‘My players shouldn’t lose sight of what a good side we are’... Bury Town boss Ben Chenery

Bury boss Ben Chenery... happy his team are in 'good health'.

Bury boss Ben Chenery... happy his team are in 'good health'. - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Bury Town boss Ben Chenery is hoping a better run of home form will propel the Blues up the Bostik North table this Christmas.

The Ram Meadow outfit have home advantage in three of their next four league games, after Blues’ game with Potters Bar, scheduled for tonight, was called off.

Currently sitting mid-table, Chenery’s side have not always achieved the results at home they will feel perhaps they should have done. On their travels it has been a different picture.

Indeed this season, in 10 home league clashes, Bury have won just two – 19 of their 30 league points have come on the road.

“At home, teams show us a huge amount of respect – and for that we should see that as a massive mark of respect,” Chenery said.


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“Teams sit behind the ball. We need to be patient and find the right key.

“But we do well at Bury Town.

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“My team doesn’t have the marquee players some other clubs possess. But we get good crowds and, rightly, expectations are high. If we don’t perform we all get frustrated.”

Bury have lost just two of their last nine Bostik North encounters, but have drawn five of those games.

The play-offs, with so many points to play for, are still well in sight.

“We went to Heybridge on Saturday and got a good point,” Chenery said.

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“People say good things about us in their programme notes and after games. My players shouldn’t lose sight of what a good side we actually are.

“Our performances have been good and we are becoming quite resilient.

“We just need the magic tough of being good in both boxes. At the moment we are struggling to get the ball into the net.”

Bury are at home to Grays on Saturday.

Over the Christmas period they are also at home – to Soham Town Rangers and Witham.

“The league is amazing again this season,” Chenery added.

“We are not a bad side at all and if we can get by Christmas in a healthy position, the games calm down a bit and we can assess where we are.

“All in all we are in good health.”

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