Bury 4 Plymouth 0
by The Boy Holty
It certainly was a Good Friday at Gigg Lane, as Bury utterly trounced Plymouth and gave their green army of travelling fans something to moan about on their long journey home.
The Bank Holiday atmosphere, the sunshine and the news that Pablo Mills has signed a contract meant that everyone was in a good mood to begin with and as soon as Andrew Tutte got on the end of a great move, and slid the ball past their keeper for one nil, it was party time at Gigg and despite Argyle having a few decent chances, the super Shakers were dominant throughout.
It was a foul (on Soares I think) that gave us the chance to go 2-0 up from the spot early in the second half and Nardiello's penalty saw to it that the rest of the game was played out in relative comfort. The best moment of the game came just a few minutes later as a sublime Chris Hussey cross was emphatically headed home by Nards for 3-0. At this moment we weren't sure how many goals to expect. Six? Ten? Well it could have been a few more but in the end it was the excellent Danny Rose who got his 3rd Shakers goal to seal a highly impressive victory that leaves most Bury fans thinking the same thing - if we had an extra 2 or 3 games in the season, we'd be in those playoffs and getting ready for league one.
Sadly I doubt that will be the case, we're seven behind York (who we play on Monday) and with Oxford and Plymouth in the queue for the last playoff place, its going to take something special. I do rather fancy the prospect of playing Rochdale in the playoffs though as they look like they might blow it.
The sponsors' man of the match was Andrew Tutte, which had most Bury fans scratching their heads. He was one of a very small number of players who had a quiet game (apart from his goal). Personally I'd have been spoilt for choice between Mills, McNulty, Sedgewick, Hussey, Hope, Nardiello or Mayor, but all that proves is that it was a good day in the office and Flitcroft sounded like a highly satisfied young man in his post match interview.
I honestly can't remember the last time I saw Bury win 4-0, but it was a while ago that's for sure.