Bury beaten by basement-dwellers Cheshunt
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Bostik North Bury Town 1 Cheshunt 2 Bury Town, having lost their last two matches away to Aveley and Haringey Borough, had the opportunity to redeem themselves against visiting Cheshunt, who were bottom of the Bostik League North Division, writes John Campany.
However, it was the Hertfordshire side that prevailed with two late goals, having trailed Ben Chenery’s side, to gain only their second away win of the season.
It was a disappointing outcome in a match played in difficult conditions at Ram Meadow, which was hardly conducive to good football.
In the end it was the visitors who adapted the better and won the points with a strong finish.
The first half was fairly even, but scrappy, as both sides struggled to find continuity and gain meaningful possession. The highlights of the half featured the two goalkeepers.
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Bury’s Ryan Jolland evaded two tackles down the left before releasing a great ball beyond defenders, finding Cemal Ramadan who appeared to have added to his 24 goals, but a brilliant save by Amadou Tangara denied the opportunity.
At the other end Ricky Sappleton’s long throw caused havoc in the box and Jason Hallett’s resultant header was superbly saved by home custodian Luis Tibbles.
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After the break Bury looked the better side and went in front on 55 minutes when Jolland’s cross was met by Kyran Clements who firmly headed past Tangara.
Cheshunt hit back and Tibbles made a good save from Sam Anderson’s driven shot, but generally Chenery’s team were largely in control and Ollie Hughes and Ramadan were lively up front.
Indeed an excellent move culminated with Ramadan setting up Hughes, but Tangara palmed his effort away.
Bury continued in the ascendancy, but the visiting defence was defiant and the home side could not conjure up a second to make the game safe. The visitors then found another gear, driven on by new manager Craig Edwards, and the home side seem to lose focus when in the 84th minute Jason Hallett was given space in the penalty area and he took advantage by driving home.
The equaliser stunned the crowd of 243, but worse was to follow. In the 91st minute Cheshunt snatched the winner when Sappleton’s long throw evaded defenders and substitute Kyle Roberts tapped in at the far post.