Bury AFC 1 - 0 Hallam FC
A good number of countrymen travelled across the Snake Pass to Bury to see the replay of Saturdays goalless draw. Bury AFC formed only 3 years ago following the collapse of Bury FC, they currently play their home games at Radcliffe FC from The Northern Premier League.
The game was another cagey affair which was largely dominated by the Bury AFC attack and the resilient Hallam FC defence keeping the score level by Halftime. Hallam had a number of interesting penetration into the Bury AFC half but rarely found a player who was able to take a shot at goal. Bury AFC on the other hand found plenty of opportunity to score but, as in the first match, failed to find the correct finishing touch.
The second half played out the same way, the Hallam defence matching the Bury AFC attack keeping the score level for a majority of the game.
In a bright moment for Hallam, Liam Royles and Brandon Bradbury linked up to allow Royles a rare moment of, one on one with the keeper. Royles slotted the ball past the keeper right side and after what seamed to be 20 minutes of travel, the ball hit the post and was cleared by the Bury AFC defence.
As people were starting to discuss the possibilities of extra time, Bury AFC broke down the Hallam right breaking through the defence and providing a cross into the box which was converted past Miles Wright. 1-0
With about 10 mins remaining it was Hallam who were now pushing further upfront. Whilst the ball now spent a lot of time in the Bury AFC half it was never looking likely that an equaliser would be found.
Bury AFC took the spoiles and progress to the next round of the FA Cup.
A credit to Bury AFC for the hospitality and the friendly atmosphere. Radcliffe FC's ground is fantastic with good facilities and a near perfect pitch.
Hallam FC Media