Bury Town and Leiston clash in Suffolk Premier Cup tonight
BURY Town and Leiston meet tonight for the right to face Lowestoft Town in the final of this season’s John Banks Suffolk Premier Cup.
And if recent results between the two clubs are anything to go by, it would take a brave man to predict who will reach the showpiece final at Portman Road later in the season.
There has been nothing to separate the two sides in their three meetings in the past 12 months.
They met at the same stage at the same venue - Needham Market’s Bloomfields ground - in the Suffolk Premier Cup a year ago, when Bury won a penalty shoot-out following a 1-1 draw after extra time.
The Suffolk rivals played out an explosive 3-3 draw at Ram Meadow in the Ryman League Premier Division a week before Christmas, when Leiston substitute Michael Brothers was sent off for an alleged elbow on Bury Town striker John Sands.
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Less than three weeks later the two teams drew 0-0 at Victory Road in another high-quality league game.
While Leiston’s match at home to Hendon on Tuesday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Bury played - and lost 3-2 - at Concord Rangers.
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A Matthew Fry own goal a minute before half time put the visitors ahead, but Leon Gordon equalised on the hour.
Richard Logan headed Bury back in front three minutes later only for Jason Hallett to equalise in the 71st minute, before Tony Stoke forced home the winner ten minutes later.
Kick-off at Bloomfields tonight is 7.45pm.