Match Report


Sat 28 Apr 12

Bury 0 Oldham Athletic" target="_blank">Oldham Athletic 0
by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane

Bury's final home game of the season ended with a largely uneventful match for both sides, despite Bury being inches from taking the lead in the opening minute.

David Worrall took the ball around Bradley Diallo before crossing to Shaun Harrad as he waited in front of goal, but he somehow scuffed the ball wide.

Seven minutes of second half injury time were added on following Youssouf M'Changama's medical treatment on the pitch, but they proved fruitless for either side.

Bury had a golden chance to take the lead within the first minute - David Worrall made the most of an unsteady Bradley Diallo and took the ball around him before crossing in front of goal for Shaun Harrad, but he somehow put it wide of the far post.

The majority of the first half saw both sides try and stamp their authority on the match after a spritely start for the Shakers.

Bradley Diallo seemed to be continually pushing and pulling at Worrall on the right, and the pair had a confrontation with ten minutes of the half remaining.

One minute of added time was indicated by the fourth official, but it was soon over. Bury went into the break knowing they should have taken the lead early on and would need to capitalise on their chances in the second half.

Half time - Bury 0 Oldham Athletic" target="_blank">Oldham Athletic 0

Bury substitution at half time - Giles Coke replaced by Max Harrop

Oldham substitution on 57 minutes - Youssouf M'Changama replaced by Carl Winchester

Oldham substitution on 67 minutes - Kirk Millar replaced by Filipe Morais

A strong cross from Worrall on the right after 70 minutes found Harrad with his back to goal, but he was pushed off the ball before he could turn and shoot.

Max Harrop tried a cheeky cross from the left moments later, but Dean Bouzanis met the ball at the near post to keep the game at a stalemate.

Bury substitution on 75 minutes - Shaun Harrad replaced by Lenell John-Lewis

Oldham substitution on 84 minutes - Harry Bunn replaced by Connor Hughes

Bury substitution on 84 minutes - Mike Grella replaced by Lateef Elford-Alliyu

Seven minutes of added time were indicated by the fourth official as a result of M'Changama's medical treatment for the away side.

Bury yellow card on 90 (+3) minutes - David Worrall

A long period of added time was soon over and it ended an afternoon of uneventful football for both sides. Neither side could keep the ball in play and take the ball forward, but Bury should have taken the lead in the first minute.

Full time - Bury 0 Oldham Athletic" target="_blank">Oldham Athletic 0

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