Bury boss Ben Chenery looks ahead to his side’s clash with Bowers & Pitsea

Bury players celebrate with their fans after Ollie Hughes' goal at Billericay last weekend. Photo: P

Bury players celebrate with their fans after Ollie Hughes' goal at Billericay last weekend. Photo: PAUL VOLLER - Credit: Archant

Bury Town face a crunch game at Ram Meadow on Saturday, with manager Ben Chenery looking for his side to get Tuesday night’s defeat at Dereham out of their system.

The Blues were beaten 2-0 by the Norfolk team, but had to play 88 minutes with just 10 men after Bradley Barber was sent off for serious foul play.

Bury were still on a high after their fine performance, despite in defeat, at Billiercay last weekend. But Barber’s dismissal cost them dear.

On Saturday, Bowers & Pitsea are Bury’s opposition in a Bostik North league clash.

“Yes, it was a shame about the Dereham match,” Chenery said.

“The referee spoilt it, he got a bit excited with players surrounding him after Bradley’s challenge. We showed a good attitude after that, but it was hard with 10 men for so long.”

Bowers & Pitsea, who currently sit in the final play-off position in fifth place in Bostik North and one place above Bury, are sure to provide tough opposition for a Blues side who have been moving steadily up the table. Bury face a hectic six weeks ahead.

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“I always say if you are in and around the play-off area just after Christmas, then you are in a decent position,” Chenery said.

“We have a very busy few weeks coming up, starting with Bowers this weekend.

“They are a good side and have been in and around the play-offs most of the season, as we have.

“We need to get Tuesday’s defeat at Dereham out of our system. Use the frustration of the night in the right manner on Saturday.”

Bury have a Suffolk Premier Cup clash with Newmarket on Tuesday at Ram Meadow, then seven league games before Christmas.

Meanwhile, Mildenhall Town have not been able to re-create their FA Trophy form in their Bostik North league games of late.

On Tuesday night, Waltham Abbey came to Recreation Way and took all three points with a 1-0 victory – making it a quick-fire league double for Abbey in the past two weeks.

On Saturday, Dean Greygoose takes his side to Grays who are level on points with the west Suffolk side.