Bury's development team bag another positive result at Burnley
Bury’s development squad made the short trip over to Burnley on Tuesday to take on Burnley’s development squad.
The game started in perfect fashion with the Shakers taking a lead after just 2 minutes. Tope Obadeyi latched onto a sweetly struck long pass from John Rooney. Obadeyi skipped past his man with pace and fired the ball high into the roof of the Burnley net.
Burnley 0 – Bury 1
Bury weren’t for resting on their laurels. The Shakers continued to pile on the pressure in search of a second goal. Shaun Harrad and Marlon Jackson both came close with Harrad hitting the woodwork and Jackson having a close range header cleared of the line.
Burnley gradually came back into the game. They forced Reice Charles-Cook into a couple of smart saves before equalising on the half hour mark.
Burnley 1 – Bury 1
Bury responded almost immediately. A swift counter attack by Gregg McDermott left the Burnley defence unable to deal with his advance on goal. McDermott capitalised on his good work, gaining Bury the advantage just before the break.
HT: Burnley 1 – Bury 2
Bury started the second-half sharply in search of a third goal. Their hard work quickly paid off when Obadeyi broke down the left wing and delivered a perfect cross to Marlon Jackson who slotted the ball comfortably into the back of the net.
Burnley 1 – Bury 3
The youthful Burnley team refused to roll over remaining a constant threat. Some slick play from the Clarets created an opening but Charles-Cook was quick to react with an expert save when threatened under the 1 on 1 advance.
Bury wrapped the game up 15 minutes before the final whistle. A spell of good passes ended with Harrad racing clear of the home defence before expertly chipping the ball over the advancing Burnley goalkeeper.
FT: Burnley 1 – Bury 4
Team - Charles-Cook GK, Potter, Cliffe, Marcus, Chippendale, Thomas, McDermott (Shaw), Rooney, Jackson (Nasseri) , Harrad (Burgess), Obayedi.
Subs- Barber GK, Dickinson, Shaw, Nasseri, Cooke,Burgess
Development Manager Ben Futcher was happy with his team’s performance. "I thought it was a good competitive game. Both teams tried to pass the ball around in difficult conditions.
I was really pleased with some of our play at times. When we played at the tempo and moved the ball around like I know the lads can we were a real threat. Burnley created some good opportunities with Reice being forced into making a couple of fantastic saves. On the final whistle we had 6 youth players on the pitch which is great for their development.’