Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins felt his side should have beaten Thamesmead Town after the two teams fail to score in draw at Ram Meadow

Bury manager Richard Wilkins.

Bury manager Richard Wilkins. - Credit: Archant

Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins felt his side should have grabbed all three points on a sticky pitch at Ram Meadow on Saturday.

Bury Town boss Richard Wilkins felt his side should have grabbed all three points on a sticky pitch at Ram Meadow on Saturday afternoon.

Visitors from south London, Thamesmead Town, and the Blues shared the points after a 0-0 draw in a Ryman Premier League clash. But it was Bury who had more possession and ultimately the better of the few chances that went begging.

“Fair play to Thamesmead, they’ve come here to get a point and it’s up to us to break them down,” Wilkins said.

“Danny Cunningham admits he should have scored when he hit the post and Ryan Taylor just needed a little bit more composure when in front of goal near the end. But Ryan is a young lad, I’m not going to get onto him for that.


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“The first half was fairly even, we bossed the second but it’s tough when you have two teenage lads sharing the striker’s role, which is such an important position.

“It was very difficult on a sticky pitch and I don’t think it suited Billy Clark’s game today, and he is a key player for us.

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“We had to play the ball longer than we usually do.”

Both teams hit the woodwork in a game that was always entertaining even if devoid of goals.

The Londoners are scrapping for points in the relegation zone of the Ryman Premier while Bury Town, who have endured a tough week with financial issues taking up plenty of column inches in the media, are now unbeaten in eight games.

Cunningham also admitted Bury should have grabbed the win.

“I’m fed up because I should have scored when I hit the post,” he said.;

“Teams like Hornchurch and Kingstonian would have won this one today and that’s the difference.

“But we’ll stick at it. I know there have been problems off the pitch lately, but for me I’m happy here and perhaps it’s time for me to give a bit back rather than just taking.

“I feel I’m getting sharper and the boys are all giving it their all and that’s all they can do.”

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