Bury 2 Plastic Scousers 0
by The Boy Holty
After much huffing and puffing, Bury eventually eased their way back to the top of league two.
The first half was fairly poor with neither team showing any real quality. Chances were fairly rare and Tom Soares' long range effort that went miles over the bar was probably the best chance of the half.
After half time, both teams improved and we were treated to quite an enjoyable second half. Tranmere had looked well up for it from the start and continued this way throughout the game, making it a good contest. Bury took the lead when a corner was cleared as far as Kelvin Etuhu, who had been lurking just outside the area and he blasted it through a crowd of players to make it 1-0 and to score his first goal for the Shakers. As the clock ticked down and Tranmere remained dangerous, a Jones cross was headed home by Daniel Nardiello to make it 2-0 and to make the remaining few minutes relaxing for the crowd of 4481, which contained just over 800 Tranmere supporters and shows what a great job the current board and management are doing.
After a hiatus of probably about ten years, me and the lads sat in the South Stand on Saturday. It was kind of weird but also really good. We've been in the Main Stand for the last few years so gave us an interesting perspective on the game. We'll probably remain there for the forseeable future now.
After Burton lost at home to Cambridge on Friday night, and Wycombe were held to a draw by Northampton, Bury are back at the top of league two. Its Wimbledon away next weekend and then Portsmouth at home so it will remain interesting over the next few weeks at least.
We're now 25 league places below b****n, who are rock bottom of the championship. That's the smallest gap between the two clubs in quite a few years. They're managerless now and one of my first reactions to hearing that freedman had been sacked was the worry that they would come after David Flitcroft. He's quoted at 50/1 to be their new manager, which incidentally is the same as David Moyes. A BBC reporter asked Flicker if he'd be interested after the Tranmere win and this was his response. "No. I've come here in a dark spot. I was in a bit of a dark place after the Barnsley one, my first managerial job. It was a tough one. As a young manager getting sacked, I've regrouped, I've refocussed, I've met the chairman at the right time of my life. We've met each other at the right time and I've got a project here and a plan that I want to implement. The chairman's allowed me to do that and we're thriving. I love coming to work I love working for the chairman and the board and for these fans. I 've got a special group of players and a great group of staff and we want to continue to keep competing for Bury Football Club."
So hopefully that's that then.
Onwards and Upwards. UTS.