March 29, 2013
Spot-on Bishop saves Shakers
Andy Bishop rescued struggling Bury as his late penalty earned the Shakers a deserved 2-2 draw against Crewe.
In the final minute of four added on at the end of the match, home skipper Steven Schumacher was tripped in the box by Alex defender Mark Ellis. Bishop stepped up and buried the spot-kick past goalkeeper Steve Phillips.
Bury created the bulk of the first-half chances but ended up going in at the interval a goal behind.
That strike came in the 28th minute. A sweet Crewe move culminated with Kelvin Mellor teeing up teenager Max Clayton and he hooked home an angled shot to register his seventh goal of the season.
Earlier, Nicky Ajose shot straight at Alex keeper Phillips while Efe Sodje blazed over from close range.
Phillips also produced a brilliant save to keep out Ajose's volley from just six yards out.
Bury eventually levelled it up in the 59th minute. Ajose played the ball across the six-yard box to Tom Soares, whose shot on the turn squeezed past the unlucky Phillips.
Substitute Brad Inman fired Crewe back in front in the 83rd minute as he lashed home from 18 yards but Bishop kept his cool to ensure the points were shared.
|30 Cameron Belford||1 Steve Phillips|
|16 Efetobore Sodje||5 Mark Ellis|
|6 Ashley Eastham||2 Matt Tootle|
|34 Ethan Ebanks-Landell||3 Harry Davis|
|8 Steven Schumacher||19 Abdul Osman|
|35 Tom Soares||23 Michael West|
|13 Mark Carrington||14 Kelvin Mellor|
|7 David Worrall||10 Ajay Leitch-Smith|
|10 Andy Bishop||9 Mathias Pogba|
|31 Craig Fagan||7 Max Clayton|
|15 Nicholas Ajose||27 Ryan Colclough|
|1 Trevor Carson||Alan Martin 13|
|36 Valery Mezague||Oliver Turton 12|
|32 Zac Thompson||Kevin Stewart 34|
|25 David Healy||George Ray 17|
|26 Jonson Clarke-Harris||Bradden Inman 31|
|Chuks Aneke 26|
|Liam Nolan 33|
|Jonson Clarke-Harris for Nicholas Ajose (66)||Bradden Inman for Ajay Leitch-Smith (74)|
|David Healy for Tom Soares (84)||Oliver Turton for Michael West (75)|
|Chuks Aneke for Ryan Colclough (75)|
|Andy Bishop (37)|
|Steven Schumacher (58)|
|Efetobore Sodje (72)|
|· Squads: Bury | Crewe Alexandra|