First away win for Development Team
By Chris Ward
The Blues Under 23's win at Bishop's Stortford
Bury Town FC's Development side picked up their first three points on the road this season with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Bishop's Stortford's Woodside Park on Wednesday evening. The Blues had previously suffered two successive 0-5 defeats from their two away games but a strong start to the game in Hertfordshire set them on their way to victory and making it two wins from two for the new management team of Bradley Barber and John Kennedy.
Fabien Joe got Bury off to a good start when he finished a neat move with a good finish after 12 minutes. The away side were quick out of the blocks and Emmanuel Machaya made it 2-0 to Bury in the 16th minute.
Bishop's Stortford got themselves back into the game in the 28th minute but Bury only had themselves to blame as the ball was given away on the edge of the area and a weak shot from Toluwani Osiyemi somehow found its way into the net over George Bugg.
If that goal was to signal a comeback from Stortford, Emmanuel Machaya had other ideas and in the 28th minute he restored Bury's two goal advantage when he found himself free at the far post and was able to swivel and turn the ball home.
Bury effectively made the game safe just two minutes after the break when Machaya ran through and completed his hat-trick from inside the box to put the Blues 4-1 ahead.
It was a competitive game on and excellent surface and both sides kept pressing forward and had chances to score but the score remained 4-1 to the away side, and Bury collected their first away points of the season in the Bluefin Development League North Division.