Team Bury have been handed an away tie, at Brantham Athletic Reserves, which will be played in the month of November in the Third Round of the Suffolk Senior Cup. The date of this match will be announced in due course.
Downham Town vs Team Bury- Preview- Thurlow Nunn League First Division- Saturday 28th October 2017- Kickoff 3pm
© Drew Kendall, 2017
How do the two teams fare in their most recent five games in 2017/18?
In the first of these five matches, Downham drew 1-1 at Little Oakley, before they then won 4-1 at home to Cornard United, with the next match ending in a 4-4 draw (which they won the tie 5-4 on penalties) against Swaffham Town at home in the Norfolk Senior Cup. Downham’s next game saw them visit Wisbech St. Mary in the First Division Knockout Cup where they lost 2-1, with their return to league action seeing them visit AFC Sudbury Reserves where the sides drew 1-1, which was their most recent match going into this fixture.
The two sides are separated by a single position in the league table, as Downham Town sit 17th in the table who have 10 points to their name, whilst Team Bury currently 18th in the table with 9 points to their name.
Team Bury have won 3 and lost 2 of their last 5 matches. The first of the five saw the Blues lose 6-0 at home to Norwich CBS, which saw Thomas sent off. Team Bury did break their losing streak, however, as they won their next two matches starting with a 3-1 home victory over Needham Market Reserves (thanks to a brilliant Benham header, a quality strike from Robinson and and a poacher’s finish from Tuwizana) and unfortunately for the Blues ending with a 2-1 away win at Halstead Town (which saw Paton and Westcott score for the Blues). Then in their penultimate game before this match, they ended up on the losing side of a tight 2-1 defeat at home to Braintree Town Reserves, despite Tuwizana heading home Wigley’s freekick to give them the lead. Team Bury were supposed to play Ransomes Sports before this match, but it was cancelled as Ransomes withdrew from the Suffolk Senior Cup, giving Team Bury a walkover win to the next round, however they did return to action at Swaffham Town in the League, where the hosts ran out 4-1 winners.
Today’s match takes place at Memorial Playing Ground, home of Downham Town.
The ground address is as follows:
Memorial Playing Field
Travel by Car-
Directions straight from Ram Meadow-
Head south on Cotton Ln
Turn right to stay on Cotton Ln
Turn right onto Mustow St
Turn right onto Northgate St
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Compiegne Way
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A14 slip road to Newmarket
Merge onto A14
Keep left to continue on Newmarket Bypass/A11
Continue to follow A11
Keep right to stay on A11
Continue onto M11 (signs for London/Stansted)
At junction 7, take the A414 exit to Chelmsford/Harlow
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Canes Ln/A414
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A414
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto High Rd/B181
Turn right onto School Green Ln
Destination will be on the right
Memorial Playing Field, School Green Ln, North Weald Bassett, Epping CM16 6EJ
Downham Town Squad
Team Bury Squad
Match Report- Tuesday 10th October 2017- Thurlow Nunn League- First Division
Swaffham Town 4-1 Team Bury
Pearson 23’, Keylock 43’,
Woodcock 53’, 62’,
First Half Report:
Team Bury concede three goals in the second half, which saw them fall to defeat against a very attacking Swaffham side, despite a positive start to the match. The hosts started on the front foot, which the visitors coped with superbly. The pressure was on from the first minute as Goulding caught a shot, that was hit straight at him from close range, before the visiting ‘keeper was called into action again two minutes later, as he claimed a long ball downfield after the hosts’ had a cross from the right wing cleared.
The next opportunity came with 5 minutes played, as Goulding gathered a scuffed shot hit from the edge of the box.
Swaffham’s relentless and continuous probing was matched by a strong defensive response, as a cross from the left was palmed behind for a corner by Goulding at his near post, before Moore was forced to clear a header off the line- that was heading towards the far corner from the far post, with the rebound fired wide, with 7 minutes on the clock. Bury did create chances of their own on 10 minutes, however, as a free-kick from inside the centre circle was headed wide by Moore at the far post. Both sides then went on to have a chance each, 3 minutes later, as the hosts’ free-kick from range on the right went out for a goal-kick, whilst the visitors’ long ball towards Tuwizana had to be palmed away by the keeper just inside his 18-yard box- but couldn’t take advantage as the rebound was fired wide.
