Bury youth in cup victory

Our players, representing Bury Town FC, scored another historic victory by winning their second-round game in the FA Youth Cup on penalties.After beating Walsall in the previous round, Bury Town U18 faced Macclesfield for a place in round three and the chance of playing Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Neil Reader

Our players, representing Bury Town FC, scored another historic victory by winning their second-round game in the FA Youth Cup on penalties.

After beating Walsall in the previous round, Bury Town U18 faced Macclesfield for a place in round three and the chance of playing Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

Our students showed no nerves whatsoever, and we were the better team in the goalless first half. In the second we took the lead on 76 minutes through Josh Curry.

However, the ecstasy was short lived and Macclesfield equalised within a minute. With 90 minutes played, the game went into extra time.

When a penalty shoot-out failed to produce a result, the game went to 'Sudden Death' and we netted the decisive goal.

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Unlike the Walsall match, when we rode our luck on the night, we fully deserved this win. Enormous thanks to everyone who supported us and contributed to the fantastic atmosphere.

Team Bury continued their good form with a 3-1 win over Ipswich Athletic in the Suffolk Senior Cup. They now face Coplestonians away in the Quarter Finals.

In other good news, our student Alex Dunbar won the regional BCS Cross Country championships. Alex will represent the East Region at the National Championship at Loughborough University in April.

Our Rugby squad reached the semi-final game of the Regional Finals of the British Colleges 10s at Westcliffe Rugby Club.

After an early start in very blustery conditions, our players soon hit their stride.

They seemed to think they were in for an easy ride in the second game but opponents Palmers College had different ideas. A very poor game ended with our team losing by five points. The coaching staff made their feelings known to the squad, and that was the only lapse of the day.

Unfortunately, we lost to SEEVIC (Southend) 17-5 in the semi-final.

It is credit to our lads that they scored 110 points and conceded only 27. Try scorers were: Jon Finn, Ellis Wilkins, Josh Tagg ,Duncan Mailey and Adam White (1); Louie Jackson, Chris Jones and Jake Thurlow (3). Craig Wilson crossed the line three times and leading scorer for the day was Josh Borley.

Yesterday our rugby squad faced the Academy side of Northampton Saints from Moulton College and our football girls played Leicester. More news on that next week.

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