Bury 1 Morecambe 2
by The Boy Holty
You should hear some of the shite being spoken by so-called Bury fans after what was a damaging defeat for Bury's promotion hopes.
In the first half we were excellent playing quick-fire flowing and attacking football. The only problem was our finishing which was poor, otherwise we could easily have been three or four goals up by half time.
As the game wore on, I was reminded of that game against Chester in the 2008-09 season where we pummelled them only for a certain Ryan Lowe to equalise for them in the final minutes. Back to the present day and I could see it coming but it still took the breath away when our defence switched off and allowed Morecambe to equalise with ten minutes remaining.
At that time Bury didn't look capable of getting back into it and yet more heartbreak was to come as a Nick Pope kick went to their striker who squared it for a late winner.
There were a few boos on the final whistle but the vast majority of the 4000 crowd could see what David Flitcroft pointed out in his post-match interview and that was that we have done okay, but had been undone by two 'human errors'. It seems to me that he made some poor tactical decisions, switching to a more defensive formation when a second goal would have killed the game off, and he admitted as much but you'd have thought he had substituted our entire defence for a ham sandwich the way some fans are complaining on Facebook and the like.
The worst thing is the missed opportunity to go a point behind Wycombe with a game in hand, we're still very much in this promotion race but no more mistakes can happen if we hope to make the top three.
Flitcroft is a young man learning his craft, he's good at what he does and his ability to learn from his mistakes means that he's a better manager today than he was yesterday.
If we end up in the playoffs, I fancy us to go all the way to a Wembley win, but there's a long way to go yet.
Up the Shakers.