Sugar Daddy Column 21/11/16

Yet another disappointing home defeat last Wednesday was followed by a welcome victory at Ram Meadow on Saturday.
Wednesday`s game was preceded by a fire in the kitchen area of the new club house. The fire brigade were very quickly on the scene to ensure that the fire didn`t spread and fortunately nobody was hurt. This turned out to be the high spot of the evening as, after a delayed kick off, we struggled to contain our mid table opponents Witham Town. The first half was fairly evenly contested with the visitors taking the lead after 28 minutes when keeper Neil O` Sullivan was left exposed and was beaten by a fine lob. Bury got back on terms after 42 minutes when Ollie Hughes slotted home after the visitors defence failed to deal with a long free kick. Bury started the second period well, but faded as the game went on and sloppy defending after 72 and 82 minutes allowed Witham to score twice and run out comfortable winners.
There were signs of some improvement on Saturday in the home game with Haringey Borough after we had gone behind after only 8 minutes. We equalised after 12 minutes with a good header by Luke Read from a corner. Both sides missed chances to take the lead before half time but there was no addition to the score. Haringey started the second period well, but Bury improved as the half progressed and finally got the decisive winning goal on 86 minutes when sub Josh Mayhew converted Bradley Barber`s low cross.
Though the three points were very welcome and took us back level on points at the top of the table, this was not a vintage performance against a very average side, and we will need to up our game if we are to maintain this position.
This Tuesday we are at home yet again to 19th placed Heybridge Swifts, but I seem to remember they beat us last year in similar circumstances, so lets not have a repeat performance. 
Sugar Daddy

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