The Bury youth teams unbeaten run was extended to 3 games at Morecambe
Bury youth teams unbeaten run was extended to 3 games at the seaside on Saturday as they drew 2-2 away at Morecambe.
Following on from Thursday nights thrilling Manchester Senior Cup tie at Gigg Lane in which Bury fielded several of the under 18’s and under 17’s, Bury rested several of the players who featured in the tie against Manchester United.
The first real chance for the Shakers came after only 6 minutes when Sam Dickinson struck an impressive shot but it was well saved by Morecambe’s keeper.
Just 2 minutes later Jake Cliffe had a header cleared off the line, a header which would have put Bury in the driving seat.
Navid Nasseri continued to impress following his recent run of form. Nasseri had two chances to open the scoring but he failed to capitalise on the opportunities.
Louis Kennedy and Sam Dickinson both found themselves in one on one situations just before half-time but they were unable to break the deadlock.
After several clear cut chances in the first-half and against the run of play, the Bury youngsters found themselves trailing on 48 minutes after Morecombe broke away.
Morecambe 1 – Bury 0
The home advantage didn’t last long, 2 minutes later Sam Dickinson brought the Shakers back into the game when he levelled from the penalty spot following a handball in the box.
Morecambe 1 – Bury 1
The confident Bury side suffered a set-back when a Morecambe forward profited from an unusually poor Bury goal kick. The striker promptly returned the ball into the back of the Bury’s goal to put the home side 2-1 up.
Morecambe 2 – Bury 1
A determined Bury did not want to let their recent winning streak slip. On the 65th minute Brendan Shaw rifled a terrific shot into the top corner of Morecambe’s net bringing the game level at 2-2.
Morecambe 2 – Bury 2
Boyed by the equaliser 2 minutes later Scott Burgess had a header cleared off the line which rebounded to an unsuspecting Navid Nasseri who couldn’t capitalise on the opportunity to put Bury In front.
Bury continued to press for a winning goal. Under 16’s player Miller had two squandered opportunities in the dying minutes of the game when he hit the post and a missed a shot from 4 yards out.
With Bury finishing the game with three under 16’s players and an under 15 on the pitch, a draw in the under 18’s league was a credible result. With a little more experience playing together this match could have been a win rather than a draw.