Bury Town come from behind to secure another three points
Bury Town had to grind out this result as they went two goals down before they had a reply and what a reply it was. Bury started the game on the attack. On 5 minutes Ryan Horne put a cross into the box looking for Cemal Ramadan but the cross was just to high for Ramadan to make use of. A minutes later Colin Oppong got into the box for Bury but had his shot blocked. On 13 minutes Oppong was on hand again in the box but shot just wide of the near post. Dereham were awarded a penalty for a clumsy challenge in the box and Adam Hipperson fired home from the spot to give Dereham the lead. On 18 minutes Dereham were two goals to the good after Ryan Hawkins went on a run and with Bury backing off far too much Hawkins was able to get into the box and place his shot low past Bury keeper Daniel Barden. Dereham had a great chance to go further ahead on 27 minutes when a corner whipped into the far post was missed by Shaun Wones inches from the post. Bury were struggling to get going in the final third but on 43 minutes Bury won a free kick central and just outside the box. Cemal Ramadan stepped up and produced a moment of absolute perfection, curling the ball low, around the wall and the keeper and inside the far post to pull a goal back for Bury just before the break.
Half Time: Dereham 2 Bury Town 1
With all to play for second half Bury were much better on the attack and on 46 minutes were level. Ollie Hughes played a brilliant through ball to Ramadan who was in acres of space to slot home his and Burys second goal. On 51 minutes Ramadan was in the thick of the action again when he got to the by-line and put the ball past the keeper and along the goal line but with no one close enough the ball went wide. On 60 minutes Colin Oppong found Jake Chambers Shaw on the edge of the box but his shot was deflected into the keeper’s arms. On 69 minutes Bury took the lead with a astonishing goal from Ollie Hughes. Picking up the ball in midfield Hughes pulled the play out wide before launching a very high ball over everyone including the Dereham keeper and the ball bounced once in the six yard box and then into the roof of the net to give Bury the lead for the first time. Bury had turned the game around but they had to fight hard for the entire game. Dereham will see this game as one that got away from them but three first class goals from Bury was the difference on the day as Bury took another win and three points.
Full Time: Dereham 2 Bury Town 3