One Foot on the Pitch and one on the Beach
by The Boy Holty
Bury's season ended with bit of a damp squib at Morecambe where around half the crowd were visiting supporters. Many of those were in fancy dress, some (like me) had made a day out of it and had brought the whole family, a fair few were a little worse for wear but all would have been disappointed with the football on show and the result.
The announcement that Danny Mayor had signed a three year contract meant that everyone was buzzing and for most Bury fans it was a first visit to the delightful Globe Arena. It was a pleasant day and with the spectre of relegation firmly forgotten, we were all relaxed - including the players.
The inclusion of Scott Burgess in the starting line-up and subs Marcus Poscha and Regan Walker showed that Flitcroft was thinking more about next season than the three points on offer today, and the fact that the released Brian Jensen had a chance to play, to keep a clean sheet and to graciously accept the warm ovation from the Bury fans also demonstrated the fact that this was an end-of-season game with no consequences to either side. Interestingly there were three former Shakers in the Morecambe side in Shaun Beeley, Andy Parrish and Mark Hughes.
On the pitch there was little to report. Both teams had a few chances. Bury had a good spell in the second half but generally speaking I would say that Morecambe had the better of the ninety minutes.
The most interesting football aspoect of the day related to events elsewhere in league two as our old pals Chesterfield took the title and Bristol Rovers were somewhat astonishingly relegated out of the football league.
So there you go. Its all over. I cannot wait for next season. See you at Radcliffe in July.