Ben Chenery, Bury Town manager 2019

Bury boss: We have a good chance in cup

BEN Chenery feels Bury Town have a good chance of winning the Suffolk Premier Cup.

BEN Chenery feels his Bury Town side have as good a chance as anyone of winning the Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup this season.

Bury Town booked their place in the quarter-finals thanks to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Felixstowe & Walton United in Tuesday’s second-round tie at the Denny Brothers Stadium.

Right-back Ryan Stafford scored twice and Cemal Ramadan and Emmanuel Machaya were also on target, with Adam Hanson scoring a consolation goal for the visitors.

The win saw Bury cast aside the disappointment of their seven-match unbeaten start to the BetVictor Isthmian League North Division season ending thanks to a 2-1 home defeat to Tilbury on Saturday.

Chenery (pictured above) said: “It was really important that we bounced back to winning ways quickly. I felt we were unfortunate on Saturday in the league, but it was great to have the game this evening.

“I felt we were in full control tonight. I felt we were never troubled, although Felixstowe had a good opening 15 minutes and got on the front foot, but we scored early goals to nullify that and in the second half we were far superior and we controlled possession and it could have been five or six.

“It was a very pleasing night and we are through to the next round.

“It is a great cup competition with the chance to get to Portman Road and to win something. There is no reason why we can’t win the competition – we have got as good a chance as anyone else.”

Stuart Boardley, taking charge of his first match as the new manager of the Seasiders, said: “Let’s make no bones about it – we came up against a very good Bury side.

“Ben has got them playing very high tempo, in-you-face football. “We came up short, but I thought particularly in the first-half we showed a lot of promise and were the better side in the first half-an-hour.

“We created chances and I thought we were very harshly done by to go in 2-0 down at half time but that’s football and they were better in both boxes than us in the first half.

“I felt they came into it in the second half and dominated the game.”

The quarter-final draw will be broadcast simultaneously via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed and BBC Radio Suffolk from 5.30pm on Saturday.


The Teams

Bury Town: George Bugg, Ryan Stafford, Will Gardner, Joe Hood, Joe White, Max Maughn (sub Jarid Robson, 69 mins), Jake Chambers-Shaw, Ryan Horne (sub Charlie Cook, 78 mins), Emmanuel Machaya, Cemal Ramadan (sub Olly Hughes, 61 mins), Cruise Nayadzayo. Unused subs: Ross Crane, Ryan Jolland

Felixstowe & Walton United: Danny Crump, Callum Bennett, Stuart Ainsley, Jamal Wiggins, Josh Kerridge, Dan Davis, Jack Newman, Jordy Matthews (sub Adam Hanson, 46 mins), Nick Ingram (sub Tom Debenham, 64 mins), Miles Powell, Armani Schaar (sub Henry Barley, 56 mins). Unused subs: Chris Ribchester, Jack Spurling.

Referee: Bradley Mingay.

Attendance: 209.


The final two second-round matches take place on Wednesday evening. Woodbridge Town entertain holders Leiston and Long Melford welcome Stowmarket Town.

The quarter-final draw will be broadcast simultaneously via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed and BBC Radio Suffolk from 5.30pm on Saturday.


Tuesday’s Results

Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup Second Round: AFC Sudbury 2 Hadleigh Utd 2 – Hadleigh Utd won 5-4 on pens, Bury Town 4 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 1, Haverhill Rovers 1 Needham Market 4, Kirkley & Pakefield 1 Lowestoft Town 3, Mildenhall Town 0 Brantham Athletic 2, Whitton Utd 1 Walsham-le-Willows 2.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Bungay Town 2 Long Melford 4.


Wednesday's Fixtures

Kick-offs 7.45pm:

Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup Second Round: Long Melford v Stowmarket Town, Woodbridge Town v Leiston.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Hadleigh Utd v Whitton Utd, Needham Market v Brantham Athletic.


Thursday's Fixtures

Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Cornard Utd v Waveney, Haverhill Rovers v AFC Sudbury, Ipswich Town U16s v Lakenheath, Kirkley & Pakefield v Woodbridge Town, Stowmarket Town v Framlingham Town.

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