FULL TIME: Bury 0 Burton Albion 0

BURY bounced back from a 4-0 drubbing at Chesterfield last weekend to more than hold their own against another promotion-chasing side.

David Flitcroft made five changes to the team outplayed by the Spireites, handing debuts to Pablo Mills and Jim McNulty, who played alongside Ipswich loanee Frederic Veseli in a new-look three-man defence.

And the experienced pair did not disappoint, guiding the Shakers to a deserved clean sheet against Gary Rowett's third-placed side.

Bury did weather a few difficult periods, mainly in the first half, when Albion striker Billy Kee’s powerful header forced Shakers stopper Brian Jensen into an instinctive save.

Jensen also saw three shots fly past his post, from Zeli Ismail and two efforts late in the half from striker Adam McGurk and then winger Jimmy Phillips.

The home side looked more and more comfortable, however, as the second half progressed.

Anton Forrester could have shown more composure with a wild shot after being put through, while his strike partner Daniel Nardiello grew into the game in the closing stages.

After seeing one cross-shot put behind following a surge into the box he looked destined to earn a valuable three points for Bury late in the game.

The goal opened up for the on-loan Rotherham forward following a promising run at the heart of the Burton defence, but a last-ditch tackle from full-back Rob Edwards meant both sides were forced to settle for a deserved point.

The draw leaves Bury in 19th place in the table, two points above the drop zone.

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9:59pm Sat 18 Jan 14

easylife44 says...

Well, In was impressed with our back line! Pablo was super and McNulty also was GREAT. Least we forget the nightmares under KB and we were playing a team who are pushing for promo! Second half we really pinned them back and would not have been flattered with a goal and win.

I am very encouraged. Flits has this under control and the back looks superb.

Now we need to win some games and we will be well away from the dreaded drop-zone.

Well done Flits and Co...
Well, In was impressed with our back line! Pablo was super and McNulty also was GREAT. Least we forget the nightmares under KB and we were playing a team who are pushing for promo! Second half we really pinned them back and would not have been flattered with a goal and win. I am very encouraged. Flits has this under control and the back looks superb. Now we need to win some games and we will be well away from the dreaded drop-zone. Well done Flits and Co... easylife44

5:30pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

I echo your sentiments with regard to the back line very solid performance,just a pity our shot shy forwards let us down again.

That's 3 clean sheets but goals in 3 home games this season against good to average teams.

Nice to see a decent refereeing performance too not like the stinker we had last week.
I echo your sentiments with regard to the back line very solid performance,just a pity our shot shy forwards let us down again. That's 3 clean sheets but goals in 3 home games this season against good to average teams. Nice to see a decent refereeing performance too not like the stinker we had last week. Eileenshakers

6:15am Mon 20 Jan 14

rotarywing says...

When did we sign Ashley Grimes? Details please. Am I right in thinking that, (hopefully) Cameron and Edge will be surplus to requirements now?
When did we sign Ashley Grimes? Details please. Am I right in thinking that, (hopefully) Cameron and Edge will be surplus to requirements now? rotarywing

8:03am Mon 20 Jan 14

shakencity says...

I too thought Mills n McNulty had decent games, as did Jones. Forrester needs to learn how to hold the ball up and Nardiello has to do more work off the ball....that's why i said last week we need Hylton back asap, he gives us both of these.
What's with all this passing it along the back line and the keeper not booting it as far as he can business?lol......th
ey all looked very assured with it, great to see.

Very encouraging signs indeed (apart from Procter coming on), let's just keep 10 men on the pitch and we'll be ok.
I too thought Mills n McNulty had decent games, as did Jones. Forrester needs to learn how to hold the ball up and Nardiello has to do more work off the ball....that's why i said last week we need Hylton back asap, he gives us both of these. What's with all this passing it along the back line and the keeper not booting it as far as he can business?lol......th ey all looked very assured with it, great to see. Very encouraging signs indeed (apart from Procter coming on), let's just keep 10 men on the pitch and we'll be ok. shakencity

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