Bury 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1
by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane
The Shakers brushed aside a big name in League One after taking a confident early lead. That set them up well against a Sheffield Wednesday side which came flying out of the traps after halftime.
The Owls brought optimism and plenty of vocal support, but pulling a goal back still wasn't enough to take any of the points from Bury.
Sheffield Wednesday yellow card on 5 minutes - David Prutton
GOAL! Bury took the lead with style after 7 minutes thanks to a well-worked move from David Worrall which set up Andy Bishop on the right as he ran behind the oblivious Rob Jones. He passed back to Worrall whose cross to Ryan Lowe was inch-perfect for the Scouser as he waited in front of goal, heading past Richard O'Donnell with ease.
Bury 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Phil Picken tried his luck from the edge of the box on 10 minutes, but his low shot rolled into the hands of O'Donnell.
Sheffield Wednesday substitution on 13 minutes - Rob Jones replaced by Reda Johnson
Chris Lines missed a great chance to bring the visitors level on 14 minutes when he headed wide following a swerving cross from the right.
Sheffield Wednesday yellow card on 17 minutes - Reda Johnson
Chris Sedgwick looked close to drawing level for the Owls on 25 minutes with a long-range effort which went just wide of the right post with Cameron Belford outstretched.
A cross from Lowe on the left was deflected on 28 minutes straight into the path of Bishop, but headed wide.
Sheffield Wednesday substitution on 29 minutes - Chris O'Grady replaced by Jon Ostembor
Damien Mozika made an important clearance on 34 minutes after a free kick from Julian Bennett met the head of Johnson on the right of the box as he sent the ball towards the far post.
Lewis Buxton wasted Wednesday's best chance of the half on 37 minutes as he drove the ball across the face of the goal from the right of the box after Belford didn't come out far enough to meet him.
GOAL! Mozika doubled Bury's lead with four minutes of the first half remaining. He found himself with space to take the ball forward on the left of the box and slotted the ball past O'Donnell, moments after Bury had a penalty appeal turned down as Lowe was upended.
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The visitors thought they'd pulled a goal back on 43 minutes, but Belford was bundled into the net by Wednesday players on the line and the referee blew for a foul.
Half Time -Bury 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
GOAL! The visitors came flying out of the traps after the break and Chris Sedgwick pulled a goal back in style for Wednesday on 47 minutes. His looping effort from the left of the box went over Belford's head and into the bottom corner.
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The visitors saw a second goal disallowed on 52 minutes as the offside flag was raised.
Lowe saw his effort from the edge of the box swirl just past the right post on 58 minutes after Bishop laid the ball into his path.
Bury yellow card on 64 minutes - Mark Hughes
A long-range strike from Mozika on 69 minutes looked destined for the top left corner of the net, but it skidded past the left post.
Sheffield Wednesday substitution on 79 minutes - David Prutton replaced by Danny Uchechi
Bury substitution on 88 minutes - Andy Bishop replaced by Lenell John-Lewis
Lowe was close to claiming his second goal and Bury's third with moments of normal time remaining; his deflected shot had some bite, but O'Donnell pulled off a great save.
Bury substitution on 90(+3) minutes - David Worrall replaced by Patrick Cregg
Four minutes of added time drained away slowly after Worrall hobbled off injured, but Bury held on to their early lead to take all three points in a good contest.
Bury were by far the better side in a first half where they took a convincing 2-0 lead, but the visitors came out much stronger after the break. They got their reward with a goal soon after the restart, but it ultimately wasn't enough to take any points back over the Pennines.
Full Time -Bury 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Attendance - 5,219 (2,618 visitors)