on 36 minutes after a good attacking move only to be ruled offside. On 40 minutes Bury had another good chance with Jake Chambers Shaw putting a corner in for Kyran Clements to head downwards but quick reactions from Barking keeper Tim Brown was him drop down to make a great stop on the goal line. Barking had the ball in the net again on 42 minutes but again it was ruled offside and the half finished goalless.
Half Time: Barking 0 Bury Town 0
Second half it was Bury with the first opportunity. On 49 minutes Bury won a free kick in a dangerous area but Ryan Horne could only hit the wall with his attempt to put the ball in to the box. On 53 minutes Nana Boakye-Yiadom powered forward and in to the Bury box and hit a low strike on goal which Luis Tibbles saved with his feet. Ollie Hughes put a good ball in to the box for Bury on 61 minutes but the ball was just to high for Emmanuel Machaya to make use of. Bury had the ball in the net on 64 minutes after a slick attack but again it was ruled offside. Machaya had another chance on 69 minutes as he got around the defence and in to the box but his unconventional effort on goal saw the ball go high over the bar. Machaya did not have to wait long for his next chance as he got in to the box a minutes later and had time to compose himself before hitting a low strike in to the back of the net to give Bury the lead on 70 minutes. Bury went two goals to the good on 76 minutes with Ryan Horne putting a quality ball in to the box for Joe White to tap in from close range. Jordan Peart had a late chance for Barking on 85 minutes, getting in around the back of the Bury defence and in to the box but a solid tackle from Ryley Scott saw the ball cleared away from danger. Bury took the win in what was a fitting tribute to the memory of David Longman.
Full Time: Barking 0 Bury Town 2
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