15-0 win with four hat tricks for Shakers in Cornall
Bury started their pre-season tour of Cornwall with a hammering of local side St Blazey at humid Blaise Park on Tuesday evening.
There were two new faces in the starting eleven as Kevin Blackwell fielded Jamie Lowry, a former Chesterfield and Plymouth, and Anton Forrester, on trial with a view to a loan move from Blackburn.
Three trialists remained from the Sheffield United game with Aiden Chippendale, Mark Randall and Richard Hinds all starting for Bury.
Bury started the game as they meant to carry on and opened the scoring in the 2nd minute. Aidan Chippendale dispossessed the St Blazey right back and chipped a ball into the six yard area. Anton Forrester was waiting in the middle and hit a first time half volley towards the bottom corner to give Bury the lead.
The lead was doubled three minutes later and Forrester was on the score sheet again. A poor touch from John Rooney allowed the Blackburn player to knock the ball past the defender and slot home for a 2-0 lead. Bury had the ball in the net for the third time in 10 minutes when Tom Soares outmuscled the last defender and found himself one-on-one with Sam Trudgian. As the goalkeeper advanced on him, Soares chipped it over and pounced on the bounce to extend Bury’s lead.
Anton Forrester nearly sealed a hat trick for himself with a chance at the near post but his shot hit the side netting, much to the annoyance of John Rooney who was waiting for the cut back. However, ten minutes after that chance Forrester had his hat trick with a magnificent solo effort. Receiving the ball in midfield, he took on four St Blazey players before slotting the ball home.
Forrester was enjoying plenty of the ball and it seemed that everytime he shot, the ball flew in the back of the net. He grabbed his fourth of the night in the 22nd minute with a free header from Jamie Lowry’s deep cross.
Tom Soares scored arguably the goal of the game with a long range curling effort from just outside the box. He received a lay off from Forrester and took one touch to get it out of his feet before curling an effort round the defender into the top corner.
The game was slowly turning into the Anton Forrester show as the clock ticked down to half time. He made it 7-0 to Bury and grabbed his fifth goal of the night with a low finish past Trudgian.
Kevin Blackwell made no changes at half time as he attempted to get his players key minutes before the big kick off on August 3rd. It was a slower start to the second half for Bury but they did add to their total in the 50th minute through John Rooney. He received the ball on the six yard area and with one trick left the keeper on the floor to put the ball in an empty net.
Rooney added a second in the 65th minute and then completed his hat trick two minutes later. His second goal came after the St Blazey defender misjudged Trevor Carson’s long clearance. It allowed Rooney a free run towards goal and his shot went in off the post to make the score 9-0 to Bury.
Forrester completed a double hat trick in the 76th minute after latching on to a long ball from Nathan Cameron before Andy Procter got a goal with a bullet header at the back post. Tom Soares sealed a hat trick in the 84th minute after a good piece of skill to get past the last defender before firing a powerful volley into the roof of the net.
Forrester added his seventh goal in added time with a first time strike and then Tom Soares added the 15th with the last kick of the game.
Overall, despite the scoreline, it was a good run out for Bury as they aim to be at their physical best for the opening game of the season against Chesterfield. Their second and last game in Cornwall is on Thursday night against Wadebridge Town.
Bury (4-4-1-1): Carson, Lowry (trialist), Cameron, Hinds (trialist), Chippendale (trialist), Sedgwick, Procter, Randall (trialist), Soares, Rooney, Forrester (Trialist)
Scorers: Forrester x7, Soares x4, Rooney x3, Procter x1