Bury Youth Team led by Manager Ryan Kidd, were held to a 2-2 draw by a determined Radcliffe Borough side on a sunny afternoon, in the Shakers’ annual trip to Stainton Park.
The Shakers started well looking very comfortable on the ball while enjoying the majority of possession.
Striker George Miller looked a handful throughout the game, with his energy and desire to chase down every ball getting him into some good positions.
Millers first chance came in the fourth minute, when a cross from a youth Trialist found the striker in the box, however under pressure from Boro’s physical defence, he only managed to get a slight touch on it which went wide.
Midfielder Scott Burgess who recently graduated from the youth set-up was another player that impressed throughout the game, showing why he is so highly rated within the first-team set-up.
Miller and Burgess linked up early on in the game when Miller, found Burgess in space outside the box whose low shot went agonisingly wide.
minute with a well taken low drive past another Bury Trialist in the Shakers net.thHowever, against the run of play Radcliffe Borough opened up the scoring on the 16
This goal gave the hosts the boost they needed to start getting into the game, with them having another chance soon after when Tom Hulme raced down the wing putting in a cross to Matthew Davies, who couldn’t hit his shot clearly seeing it go well over the bar.
Bury then went on the offensive with a number of good chances, but to no avail with Radcliffe standing strong to deny the threat.
The Trialist keeper for Bury made two very important saves in a matter of seconds showing off his brilliant reactions.
First year Scholar Liam Williams, got the Shakers level on the stroke of half time, converting a floating corner by Brayden Shaw straight past Chris Cheetham in the Radcliffe net.
minute with a good team goal starting with a surging run by Rob Bourne, who sprayed it out to Trialist whose cross was headed home by Anthony Dudley to make it 2-1.thThe Shakers came out with a new lease of life, getting themselves into the lead on the 50
minute after a Marcus Poscha foul in the box gave Radcliffe a penalty. Captain Rick Smith stepped up and put it past Trialist.ndHowever, Radcliffe got the equaliser on the 62
Final Score: Bury 2 Radcliffe Borough 2
Bury Starting XI– Trialist, Rowan Kimmins, Ciaran Best, Jake Durham, Marcus Poscha, Liam Williams, Brayden Shaw, Scott Burgess, Anthony Dudley, George Miller, Trialist.
Bury Subs– Rob Bourne, Khalid Mohamed, Raquarn Crosdale, Adam Bardsley, Jesse Arizie