Comfortable win for Bury Town in the Velocity Trophy
Bury Town were dominant in the first game of this seasons Velocity Trophy. A five-goal tally could have been a lot more as Bury were lethal in front of goal. With players being rested it was a chance for the younger players in the Bury squad to shine and shine they did. On 3 minutes Max Maughn had a decent shot blocked but the intention was there from the start. Bury took the lead on 9 minutes with a set piece. A free kick in from the wing to the far post was headed home by an unmarked Jarid Robson from close range. Two minutes later Bury were two goals up after the visiting keeper Jack Spurling made an error and was left stranded as Robson went around him and on to tap in Bury’s second goal. Felixstowe had a chance to pull a goal back on 15 minutes when Jordan Matthews hit the post. Another Bury free kick on 21 minutes was again put into the far post, this time Ollie Hughes was at the far post but could only head over the bar. Jack Spurling was a busy keeper as Bury had attack after attack. On 25 minutes Spurling made a great double save, first from Ryan Jolland and Hughes on the follow up strike. 0n 28 minutes Bury got their third goal a ball in close to the keeper saw Hughes and Stuart Ainsley sliding in and Hughes got the touch to but the ball over the goal line. Felixstowe had a good spell of possession towards the end of the half but could not make it count.
Half Time: Bury Town 3 Felixstowe & Walton United 0
Felixstowe were awarded a penalty at the start of the second half which Tom Debenham stepped up the score from the spot on 48 minutes. Emmanuel Machaya was in great form and on 50 minutes went on a run and got to the edge of the box and tried to find Robson in space in the box, but the ball was intercepted and cleared up field. Bury got their fourth goal on 52 minutes with a cross into the box from Robson was met by Machaya who cleverly placed his downward header from close range past Spurling who had no chance of making a save. Bury were buoyant and in control as their game flowed. On 57 minutes Hughes found Ross Crane on the edge of the box but he shot wide. Machaya made a great run on 62 minutes getting into the box and close to the keeper but a superb save from Spurling put the ball out for a corner. Jordan Matthew broke in to the Bury box on 65 minutes but a well-timed tackle from Joe White denied him a shot at goal. Bury made it five on 67 minutes with a stunning strike from Ryan Jolland. Picking up the ball in midfield and launching a strike that bend around the defender and bent back inside the near post giving Spurling no chance at full stretch to get a hand to it. The game got a bit ill-tempered towards the end with a flurry of yellow cards but both sides managed to keep all their player on the pitch as Bury took a very comfortable win at the final whistle.
Full Time: Bury Town 5 Felixstowe & Walton United 1