Bowers make it 11 wins in a row with some lethal finishing
By John Alcock
Bowers & Pitsea (H)
League leaders Bowers make it 11 wins in a row with some lethal finishing
Bury Town were in this game from start to finish but some lethal strikes from Bowers & Pitsea was the big difference between both sides. On a blustery afternoon Bowers had the better of the opening exchanges and took the lead on 18 minutes through in-form David Knight, taking advantage of a bad back pass and slotting the ball past Bury 'keeper Luis Tibbles. Knight claimed his second on 24 minutes with a stunning low strike from the edge of the box after a good through ball. On 30 minutes David Knight was in on goal again and would have had his hat trick but for a superb block save from Tibbles. Another good strike from Knight a minute later pulled another good save from Tibbles. On 35 minutes Lewis Manor put a good ball in to the box for Max Cornhill running in but the ball went just to long for the header. Ollie Hughes pulled a goal back for Bury on 37 minutes after a great passage of play from the Blues and a ball lifted over the defence from Ryan Horne found Ollie Hughes to head downwards and over the line, the keeper tried to clear the ball from the goal line but Hughes made sure but putting the loose ball over the line for the second time. Bowers missed the chance to extend their lead when they awarded a penalty before half-time but Knight missed the chance to add his third as his spot kick was wide of the post.
Half Time: Bury Town 1 Bowers & Pitsea 2
Bower started the second half on the attack and on 49 minutes a cross in to the Bury box found Knight in at the far post. His header was met with another good save from Tibbles to put the past the post for a corner. Ryan Jolland hit a great free kick for Bury on 56 minutes which saw Bowers keeper Andrew Wilton palm the ball past the post. Max Cornhill restored Bowers two goal cushion on 58 minutes with a solid volley from a corner. Ollie Hughes broke through the center on 67 minutes to get on the end of a great ball over the top from Tanner Call. Hughes was in on the keeper but a well-timed foot in from Martyn Stokes took the ball off of the foot of Hughes. A swift attack from Bowers on 70 minutes found Cornhill in space and he went on to score low and under the body of Tibbles. The game was beyond Bury for most of the remainder of the half and Lewis Manor made it five on 75 minutes. Bury put in a good showing again the champions elect, but Bowers marched on in their title charge with some clinical finishing.
Full Time: Bury Town 1 Bowers & Pitsea 5
Bury Town Man of the Match : Ollie Hughes