October 27, 2012
Shakers fail to cash in
Bury missed the chance to claim back-to-back wins as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at home to Walsall.
Will Grigg bundled in a seventh-minute opener for Walsall, only for Dominic Poleon, on loan from Leeds, to equalise four minutes later and although Bury made the better chances, they failed to follow up their first league win on Tuesday, which took them off the bottom of npower League One.
The hosts started strongly as Walsall goalkeeper David Grof turned wide a Steven Schumacher shot before denying David Healy, with Poleon putting the rebound over, but Walsall, now seven games without a win, took the lead as Grigg charged down goalkeeper Trevor Carson's clearance.
Bury replied with Poleon beating two defenders on the left to jink into the box and fire across goal into the bottom corner.
Grof then saved from Schumacher and Tom Hopper, while Walsall captain Andy Butler cleared Poleon's deflected shot off the line.
Walsall's Jamie Paterson tested Carson after the break before Hopper struck a post, but Bury's hopes of victory were dashed as Adam Lockwood failed to turn in Troy Hewitt's knock-down and Efe Sodje headed wide from Schumacher's corner.
|1 Trevor Carson||1 David Grof|
|16 Efetobore Sodje||4 Andy Butler|
|5 Adam Brian Lockwood||26 Andy Taylor|
|31 Matthew Doherty||2 Richard Taundry|
|3 Joe Skarz||22 Paul Downing|
|6 Peter Sweeney||7 Adam Chambers|
|8 Steven Schumacher||6 Nicky Featherstone|
|7 David Worrall||8 Florent Cuvelier|
|25 David Healy||24 James Baxendale|
|28 Tom Hopper||10 Jamie Paterson|
|33 Dominic Poleon||9 William Grigg|
|30 Cameron Belford||Liam Roberts 21|
|17 Mark Hughes||James Chambers 25|
|9 Craig Jones||Ben Purkiss 14|
|13 Mark Carrington||Ashley Hemmings 11|
|11 Marcus Marshall||Jake Jones 16|
|21 Andrai Jones||Febian Brandy 12|
|19 Troy Hewitt||George Bowerman 17|
|Troy Hewitt for David Healy (65)||James Chambers for Andy Taylor (27)|
|Craig Jones for Dominic Poleon (81)||George Bowerman for James Baxendale (66)|
|Mark Carrington for Peter Sweeney (86)||Ashley Hemmings for Jamie Paterson (80)|
|· Squads: Bury | Walsall|