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Flitcroft delighted with his teams character

23 March 2015

Bury manager, David Flitcroft, was delighted with his side's character after they went down to ten men.

They fought back to claim a crucial 2-1 home win over fellow Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off chasers Northampton Town.

Ricky Holmes gave the visitors the lead in the 10th-minute, before Joe Riley was shown a straight red card in the 48th minute. 

The Shakers rallied together and Kelvin Etuhu claimed a 66th-minute equaliser before Adam El-Abd headed home in the 90th minute, making it seven wins from eight for the Shakers. 

Talking after the match, David Flitcroft said: "I was disappointed at half time and I told the players that. We didn't move the ball well first half and played on the back foot, which isn't us. 

"Second half we played with more purpose, more adventure, and I think we completely deserved the win. There was a bravery about our performance, out of adversity. 

"The referee didn't have any choice about the red card, it was a rush of blood, but then we showed a real willingness to go and win the game. 

"We showed a controlled aggression. To go 4-2-3 is pretty brave because it leaves the centre of the pitch isolated, but I wanted to get Danny Mayor and Hallam Hope up the pitch to support Ryan Lowe. 

"Kelvin Etuhu took on the responsibility and went to a higher level, he really carried us. His goal grabbed the momentum and once we got the momentum it put a fear factor into Northampton."

Watch the full interview on the Bury FC Network here.

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