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Youth Report: Bury 1 - 1 Tranmere Rovers

26 January 2015

Bury FC youth team drew 1-1 away at Tranmere Rovers to keep their run going.

Bury FC youth team went to Tranmere Rovers on Saturday morning looking to stabilise their place at the top of the league. However, it was always going to be a tough game against a strong, physical team who went into the game fourth in the league.

The youth team put in a brave performance to come away with a point in a 1-1 draw to keep their unbeaten run of 6 league games going. 

The team also had a number of key players missing including Anthony Dudley, Jack Ruddy and Marcus Poshca all being called up to the first team.

The game started very evenly with few chances for either team, Bury had the better of the chances with a shot by Brayden Shaw from just outside the box going agonisingly wide after a good display of passing football by the squad.

Shaw again nearly sparked the game into life on 18 minutes with an adventurous run down the left, skipping past a number of Tranmere players before squaring the ball to Scott Burgess on the edge of the box whose shot went just wide.

After a large spell of football stuck in the middle of the park, Tranmere started getting into the game with a number of good chances, but the Bury defence stayed strong to avert any danger and go into break with a deserved 0-0 scoreline.

In the second half Bury started strong to calm Tranmere’s attacking presence down. After coming on for a Robert Harker, Khalid Mohammed had a great chance to take the lead when he was played into a busy box to put a shot away while being bustled to the ground by their defence, the dipping shot looked like it could squeeze in behind the Tranmere goalkeeper, but instead it hit the top of the crossbar to everyone’s dismay.

The game started turning Tranmere’s way as they started controlling the game and on the 75th minute they grabbed the lead with a scrappy goal, as they pounced on a loose ball in the box.

Bury showed why they are in the title race though as they never lied down, and on the 81st minute Shaw seized on a loose ball from an in swinging corner which the Tranmere defence  failed to clear to equalise at 1-1.

The game closed as an end to end affair with both teams looking to snatch the win, but even with 5 minutes added time neither could find a breakthrough.

The team will go into next Saturdays game against Wigan Athletic at home with their heads held high against a team who have spent the majority of the season at the top of the league.

Bury Starting XI: Rhys Williams, Ben Potter, Sam Gibson, Robert Bourne, Rowan Kimmins, Matty Foulds, Raquane Crosdale, Scott Burgess, Robert Harker, Brayden Shaw, Jake Durham
Substitutes: Khalid Mohammed, Morgan Bacon, Will Osgathorpe, Liam Williams

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