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Match Preview: Bury Town

Club News | 15 Dec 2023

Our final league fixture before Christmas sees us host Bury Town at The Brentwood Arena. After a frustrating 2-0 away defeat at Brightlingsea Regent last weekend, the Blues will be looking for an early Christmas present in the form of three points. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of our clash this weekend…

The Blues will be looking to avenge a disappointing opening day defeat to Bury Town back in August. Our visitors beat us 2-1, with George Craddock scoring a consolation goal late on to halve the deficit. However, a lot has changed since then. A managerial change and some further reinforcements added to the squad have seen Brentwood Town climb up the table, to within one point of a play-off place. November was particularly fruitful, with three wins and a draw. Not only were the Blues prolific in front of goal, but they were also solid at the back too. With just one goal conceded in the month of November, goalkeeper Melvin Minter was awarded the Golden Glove award for the month.

Bury Town head into this weekend’s fixture on the back of a convincing 7-2 away win at Enfield. The Suffolk side are on a decent run of form, having won three of their last four in the league. They currently find themselves tenth in the table, just six points behind Brentwood Town, having played a game less.

Our opponents are managed by former Bristol City, Ipswich Town and Colchester United midfielder Cole Skuse, who took over at Ram Meadow this summer.

The biggest goal threats from Skuse’s men are likely to be from Cemal Ramadan and Luke Brown, who have scored ten and nine goals respectively in all competitions so far this season.

Before the game, we will once again be collecting for our local foodbank. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Donations of: Tinned fruit, ham/corned beef and salmon, cakes, biscuits, jellies, custard, evaporated milk, chocolates, Christmas crackers, pickles, biscuits for cheese, stuffing and mince pies would be gratefully received. As a community club, we’re passionate about helping local members of our community. The foodbank does a wonderful job all year, but especially at this time of year to ensure that those who need help have an enjoyable Christmas.

Come on you Blues!