CHESTER City bowed out of the FA Cup last night at a wind-swept Deva Stadium, and missed the chance of a lucrative third round clash with Championship side Ipswich Town.
 
City were far the better side in the first period when they roared like lions, but then after the visitors had scored two goals in a 10-minute spell at the beginning of the second period, they went out with a whimper.
 
Chester got off to an excellent start, when Lawrence Wilson scored a brilliant individual goal.
 
The former Everton youngster picked up the ball in midfield, and then glided past four players before firing low from 15 yards past Fettis in the visitors goal.
 
Gregg Blundell had a golden opportunity to double City’s advantage three minutes later, but he fired wide from 10 yards after he had been put through by a delightful header from Walters.
 
Bury’s first real chance of note came after 16 minutes when Danby was well positioned to save a 20-yard effort from Bishop.
 
City then had two more chances, Brass was in quickly to clear a low effort from Blundell away from just in front of his own line, then Walters was unlucky when a rasping volley from 10 yards rattled the Bury post.
 
The visitors got back into the game nine minutes from the break, when Hurst had a good run down the right, he cut inside before picking out Andy Bishop who powered a header home from six yards.
 
Four minutes into the second period Hurst scored a carbon copy goal to put the visitors into the lead, this time it was Pugh who delivered the cross from the right hand side.
 
Mattis put the game beyond City’s reach after 55 minutes, when he took advantage of a half clearance and fired an unstoppable effort from 18 yards.
 
City then created a couple of half chances through Walters and substitute Steele, but they rarely seriously threatened the visitors goal.
 
CHESTER CITY: Danby, Marples (Steele 59), Sandwith (Linwood 52), Bolland, Vaughan, Artell, Martinez, Hand, Wilson, Blundell (Semple 72), Walters. Subs: Hessey, Westwood.
 
BURY: Fettis, Scott, Challinor, Woodthorpe, Mattis, Bishop, Brass, Buchanan (Kennedy 90), Pugh, Turnbull (Murphy 80), Hurst (Speight 75). Subs: Youngs, Grundy.
 
REFEREE: Mr D Foster (Tyne and Weir).
 
ATT: 2,810.
 
* THERE’S more cup action tonight at the Deva Stadium, when City’s youngsters face Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Youth Cup. Admission is £3 for adults, £1 for juniors, kick-off is 7pm.