Stunning Danny Rose goal brings a point home for Bury
Danny Rose scored a 95th minute equaliser as Bury drew 2-2 with Scunthorpe for the second time this season.
Tom Soares got Bury’s first of the game after Paddy Madden opened the scoring before Paul Hayes tapped in from close range after Brian Jensen saved his initial effort from the penalty spot.
With Frederic Veseli going back to Ipswich after his loan expired, Craig Jones was moved to right back and Tom Soares was placed on the wing. Tommy Miller missed out through a neck injury so Ashley Grimes took his place on the bench instead.
The Shakers started off the game positively and didn’t allow the home team any time on the ball and could have scored within the opening ten minutes. First Chris Hussey nearly caught on Sam Slocombe from a deep cross and then Danny Nardiello dragged his shot wide after being sent on a counter attack by Andrew Tutte.
The first real chance of the game fell to Scunthorpe’s Niall Canavan but he couldn’t get his effort on target from close range after David Syers knocked down a Terry Hawkridge corner.
With 20 minutes gone League Two’s top goalscorer Sam Winnall wasted a great chance for Scunthorpe when he got onto the end of a deflected Paddy Madden shot. Madden spun on the edge of the area and got a shot away which landed at the feet of Winnall but his shot ended up with the Bury fans behind the goal.
Ten minutes later Andrew Tutte played a pass that wouldn’t look out of touch in a Premier League game as he took out five defenders with a lofted through ball which nearly picked out Danny Nardiello. However his first touch let him down and it rolled out for a goal kick.
Pablo Mills, who was once again solid at the back, played a major part in the next chance for Bury as he intercepted a long ball, took on two players and sprayed the ball out to Danny Mayor on the left wing. Mayor cut inside past Hawkridge and got a shot away which dipped over the bar with Slocombe looking beaten.
With half time fast approaching Bury came closest to getting the opening goal of the game when Hallam Hope smashed an effort against the bar. He ran at David Mirfin in the Scunthorpe defence and turned him inside out before unleashing a left effort effort towards goal which cannoned back off the bar and Scunthorpe cleared the danger.
HT: Scunthorpe 0-0 Bury
Bury manager David Flitcroft made his first chance of the game six minutes into the second half when Danny Rose replaced Danny Nardiello up top but it was the Scunthorpe forwards who made the first impact.
With Chris Hussey, who was later replaced by Clive Platt, off the field after the physio being called on, Terry Hawkridge floated a corner into the box which was cleared to Hakeeb Adekulan. He brought it down and played the ball into the box and Madden was on hand to tap in with the Bury defence appealing for offside.
GOAL: Scunthorpe 1-0 Bury (Paddy Madden 62)
Six minutes later the Shakers were level after they were awarded a free kick after Eddie Nolan brought down Danny Rose. Chris Sedgwick whipped the free kick to the near post and Tom Soares beat his man to the ball to get Bury back into the game.
Brian Jensen was forced into a smart save with 72 minutes gone when Terry Hawkridge cut inside his man and got a shot away which was blocked by Jensen and cleared by Pablo Mills. However it wasn’t long until Scunthorpe restored their one goal advantage.
Hawkridge exchanged a one-two with Eddie Nolan and then went down under contact from Danny Mayor to win Scunthorpe a penalty. Paul Hayes stepped up to take it and saw his initial effort saved by Jensen but the rebound fell straight to him and he applied the finish.
GOAL: Scunthorpe 2-1 Bury (Paul Hayes 75)
Andy Procter was introduced into the game with 79 minutes gone for Tom Soares and was involved in the action two minutes later. Clive Platt flicked the ball down to him on the edge of the area and his shot looked destined for the bottom corner until Slocombe extended his arm to tip it around the post.
Six minutes of added time was indicated at the end of the second half and, similar to the reverse fixture, Bury got their equaliser in the 95th minute. Clive Platt held the ball up on the edge of the area and laid the ball off to Danny Rose. He took aim with his first touch and the ball nestled into the far corner to send the 443 travelling Shakers wild with delight at snatching a point at the death.
GOAL: Scunthorpe 2-2 Bury (Danny Rose 90+5)
Bury were able to see the game out without any more Scunthorpe attacks and the two teams left Glanford Park with a point each, leaving Bury in 11th and eight points off the play-offs.
Bury: Jensen, Hussey (Platt 64), McNulty, Mills, Jones (c), Soares (Procter 79), Tutte, Sedgwick, Mayor, Nardiello (Rose 51), Hope