The next opportunity came on 16 minutes, as the visitors tried to unlock the Blues’ defence with an attempted defence splitting pass was overhit, ending up in Goulding’s welcoming gloves.
The hosts kept the pressure on, a minute later, as a volley from 20-yards out was fired wide of Goulding’s left post. Swaffham’s next chance came on 18 minutes, as they saw a weak rebound shot blocked after the hosts had a cross blocked. Three minutes later, Swaffham saw another corner palmed away by Goulding at his near post, before shooting wide of the Bury goal. Swaffham did eventually make their pressure count, as a free-kick on the right was headed past Goulding and into the bottom right corner by Pearson, to give the hosts the advantage- despite Bury’s determined defensive display. Swaffham then had two chances to make it 2-0 on 24 minutes, with the first resulting in Goulding coming out of his area to clear a long ball down on the left wing out for a throw-in, with the hosts’ seeing a shot blocked with the second.
Two minutes later, Goulding was called into action once again, as he kept out a shot from the edge of the box down to his right. Bury then started to get a foothold back into the game, as the Blues’ saw a corner cleared on 28 minutes. Two minutes later, however, Swaffham hit a cross from the right over the bar for a goal-kick to the visitors. Bury got straight back on the attack on 32 minutes, as a freekick from the left just goes past a Bury player at the far post.
Two minutes later, Bury went close again as, Paton’s shot from distance went just over the top right corner, before the Blues saw a free-kick on the left headed away to safety a minute later. Swaffham did have a mini-chance of their own in response, though, as Goulding caught the hosts’ cross from the left with 36 minutes gone.
Bury’s search for an equaliser continued on 39 minutes, as Proctor headed Bowyer’s corner on the left, wide of the target at the far post. The hosts were restricted to half chances towards the end of the half, as a Swaffham cross from the right was claimed by Goulding- with five minutes of the first half to go.
Bowyer was instrumental for Bury, down the left, as he won his side a corner after getting through, on 41 minutes. The resulting corner, which was taken a minute later by Bowyer, fell to Keylock on the edge of the penalty area- who found Tuwizana through on goal, only to hit his strike straight at the ‘keeper. Bury won the ball instantly, however, as Paton won a corner after his cross was blocked out on the right. It was from this corner that Bury equalized on 43 minutes, as the corner found Keylock at the back post who half-volleyed the cross through a crowd of bodies and into the bottom left corner of the hosts’ goal.
Swaffham then reacted quickly to going behind, as a free-kick on the right was headed across goal at the back post, before going wide with 44 minutes on the clock. The hosts tried again a minute later, as a ball squared from the left into the box had to be cleared after being deflected towards goal. Bury were then forced into some great defending, as Revell’s pressure and Proctor’s ability to read the game allowed the Bury centre-back to dispossess the hosts. That was the last action of what was an entertaining opening 45 minutes, as the two sides went in level at the break.
Half Time Score: Swaffham Town 1-1 Team Bury
Second Half Report:
The second half started just like the first, as Goulding was forced into a great diving save towards the top right corner from a shot from range, just sixty seconds into the second half. Then, with 47 minutes played the visitors saw a shot at the far post, after a corner on the left, blocked on the line by a Bury defender before the rebound was fired wide of the target. Bury responded, though, as a Last free-kick inside his own half won his side a corner- two minutes later. Bowyer’s corner fell to Revell from at least 20-yards out, who fired wide of the bottom right corner of the hosts’ goal.
Swaffham, then went straight back on the attack, as Goulding gathered a free-kick from just inside the Blues’ half. Swaffham did take the lead, however, with their next opportunity, as Goulding was forced to palm away Vincent’s squared pass at the right byline (across the six-yard box) where Woodcock was on hand to tap home at the back post from barely two yards out with 53 minutes on the clock.
