Bring on the £150,000 Bury cup dream

BURY Town could be in for a £150,000 windfall should they beat Basingstoke in the next round of the FA Cup.

BURY Town could be in for a £150,000 windfall should they beat Basingstoke in the next round of the FA Cup.

That's the exciting prospect facing the club as their continuing FA Cup dreams will be played out at Ram Meadow.

After being handed a home tie in the fourth round qualifying draw Bury found out who their opponents would be when Basingstoke Town beat Bashley 3-0 in a replay..

If Bury beat Basingstoke on Saturday week they could be in line for a money-spinning tie at Millwall, Leicester City or even Leeds United.


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October 25 is set to be one of the biggest days in the club's history, as Bury entertain Blue Square South side Basingstoke.

For Bury boss Richard Wilkins it's a decent draw.

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“We are happy with a home draw and that's four home draws in a row now,” he said.

“It gives us a better chance, of course it does. If we had been drawn away, it wouldn't feel the same.

“But our win over Chelmsford showed us what we are capable of. We did our homework then, as we did against Worthing on Saturday. The draw has given us a winnable match.”

Bury have already been this far in the competition - and further. In the 1968/9 season they reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup.

Just over 3,000 fans saw the Blues hold Third Division leaders AFC Bournemouth to a goal-less draw at Bury's old ground, Kings Road, but the Blues lost the replay 3-0 at Dean Court.

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