Tue 17
First Team
AFC Sudbury
C Ramadan (58' Pen), (74' Pen), O Hughes (76')
Derby win moves Bury Town back to Second place

Derby win moves Bury Town back to Second place

By john alcock
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AFC Sudbury (H)

Ramadan and Hughes on target at Blues dispatch local rivals at the Denny Bros Stadium

Two goals from the spot and one from Ollie Hughes saw Bury Town win the A134 derby over AFC Sudbury and move back up the league. All three goals came in the second half and sent the vast majority of the 443 crowd home happy.
The Blues started quickly with Ollie Hughes getting into the box on 4 minutes and testing Sudbury 'keeper Paul Walker who made a good save to put the ball out for a corner.
Ryan Horne gave Walker another test on 7 minutes when the Sudbury keeper needed to be on his toes to palm the ball over the bar. Ryan Jolland put a deep cross in to the box for Bury on 9 minutes which sailed goalwards and hit the top of the crossbar.
Sean Marks had a good opportunity for Sudbury on 10 minutes with a good strike which Bury 'keeper Daniel Barden put out for a corner. Hughes broke into the box on 19 minutes and hit a low strike to the near post, but Walker was down quick to make the save.
On 29 minutes Tom Maycock put a great cross in to the box for Ben Hunter to strike at goal for Sudbury but a superb save from Barden denied the visitors a goal.
Late chances for Bury in the first half came from Jake Chambers Shaw on 36 minutes when he shot from the edge of the box but the ball went high over the bar and Ryan Stafford putting a good ball in to the box on 42 minutes for Colin Oppong but his missed the ball and the chance was gone.

Half Time: Bury Town 0 AFC Sudbury 0

Sudbury had a great chance to open the scoring early in the second half with Tom Maycock breaking in to the Bury box and was in on the keeper but a brilliant save from Barden with his feet kept the score level.
On 49 minutes Colin Oppong found Chambers Shaw in the box but some decisive defending cleared the ball upfield. Bury were finding more space and were attacking with more purpose and well on top by this stage.
On 53 minutes Hughes again got into the box and hit a low strike which was spilled buy Walker, but the defence managed to clear the ball. Bury made the breakthrough from the spot on 58 minutes when they were awarded a penalty. Ryan Stafford burst into the box and got ahead of his man before being clipped inside the area and Cemal Ramadan dispatched the spot kick perfectly to give Bury the lead.
A quick attack from Bury on 74 minutes saw Ryan Jolland power forward and playing a great through ball to Oppong in the box but he was brought down and Bury were awarded another penalty. Up stepped Ramadan and another well placed spot kick put Bury two goals to the good.
Two minutes later it was three for Bury with Ross Crane putting a cross deep to the far post and Hughes was on hand to grab Bury’s third goal with a deft header that flew into the far corner and put the game beyond Sudbury on 76 minutes. Bury attacked their game with purpose and were always on the front foot and sealed a comfortable victory over their nearest rivals.

Full Time: Bury Town 3 AFC Sudbury 0

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Match details

Match date

Tue 17, Sep 2019






North Division

League position

Bury Town
AFC Sudbury
Joe White

Player of the match

Joe White