Bury were determined to equalise, despite this setback, when a Bury free-kick (two minutes later) inside their own half went straight through to the Swaffham goalkeeper. Before Revell tried to release Paton through on the right, but his pass was overhit and went out for a goal-kick. Bury wouldn’t give up without a fight, as
Paton found Keylock through on goal, on 56 minutes, only for the Bury player to be ruled offside. Swaffham then had the next chance, with the first coming with 59 minutes gone, as they saw a shot from the edge of the box hit straight at Goulding in the visitor’s goal. The Blues then went straight down the other end, a minute later, as a free-kick from the visitors was headed away before the resulting pass ending up in the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Swaffham made Bury rue their missed chances, with 62 minutes played, however- as Woodcock’s shot from close range at the left sideline went into the Bury net off the underside side of the crossbar to make it 3-1 to Swaffham. Bury did have an opportunity (a minute later) to pull a goal back, though, as Bowyer saw his cross claimed by the ‘keeper.
The next opportunity of an entertaining game fell to Swaffham on 69 minutes, as a shot from distance out on the left was hacked wide of the Blues’ goal. Two minutes later, Swaffham won a corner after an attempt on goal from the left sideline was deflected behind for a corner, which resulted in a shot hit wide at the far post. There were hearts in Bury mouths on 74 minutes, as Swaffham fired wide of the target after some pinball in the Bury box, although these nerves were comforted further by fact that the linesman’s flag was up for offside.
Bury substitute Cook came on and tried to make an impact, as his great pass down the left wing towards Tuwizana won Bury a throw-in, which led to a cross from Keylock being cleared with ten minutes of the game remaining. A minute later, the hosts went back on the attack, as their striker got through to the edge of the box only to shoot wide of the bottom right corner of the Bury goal.
The hosts then concluded the goalscoring on 84 minutes, as Champion’s volley from 18-yards from goal found the top right corner of the Bury net, via the crossbar.
Bury had two chances in response, though despite the three goal deficit, as Tuwizana’s shot from close range was blocked on the left on 85 minutes, with the second (three minutes later) seeing the Blues almost get the Bury striker through on goal, but almost scored through an own goal as a Swaffham defender cleared just over his own crossbar.
The resulting corner, on the left, found its way to Westcott at the back post, whose strike which was heading for the left corner of the hosts’ goal was palmed behind for a Bury corner. The hosts then searched for their fifth goal, as a shot from the left wing had to be tipped over the bar superbly by Goulding for a corner to Swaffham on the right, which Bury managed to clear with a minute of normal time remaining.
The action did not disappoint even in added time, as Goulding claimed a Swaffham cross from the right, on 90 minutes- with Gillies’ cross from the right going straight into the ‘keeper’s welcoming hands down the other end a minute later. Goulding was called into action once more, with three minutes of stoppage time played, as he denied a shot from the left side of the box- although he wasn’t to know that the Swaffham player was offside.
That was to be the last chance in an end-to-end game, which saw Bury lose by three goals on a night where they played well and made their opponents fight for the three points.
Full Time Result: Swaffham Town 4-1 Team Bury
Swaffham Town Squad-
Matthew Blackford (unused)
Tommy Hunt (unused)
Team Bury Lineup-
3 Last (C)
7 Paton (Replaced by Cook on 78’ minutes)
11 Bowyer (Replaced by Gillies on 71’ minutes)
© Drew Kendall, 2017
Swaffham Town v Team Bury- Preview- Thurlow Nunn League First Division- Tuesday 10th October 2017- Kickoff 19:45
How do the two teams fare in their most recent five games in 2017/18?
Swaffham Town have won 1, drew 3 and lost 1 of their last 5 matches, which include: a 1-6 FA Vase win away at Stewarts and Lloyds, before losing 4-5 at home after Extra Time against Rushden and Higham United in the same competition. Swaffham then returned to league action, as they welcomed Norwich United Reserves to Shoemakers Lane (their most recent home game before this match) where they drew 2-2, with the fourth of these matches seeing them held to a 3-3 draw at Cornard United. Then, in their last match before this one, Swaffham drew 1-1 away to March Town United thanks to a Blackford goal despite Duarte being shown a straight red card for Swaffham.
