November 20, 2012
Shakers stay on the up
Bury continue to improve and collected their second away win of the season thanks to a 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Scunthorpe.
Skipper Steve Schumacher fired them into a deserved lead after 12 minutes with a well-struck free-kick that took a deflection off the defensive wall to beat goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.
It was reward for a good start from the Shakers as Scunthorpe, with new loan signing Mark McChrystal making his debut at the centre of the defence on loan from Tranmere, struggled to get their game together.
Leon Clarke equalised for the home side in the 52nd minute when he burst into the box from the right and steered a measured left-footed shot into the bottom far corner past goalkeeper Trevor Carson.
But Bury were back in front less than a minute later when a low cross from the left by Troy Hewitt sliced open a poor home defence for Tom Hopper to force the ball home from close range.
The introduction of Nathan Ellington from the substitutes' bench breathed new life into Scunthorpe. With his first touch he set up a good chance for Clarke, which he dragged wide, before keeper Carson produced a great reaction save from midfield man Josh Walker to deny Scunthorpe a point as they slipped to their first defeat in four games since new manager Brian Laws took charge.
|26 Steve Mildenhall||1 Trevor Carson|
|21 Tom Newey||31 Matthew Doherty|
|28 Mark McChrystal||17 Mark Hughes|
|2 Christian Ribeiro||3 Joe Skarz|
|15 Niall Canavan||34 Ethan Ebanks-Landell|
|4 Josh Walker||8 Steven Schumacher|
|16 Mark Duffy||35 Tom Soares|
|8 Damien Mozika||7 David Worrall|
|22 Karl Hawley||32 Zac Thompson|
|9 Leon Clarke||19 Troy Hewitt|
|11 Andy Barcham||28 Tom Hopper|
|1 Sam Slocombe||Cameron Belford 30|
|3 Callum Kennedy||Efetobore Sodje 16|
|20 Callum Howe||Peter Sweeney 6|
|7 James Ryan||Craig Jones 9|
|14 Robbie Gibbons||Mark Carrington 13|
|27 Nathan Ellington||Andrai Jones 21|
|10 Mike Grella||Lenell John-Lewis 12|
|Callum Kennedy for Andy Barcham (67)||Lenell John-Lewis for Tom Hopper (83)|
|Nathan Ellington for Karl Hawley (67)||Efetobore Sodje for Troy Hewitt (90)|
|James Ryan for Damien Mozika (78)|
|· Squads: Scunthorpe United | Bury|