After a promising start to the match the Shakers were defeated 2-0 at the Greenhous Meadow by Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League One.
minute to grab the three points.rd minute, they then doubled their lead on the 73thBury started the game at a high tempo with a number of good chances falling their way, however it was the Shrews who opened up the scoring on the 28
David Flitcroft made a number of changes to the team after they went down to only their second defeat so far this season on Tuesday night.
After the news of first choice keeper Rob Lainton suffering a hip injury in the week, Flitcroft bought in goalkeeper Aaron McCarey on an emergency loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and the ‘keeper came straight into the squad as a starter for the match.
Another player making his first appearance as a Shaker after signing on a free transfer last week was ex-Burnley and Bolton winger Chris Eagles, who started on the right side of midfield.
After missing out on Tuesday night’s game against Bradford City, left-back Chris Hussey took back his place in the starting XI with his replacement for the Rochdale and Bradford City matches, Danny Pugh, missing out through injury.
The Shakers started the game brilliantly, carving out a number of good chances for themselves in the first 10 minutes. The best came from an inch perfect Chris Hussey cross from deep, which Leon Clarke managed to latch onto it and head goal wards, however Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler caught it safely in his arms.
minute when his left sided corner floated around the box for a minute or two, however the Shakers couldn’t quite get a shot off and it soon went out for a corner.thChris Hussey again almost turned provider on the 14
A minute later Leon Clarke had the ball in the net after a great pass is put straight into the net by the in-form striker, however it was disallowed due to a push in the box by Clarke in the lead up.
Reece Brown went close seconds later with a brilliant 30 yard strike that was creeping into the net, if not for Leutwiler turning it around the post.
The Shakers kept pushing for the opener giving Shrewsbury very little time on the ball, but to no avail with Jayson Leutwiler in the Shrimps net impressing for the home side.
Having not capitalised on their dominance in the early stages of the match, the Shrews slowly started finding their way into the game. Sullay Kaikai went very close for the home side when his shot from just inside the box slammed against the post to the dismay of the midfielder on loan from Crystal Palace.
minute the winger put the ball straight under the body of Bury’s new loan signing Aaron McCarey and into the net after a good drive into the box. 1-0.th28 – GOAL - It didn’t take long for the impressive Kaikai to get the opener, when on the 28
The game became a very even affair with both sides sharing equal amounts of possession, and with a few half chances for both sides.
A chance fell for the Shakers when Danny Mayor played a magnificent ball to find Chris Hussey in the box. The left-back pulled the ball back to Leon Clarke, but just before the striker took the shot it was intercepted and cleared away from danger by the Shrewsbury Town defence.
The whistle was soon blown and the Shakers went in at half time disappointingly 1-0 down after looking the better side for most of the half.
HALF-TIME: SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 – 0 THE SHAKERS
The second half started as the first finished, with both sides looking to attack making for an entertaining end to end affair.
minute with Tom Pope coming on for Chris Eagles, who after only signing a week ago is still not fully fit.thThe Shakers made their first substitution of the game on the 50
minute when Reece Brown’s shot from the edge of the box got the 525 travelling fans celebrating as it looked to have gone in, however it had hit the wrong side of the side netting meaning it went out for a corner to the disappointment of the Shakers’ following.thThe Shakers were unlucky not to have got the equaliser on the 57
David Flitcroft made his second change of the afternoon soon after with Danny Rose coming on for Reece Brown, meaning that the Shakers had three strikers on the pitch all looking for an equaliser.
minute as he pulled inside from the left and let loose a powerful shot, but Jayson Leutwiler did brilliantly to deny what looked like a certain goal.thDanny Mayor had a great chance on the 70
73 – GOAL – The Shakers job was made a lot harder, when Abu Ogogo fired an acrobatic volley straight past Aaron McCarey and into the net for Shrewsbury Town’s second of the game. 2-0.
The Shakers were trying to get into a rhythm to allow them to get back into the game, however the Shrews did brilliantly to break up Bury’s play and restrict their chances to a bare minimum.
minute and looked in pain, giving Flitcroft no choice but to pull off one of his key players. A positive from this was the chance for Youngster Khalid Mohamed to make his first team debut for the Shakers after impressing for the Youth Team over recent weeks.thShakers captain Nathan Cameron was worryingly brought down on the 80
The Shakers started pushing and pushing, but with too little time to make an impact the whistle soon blew for the Shakers to suffer only their third League defeat of the season.
FULL-TIME: SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 – 0 THE SHAKERS
October, 3pm kick-off in Sky Bet League One.stNext up for the Shakers is a Lancashire derby against Blackpool at Gigg Lane on Saturday 31
STARTING LINEUP: Aaron McCarey, Joe Riley, Chris Hussey, Peter Clarke, Jacob Mellis, Leon Clarke, Danny Mayor, Tom Soares, Nathan Cameron (c) (OFF – 80), Chris Eagles (OFF – 50), Reece Brown (OFF – 60)
BENCH:Jack Ruddy, Tom Pope (ON – 50), Chris Sedgwick, Scott Burgess, Anthony Dudley, Khalid Mohamed (ON – 80), Danny Rose (ON – 60)
REFEREE:Mr G Ward (Lancashire).
ATTENDANCE: 4, 945(525 Shakers).