Battling Bury bow out of cup

BURY Town produced a brave performance and briefly threatened to cause an upset in the FA Youth Cup at Nottingham Forest last night - before a late flurry of goals saw the home side to a 5-2 success.

BURY Town produced a brave performance and briefly threatened to cause an upset in the FA Youth Cup at Nottingham Forest last night - before a late flurry of goals saw the home side to a 5-2 success.

A Josh Curry header and a Lee Warren penalty for Bury ensured Forest were always nervous, until they stepped up a gear in the final stages to progress into the fourth round.

Bury had to endure a testing opening to the game as Forest began strongly, to force their way into a 2-0 lead through Karlton Watson (14 minutes) and Tom Mullen (27).

But the visitors went into the break feeling upbeat, after a beautifully-taken goal from Curry - the striker producing an unstoppable far-post header after connecting with a cross from Andrew Nugent in the 40th minute.


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Substitute Jean Biansumba put Forest 3-1 up four minutes after the interval but Bury struck back within a minute. Luke Ingram was brought down and full-back Warren fired a confident penalty high into the net.

The visitors' brave resistance was finally broken as Matt Sykes and Biansumba scored in the 72nd and 75th minutes.

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