Ten-man Bury Town fall to narrow defeat at Lewes in Ryman Premier

Seb Dunbar

Seb Dunbar - Credit: Archant

Bury Town put on a much-improved display at The Dripping Pan, against Lewes, but came away with a 1-0 defeat.

The first opportunity fell to Lewes on 16 minutes. A free-kick from Tom Davis rebounded to Matt Crabb who shot over the bar.

Bury responded with a well-struck free kick on 21 minutes from Callum Bennett, which saw Lewes goalkeeper Rikki Banks pull off a good save.

Blues had another great opportunity on 29 minutes, Kye Ruel whipping in a dangerous corner which was met by Joe Benjamin, but his shot was saved on the line by Banks.

Bury went behind on 32 minutes when a lucky deflection landed at the feet of Luke Blewden who scored from close range.


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Bury almost got level on 42 minutes when another quality corner from Ruel was headed by Connor Hall at point blank range forcing a brilliant save from Banks. Bennett then saved Bury in the last minute of the half clearing a shot of the line from Blewden.

After the break, Bury continued to press forward looking for the equaliser and their best chance came in the 65 minute after a great through ball found Bury substitute Tevan Allen in the box. He had two chances to score but couldn’t make them count as the ball eventually went out of play.

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A minute later, Seb Dunbar was sent off for a second yellow card. Bury continued to battle until the final whistle and never gave up but ended up with another defeat.

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