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1 November 2014

Nicky Adams and Danny Rose collect three points for Bury

Bury made it eight wins in a row in all competitions at the JD Stadium with a scintillating performance against Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon.


First half goals from Nicky Adams and Danny Rose secured a 2-0 win to move the Shakers back to fourth in SkyBet League Two.


David Flitcroft made four changes to the team that drew 1-1 at Southend with Nicky Adams, Ryan Lowe, Danny Rose and Craig Jones coming in for Chris Sedgwick, Courtney Duffus, Andrew Tutte and Tom Kennedy.


Bury had a good start to the game and created a chance within the opening minute after Chris Dunn fumbled under pressure from Ryan Lowe. Danny Rose followed up and saw his shot fly just past the post.


The waves of attacking football continued and it wasn't long until another chance was created. Tom Soares went close in the 10th minute when Chris Dunn saved down low to his left to deny his edge of the area shot. 


The pressure soon paid off and it was Nicky Adams who got the goal, his first since returning to the club. He received the ball around 25 yards out, turned his marker and curled the ball into the far corner to make it 1-0.


GOAL: Bury 1-0 Cambridge (Nicky Adams 12')


The home side's constant attacks continued throughout the opening thirty minutes of the game and their efforts were awarded with a goal in the 27th minute. Craig Jones burst down the right wing and whipped in a teasing cross into the six yard area which was met by the head of Danny Rose to double the advantage. 


GOAL: Bury 2-0 Cambridge (Danny Rose 27')


Following the early flurry of chances the game calmed down as the clock ticked towards the half time break with both teams involved in a midfield battle and both defences remaining solid at the back to ensure no chances were created before half time.


HT: Bury 2-0 Cambridge


David Flitcroft made one change at the interval with Andrew Tutte replacing Kelvin Etuhu but it was one of the starting eleven who had the first chance of the second half. Ryan Lowe found himself in space on the edge of the area but his shot was saved by Chris Dunn before Rob Lainton was alert at the other end to keep Kwesi Appiah at bay. 


As David Flitcroft stated in his post match press conference, no two half of football are the same and that was the case in the second half with not many chances being created.  


The game lit up in the final ten minutes with Pablo Mills doing well to clear a Harrison Dunk effort almost on the line whilst Courtney Duffus came close to a third for Bury but his lofted effort landed on the roof of they net.


The Shakers went even closer to sealing the three points in the 88th minute when Nicky Adams crashed an effort against the bar. The former Rochdale midfielder opened his body up and curled a left football effort towards goal that beat Dunn but not the woodwork and the danger was cleared. 


The final whistle sounded shortly after the chance and ensured Bury made it eight straight wins at home in all competitions, leaving the Shakers in good form at the JD Stadium ahead of Saturday's FA Cup First Round tie against Hemel Hempstead. 

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