Match Report


Sat 17 Mar 12

Bury 1 Wycombe 4
by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane

Bury's winless run extended to an 11th heartbreaking game with a humiliating home defeat to relegation-threatened Wycombe, the Shakers' third consecutive 4-1 loss.

The Shakers gifted Wycombe the ideal start as a mistake on the right opened up the pitch for Beavon to score after four minutes, before going on to claim a hat trick.

Giles Coke sent a penalty kick against the foot of the post on 51 minutes, signalling the downward spiral from playing decent football to another bad loss for Bury.

Mistakes at the back overshadowed a confident performance from Shaun Harrad following his month's loan at Rotherham, which culminated in his first Bury goal.

Wycombe started early with the chances, with Stuart Lewis trying his luck from the edge of the box on 2 minutes, but his powerful drive went well wide.

GOAL! The visitors had the lead on 4 minutes courtesy of a neat finish from Scott Beavon. Marvin McCoy shrugged off the challenge from David Worrall before running down the right flank to cross for Bevan to turn and finish with his right foot.

Bury 0 Wycombe 1

Lateef Elford-Alliyu tried a curling effort from the left of the box on 8 minutes, but he watched from the floor as it sailed just wide of the far post.

Giles Coke forced Nikki Bull to tip over his curling free kick on 10 minutes, giving Bury a corner.

GOAL! The Shakers were back in the game seconds later as Coke delivered the corner from the right and Shaun Harrad met the ball with his head at the far post.

Bury 1 Wycombe 1

GOAL! Wycombe were back in front moments after the restart with a goal for Paul Hayes. A mistake from Nathan Clarke on the right saw McCoy cross the ball once more for Hayes to finish with a simple tap in from near the penalty spot.

Bury 1 Wycombe 2

A nice ball from Joe Skarz headed over the top to Mike Grella, just inside the box on 22 minutes. He brought the ball down to shoot from the left of the box but Bull smothered it.

Hayes was looking for his second and he almost got it on 28 minutes - a loose ball found him on the left of the box and his curling effort stroked the crossbar as it went just over the target.

Harrad continued to look sharp for Bury - especially on set pieces - and a corner from Coke on 32 minutes found him at the near post, and his bullet header forced a reaction save from Bull on the line.

Bury yellow card on 36 minutes - Mark Hughes

Three minutes of added time were played out as Bury continued to look for an equaliser. Shaun Harrad made something out of a nothing ball in the box just before the break while being challenged by Dave Winfield, but the referee saw a foul from the Bury striker.

Half time - Bury 1 Wycombe 2

Wycombe substitution at half time - Danny Foster replaced by Grant Basey

A corner from Worrall on 48 minutes found Efe Sodje at the far post, but the tight angle saw the Bury defender hit the side netting.

Bury were awarded a penalty on 51 minutes after Hughes was pushed over in the box by Grant Basey. Giles Coke stepped up to take the spot kick but saw the ball rebound off the foot of the post.

Mike Grella broke away with the ball on 56 minutes, threading the ball through to Worrall on the left. His first shot was blocked by Bull - Worrall headed the rebound, forcing another save from Bull which rolled the ball out of play, yet the referee gave Wycombe a goal kick.

Bury substitution on 59 minutes - Mike Grella replaced by David Amoo

GOAL! Wycombe extended their lead on 62 minutes with another goal for Beavon as his curling effort from just inside the box was deflected into the Bury net.

Bury 1 Wycombe 3

Bury substitution on 66 minutes - Mark Hughes replaced by Andy Bishop

GOAL! Wycombe had their fourth on 71 minutes and a hat trick fro Beavon with a well-taken effort from the edge of the box.

Bury 1 Wycombe 4

Beavon stayed onside the take the ball towards the right of the box on 77 minutes, looking for his fourth goal. His shot was blocked by the feet of Carson.

Wycombe substitution on 80 minutes - Paul Hayes replaced by Chris Hackett

Wycombe substitution on 85 minutes - Stuart Beavon replaced by Matt McClure

Four minutes of added time were played out as Bury could see no way to make a depressing score line look any better. They are now officially in a relegation fight and face former manager Alan Knill and his Scunthorpe side on Tuesday.

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