Ben Chenery delighted by Bury Town’s victory over Tilbury in Ryman North

Ben Chenery

Ben Chenery - Credit: Archant

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery admits the future is bright at Ram Meadow – although he hopes expectations will be kept at a sensible level.

Chenery was speaking after he watched his side pick up a deserved three points against Tilbury on Saturday, in a match that was decided by two Ollie Hughes goals.

“I felt we started a bit lack-lustre, to be honest,” he said.

“I sensed it in the warm-up and we can’t allow that to happen. Another day we could have been a goal down and we were too predictable early on.

“In saying that, once we did get on top, I felt we bossed the game throughout.

“I’ve been an admirer of Ollie Hughes for a while and I thought he was superb today. He works so hard as a lone front man and he brings in players like Remi (Garrett), Bradley (Barber) and Sam (Reed) for us.

“There is a lot of work to do though and while the future is certainly looking bright, I want us to keep the expectancy levels sensible.

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“I’ll wait until Christmas to have a good look at the table and see what it can all mean.”

Two-goal hero Hughes was all smiles after a thoroughly excellent performance.

“I think I had three shots, and got two goals, so I’ll take that,” he smiled.

“It’s not always easy playing the lone striker and I think perhaps some defenders look at me, 5ft 9in, and think they are in for an easy afternoon.

“But it’s not about the height, it’s about timing the leap and I can do that well.

“We are proving a few people wrong who thought we would struggle this season, but we have surpassed our expectations and we really look like a team.”

Remi Garrett added: “It’s a tight-knit squad we have and that is very important to us.

“There are only five or six of us from last season and plenty of new players. But we are more together this year than last season.”

Bury travel to Wroxham tomorrow night in a league match.

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