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Report: U18s v Blackpool

23 February 2015

Bury's youth team drew 2-2 with Blackpool on Saturday to go ten games without a loss in the league.

Bury’s under-18 side kept their unbeaten run going with a 2-2 draw against a battling Blackpool side at Squires Gate on Saturday.

The game started as a very even affair with both teams having very little chances, until the 9th minute when the game was sparked to life with a goal for Brayden Shaw.

Khalid Mohammed got the ball in the middle of the park, after a short run forward he found the on-running Brayden Shaw in the box, and Shaw put the ball past the Seasiders ‘keeper to put the Shakers 1-0.

Bury were now in control of the match, passing the ball well and getting forward into a good attacking positions. However, Blackpool stayed strong defensively to deny them their second goal.

Two great chances for the Shakers occurred after the 20 minutes mark. The first on the 20th minute was a great team play with the ball being played from the defence all the way to George Miller, whose shot was unfortunately wide.

The second of the chances was a 25-yard free kick which Scott Burgess hit perfectly, only to find it agonisingly hit the post.

At the other end, Blackpool had a chance from an in-swinging corner which was cleared, but only to a man on the edge of the box. The shot came through a crowded box, but the shot is saved with ease by ‘keeper Jack Ruddy.

The youngsters got their deserved second goal on the 37th minute. Henry Wordingham on the left wing put in a low cross which evaded the Blackpool defence to find Brayden Shaw in the box, the forward found space to smash it home to put the Shakers 2-0 up.

As the first half was coming to an end, the Seasiders managed to get a goal back to keep themselves in the game on the stroke of half time with a corner.

The Shakers went in at half-time 2-1 up, looking in control for most of the half.

The second half was a largely uneventful affair with the ball being stuck in the middle of the park with few chances for either side.

Blackpool put in a gritty performance to try and get their equaliser with little success, however on the 73rd minute it came after an un-cleared chance was deflected into the net by a Blackpool player.

Henry Wordingham had a chance to put the Shakers ahead on the 80th minute, however his hot from a very tight angle was saved by the Blackpool ‘keeper.

The game played out with very few chances for either side. The whistle blew and the game finished 2-2, with the Shakers disappointed that they couldn’t hold onto their lead.

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