Bury Town must keep ‘feet on the ground’ against Tilbury

Ollie Canfer, who scored for Bury Town in their 6-0 win at Hertford in midweek.

Ollie Canfer, who scored for Bury Town in their 6-0 win at Hertford in midweek. - Credit: Archant

Bury Town, fresh from a superb 6-0 win at Hertford in midweek, return to Ram Meadow for some FA Cup action tomorrow afternoon, against fellow Bostik North opponents Tilbury in a preliminary round tie.

The Blues have taken four points from their first two fixtures in Bostik North, kicking off their season with a 1-1 home draw against Romford, followed by that big victory on Tuesday night.

But manager Ben Chenery is urging his players to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

“FA Cup games are always special occasions. It’s a pity in a way that we have been drawn against opposition from the same league, which isn’t ideal, but the most important thing is that we are at home,” explained Chenery.

“The pitch is ideal for our brand of passing football, and we go into the game on the back of two very positive results.

“Even against Romford, I thought we played really well. A lot of the ground-work was done in that game, ahead of the Hertford match.

“I actually made five changes for that game, which was quite a bold decision, because I knew that Hertford would be very strong and physical.

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“I therefore went for a big, physical team myself, and it paid off. We were direct in our plan, we took our chances, and the most pleasing aspect was that we also kept a clean-sheet.

“But my players have to keep their feet on the ground. It’s early days and we need to improve a lot. There is plenty still to do.

“I have a few selection headaches for this weekend, but that is a positive thing for any manager. You want that sort of problem,” added Chenery.

Three of the players who came into the side at Hertford – Ollie Canfer, Ollie Hughes and Luke Read – all scored on Tuesday night. The first goal was an own goal, while Leon Ottley-Gooch and Ryan Jolland were also on target.

Bradley Barber is unavailable this weekend, but otherwise Bury are at full-strength. The Blues are sixth after two games, while FA Cup opponents Tilbury are 11th after one win and one defeat. They won at 3-2 Canvey Island in midweek.

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