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Match preview: Shrewsbury Town vs Bury

20 April 2018

Bury will head to the Montgomery Waters Meadow to face Shrewsbury Town on Saturday on the back of an improved performance on Tuesday evening against Doncaster Rovers

The Shakers fought back from 2-0 down to earn a creditable 3-3 draw at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Shakers boss Ryan Lowe had said he was only going to pick a side that would give him ‘100% effort and commitment’ – something he felt his side gave him: “Yeah, definitely, certainly.  Every one of the squad had a go tonight and we’ve got a just deserved point”.

Bury beat the then League leaders earlier in the season, under Lowe when he was Caretaker Manager, and he thinks that could prove to be an advantage this weekend “We’ve got one over on them already this season and I think that might be in the back of their minds.  We’ll respect Shrewsbury, we’ve got a lot of time for them, we’ll respect them but we’ll ultimately go there and look to put on a show like what we’ve done tonight and if we can get a point or 3 points, then that’s what we’ll be looking to do”.

 
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Referee

Saturday’s referee is Eddie Ilderton. This will be Eddie’s 28th game in charge this season. In his previous 27 games, he has issued 76 yellow cards and 7 red ones.  His last game in charge was at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday 7th April, as hosts Oxford United and visitors Oldham Athletic played out a 0-0 draw.  A total of 3 yellow cards were shown in that match.


We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 62nd meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 25 wins to Shrewsbury Town’s 19, with 17 draws.

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Match Report: Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bury

21 April 2018

Ryan Lowe’s side gained their second point of the week as the Shakers came from a goal behind at Shrewsbury to take a point from the promotion chasers, thanks to a second half goal from Jay O’Shea.

Zeli Ismail came into the starting 11 today as Danny Mayor missed out through injury, on-loan forward James Hanson was back in the matchday squad amongst the substitutes.

George Miller nearly had the Shakers ahead inside the first 5 minutes. Omar Beckles slipped and then Mat Sadler couldn’t stop Miller as he got in behind from a long ball, however, the young forward saw his effort kept out by Shrewsbury ‘keeper Dean Henderson.

Shrewsbury, who hadn’t scored in 3 matches, broke the deadlock just 12 minutes in. Abo Eisa won the ball in his own half, he then charged forward with the ball, and did well to hold off a strong challenge from Zeli Ismail, he then cut inside and powered a shot past Murphy, low to the ‘keeper’s right from the edge of the area.

It could hsve been two for Shrewsbury not long after the first, Bryn Morris with an in-swinging free kick from the left-hand side of the pitch almost fashioned a chance at the back post, but the ball was deflected behind for a corner which the hosts didn’t threaten with.

The Shakers responded well to a good Shrewsbury start. Saul Shotton charged forward with the ball, he played the ball out wide to Zeli Ismail, but his cross was too deep for Miller and the ball was out for a goal kick.

Moments later, George Miller had a chance to test the Shrewsbury goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, as his attempt was dragged wide of Henderson’s right post and the Shakers’ search to level the scores continued.

Joe Murphy was again called into action, just after the half hour mark as Bryn Morris let a ferocious strike off from about 25 yards.  Murphy was equal to it, getting firmly behind the ball, and parrying it clear of the Shakers’ goal.

Ryan Lowe’s side were getting closer to an equalising goal. Zeli Ismail drove at the Shrewsbury defence, beating two men in the process, his pulled back ball was just behind George Miller who was charging into the box.

HALF TIME: SHREWSBURY 1-0 BURY

The opening of the second half was rather cagey, as Shrewsbury must have thought they were in behind after a one-two between Ben Godfrey and Carlton Morris, but Adam Thompson was there to win the ball back for the Shakers with what surely was a goal saving challenge.

The Shakers pushed for an equaliser, Ismail was in behind on the right after a brilliant ball over the top, his dangerous cross was deflected out as Miller looked for his 7th goal of the season after joining on loan from Middlesbrough in January.  

Ryan Lowe’s side were level moments later. Bunn was fouled and took a quick free kick into Jay O’Shea, the midfielder created himself some space in the Shrewsbury box as he struck the ball low to Dean Henderson’s right, the host’s ‘keeper was unable to get down in time to stop O’Shea bagging his third of the campaign.

The second half never lived up to the excitement of the first half, with the defences coming out on top. The closest Paul Hurst’s side came in the final exchanges was through Nathan Thomas, a speculative volley from 30 yards bounced just past Murphy’s left-hand post.

The Shakers still searched for a winner, fantastic pressure from James Hanson forced a corner after a mistake from Nsiala. Danns went down inside the box but the referee turned down his appeal.

Both sides had to settle for a draw as the Shakers took a 4th point from Shrewsbury this season, a club who’s hunt for automatic promotion was seriously damaged after Jay O’Shea earnt a point for Ryan Lowe’s side, after Abo Eisa fired the home side ahead on his home debut after 13 minutes.

FULL TIME: SHREWSBURY TOWN 1-1 BURY

 

Attendance: 5735 (112 Shakers)

 

Shrewsbury Town: Dean Henderson, Max Lowe, Ben Godfrey, Mat Sadler ( C ) (Lenell John-Lewis 85’), Omar Beckles, Carlton Morris, James Bolton, Bryn Morris, Abo Eisa (Arthur Gnahoua 77’), Aristote Nsiala, Alex Rodman (Nathan Thomas 68’)

Unused Subs: Craig MacGillivray(GK), Joe Riley, Luke Hendrie, Sam Jones

Bury: Joe Murphy, Adam Thompson, Phil Edwards, Zeli Ismail, George Miller (Rohan Ince 88’), Callum Styles, Jay O’Shea, Ryan Cooney (Peter Clarke 77’), Neil Danns ( C ), Harry Bunn (James Hanson 68’), Saul Shotton

Unused Subs: Connor Ripley (GK), Andrew Tutte, Tsun Dai, Joe Adams

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