Bury Town announce pre-season friendly with AFC Sudbury

DERBY DUEL: Bury Town will host their neighbours AFC Sudbury in a friendly later this month

DERBY DUEL: Bury Town will host their neighbours AFC Sudbury in a friendly later this month

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Bury Town have announced a pre-season friendly with neighbours AFC Sudbury as part of their preparations for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Blues will host the Ryman League Division One North champions at Ram Meadow on Friday, July 15 (7.45pm).

The match fills a gap in Sudbury’s pre-season schedule after their scheduled friendly with Colchester United on July 16 was cancelled.

The Suffolk rivals met twice last season with Sudbury running out 2-0 winners at the Wardale Williams Stadium in January, before the two sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Ram Meadow back in April.

Ben Chenery’s men start their pre-season friendlies with a home clash against Braintree Town next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Bury’s scheduled home friendly with Walsham-le-Willows has been put back a day to Saturday, July 23 (2pm).