Bury returned to winning ways after a 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle to put themselves as one of the contenders for an automatic promotion spot. Even though they started the season with a defeat against Cheltenham Town, Bury have since recovered and now sit only a few points away from the top of the table. This has partly been because of other top teams also dropping points in the League Two this season. Bury could only manage a 1-1 draw with Luton Town last weekend and there was a really rough three points going into the match against Plymouth.
Bury, spurred on by the home supporters, managed to get a two-goal advantage inside 15 minutes. Tom Soares and Danny Rose were on the scoresheet for the home team. Even a penalty scored by Reid in the second half could not prevent the home team dropping yet more points. Bury may have conceded three goals in four league matches so far, but manager David Flitcroft says that he is happy with the club’s defensive performance. One of the key attributes of Bury this campaign has been their pressing game and this has allowed them to win the ball back in dangerous areas on several occasions.
Flitcroft has been employing a three-man defence featuring the likes of McNulty, Mills, and Cameron.
“I’d go as far as saying we’ve got three of the best defenders in this league. But because we keep the ball for long spells you’re limiting the number of opportunities a team’s going to have against you. People talk about our passing but the way we pressed Plymouth, they couldn’t handle it. We’re having a lot of the ball but when we give it over on the transition, they don’t half work hard to get it back,” said the Bury manager.