Billericay Town 6-2 Bury Town

(Cunnington 3’, Swaine 22’, Robinson 55’, 61’, 71’, Deering 82’: Ramadan 8’, Hughes 16’)

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FA Trophy second qualifying round

JAKE Robinson scored his fourth hat-trick of the season as Billericay Town survived a scare to get the better of Bury Town in the FA Trophy.

The striker climbed off the substitutes bench to take his tally to 21 for the season, with all three goals coming in a 16 minute spell.

Town handed home debuts to Sanchez Watt, Dean Inman and Nick Wheeler, with Jack Giddens earning a first start of the season between the posts after his display at Maldon & Tiptree in midweek.

But it was one of the older heads that put Billericay ahead after just three minutes. Adam Cunnington scored a fine lob from long range to make it 12 goals for the season.

But it wasn’t to last long. Just five minutes later it was all square. A foul in the penalty area and Cemal Ramadan made no mistake from 12 yards.

And the game was turned on its head six minutes later. A high ball wasn’t claimed by Giddens and Ollie Hughes bundled home the loose ball to put the Isthmian North side ahead.

Town hit back, Rob Swaine heading off the crossbar with Watt halted by Luis Tibbles in the away goal.

But Swaine was to level, heading home Paul Konchesky’s cross to level matters midway through the half.

Watt had several more chances to open his league account but was unable to take them before he, and goal scorer Swaine were substituted at the interval.

Tibbles was on his toes to keep out a Jermaine Pennant free-kick, with Cunnington crashing a header off the frame of the goal after 10 minutes.

But Robinson turned the game to Town’s advantage, heading in 11 minutes after taking to the field.

A Cunnington penalty was saved as Town looked to turn the screw, but Robinson that was to make the game safe. The striker finished a Nick Wheeler centre to make it 4-2.

And the same man made it 5-2 a few minutes later with a diving header to ensure he would be taking the match ball home.

Sam Deering curled home a sixth as Town secured a comfortable win in the end.

Billericay Town: Giddens, Chambers, Konchesky (Kizzi 63’), Inman, Swaine (Deering 46’), Pennant, Walker, Waldren, Cunnington, Watt (Robinson 46’), Wheeler