Bury Town boss Ben Chenery hails his ‘best squad’ as Blues entertain AFC Hornchurch in Bostick North

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery feels his current squad is the best he has had to work with since he took over at Ram Meadow.

The Blues entertain AFC Hornchurch tomorrow afternoon, before travelling to Soham Town Rangers on Monday – six points up for grabs for the west Suffolk team who have taken four from their opening two fixtures.

After a good value point on opening day against Romford and a 6-0 thrashing of Hertford Town three days later, Chenery’s side were dumped out of the FA Cup last weekend by Tilbury.

While that was disappointing, Chenery knows it’s the league that is the bread and butter and he’s more than happy with the way things have gone so far.

“As far as I’m concerned, we are unbeaten in the league and that is the important thing,” Chenery said.


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“I watched Hornchurch recently and they are a good side. It will be a tough test, as will Soham.

“Four points would be a great result from those two games.”

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Bury are a team who usually seem to make the early running as the season gets underway, with the pitches hard.

In the last few seasons they have fell away rather, something Chenery knows he and the club have to address.

“Yes, we are known as ‘early pacesetters’, if you like,” he said.

“But there is a lot of football to be played and I have felt we have needed a bigger squad.

“The chairman and board have been terrific in backing me and we have that squad now. The likes of Ollie Fenn, Leon Ottley-Gooch and Ollie Canfer provide more experience to the spine of our team.

“We have a lot of young players and sometimes there can be little leadership and they make mistakes, so having that experience, a bit of reassurance, is great to have. Certainly this is the best squad I have had to work with.”

Meanwhile, AFC Sudbury will look to get their league season up and running this weekend, as they travel to Dereham tomorrow, before entertaining Mildenhall on Monday.

So far Jamie Godbold’s side have played one league game – a draw with Canvey Island – although they were impressive FA Cup winners against Aveley last weekend and play Mildenhall again next Saturday, but this time in the FA Cup.

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