Match Report


Tue 28 Feb 12

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by Hannah Ingram at Gigg Lane

Bury's winless run extended to seven games after a disappointing home defeat to Hartlepool United" target="_blank">Hartlepool United - who had a point to prove after a 5-0 drumming at the weekend.

Richie Humphreys headed the visitors into the lead on the stroke of half time, before substitute Adam Boyd turned and shot from close range with 15 minutes to go.

David Worrall was the undoubted man of the match and had his reward on 79 minutes - a neat pass from the left met his feet as he managed to sneak behind the Hartlepool back line and chip Scott Flinders from around the penalty spot.

But it was ultimately just a consolation for the Shakers, who welcome promotion-chasing Huddersfield to Gigg Lane in a matter of days.

Antony Sweeney made the most of a high cross from the left after 3 minutes, but his equally looping header went wide of the far post.

A dangerous cross from Andy Bishop on the right after 8 minutes was destined for the head of Giles Coke at the far post, but Neil Austin cleared from in front of him.

Bury yellow card on 10 minutes - Andy Bishop

Antony Sweeney had time to turn and shoot on 15 minutes, as a moment of confusion between Mark Hughes and Trevor Carson saw them tangle up with each other. Mark Carrington waded in to clear the ball, taking it away to the right of the box.

Peter Hartley connected with an Austin corner at the far post on 30 minutes, heading downwards and looking inches from taking the lead - a reaction save from Carson kept Bury in the game.

Andy Monkhouse tried his luck from distance on 34 minutes, sending a curling effort towards goal and forcing Carson to tip it over.

David Worrall turned and shot from the edge of the box on 39 minutes - his effort had the power, but Scott Flinders was in the right place to save.

GOAL! The visitors took the lead with moments of the first half remaining. A whipped cross from Austin found the head of Richie Humphreys who headed past an outstretched Carson.

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One minute of added time was soon over as the Shakers left the field, stunned by Hartlepool sneaking into the lead just before the break.

Half Time - Bury 0 Hartlepool United" target="_blank">Hartlepool United 1

A cross from Worrall the right after 52 minutes was deflected into the path of Steven Schumacher, but the Bury captain sent his shot from just outside the box well over the bar.

Austin was back causing Bury problems on 56 minutes, sendinga dangerous cross into the box from the left and looking for Antony Sweeney - he connected with his head, but sent the ball wide.

Hartlepool substitution on 59 minutes - James Brown replaced by Adam Boyd

Hartlepool yellow card on 61 minutes - Evan Horwood

A foul on David Amoo from Horwood gave Bury a free kick in Schumacher territory - the Bury captain stepped up, but saw his long range effort float just wide.

Worrall danced past the challenge from Austin on the left after 66 minutes, and tried a low shot from the edge of the box. Scott Flinders got down well to save, despite spilling the ball in front of him at first.

GOAL! Substitute Adam Boyd extended Hartlepool's lead on 74 minutes, finishing from close range after Bury failed to clear their lines.

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GOAL! Bury clawed a goal back with just over ten minutes of the game remaining, and it was David Worrall who took the plaudits. An inch-perfect forward ball found Worrall as he beat the offside trap and sneaked behind the Hartlepool back line. He paced forward and once he was one on one with Flinders, he cheekily chipped him from around the penalty spot.

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Bury substitution on 89 minutes - Mark Carrington replaced by Lenell John-Lewis

Five minutes of added time failed to bring an equaliser for the Shakers, despite throwing everything forward.

Attendance - 2,072 (130 visitors)

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