Bury Town put three past top of the table rivals.
Another dominant performance from Bury Town saw them take the points from third place Bowers & Pitsea. In form Bury soon had control of the game. on 8 minutes Remi Garrett played a great cross in to Andrew Cusack in the box but the Bury defenderâ€™s header was an easy catch for Martyn Guest. Bury opened the scoring on 11 minutes when Garrett crossed a dangerous ball deep in to the box and Ollie Canferâ€™s headed effort fell to Sam Reed to head home. Martyn Guest had to be at his best on 15 minutes, Sam Reed broke down the wing and set up Ryan Jolland to hit a shot which Guest brilliantly saved with one hand to send the ball just over the bar. In the next attack from the home side Tevan Allen saw an opportunity to strike from distance but hit the post. Returning from injury Bradley Barber almost got on the score sheet on 29 minutes with a thumping shot which took a defection and Guest had to pull off another great save to keep Bury out. Bury looked dangerous with every attack and Reed went close on 38 minutes after Garrett put his cross in to the near post but Reed headed a foot wide of the post. Garrett and Reed linked up again on 43 minutes with Garrett down the wing crossing another dangerous ball in the box but Reed shot wide. the chances were there for Bury but the lead at half time by the single goal.
Half Time: Bury Town 1 Bowers & Pitsea 0
Second half Bowers & Pitsea saw more of the ball as they pushed for the equalizer but Bury continued to play their own game and on 50 minutes increased their lead. A ball in from a corner saw Ollie Canfer blast a shot through a crowd of players on the goal line and into the back of the net. Bowers & Pitsea never gave up and on 54 minutes Alfie Hilton hit a great strike from out wide and Bury keeper Neil Oâ€™Sullivan made a diving save to keep out. Bowers were awarded a penalty on 56 minutes which substitute Shomari Barnwell hit within reach of Oâ€™Sullivan who saved with one hand and the follow up short was hocked of the line by defender Tom Debenham before Oâ€™Sullivan dived on the loose ball. Bury were not put off by the drama of the penalty and saved their best goal for last. Ryan Jolland put a corner deep in to the box and Tom Debenham who had taken up a great position in the box smashed his shot across Guest and in to the far corner with a stunning strike. Hilton again tried to get something going for the visitors on 61 minutes with another run down the wing and a shot from distance which went just wide. An entertaining game kept delivering chances for both sides until the end with Sam Reed hitting the bar with a great strike from inside the box on 64 minutes. Ryan Jollandâ€™s curly effort went inches wide on 81 minutes and Hilton firing a shot just wide on 83 minutes after a good build up from Bowers. Bury finished strong and put in another good performance to take three point from their top of the table rivals.
Full Time: Bury Town 3 Bowers & Pitsea 0