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Development: Bury 0-Bolton 3

14 November 2013

Bury’s Development Squad were defeated 3-0 by Bolton's Development Squad in Manchester Senior Cup.

Bury named a strong side for the game that included eight first team players, one from the youth team and two trialists in Franny Jeffers and Garry O’Connor.

The Shakers started the better of the two teams with Euan Holden coming close to putting the Shakers in front in the opening five minutes with a powerful shot from the edge of the area. 

Reice Charles-Cook was soon called into the action just three minutes later as he was forced to make a low save in order to deny Zach Clough at the back post. From the resulting clearance Bury worked the ball up to Ashley Grimes but his shot rebounded out for a goal kick after hitting the post.

The game settled after an action packed opening ten minutes before Bolton opened the scoring 21 minutes in. Jan Gregus swung a corner into the box and it was met by Sanmi Odelusi but his effort hit the bar and bounced out. The ball fell kindly to Oscar Threlkeld at the back post who fired the ball in past Charles-Cook to give Bolton the lead.

21 Minutes: Bury 0 - Bolton 1

Bolton's goal spurred Bury on and they were denied the chance to bring the game level by two fantastic saves by Bolton's goalkeeper Harry Campbell in two minutes. First, Campbell saved down low from a John Rooney header before acrobatically tipping over an effort from Ashley Grimes.

Bolton doubled their lead in the 32nd minute when Jan Gregus fired in a free kick from long range which managed to squeeze in at the post.

32 minutes: Bury 0 - Bolton 2

Bury were continuing to push for their opener and came close when Franny Jeffers got on the wrong side of Rob Holding. As Jeffers was forced out wide, he fired a shot towards the near post but it hit the side netting.

As the half drew to an end, Odelusi and Youngs had half chances for Bolton but nothing came of it.

Half Time: Bury 0 - Bolton 2

Bury started the second-half almost exactly as they had the first-half in creating chances but failing to capitalise. Marco Navas found himself free on the edge of the area. He curled an effort round Luke Woodland but it was just wide of the goal.

The Shakers continued their constant onslaught on the Bolton goal and had chances to score just before the hour mark. 

Gareth Roberts saw his effort cleared off the line just before Ashley Grimes saw his curling effort flash inches away from the top corner.

Reice Charles-Cook produced two smart saves in the 64th minute when he denied both Tom Youngs and Luke Woodland, with Woodland's header saved down low and Young's shot from outside the area tipped out.

Bolton killed the game off six minutes later when Sanmi Odelusi scored from close range. The ball fell kindly to him inside the area he fired past Charles-Cook, much to the dismay of the Bury defence as they believed Odelusi was in an offside position when he fired home.

Bury 0 - Bolton 3

Youngster Regan Walker was introduced into the game shortly after the goal when he replaced Franny Jeffers. 

As the game approached the final whistle, William Edjenguele came closest to getting a goal back for the Shakers but his header scraped the outside of the post from Gareth Roberts’ cross.

Full Time: Bury 0 - Bolton 3

Bury: Charles-Cook, Potter, Edjengeule, Boateng (Trialist), Roberts, Holden, Rooney, Navas, Grimes, O’Connor, Jeffers (Walker 71)

Subs not used: Barber, Poscha, Dickinson, Reindorf

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