Meanwhile, Team Bury have won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 matches. The first of the five saw the Blues lose 3-2 at Holland FC, before a 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Norwich CBS, which saw Thomas sent off. Team Bury did break their losing streak, however, as they won their next two matches starting with a 3-1 home victory over Needham Market Reserves (thanks to a brilliant Benham header, a quality strike from Robinson and and a poacher’s finish from Tuwizana) and unfortunately for the Blues ending with a 2-1 away win at Halstead Town (which saw Paton and Westcott score for the Blues). Then in their last game before this match, they ended up on the losing side of a tight 2-1 defeat at home to Braintree Town Reserves, despite Tuwizana heading home Wigley’s freekick to give them the lead. Team Bury were supposed to play Ransomes Sports before this match, but it was cancelled as Ransomes withdrew from the Suffolk Senior Cup, giving Team Bury a walkover win to the next round.
The two sides are separated by 8 places in the league table, as Swaffham Town sit 11th in the table who have 16 points to their name, whilst Team Bury currently 19th in the table with 9 points to their name.
Today’s match takes place at Shoemakers Lane, home of both Swaffham Town.
The ground address is as follows:
Swaffham town FC
Directions to Shoemakers Lane
You can drive from Bury St. Edmunds to Swaffham, by taking the B1106 and A1065, which will take you just under an hour- with the travel information below, if travelling straight from Ram Meadow:
Take Eastgate St and Hollow Rd to Compiegne Way/A143
4 min (1.2 mi)
Take A134 to B1106
3 min (1.6 mi)
Follow B1106 to High St/A1065 in Brandon
20 min (13.3 mi)
Follow A1065 to Haspalls Rd in Swaffham
21 min (14.6 mi)
Continue on Haspalls Rd. Drive to Shoemakers Ln
5 min (0.9 mi)
Swaffham Town Squad
Team Bury Squad
The Team Bury v Ransomes game 7/10/17 has been cancelled.
Ransomes have withdrawn from the Suffolk Seniors Cup and Team Bury have received a walkover to the 3rd round.
Team Bury vs Ransomes Sports- Preview- Suffolk Senior Cup- Saturday 7th October 2017- Kickoff 3pm
Team Bury vs Braintree Town Reserves- Preview- Thurlow Nunn League First Division- Saturday 30th September 2017- Kickoff 3pm
Our next home game is Team Bury v Norwich CBS at Ram Meadonw.
Kick off at 7.45pm
Today, Team Bury visit Holland FC. Kick off at 3pm.
Please be aware there has been a change to the fixture.
The game will now be played at home and on the Sunday (10th September), kick off at 3pm. It has been previously scheduled as a an away home for the Saturday.
Team Bury Secretary
Team Bury play Debenham LC at home on Tuesday 29th August. Kick off at 7.45pm.
Team Bury welcome Framlingham Town to Ram Meadow this evening for our first home game of the season.
Kick off at 7.45pm.
For Team Bury's next game we will be travelling away to face Woodbridge.
Sat 12th August - kick off at 3pm.
Our season starts today and we visit Norwich United Reserves for our first game. Kick off at 3pm.
All our fixure dates are now showing on the fixture page of this website.
Team Bury Pre-Season Games – please note all games will be away and that this fixture list will be subject to change.
Wednesday 19th July – vs Ransomes FC at Inspire Suffolk, Lindberg Road, Ipswich. Kick off at 6.30pm.
Saturday 22nd July – vs Old Newton, at Old Newton’s ground. Kick off at 2.30pm.
Tuesday 25th July – vs Haughley United., at Haughley’s ground. Kick off at 6.30pm.
Saturday 29th July- vs IFA Melford, at Assington. Kick off at 4.00pm.
Our Pre-Season games will be announced soon.
Our season is fast coming to an end. We only have 5 games left!
Tomorrow, following on from Team Bury's win against AFC Sudbury Res - on Saturday we welcome King's Lynn Reserves to Ram Meadow. Kick off is at 3pm.
Come on down to support the boys!