Bury seal a famous victory

Bury Town will face Worthing next in the FA Cup after they caused one of the upsets of the round by beating Chelmsford City 2-1 at Ram Meadow on Saturday.

Bury seal a famous victory

Bury Town will face Worthing next in the FA Cup after they caused one of the upsets of the round by beating Chelmsford City 2-1 at Ram Meadow on Saturday.

Lee Reed's 88th minute winner sealed the victory against their Blue Square South opponents.

Bury were gifted the lead after ten minutes when Chris Duffy's backpass eluded his keeper.


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The home side then proceeded to contain the visitors by playing a rigid 4-5-1 system, and although Chelmsford had plenty of possession, they rarely got a sight of goal.

Playing on the break, it was Bury who created the better chances.

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The second half continued in the same pattern with Bury's massed ranks frustrating the visitors' attack and causing the Chelmsford defence problems on the break.

Chelmsford equalised with three minutes to go when Bury failed to clear a long throw and Jeff Minton forced the ball home.

However, Bury regained the lead a minute later when Reed converted Lee Smith's low cross to seal a famous victory.

Their opponents in the next round, Worthing, won a replay against Cambridge City in extra time on Tuesday night.

This Saturday, Bury will be hoping for more cup success as they host Barton Rovers in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round (3pm).

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