Bury gunning for cup repeat

BURY Town travel to second-placed Rothwell Town today hoping to repeat their FA Cup victory there earlier in the season.The Suffolk club missed out on the Zamaretto League Midlands Division One play-offs on the final day of last season and manager Richard Wilkins is keen to put that right this campaign.

Stuart Watson

BURY Town travel to second-placed Rothwell Town today hoping to repeat their FA Cup victory there earlier in the season.

The Suffolk club missed out on the Zamaretto League Midlands Division One play-offs on the final day of last season and manager Richard Wilkins is keen to put that right this campaign.

Apart from Russell Short, who will be out until the new year, Wilkins has virtually a full squad to pick from with only Lee Reed a doubt with an ankle injury. Young striker Craig Nurse has been drafted into the squad as cover.

Bury beat Rothwell 1-0 in the FA Cup at the end of last month courtesy of a second half Ben Coker goal.

Meanwhile, struggling AFC Sudbury travel to an Atherstone Town side that have taken 10 points from six matches so far.

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In the Ryman League Division One North, high-flying Lowestoft Town travel to Romford full of confidence. The newly-promoted Trawler Boys are currently second in the table and just two points off the top following a superb start to the season.

Heybridge Swifts host Thamesmead Town, while Maldon Town, under the new management of Colin Wallington, visit VCD Athletic.

There are just a handful of games in the Ridgeons League today due to the FA Vase.

In the Premier Division, third-placed Stanway Rovers host fourth-placed Debenham LC having been knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties by Essex rivals Heybridge Swifts on Wednesday.

They will have to pick themselves up for this game against a Debenham side that have made a dream start to life in the Premier Division, the visitors having lost just twice so far.

Danny Laws's second-placed Needham Market host Mildenhall Town, both sides having dropped just four points this season, while Leiston host a struggling King's Lynn Reserve side.

Carl Chenery's side have made a slow start to the season but gained revenge for an opening week home defeat by Walsham-le-Willows with a comprehensive midweek win in the return fixture.

Dereham Town who, like Needham, Stanway and Leiston have received byes to the next round of the Vase, travel to Histon Reserves.

There are just three games in Division One as Cornard United host Godmanchester Rovers, table-toppers FC Clacton travel to Downham Town, while Great Yarmouth Town are at Swaffham Town.

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