Bury managed to end the run of two matches without a win after claiming a 2-0 win over Wimbledon. The victory, though, was made possible largely because of the substitutes made by the manager David Flitcroft. He was delighted with the impact made by the players who started on the bench. After the match, he said that the club has enough quality in the ranks to be able to avoid relegation, which seems to have become the main priority this campaign. Following this 1-0 win, the team will be heading into next weekend’s match against Mansfield Town with a lot of confidence.
Bury came into the Wimbledon match on the back of two consecutive draws, but the latest one against Accrington was far more disappointing. The team had scored just one goal in the past two outings. This began to tell in the encounter against Wimbledon, as they did not look like finishing the opponent even with numerous chances. It was not until the 90th minute that the deadlock was broken by a goal from Danny Mayor. The winger scored at a very crucial time to help the club win three points and above seven clear off the relegation zone.
Since suffering the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Chesterfield, Bury have now gone five matches without defeat, which looks promising for Flitcroft.
“I keep saying to them that the way I operate is to use 14 players to win a match. Jean-Louis came on and stretched them with his pace. I think Clive won every ball and Chris Sedgwick sat and dominated the centre of the pitch. We had three or four chances late on but you work for that. Before that we just cancelled each other out,” said Flitcroft to www.iloveliverpool.org.
Bury will next take on Cheltenham Town in the league.