October 6, 2012
Collins leaves Shakers shook-up
Kevin Blackwell's first home game as Bury manager ended in a 1-0 home defeat to Swindon as James Collins claimed the only goal of the game at Gigg Lane.
The striker's first league goal for Swindon came within the opening minute, giving Paolo Di Canio's side a lead they never relinquished.
It was a goal worthy of winning any game, Collins beating Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson with a stunning 20-yard lob.
Bury rallied and were denied an equaliser by a superb challenge from Jay McEveley just as David Healy got ready to pull the trigger.
Despite applying a decent amount of pressure, Bury struggled to find a way through, Peter Sweeney lashing a long-range effort over the bar.
But Swindon, for the most part, controlled the second half and Collins wasted a chance for his second by blasting over from inside the box, while Carson produced a tremendous save to push away a stinging volley from Adam Rooney.
|James Collins (1')|
|1 Trevor Carson||1 Wesley Foderingham|
|5 Adam Brian Lockwood||22 Darren Ward|
|31 Matthew Doherty||3 James McEveley|
|17 Mark Hughes||15 Nathan Thompson|
|3 Joe Skarz||21 Federico Bessone|
|6 Peter Sweeney||4 Aden Flint|
|8 Steven Schumacher||18 Tommy Miller|
|13 Mark Carrington||8 Simon Ferry|
|11 Marcus Marshall||10 Matt Ritchie|
|25 David Healy||9 James Collins|
|28 Tom Hopper||16 Andrew Williams|
|30 Cameron Belford||Leigh Bedwell 30|
|16 Efetobore Sodje||Joe Devera 5|
|9 Craig Jones||Troy Archibald-Henville 2|
|21 Andrai Jones||Alan Navarro 6|
|4 Shane Byrne||John Bostock 33|
|15 Lateef Elford-Alliyu||Paul Benson 14|
|19 Mark Cullen||Adam Rooney 28|
|Mark Cullen for David Healy (59)||Adam Rooney for Andrew Williams (46)|
|Craig Jones for Mark Carrington (63)||Paul Benson for James Collins (62)|
|Lateef Elford-Alliyu for Tom Hopper (74)||Joe Devera for Nathan Thompson (76)|
|Federico Bessone (21)|
|· Squads: Bury | Swindon Town|