Chalfont St Peter suffered a heartbreaking FA Trophy defeat this week, seeing Bury Town equalise in the 95th minute on Tuesday to ensure a replay before losing 3-0 on Tuesday.

On Saturday, Bury Town, among the pacesetters in the Bostik League North were quickly into the game, showing a lot of pace and movement. Although not allowing Saints time to settle on the ball, they were unable to cause the increasingly settled and confident Saints defence too many problems.

The second half began badly for Saints when they lost Remmel Clarke who pulled up with a hamstring injury after being fouled. The immediacy and violence of such an injury is always worrying and Saints were force to bring on Alex Lafleur into an unaccustomed position.

There were strong claims for a red card when Tevan Allen hauled down Rob Hastings which ought to have produced a second yellow to match the one earned for the foul on Clarke. 

Allen was as surprised as much of the crowd to escape that had and he was smartly moved upfield to escape further risk. 

Victor Osobu broke once again into the area only to be brought down by Kyran Clements to earn the defender a red card and allowed Osobu to put Saints ahead from the penalty spot.

Shorn of a key defender and with another forced into midfield, Bury were now under the cosh. Noel Atkins rose to the occasion but it seemed only a matter of time before Saints extended their lead. More good work by Ryan Lewis set up Cass for a shot that fizzed just wide of the far post.

The substitution of Osobu in the last ten minutes seemed to give the advantage back to the home side as the defence were able to push forward with more confidence and they began to crowd the Chalfont defence. 

Eventually the growing tide of head tennis in front of the Saints goal paid off as a header from Ramadan took an evil deflection and went in.

However, in the replay, the Saints were hammered as goals from Clements, Aitkens and Ramadan gave Bury an easy 3-0 win.