A spirited effort but Shakers come home with nothing
Bury’s search for that elusive first win continued to Huish Park and Yeovil Town, but there search for three points hasn’t been helped with a comical goal and a man light following a red card to Zac Thompson.
Shakers got underway in Somerset and looked to be heading for the same start to the game as we saw on Tuesday evening with some fast football going forward. As early as the second minute, a good ball from Joe Skarz released Top Hopper, his quick ball to David Worrall in the corner was quickly cleared by the home defence, but only as far as Matt Doherty who attempted to loft the ball back into the Yeovil box, but he failed to loft the ball high enough and the home side cleared.
Doherty had his name entered into the referee’s notebook four minutes later from what appeared to be a nothing challenge. Both players collided, both players stayed on their feet yet Doherty went straight into the referee’s notebook. The resulting free kick though was well held by Trevor Carson.
A Bury free kick on ten minutes saw Schumacher’s delivery easily cleared by the home side. From the clearance, Yeovil burst forward with Hayter, his quick ball into the box released Patrick Madden but a good challenge from Mark Hughes had the ball away for a home corner.
Three minutes later and Joe Skarz fed the ball to Dominic Poleon on the side of the park, he quickly cut inside the Yeovil defender and fired a crisp shot at goal that keeper Marek Stetch smartly dived upon to hold the ball.
From the clearance from the Glovers keeper, they quickly moved the ball to Keanu Marsh-Brown on the edge of the Bury box, his shot however rose all the way and almost flew out of the ground.
A Joe Skarz foul on 16 minutes, on Marsh-Brown, brought another delivery into the box from McAllister that was easily dealt with by Trevor Carson. Carson’s clearance was swiftly moved back towards the Shakers defence by the home side with Sam Foley playing a clever ball to James Hayter, his crisp shot saw Carson called into action again by diving smartly to push the effort away for a corner.
Adam Lockwood dealt with the resulting corner and the Shakers mo9ved the ball down the wing to Dominic Poleon quickly, the on-loan youngster jinked towards the corner of the box before a challenge came in from Burn and pushed the ball out for a Bury corner. It was to prove expensive for Bury as a towering header from Webster saw the ball cleared, with a 50 50 ball to chase, Zac Thompson dived at the ball with both feet off the floor, sending Marsh-Brown rolling in agony. There could only be one outcome and referee Stuart Attwell showed no hesitation by producing a red card.
Yeovil took the lead five minutes later and as Kevin Blackwell has said many times, when the luck is down – it really goes against you. A good cross into the box from Smith appeared to have been caught by Carson, however he somehow dropped the ball. Matt Doherty smashed the ball out of play – or rather that was the idea, the ball cannoned of Byron Webster – the one time Shakers trialists – and deflected into the back of the net.
Goal: Yeovil Town 1 Bury 0 (Webster 34)
The two sides went in at the break ten minutes later with the Shakers again cursing their run of bad luck.
Within three minutes of the restart, a Bury free kick from the half way line from Mark Hughes saw the ball floated into the Yeovil box, where keeper Stetch caught unchallenged and with ease.
Many in the ground thought the home side had doubled their lead on 50 minutes when Patrick Madden fired a stern shot into the side netting from an acute angle. Moment later a Joe Skarz cross into the box flew harmlessly out of play. Bury were showing no signs of being a man down.
Tom Hopper put in another good performance but a floated ball into the box on 53 minutes had too much on it, and floated over Bishop and Webster and out for another goal kick. From that goal kick, Yeovil broke quickly and Madden suddenly found himself one on one with Carson. The on loan Carlisle player should have done better as Carson produced another good save to keep the score down to one.
Bury won a free kick on the hour and Schumacher’s delivery into the box found an unmarked and in space Mark Hughes, he fired the ball crisply at goal and it looked as though Stetch would be beaten, but he somehow managed to get something on the ball killing it dead.
A Bury suddenly started spraying [perfect passes across the pitch, which eventually ended with a volleyed shot from Worrall that flew just wide of the target. Bury were suddenly looking a lot more fluid.
A Peter Sweeney corner on 72 minutes fell to Dominic Poleon on the far post, with his back to goal and the ball at his feet; he quickly turned and fired the ball into the roof of the net to put the shakers back into the game
Goal: Yeovil Town 1 Bury 1 (Poleon 72)
Within five minutes though the home side regained the advantage, a corner from Ed Upson found an unmarked Sam Foley on the edge of the six yard box, his flicked header flew into the bottom corner to deflate the Shakers
Goal: Yeovil Town 2 Bury 1 (Foley 77)
With nine minutes of the game left, David Worrall beat the offside trap, he managed to keep the ball away from Stetch, but took it far too wide before he attempted to lay the ball off to Mark Carrington, his pass however lacked the strength to reach the midfielder and the home side cleared.
A final chance fell to the Shakers on 90+3 minutes when a good ball into the box from Craig Jones found the head of Matt Doherty; his crisply struck header though went straight to the keeper.
Final Score: Yeovil Town 2 Bury 1
Bury: Trevor Carson, Joe Skarz, Adam Lockwood, Mark Hughes, Matt Doherty, David Worrall, Steven Schumacher, Zac Thompson, Andy Bishop, Tom Hopper, Dominic Poleon
Substitutes: Cameron Belford, Efe Sodje, Peter Sweeney, Craig Jones, Marcus Marshall, Mark Carrington, David Healy
Yeovil Town: Marek Stech, Jamie McAllister, Byron Webster, Keanu Marsh-Brown, Edward Upson, James Hayter, Sam Foley, Patrick Madden, Daniel Burn, Korey Smith, Joe Edwards
Substitutes: Richard Hinds, Dominic Blizzard, Gavin Williams, Rueben Reid, Gareth Stewart