Hadleigh United 2 Bury Town 3

Hadleigh United 2 Bury Town 3

By Chris Ward
24 July
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Ramadan, Chambers Shaw and Machaya on target for Bury


Bury Town played their latest pre-season friendly at Hadleigh United on Tuesday evening and won 3-2 in an entertaining and competitive game. The match was played for the annual Hadleigh Charity Cup as the home side donated their takings to a charity of their choice.

Bury started with a strong side and on the front foot and scored after 3 minutes through Cemal Ramadan from close range with a typical finish, but he was forced to leave the action soon after through precaution after his recent injury lay off.

Bury were on top but Hadleigh also had some chances and the Blues had Daniel Barden to thank for a couple of smart saves from the on-loan Norwich City goalkeeper.

Bury made it 2-0 with a neat move that midfielder Jake Chambers Shaw finished into the bottom corner and despite further chances from both sides the scoreline remained at 2-0.

Emmanuel Machaya, who had replaced Ramadan in the first half, had a couple of chances in the early stages of the second half but could not hit the target, but when he broke through after the hour mark he made no mistake with a good shot across the face of goal past Hadleigh goalkeeper Nick Punter and into the net to give Bury a 3-0 advantage.

The last five minutes plus injury time saw Hadleigh pull two goals back to give the scoreline a more respectable look. The first goal saw them pounce on a defensive mistake to poke the ball in from close range and they added a second with virtually the last kick of the game but the scoreline ended 3-2 in Bury's favour.

Ben Chenery's side are next in action on Friday evening when they welcome Needham Market to the Denny Bros Stadium in their latest pre-season friendly action, kick off at 7:45pm.

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