Late drama as the points are shared and both sides reduced to ten men
After a slow start to the game Bury Town found themselves down to ten men after Ryan Horne was sent off just 17 minutes in to the game for picking up two yellow cards in quick succession. Bury adjusted quickly and kept attacking. On 25 minutes Ollie Hughes broke down the wing and put a good cross in to the box but lack of support ended the move. On 28 minutes Cemal Ramadan hit a good strike which Elliott Pride did well to tip over the bar. Ramadan did score for Bury on 32 minutes, linking up well with Jake Chambers Shaw and firing in from close range. The pair linked up again on 37 minutes, but this time Chambers Shaw ran out of space in the box as the ball ran out of play. Bury almost doubled their lead on 44 minutes with Ryan Jolland hitting a free kick to the top far corner but another good save from Pride kept the ball out as Bury took a narrow lead in to the break.
Half Time: Bury Town 1 Dereham Town 0
Second half the game came to life. Ryan Stafford tested Pride on 51 minutes with a good strike on goal and Pride made the save at the second attempt with Hughes chasing in after the loose ball. On 62 minutes Dereham pulled level from the penalty spot with Karol Wengrzik getting the equaliser after a foul from Tibbles. Thomas McLeish then saw red on 67 minutes for Dereham. A towering header from Ollie Ebbage gave Dereham the lead on 71 minutes. One minutes later Jake Kerins hit a screamer from distance which flew past the 'keeper to pull Bury level. On 79 minutes a perfect through ball from Jolland found Ramadan in on goal with just the keeper to beat but he hit his shot straight at Pride who made the block save. Joe Gatting restored the lead for Dereham on 94 minutes before Ramadan grabbed his second, smashing the ball in to the Dereham net on 95 minutes to ensure Bury got at least a point from the game.
Full Time: Bury Town 3 Dereham Town 3