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Match Report: Peterborough United 2 - 3 Bury

30 September 2015

The Shakers end September with a perfect record of six wins out of six games, after overcoming a resilient Peterborough United side at the ABAX Stadium.

Bury are unbeaten away from home for most of 2015, and they kept this record up on Tuesday night in a 3-2 win against a tough Graham Westley Peterborough United side.

David Flitcroft named an unchanged side from his team's fantastic 2-1 win over Coventry City at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

The game started evenly with both teams looking to get the opener, but with no real chances being made for either side.

Disaster struck for Peterborough United as they went down to ten men on the 24th minute after Erhun Ozturner saw red for a robust challenge on Craig Jones - the winger will be having a scan on his leg on Wednesday.

The Shakers soon made this numerical advantage count with Jacob Mellis setting up Leon Clarke with an inch perfect pass, the in-form striker raced into the box and placed the ball past Ben Alnwick with great precision to put Bury 1-0 up. 

However, this gave Peterborough United a kick to get back in the game and they started throwing everything at the Shakers defence. This paid off for Posh on the 44th minute with Gabriel Zakuani heading a Marcus Maddison corner past Rob Lainton with sheer power to ensure both sides went into half-time on an even footing.


David Flitcroft opted for a double substitution at half-time with Hallam Hope and Danny Rose coming on for Jacob Mellis and Craig Jones, which seemed to give the Shakers more movement going forward. However, this wasn't enough and Peterborough United took the lead on the 49th minute with an almost replica of their first goal with Gabriel Zakuani heading in a Jon Taylor corner to put Posh 2-1 up.

The Shakers weren't going to give up and showed why they are on such a fantastic run with some beautiful attacking football on display to keep the ball in the Posh half for a solid ten minutes. Bury had a number of chances in this period the best being a Joe Riley corner which was headed goal-wards by commanding centre-back Nathan Cameron, the ball bobbled around the box threatening to go in on several occasions, but Ben Alnwick eventually smothered the ball to the relief of the home support.

Nathan Cameron finally got a deserved equaliser for the Shakers on the 64th minute after Tom Soares nodded a long Joe Riley pass into the path of the centre-back who powered the shot past Ben Alnwick and into the net to make 2-2.

Both teams looked to break down each other with Bury's numerical advantage showing as they managed to get the ball around the park better than their opponents for the last 25 minutes, although Peterborough had a good chance with Rob Lainton having to pull off a fantastic save to deny a shot by Marcus Maddison from a tight angle.

The Shakers had two brilliant chances themselves in a short space of time, the first was a Tom Soares glancing header which went just wide from a Chris Hussey cross, the second saw Ben Alnwick make a great save to deny Danny Pugh's shot from 20 yards out.

David Flitcroft made the final Bury change of the evening with 10 minutes to go when Tom Pope came on for young striker Danny Rose. This change turned out to be a tactical masterstroke by the Gaffer as Pope converted a Chris Hussey corner to give the Shakers the lead with his first touch of the ball. 2-3.

Peterborough never really looked like they could get an equaliser, and the final whistle ensured the Shakers would take all three points back up north with them. The win also moved Bury up to 4th in the Sky Bet League One table.


Next-up for the Shakers is another long trip down south to Colchester United this Saturday - 3rd October 2015, kick-off 7.45pm.

STARTING LINEUP:  (OFF - 45), Tom Soares, Danny Pugh, Nathan Cameron (c).Craig JonesRob Lainton, Joe Riley, Chris Hussey, Peter Clarke, Jacob Mellis (OFF - 45), Leon Clarke, Danny Mayor, 

Jack Ruddy, Hallam Hope (ON - 45), Tom Pope (ON - 80), Chris Sedgwick, Danny Rose (ON - 45, OFF - 80), Matty Foulds, Reece Brown.BENCH: 

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