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Shakers into the Final

15 April 2014

Ashley Grimes and Nathan Cameron goals put Bury into Lancs Final

Ben Futcher’s Development Squad progressed to the Lancashire FA Senior Cup Final on Tuesday night after beating Burnley at Turf Moor


The starting eleven included eight first teamers including Reice Charles-Cook, Richard Hinds, Andy Procter and Ashley Grimes. Ben Potter, Marcus Poscha and Scott Burgess were the three youth team players that made the cut for the 7pm kick off.

The first half started with a slow tempo with both teams going close but not close enough to test either Reice Charles-Cook or Conor Mitchell, in the Burnley goal.

Ben Potter had Bury’s first shot on target in the 16th minute as he shot from the edge of the area straight into the hands of Mitchell.

Nine minutes later Burnley missed their best chance of the first half when Jason Gilchrist found himself unmarked in the area. He took his shot first time and it went in the same direction it came from and out for a goal kick.

The Shakers got the lead in the 34th minute through Ashley Grimes. He showed good footwork to keep the ball on the edge of the area before burying a left footed shot in the far corner past the despairing dive of Conor Mitchell.

GOAL: Burnley 0-1 Bury (Ashley Grimes 34’)

Shortly before the half time whistle sounded Burnley attempted to catch Charles-Cook out with a long range shot from Luke Gallagher. However the former Arsenal goalkeeper saved it comfortably and Bury headed into half time with a slender lead.

Thirteen minutes into the second half and that lead was extended through Nathan Cameron. Lewis Young swung a ball towards the back post and Cameron rose above his man to head home and double the advantage. 

GOAL: Burnley 0-2 Bury (Nathan Cameron 58’)

Following Bury’s second goal the action calmed down with the majority of it being played in the middle of the pitch. Burnley introduced Ntumba Massanka during that time period and it was him who had Burnley’s next chance but his shot was weak and easily saved by Reice Charles-Cook.

However a minute later Massanka scored what proved to be a consolation for Burnley after a bit of good fortune in the box. Richard Hinds slipped at the wrong moment and allowed Massanka time and space in the area to send Charles-Cook and give Burnley hope heading into the last ten minutes.

GOAL: Burnley 1-2 Bury (Ntumba Massanka 78’)

The Clarets tried their best to get a second goal but Jason Gilchirst wasted two good chances. The first was created by himself as he turned his man on the edge of the area before dragging his shot wide before firing a weak effort towards goal from ten yards out.

The referee sounded his whistle exactly on 90 minutes and the Shakers progressed to the Lancashire FA Senior Cup final and they will play either Wigan Athletic or Bolton Wanderers at Leyland with the date to be confirmed.

Bury: Charles-Cook, Poscha, Hinds, Cameron, Potter, Burke, Procter, Burgess, Grimes, Obadeyi, Young

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