Fri 22
Dereham Town
First Team
A Hipperson (10' Pen), R Crisp (26'), R Logan (48')
E Machaya (38'), T Call (84')
Bury Town suffer another defeat as Dereham take the win

Bury Town suffer another defeat as Dereham take the win

By john alcock
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Bury Town suffer another defeat as Dereham take the win

Mistakes again cost Bury the chance of winning any points. A very slow start from Bury allowed Dereham to get in their stride early on. On 6 minutes Adam Hipperson broke forward for Dereham and hit a low strike which Bury keeper Louis Tibbles did well to stop at hit feet. Dereham were awarded a clear-cut penalty on 10 minutes and Hipperson stepped up to fire Dereham in front with a straight down the middle strike from the spot. On 19 minutes Joe Gatting got in to the box for Dereham and hit a solid strike which Tibbles quick reactions meant he made the save. Adam Smith made some space for himself on 25 minutes and almost gave Dereham a second got but his well hit strike went the wrong side of the far post. The home side did not have to wait much longer to go two goals to the good as Bury took far to long to clear the ball out from the back and Ryan Crisp hit Bury on the break to double the lead for Dereham. Bury had rarely troubled Dereham keeper Elliott Pride for the first half an hour but started to get more in to the half as it continued. on 32 minutes Emmanuel Machaya broke in to the box but was flattened by a solid shoulder barge. On 38 minutes Bury made the break through and pulled a goal back through Machaya who was one on one with the keeper and managed to squeeze the ball under Pride and roll the ball in to the empty net. On 41 minutes Bury had a great chance to pull the game level with Ollie Hughes showing excellent skill on the edge of the box and finding Machaya with a pin point pass and Machaya hit a good strike on goal which Pride palmed over the bar.

Half Time: Dereham Town 2 Bury Town 1

Dereham waisted no time getting going second half and on 48 minutes were again two goals in front. Rhys Logan reacting quickest to a save from Luis Tibbles which fell kindly for him as he put the ball in the back of the net. On 55 minutes a good ball in to the box for Bury fell to Ollie Fenn at the far post but his close-range effort went straight in to the arms of Elliott Pride. On 61 minutes Ryan Jolland used his skill to work the ball in to the box for Bury but a good defensive tackle took the chance away. Ryley Scott crossed a ball deep in to the Dereham box on 70 minutes, but the ball went just wide of the far post. On 74 minutes a brilliant save from Tibbles from a strike from Adam Smith kept Bury in with a chance of getting something out of the game. Bury were starting to get forward more and more and on 78 minutes Tanner Call got in to the box and hit a low shot which beat the keeper but was cleared off the goal line by Dion Frary. Jake Cambers Shaw stepped up for a free kick for Bury on 79 minutes and hit a good effort just wide on the near post. Bury pulled another goal back on 84 minutes after some determined attacking from Emmanuel Machaya saw him win the ball deep in the box and pull the ball back in to the path of Tanner Call who scored from inside the six-yard box. Bury continued to press for the remainder of the half but it was not to be as Dereham stood firm to take the points at the final whistle.

Full Time: Dereham Town 3 Bury Town 2

The David Longman Man of the Match: Ollie Hughes

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Match details

Match date

Fri 22, Mar 2019






North Division

League position

Bury Town
Dereham Town
Oliver Hughes

Player of the match

Oliver Hughes