Bury 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1. Bury Are Fantastic
by The Boy Holty
The famous Sheffield Wednesday arrived at little old Bury last night with their 2000+ vocal supporters in tow, no doubt expecting to wipe the floor with these lower league upstarts but left Gigg Lane with their tails tucked firmly between their legs as the Superb Shakers dished out another football lesson.
Having cast Coventry City aside the previous Tuesday, they applied themselves in exactly the same way against the Owls, not giving them time to move, pass or even breathe. Had we lost or drawn, we'd all be banging on about the referee because he gave Bury nothing. We had four or five good penalty shouts, plus there were numerous fouls against our players, particularly Worrall and Jones who gave the Sheffield team m a torrid time but thankfully the Shakers were good enough to triumph against all 12 of our opposition.
Lowe got the ball rolling after 6 minutes rising more or less unmarked to head home a pinpoint cross from the excellent Worrall and from that moment on, Bury barely looked troubled. Despite Sheffield having some decent attacks, they didn't really look like breaking us down. Toothless in attack and lightweight in midfield, Wednesday failed to overcome Bury's fight, determination and spirit. Mozika got our second just before the break following a defensive mix-up which left him and Lowe on the edge of the six yard area with just the keeper to beat. The keeper was duly beaten and Bury had a 2-0 lead.
The second half got underway with Sheffield pulling a goal back. the ball being curled into the far corner from outside the box and Belford unable to get close to it. 'Game on' we all thought, but Bury had other ideas and went straight back on the offensive and came close to scoring an immediate third. In the end 2-1 is how it finished but Bury could have had more. If the ref hadn't hated us, we'd have had a penalty or two aswell.
So to the players. Mark Hughes was outstanding in central defence, playing really intelligently and whilst former loanee Tom Lees was scoring for and against Leeds, Hughes was making sure he won't be missed. In midfield Peter Sweeney was just as brilliant, completely controlling the game and never looking troubled. They all played well. Lowe looked energetic and Bishop looked a bit more interested and got 85 minutes under his belt. The new boy Cregg came on for a few minutes at the end but didn't have time to do much.
So Bury move up to 12th and get their first league win. Its Wycombe next where we always lose 1-0. But with this lot, who knows? Up the Shakers.