Bury Town Under 18's beat Wisbech St. Mary 5-2 to progress to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Youth Cup.
Wisbech though had the opening chance two minutes in, as the away side’s free-kick into the box from the left wing found the head of Barnes who headed wide of the bottom near corner. Wisbech then drew the first save of the game n 7 minutes, Barnes ran through down the right wing to the corner edge of the box to unleash a shot at the top near corner as Liam Foreman produced a good stop to parry over the bar. The resulting corner on the left a minute later meanwhile fell to Wright on the left edge of the box who fired low at goal but was cleared away by a Bury defender. Bury then went close on 9 minutes, Amin Mohammed was fed through on the right hand side in the box travelling close to goal to shoot low at goal but was blocked by a defender at the near post with the keeper down committed. Bury had a chance the following minute, an attempt on the left was looped towards goal by a Bury head but went over the top near corner from far out. Angus Mills was soon after found outside the box to lay possession off to Callum Steed on the right edge of the box to shoot low at goal towards the near corner as Bishop parried out to gather the loose ball with ease on 11 minutes, before Bury then shot wide of the left post a minute later. On 13 minutes Bury went close to taking the lead, as Callum Steed’s free-kick from long range on the left wing dipped dangerously towards the top near corner forcing a Bishop to palm upwards into the air as the ball then dropped on the goal-line before bouncing away to safety. Quarter of an hour in, Bury had a shot on the right only to hit just wide of the top right corner, with Bury going close on 17 minutes, a corner in on the right found Hari Jolland unmarked in the area in acres of space to head towards the bottom right corner as Wisbech blocked as far as Angus Mills. The attacker stood close to goal at the right post but saw his shot at the aforementioned post blocked.
Bury then had a chance to score on 25 minutes, Will Allison weaved last a couple of defenders well to open the opportunity to try his luck from 25-yards out on the right, to poke a shot at the top near corner but straight at Bishop in the Wisbech goal. Moments later, Bury were awarded a penalty, as Amin Mohammed was brought down on the left, up stepped the striker to bury the spot-kick into the bottom left corner, sending Bishop the wrong way for advantage Bury, 1-0 Bury on 26 minutes. Bury went close to adding to their lead just two minutes later, Amin Mohammed is found on the left in the box with his back to goal doing superbly well to spin his defender and advance into the centre, with the low shot at the near post being narrowly deflected past the post. Bury went close once more on 31 minutes, Angus Mills best the keeper to possession on the left byline in the area to square across to Amin Mohammed six yards out, whose chance to shoot with his back to goal was thwarted as the home players thought a defender had toggled him back- though the referee waved away the appeals. The young Blues though doubled their advantage on 32 minutes, Angus Mills released Finlay Plant through one on one with the keeper from a great through-ball past the defence, the latter finishing off with ease into the bottom right corner via the right post, 2-0 Bury. A good move from Wisbech then saw the visitors go close on 34 minutes, as a low cross in on the left wing found Barnes 12-yards from goal to shoot low and first time at the bottom far corner, just beating the post. A minute later, the ball then fell to Sakavicius on the left edge of the box to chest the ball down and half-volley at goal but fiercely fire over the crossbar. Wisbech then had a great chance on 38 minutes, Barnes through on the right in the box to poke across to Wright eight yards out at the near post but sliced his shot well wide swerving to the left and out for a throw-in to Bury. A good ball over the Bury defence then released Wright through in the box on the left 7-yards out, beating Foreman, who had came off his line, to the ball but first his fierce first time volley comfortably over the bar on 40 minutes.
Bury took advantage, extending their lead two minutes later, a great through-ball set Amin Mohammed through down the right wing and into the box on the same side as the striker picked up his second goal, shooting past the keeper with ease into the bottom near corner from close range, 3-0 Bury. On the stroke of half-time the home side had another chance, Callum Steed on the right edge of the box completed his part of a one-two with Amin Mohammed, laying the ball off to the striker 20-yards out, the latter’s low strike at the near post however was easy for Bishop. A minute into stoppage time, Wisbech tried their luck from long range on the left but hit well over the bar from the final action of the opening 45 minutes, Bury going into the interval 3 goals to the good.
