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Fans Teams Kick Off the New Season

11 August 2014

Both fans teams get their seasons underway....

Both of the fans teams have entered into the IFA North West Cup, with Bury A also being entered into the IFA National Cup. The final of the IFA North West Cup will be held at the JD Stadium towards the end of the current season. 

The North West Cup draw saw Bury A drawn against Runcorn Linnets, Preston North End A and Stoke Ramblers with Bury B drawn against Preston North End B, Manchester City and Wrexham. Bury A have been drawn away against Stevenage in the IFA National Cup with the game to be played on September 6th 2014 before the main Bury game against Wycombe Wanderers with Bury B will now face West Bromwich Albion away, with the date to be arranged. 

Pre-season saw Bury A face a local team NFT at King George Arena in Bury with Bury coming out on top with a 7-1 victory, A hat-trick from Ashley Womack with additional goals from Dan Bowerbank, Mark Eccles, Simon Joos and Sam Willis. Whilst additional games against a Bury Council XI and Tottington United falling victim to the weather. 

The start of the season saw Bury A face Runcorn Linnets at home in the North West Cup whilst Bury B travelled away to Preston B also in the Cup. Bury A came out 5-1 winners with braces from Mark Eccles and Sam Willis with an additional goal from returning winger Jake Wadsworth, with Man of the Match being awarded to Mark Bradshaw. Bury B lost 3-1 with a goal from Ant Grindrod and Man of the Match Danny Booth. 

Next fixtures:

Bury A v Darlington, IFA League – away (16th August)
Bury A v Preston A, NW Cup – away (23rd August)
Bury B v Rochdale, IFA League – home (23rd August) 

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