Our Stowmarket Town fan, Anthony Moss, returns with a report from their first game of the New Year, but it brings a familiar result.
2nd January 2012
Stowmarket Town 0 – 4 Team Bury
@ Greens Meadow
It was more of the same from Stow in the first game of the New Year after slipping to their sixth successive defeat, this time at home to Team Bury. Bury were looking the more lively of the two teams during the opening minutes and their spell in possession soon paid off. Phil Weavers produced a dangerous cross that had Carl Pearson all at sea; Adam Burroughs was then on hand to tuck away the loose ball for his sixth goal in just five games.
The Gold & Blacks could have then drawn level through wide man Ross Myhill however his shot was cleared off the line by Sam Peters and scrambled away to safety; Bury again threatened this time through Connal Hall who forced Carl Pearson into a good save.
The rest of the half was fairly even in that both teams had opportunities to add to the score line, first Yani Duka struck wide after some good work from Ross Myhill and Kieren Joseph then came to close but he watched his effort saved resulting in a wasted corner. Bury again came close, Phil Weavers again troubling glanced his header just over the crossbar. Yani Duka again came close for Stow but his shot was wide of the mark and at the other end Carl Pearson again made a fine stop denying Adam Burroughs from extending the visitors lead. Captain James Graham then almost levelled the scores in the last chance of the first half but his free kick narrowly missed the target, the teams then went in for the half time break with Team Bury grasping hold of a 1-0 lead.
Bury were again first out of the traps and doubled their lead inside ten minutes of the second half, it was once more Phil Weavers joining up with Adam Burroughs who dispatched his effort past Carl Pearson in the Gold & Blacks goal to double both his tally for the game and his teams. Shane Austin introduced both new signings Guy Dugdale and Steven Amoss at this point in the game hoping to salvage something from the game. Liam Woodhouse had a clever flick cleared close to the goal line by Harry Barker and Dean Pleasance’s chance went high and wide. Team Bury brought in both Will Hitter and Ryan Titlow around about the hour mark and both caused Stow more problems.
Carl Pearson was again on hand to deny Ryan Titlow from grabbing his side another, the keeper also kept out Adam Burroughs from completing his hat trick but substitute Will Hitter soon put the game beyond Stow. The young attacker swivelled onto his left foot and sent a plunging effort towards the top corner that beat the outstretched Carl Pearson in the Stow goal.
Stowmarket still sit bottom of the league on just six points from fifteen games, two behind fellow strugglers Cornard. The Gold & Blacks also have two games in hand on them but will first travel to Grundisburgh this Saturday in the Quarter Finals of the Suffolk Senior Cup!
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