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Match Report: Bury 4-0 Grimsby Town

8 September 2018

The Shakers kept up their impressive home form, as they put four past Michael Jolley's Grimsby Town without reply. A tremendous Danny Mayor brace was aided by goals from Will Aimson and an own goal from Danny Collins.

Eight minutes into the game Ryan Lowe was forced into making his first change of the game, as Caolan Lavery was replaced by Byron Moore after the striker had injured his arm during a collision inside the Bury box.

The Shakers were the brighter of the two sides in the opening quarter and in the 14th minute they took the lead. Some fantastic pressing from Chris Dagnall saw the ball fall to Danny Mayor, who fired the Shakers ahead with a typical Danny Mayor strike, cutting in from the left causing problems for the defence and managing to find McKeown's bottom corner.

The Shakers were looking to double their lead as Dagnall advanced towards goal, but was brought down for a free-kick on the edge of the area following a long ball up to him. Nicky Adams stepped up, looking to open his account for the Shakers, but unfortunately it had too much power behind it and it was over the bar.

It took until the 24th minute for the visitors to have their first real effort at goal. Grimsby were putting the pressure on after the Bury goal as they capitalised on a slip from Adam Thompson outside the box, but Joe Murphy was out quick to react and deny Jordan Cook with a superb save in a one-on-one.

Bury responded well to Grimsby going in search of an opener, as Will Aimson netted his second goal for the Shakers and doubled the lead. Aimson rose highest at the back post to nod home a pin-point corner from Nicky Adams.

Five minutes before the break, Danny Mayor won a free-kick for the Shakers on the left-hand side of the pitch, not far from the area. Callum Styles whipped the ball into the crowded box, and it was Byron Moore who met the ball with his chest, but the flag was up for offside.

HALF-TIME: Bury 2-0 Grimsby Town

Four minutes into the second-half, Danny Mayor had done well down the left, confounding the Grimsby defenders, sending them one way then the other. He put a good ball in across goal, but Byron Moore couldn't get a clean connection to it.

The Shakers came out of the traps like wild animals in the second-half and their hard-work soon paid off as they got their rewards, with two goals in the space of six minutes.

Some brilliant play from Captain Nicky Adams down the right set up Dagnall, his first effort was kept out brilliantly by McKeown. The ball was worked back to Dagnall, whose second effort hit the post, and the rebound seemed to go in off Danny Collins who knew little about it, even though the goal was credited to Adams.

The Shakers' fourth can only be described as outstanding! It was Danny Mayor who had looked dangerous all day, and he doubled his tally for the afternoon as he struck the ball sweetly, finding the top corner from 25-yards; a goal more than worthy of his Man of the Match accolade.

Mayor's day came to an end in the 84th minute when he was replaced by Neil Danns who was back from international duty for Guyana. It was a deserved standing ovation from the fans for the influential winger, who had terrorised the Grimsby Town defence all afternoon.

The final chance of the game fell to the Shakers as substitute Neil Danns was found by Moore just outside the area. Danns fancied his chances, striking the ball well, forcing McKeown into making a fantastic save, as the Shakers were not settling with the 4 goals.

Ryan Lowe's men kept their unbeaten home record this season, as they ran out 4-0 winners this afternoon with a comprehensive victory.

FULL-TIME: Bury 4-0 Grimsby Town

Bury: Murphy (GK), Stokes, Aimson, Thompson, Adams (C), Mayor (Danns 83'), Dagnall, Styles (Hulme 89'), McFadzean, O'Shea, Lavery (Moore 10')

Unused Subs: Murphy (GK), Miller, Barjonas, Omotayo

Grimsby Town: McKeown (GK), Davis, Collins, Whitmore, Fox (Famewo 43'), Clifton (Hooper 74'), Welsh (C) (Vernam 50'), Hessenthaler, Rose, Cook, Woolford

Unused Subs: Russell (GK), Robles, Buckley, Hendrie

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