Full Time: Bury Town Under 18's 3 Wisbech St. Mary Under 18's 0
The second half began with a Bury going close on 47 minutes, Angus Mills was set haring through down the right wing to get into the same side of the Wisbech area with the shot on opts to unselfishly square to Amin Mohammed six yards out at the left post, who shoots first time at the bottom right corner but was blocked behind for a Bury corner. Two minutes later, Mills was then set legging it through down the right after a great ball over the top, the winger best Bishop who had advanced well out off his area as the Bury man shot low at the open goal from an acute angle but narrowly wide of the bottom right corner from distance, great play from Bury. A Bury ball in on 51 minutes then fell to Will Allison in acres of space on the left from 10-yards out to shoot at the near post but straight at Bishop. Bury went close again on 52 minutes, Callum Steed’s good ball in from the right wing found a Blue head leaping highest at the far post whistling just past the bottom right corner. Wisbech pulled a goal back a minute later, a corner on the right found Carter unmarked in the box to head home into the centre of the net, via the bottom of the right post, 3-1. Bury went close on the hour mark, as a dangerous cut back across the area from the left was looking for Mohammed, instead falling to Callum a Steed on the right edge of the box who played a low dangerous and inviting ball on a plate across to the left post as Amin Mohammed ran into a yard out but just couldn’t reach and divert home, as the ball went just wide.
On 61 minutes Bury went close once more, Mohammed through on the right in the box shot low at the bottom left corner in acres of space, though Bishop got down well to palm away well. At the other end, Day’s long range free-kick out on the left wing curled and dipped dangerously towards the top far corner, with Foreman watching the ball all the way over his crossbar on 62 minutes. Six minutes later, Bury were awarded their second penalty of the game, a fantastic through-ball looked to release Amin Mohammed through one-on-one, as Bishop rushed out clattering into the striker sending him down to the ground, with a yellow card adding to the keeper’s woes. Up stepped Mohammed, dispatching the spot-kick into the bottom right corner for his hat-trick, underneath the keeper who went the right way but had enough power to find the bottom right corner, 4-1 Bury with 21 minutes left to play. Foreman was then forced into a good save down at his left on 71 minutes, as Bury went agonisingly close on 75 minutes, Callum Steed’s great ball in from the right wing found a Bury head at the near post but headed just wide of the right post. Moments later it was high-fives for Bury, a extremely superb ball by Kyran Cooper curled perfectly round the defence directly to Amin Mohammed on the left 7-yards out, who barely moved but to first time swing a fierce low cracking volley into the bottom centre of the net, beating the keeper all ends up, 5-1 Bury.
Wisbech pulled a second goal back however on 79 minutes, the visitors firing low into the bottom near corner from the left edge of the box, 5-2. On 84 minutes Wisbech went close to further denting Bury’s lead, a low corner in on the left was met well by a Wisbech player at the near post six yards out whose instinctive first time low shot went wide of the near post. At the other end with just 5 minutes remaining, Bury dangerously got through to he right byline in the box, as a defender smacked low and just pasted his own bottom right corner, facing his own goal down the Bury right. On 90 minutes, Bury had their latest close chance, Ben Lyddiatt curled a cracking strike towards the top left corner but was saved by Bishop. Moments after meanwhile, Angus Mills was released in acres of space through on the left hand side in the box to shoot low at the bottom far corner but was vitally palmed just wide by Bishop. A minute into stoppage time, the hosts almost scored again, a fierce strike from the right edge of the box was deflected wide. Wisbech then had the final chance of the evening, smacking a free-kick from the right edge of the box over the top far corner, as Bury went through in the FA Youth Cup after running out 5-2 victors.
Full Time: Bury Town Under 18's 5 Wisbech St. Mary Under 18's 2