October 23, 2012
Shakers are up and running
Bury clinched their first win of the season, edging fellow strugglers Hartlepool 2-1 to climb off the bottom of npower League One.
Goals from Tom Hopper and David Worrall sent Pools to the foot of the table as Neil Austin missed a late penalty.
Both teams created a host of chances, a nervy Trevor Carson scrambling to save Ritchie Humphreys' free kick, while in the opposite goal Scott Flinders was equally determined, beating out a powerful Steven Schumacher free-kick before denying Worrall one-on-one.
But Hopper broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break, applying the finish to a low cross from on-loan Leeds teenager Dominic Poleon.
Ryan Noble scooped a shot over the crossbar from six yards, while Andy Bishop too missed a sitter, heading Peter Sweeney's cross wide.
Bury extended their lead through a superb strike from Worrall only for Noble to peg them back again with a stunning 30-yard volley.
Pools defender Sam Collins cleared off the goalline from David Healy, but the visitors could not take advantage and Austin slammed his spot kick against the crossbar after Noble had been fouled.
|1 Trevor Carson||1 Scott Flinders|
|16 Efetobore Sodje||5 Sam Collins|
|5 Adam Brian Lockwood||2 Neil Austin|
|31 Matthew Doherty||29 Peter Hartley|
|3 Joe Skarz||22 Darren Holden|
|6 Peter Sweeney||18 Jack Baldwin|
|8 Steven Schumacher||3 Ritchie Humphreys|
|7 David Worrall||15 Antony Sweeney|
|10 Andy Bishop||8 Simon Walton|
|28 Tom Hopper||39 Steve Howard|
|33 Dominic Poleon||35 Ryan Noble|
|30 Cameron Belford||Adam McHugh 31|
|17 Mark Hughes||Evan Horwood 6|
|9 Craig Jones||Paul Murray 20|
|13 Mark Carrington||Jonathan Franks 7|
|11 Marcus Marshall||Nathan Luscombe 14|
|25 David Healy||Jordan Richards 19|
|19 Troy Hewitt||James Poole 10|
|David Healy for Andy Bishop (59)||Evan Horwood for Darren Holden (46)|
|Mark Hughes for Dominic Poleon (90)||Nathan Luscombe for Ritchie Humphreys (57)|
|Jonathan Franks for Simon Walton (77)|
|Adam Brian Lockwood (83)||Jack Baldwin (19)|
|Neil Austin (73)|
|· Rosters: Bury | Hartlepool United|