Bury's youth team take 3 points in a well-deserved win against Preston North End
A resilient Bury FC Youth team ended Preston North End’s unbeaten five games run with a deserved 1-0 victory at Gorton on Saturday.
An excellent finish from Navid Nasseri on the 27th minute was the difference between the two sides.
Preston’s side proved to be a strong test for Bury youngsters in a game which called for Bury to dig deep and stand toe to toe on occasions.
Bury started the match the brighter of the two sides, creating good goal scoring opportunities in the first-half. Matthew Cook had two great efforts from two set pieces but both fell just short of the Preston goal.
Navid and Liam Bickett both came close to getting their names on the goal sheet with two near perfect strikes from outside the box.
Marcus Poscha missed the opportunity to capitalise on a great chance from a set piece.
At the mid-point in the first half Nasseri broke clear after a great through ball and coolly slotted the ball past the advancing Preston goalkeeper to make the score 1-0 to the home side.
Bury FC 1 PNE 0
The young Shakers continued to battle hard for the remainder of the half. The Preston goalkeeper pulled off two outstanding saves preventing Shaw and Dudley from taking the game out of Preston's reach.
The second half was a very dogged affair with Bury thwarting the Preston playmaker with this Preston switched to putting pressure on the home defence with long balls into the Bury box.
Bury’s back four of Cook, Poscha, Potter and Cliffe with stood the Preston onslaught with credit.
Aside from two late opportunities that Preston had, Bury’s goalkeeper Barber wasn’t really tested during the game.
The young Shakers showed a great deal of maturity in holding on to a well-deserved first-half lead and will not go far wrong this season if they can continue to recognise that effort brings reward.
Bury FC youth team now move on to Morecambe away next week.