Match Report


Sat 03 Mar 12

Ten years and a day since the Shakers entered Administration, the Shakers showed no signs of their former insecurities as a 91st minute Ashley Eastham goal completed a sensational comeback for Bury who overturned Huddersfield's 3-0 lead to grab a share of the points at Gigg Lane.

Games with Huddersfield Town at Gigg Lane seem to bring out the best and worst of both sides as the Terriers raced into a 3-0 lead before the Shakers staged a fantastic comeback to take a point.

Bury were well worthy of the draw pinning back Huddersfield for large periods whereas Huddersfield were the architects of their own downfall demonstrating their inability to close out a game for the second time this week.

A stern challenge on Shakers' keeper Trevor Carson allowed Sean Morrison to steer Huddersfield in front and kick-start an 11-minute goal-glut.

Four minutes later, Jordan Rhodes - who returned to the line-up following international duty with Scotland - broke well to release Danny Ward down the left.

Ward, who was outstanding on the day, crossed well for Rhodes to head home his 30th league this season.

Following a defensive mistake, Rhodes added another, blasting into the left-hand corner from close-range, making it three goals in eight minutes.

At this stage, a rout looked on the cards but just two minutes later, a fantastic 30-yard free-kick from captain Steve Schumacher gave Bury hope with the score 1-3 at the break.

The introduction of David Amoo galvanised Bury in the second-half and the on-loan Liverpool","height=600, width=800,scrollbars=1,resizable=1,status=1,toolbar=1,location=1");return false;">Liverpool winger tormented Huddersfield's ex-Evertonian Gary Naysmith.

It was Amoo, having been played in brilliantly by the impressive Phil Picken, who created the second goal for Bury as his low cross allowed Lenell John-Lewis to deservedly get his name on the scoresheet.

Bury sensed blood and pushed forward for the equaliser as Huddersfield seemed to settle for what they had, with best player on the day Danny Ward being withdrawn on 77 minutes for Oscar Gobern.

A 91st corner gave hope to the Gigg Lane faithful and as Peter Sweeney swung in a perfect corner for the umpteenth time during the game, Ashley Eastham appeared at the far post to smash home for the draw.

Bury remain 14th but will head to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday full of confidence.

By Chris Smith and Marcus Banks

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