September 29, 2012
Blackwell's Bury sting Stevenage
Mark Cullen came off the bench to salvage an impressive 2-2 draw for basement boys Bury at promotion-chasing Stevenage in new manager Kevin Blackwell's first game in charge.
The visitors took an unlikely lead after 26 minutes when 18-year-old Leicester loanee Tom Hopper met Mark Hughes' hopeful long ball, looping a deft header over the stranded Chris Day and into the corner of the net.
But Boro were back on level terms inside eight second-half minutes when Luke Freeman's right-wing corner found Marcus Haber at the far post, and his header proved too strong for keeper Trevor Carson.
And just three minutes later the home side edged ahead courtesy of a stunning strike from the right boot of Greg Tansey, whose curling 25-yard effort nestled in the top corner.
But with just five minutes remaining on the clock Hopper caught the Stevenage defence napping and squared for substitute Cullen, who knocked the ball home from inside the six-yard box to earn a share of the spoils and get Blackwell's reign up and running.
|16 Chris Day||1 Trevor Carson|
|5 Jon Ashton||5 Adam Brian Lockwood|
|14 Mark Roberts||17 Mark Hughes|
|4 Darius Charles||3 Joe Skarz|
|2 David Gray||8 Steven Schumacher|
|7 Anthony Grant||13 Mark Carrington|
|6 Greg Tansey||7 David Worrall|
|8 James Dunne||21 Andrai Jones|
|11 Lucas Akins||25 David Healy|
|9 Marcus Haber||12 Lenell John-Lewis|
|15 Luke Freeman||28 Tom Hopper|
|1 Steven Arnold||Cameron Belford 30|
|22 Miguel Comminges||Efetobore Sodje 16|
|10 Filipe Morais||Peter Sweeney 6|
|25 Oliver Risser||Marcus Marshall 11|
|32 Robin Shroot||Shane Byrne 4|
|17 Matt Ball||Lateef Elford-Alliyu 15|
|23 David López||Mark Cullen 19|
|Oliver Risser for Jon Ashton (45)||Marcus Marshall for Lenell John-Lewis (20)|
|Filipe Morais for Anthony Grant (72)||Peter Sweeney for David Healy (65)|
|Robin Shroot for Luke Freeman (82)||Mark Cullen for Mark Carrington (82)|
|Greg Tansey (24)||Marcus Marshall (38)|
|James Dunne (42)|
|David Gray (60)|
|· Squads: Stevenage | Bury|