Norwich City 6 Bury 3: Big Jessy Announces His Arrival
by The Boy Holty
Jessy Riendorf last night scored the ninth and the best goal of the night to bring the curtain down on a really positive, albeit unsuccessful, evening of cup football for the Shakers.
In the first half, Bury weren't really in the game and found themselves 2-0 down from two very good strikes, although the defending could have been better for both.
In the second half, we had a great chance right at the start when a header from (I think) Forrester was tipped over the bar. A little while later and it was 3-0 when that dirty B****n reject Johan Elmander scored for the home side.
After that Bury started scoring.
It was Anton Forrester who got our first when he bundled the ball home after Jackson had had an effort come back off the bar. Unfortunately Norwich scored again a minute later to make it 4-1, but from a free kick William Edjenguele got his second goal for Bury, heading in from close range.
Two more goals for Norwich made it 6-2 but that was just setting the scene for super sub Jessy Reindorf's contribution to the evening.
He's a a big strong lad is Jessy and when he recevied the ball in the centre circle, he started to beat a path for the Norwich goal. With Ashley Grimes making a good run to Jessy's right, the Bury fans were urging him to make the pass that would probably have put Grimes through one on one, but Big Jessica had other ideas and from at least 35 yards lashed an absolute thunderbolt that almost ripped the net from the goalposts and left the Norwich keeper sitting on his arse wondering what day it was.
It was Tuesday.
In general it seemed like everything Norwich hit went in the back of the net, whilst Bury missed some great chances, Forrester being the main culprit. It sounds crazy that we've scored 3 at a Premiership ground and yet we could have had two or three more with just a bit of cooler thinking in the box.
So the match ended and the Bury players were given a warm ovation from the home crowd. Obviously the Bury fans were also very appreciative and the feeling was clearly mutual as players and management came over to the away fans to show it.
There must have been about 1000 Bury fans taking advantage of the free travel and the £10 ticket prices, although the journey there and back was horrendous. It took over 5 hours each way and I didn't get into my bed until almost 4am this morning.