Bury Town go through to the draw for the next round
Two great goals were enough to see Bury Town make it through to the next round of this seasons Buildbase FA Trophy. Sittingbourne hit the ground running from the kick off and Bury struggled to contain the relentless attacks. On 6 minutes a corner in from the home side was smashed against the cross bar. Tom Carlse broke down the wing on 12 minutes and played a great low pass across the box which beat the keeper but Jordan Gallacher couldnâ€™t connect with the ball, sliding in at the far post. Three minutes later more Sittingbourne pressure saw Mile Cornwellâ€™s sweet strike hit the post. Bury rode out the early pressure and started to play their game. On 17 minutes Luke Read got on the end of a great cross and went one on one with the keeper who bravely saved at the feet of Read. Bury took the lead against the run of play on 23 minutes from a long throw in from Darcy Death and a flick on header was perfect for Ollie Canfer to head in to the far corner. Sittingbourne continued to press and on 33 minutes Callacher had another chance but Bury keeper Neil Oâ€™Sullivan made a great stop. Bury had two late chances to increase their lead. First Remi Garrettâ€™s cross found Noel Aikens at the back of the box and the keeper made a great save. From the resulting corner Bradley Barber again found Aitkens and again the keeper made a great save from Aikens solid header.
Half Time: Sittingbourne 0 Bury Town 1
Second half we saw again what Bury Town are capable of when they find their game. Blues passing and movement saw them create the better of the chances. on 47 minutes Darcy Death put another long throw in for Canfer to head just wide of the near post. A minute later Barberâ€™s corner was headed goal ward by Tom Debenham but the keeper got a hand to it. Remi Garrett broke through the defence on 53 minutes but quick reactions from Sittingbourne keeper Simon Overland enabled him to make the save. Bury enjoyed the possession and controlled the half. Garrett went on a run down the wing on 57 minutes and a perfect cross in was hit wide by Canfer. Another injury blow for Bury saw Tom Debenham leave the pitch with an injury to his ankle on 60 minutes. Barber put a low cross in to the box on 70 minutes which was begging to be hit but the defence cleared the danger. Remi Garrettâ€™s strike on 73 minutes was saved with one hand by the keeper. Bury increased their lead with a moment of pure genius by Barber. Bury won a free kick out wide on the left of the box, Barber stepped up and put his curling free kick beyond the keeper and in to the far corner of the net. A moment of madness from Jack Steventon on 80 minutes saw the defender sent off with a straight red after a seriously dangerous challenge on Bradley Barber. Nick Ingram came off the bench and had a great chance to score on 83 minutes when Barber played a perfect ball through the center, Ingram beat the keeper but put his side footed effort just wide. Sittingbourne could have been out of sight after the first 20 minutes of this game but a determined Bury Town won through with a dominant second half performance.
Full Time: Sittingbourne 0 Bury Town 2