‘It’s a game we can’t take lightly’ – Bury Town boss Chenery

Ollie Hughes scores with this wonderful header during Bury Town's last home game, a 3-2 defeat Cogge

Ollie Hughes scores with this wonderful header during Bury Town's last home game, a 3-2 defeat Coggeshall. The Blues entertain Dereham today. Picture: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Bury Town boss, Ben Chenery, has targeted December as a chance to amass a good tally of points as his side face four teams from the lower reaches of the Bostik North table over the next four weeks.

The Blues, well-placed in eighth spot, entertain third-from-bottom Dereham Town this afternoon before taking on 16th-placed Brentwood (away), 13th-placed Barking (home) and second-from-bottom Soham Town Rangers (away) over the coming weeks.

This run of fixtures represents a good chance for Chenery’s men to make advances up the table, especially as they showed terrific resolve to peg back then-leaders Bowers & Pitsea to a 2-2 draw on the road last Saturday.

“Dereham had a good start to the season, but are now nearer the bottom of the table,” explained Chenery.

“But it’s a game we can’t take lightly.

“We seem to perform well against the teams up and around us in the league, and now we have to employ the same ethos and the same attitude against the other teams.

“We’re looking OK, squad-wise, for this weekend.

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“We were missing Ryan Jolland, Ollie Fenn, Ian Miller and Kyran Clements last weekend, and they are four very important players for us who would otherwise have been in the starting line-up.

“I’m hoping that perhaps three of the four will return against Dereham,” added Chenery.

Trailing 2-0, just after the hour mark last Saturday, goals from Jake Kerins and Jake Chambers-Shaw secured a fine point for the Blues at Bowers & Pitsea, who dropped to second spot due to those two dropped points.

“It was a good point at Bowers & Pitsea,” confirmed Chenery. “I knew where we were at, in terms of personnel, going into the game, so we had to adapt and put a few square pegs in round holes.

“We had to be resilient in the first half, and we were unlucky to concede late on in that half.

“I thought we were very good in the second half and fully deserved our point. We dug in deep.

“We’re eighth in the table, and we’re in a good position coming towards the busy Christmas period.

“We’ve got some good games coming up against teams where we will be hoping to pick up points.”

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