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Match Report: Bury 4 - 3 Blackpool

31 October 2015

The Shakers left Gigg Lane with all three points in a very lively affair against Lancashire rivals Blackpool at Gigg Lane with a 4-3 win.

minute.thThe Shakers started the game off brilliantly with a goal in the 2nd minute by Danny Rose, the young striker then doubled the home sides lead with a very similar goal on the 10


Blackpool got a goal back through Mark Cullen just after to make sure the Shakers didn’t run away with it, however Chris Hussey and Tom Soares scored magnificent goals to make sure the Shakers went in at half time with a 4-2 lead.


The Seasiders made for a nervy end to the game after Jack Redshaw converted from the spot to make the score-line 4-3 going into the last 5 minutes, but the Shakers stayed strong to come away from the match with all three points.


2 mins – GOAL – The Shakers started the game brilliantly after Danny Rose converted the ball into the net during a scramble on the Blackpool goal-line. 1-0.


10 mins – GOAL – In another goal-line scramble Danny Rose again converted to give the Shakers a 2-0 goal-line sce. 2-0.


12 mins – GOAL – Blackpool got a goal back straight away with Mark Cullen pouncing on a loose pass by Bachmann and converting into an empty net to get themselves back in the game. 2-1.


Blackpool started pushing the Shakers hard and had a good chance on the 16th minute when Hayden White pulled in from the right crossed into the box, but Bachmann made a good save and Peter Clarke smashed it away from danger.


This burst of energy by the Seasiders after their goal didn’t last long, and the Shakers went back to looking the more dominant side, passing the ball around the park with more determination than the visitors.


27 mins – GOAL - Chris Hussey scored a blinder to make it 3-1 for the Shakers. The full-back’s curling free-kick hit the hands of Colin Doyle with such ferocity that the ball ricocheted straight into the net. 3-1.


Danny Rose went very close to his hat-trick on the 29th minute when Jacob Mellis found the young striker in a great position with an inch perfect pass, but Danny couldn’t direct his shot goal-wards and it sailed wide.


The Shakers were really starting to soar into an unchaseable lead and the Seasiders were physically shaken giving a lot of possession away and not being able to get into the flow of the game.


34 mins – GOAL – Another magnificent goal by the Shakers this time by Tom Soares with a 35 yard pile-driver straight past Mark Cullen and into the net. 4-1.


After the fourth Bury goal the Seasiders started pushing to try and claw a way back into the game, and they slowly started seeing more chances fall their way.


Brad Potts had a good chance for Blackpool on the 42nd minute when the ball landed into his feet on the edge of the box, he looked up took a shot but it sailed over the bar.


44mins – GOAL – Tom Aldred handed the Seasiders a lifeline when he headed in a goal from a corner. 4-2.


4 minutes of added time were given, the Shakers rode the Blackpool wave and went in at half-time 4-2 up.




The Shakers came out at half time with the same high intensity which they were at for most of the first half, although Blackpool looked more determined to stay strong defensively and not let in anymore goals.


This meant that the game was not half as lively as the first half in which we saw six goals, instead very few chances were being created by either side.


David Flitcroft made his first change of the game on the 65th minute when Chris Sedgwick came on for Danny Mayor, to give the Shakers a bit more steal in midfield.


In a bid to give the Seasiders some fire power, Martin Paterson and Jarrett Rivers came on for Jim McAlister and Mark Cullen on the 71st minute.


This almost made an instant impact with Daniel Bachmann having to make a low diving save to deny Jarrett Rivers a goal seconds after making his way onto the pitch.


With the Shakers looking defensively sound, David Flitcroft made his second change of the game giving Chris Eagles his home debut after signing earlier this month, by replacing Danny Rose with just over 10 minutes to be played.


Peter Clarke had a great chance on the 80th minute with a shot from around 25 yards out which went over the bar, clipping it on its way into the Family Stand.


The Seasiders were given a PENALTY on the 82nd minute, Danny Pugh was deemed to have pulled down Martin Paterson in the box.


84 – GOAL – Jack Redshaw stepped up to the spot and calmly placed the ball past Daniel Bachmann who had chosen the wrong direction to dive in. 4-3.


Scott Burgess was brought on for Jacob Mellis just after Blackpool’s third goal, to give the youngster his first taste of League football this season.


Six minutes of added time were given, making for a very nervy conclusion to the match, however the Shakers did brilliantly to stay strong and deny the Seasiders the equaliser.


The Shakers will go into next week’s FA Cup tie against Wigan knowing they are now out of their 5 game slump and back to winning ways.



Next-up for the Shakers is an Emirates FA Cup First Round tie against Wigan Athletic next Saturday at Gigg Lane (7th November 2015), 3pm kick-off.


STARTING LINEUP: Daniel Bachmann, Joe Riley, Chris Hussey, Peter Clarke, Jacob Mellis, Danny Mayor, Tom Pope, Tom Soares, Danny Pugh, Danny Rose, Reece Brown


BENCH: Jack Ruddy, Chris Sedgwick, Lee Erwin, Scott Burgess, Chris Eagles


REFEREE: Mr G Eltringham (County Durham).


ATTENDANCE: 5,013 ( 1,498 Blackpool Fans).

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