Sherrardswood Bury rivals with early goals

PUBLISHED: 17:32 06 April 2008 | UPDATED: 22:06 26 October 2009

FAST-STARTING Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s caught Bury Rangers Reds napping in their match and ran out comfortable 6-1 winners. Early Sherrardswood pressure saw them three up after only two-and-a-half minutes. Danny Sitton stroked home

FAST-STARTING Sherrardswood & Birchwood Rangers Reds Under-10s caught Bury Rangers Reds napping in their match and ran out comfortable 6-1 winners.

Early Sherrardswood pressure saw them three up after only two-and-a-half minutes. Danny Sitton stroked home the opener at the back post after just 32 seconds.

Matthew Morris stole the ball from a poor Bury clearance to make it two and Tommy Dolan fired in the third from the right.

Bury fought back but found it difficult to get out of their own half.

Dolan put Morris through on 16 minutes and he coolly rounded the Bury keeper to add the fourth goal.

Morris completed his hat-trick on 24 minutes, latching onto the loose ball following a corner. That made it 5-0 to Birchwood at half-time.

Manager Graham Morris brought on substitutes Neil Crafer, James Wall and Toby Daley during the break and they faced an invigorated Bury side.

Sherrardswood were forced to defend a series of corners early in the second half. A spirited Sherrardswood defence and some excellent saves from keeper Zak Tooth kept Bury at bay.

A rare sortie into the Bury half on 10 minutes relieved the pressure and a low Dolan corner was guided in at the near post by Crafer.

Bury continued to pressure the Sherrardswood goal and forced some great saves from man-of-the-match Tooth.

Bury's efforts were finally rewarded on 20 minutes, with a well-struck free-kick finding its way through the wall and into the net.


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