LiveMATCHDAY: Bury 0 Cheltenham Town 1

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  • Bury 0
  • Cheltenham Town 1 (Hanks 42)
  • Team line-ups
  • BURY: Jalal; Jones, Mills, McNulty, Hussey; Adams, Soares, Tutte, Mayor; Nardiello, Lowe. Subs: Lainton, Cameron, O'Brien, Widdowson, Sedgwick, Thompson, Poole.
  • CHELTENHAM TOWN: Carson; Vaughan, Braham-Barrett, Taylor, Brown, Elliott, Richards, Harrison, Gornell, Hall, Taylor. Subs: Haworth, Deaman, Hanks, Black, Sterling-James, Arthur, Reynolds.

4:55pm

Bury 0 Cheltenham Town 1

4:53pm

90+3 - Carson tips over a Poole effort and McNulty blazes over a free-header from the corner.

4:53pm

90+3 - Carson tips over a Poole effort and McNulty blazes over a free-header from the corner.

4:49pm

89 - Cameron rifles over a right-footed shot from 25 yards.

4:42pm

82 - SUB - Cameron on for Adams.

4:39pm

79 - Jones drives his way into the box but after a couple of missed tackles and bobbles, Carson finally clears.

4:36pm

76 - SUB - Poole on for Nardiello.

76 - Lowe shoots just wide.

4:35pm

75 - SUB - Arthur on for Harrison.

4:34pm

Good pressue from Bury, just can't find the final ball or break in the box to unlock the door.

4:30pm

Attendance: 3,376 (166 visiting)

4:28pm

67 - Another instinctive save from Carson keeps out an Adams header. The midfielder then put a low strike just wide of the far post from the right of the goal, inside the box.

4:25pm

Jones is certainly not 100 per cent,  but looks determined to stay on. He did well to get the ball from Harrison on the byline. Seems to be holding his side and blowing quite a bit though.

4:20pm

60 - Jones limps off the pitch, possibly with a groin strain, but he is back on.

4:19pm

58 - Indecision between Jalal and Jones following a high ball into the box puts Bury in trouble, but they eventually clear the danger.

4:15pm

55 – The combination of a flying one-handed save from Carson and goal-line clearance from Matt Richards keeps out a Mills header following a corner from the right from Adams.

4:13pm

52 - Tutte finds the keeper this time after lining up another shot from just outside the box. His strike on goal followed a wicked cross from Adams that was only partially cleared.

4:11pm

50 - Tutte whips a shot across goal but just wide of the far post under pressure from Hanks.

4:10pm

Stronger start from Bury, attacking down both flanks.

Adams wins a corner for Bury but Chris Hussey finds the keeper with his second attempt.

4:05pm

4:01pm

Half-time report

Cheltenham lost central midfielder Asa Hall in only the seventh minute but his replacement more than made up for the set-back.

Joe Hanks smashed the visitors in front in the 42nd minute with an exquisite strike from the edge of the box, curling it into the corner away from the dive of Shwan Jalal.

The Bury keeper had been the busier of the two, tipping a Jason Taylor effort around the post early on before standing up to gather a close-range effort from Hanks.

It looked like he had finally been beaten in the 39th minute as defender Matt Taylor looped a header over the stranded stopper, but the goal was disallowed for a foul in the box.

Bury created very little with Tom Soares going closest, deflecting a Chris Hussey shot goalwards, but his flick sailed inches wide of the far post.

3:50pm

Bury announcer confirms that while the club's allocation of tickets for Tuesday night's Capital One Cup tie at Bolton have sold out, fans can still buy tickets on the night or online.

3:49pm

Bury 0 Cheltenham Town 1

3:46pm

Two minutes of added time

3:42pm

42 - GOAL - Bury 0 Cheltenham Town 1 - Joe Hanks strokes a well-placed right-footed shot from the edge of the box past the dive of Bury stopper Shwan Jalal and into the far corner. 

3:40pm

39 - Matt Taylor loops a header over Jalal and into the far corner of the net but his "goal" is disallowed, possibly for pushing.

3:37pm

36 - Soares flicks Hussey's powerful shot goalwards but his effort goes inches wide of the far post.

3:35pm

34 - Mayor tries to feed in Adams with a one-two on the edge but his return ball is cut out.

3:31pm

30 - Jason Taylor tees himself up for a long-range shot but he drags it well wide.

3:28pm

27 - Jalal stands up well to gather a fiercly struck Joe Hanks shot after Harrison found him eight yards out with a knock back. Either side of Jalal and he may have been in trouble.

3:26pm

25 - Matt Taylor knew very little about that after Mayor's flashing shot across goal his him on the head. The deflection, in the centre of the six yard box, could have gone anywhere but went behind for a corner.

3:24pm

Bury have been quite slow out of the traps here, feeling their way into the game rather than exploding.

Cheltenham look organised with a physical presence - may be a tough nut to crack.

3:21pm

Hussey wates the set-piece, hitting the first man.

3:21pm

20 - Gornell's high foot catches Tutte square on the jaw but he got up pretty quickly. Free-kick to Bury on the right.

3:18pm

17 - Nardiello creates some space for himself on the edge of the box but his left foot shot sails high over the bar.

3:16pm

15 - Nardiello finds some space in the box but his touch lets him down.

3:15pm

14 - Back heel from Gornell puts Jason Taylor in but Jalal turns his shot across goal behind for a corner.

Jalal holds the corner well despite a forcefull challenge from his own defender.

3:13pm

Adams takes the set piece but straight into the arms of Carson in the Robins goal.

3:12pm

11 - Must have read my mind. Hussey feeds Mayor then gets the ball back to force a corner.

3:10pm

Bit of a blow for Cheltenham losing their central midfielder Hall after only seven minutes. The Robins have packed the midfield with a 3-5-2 formation. Should be a good chance for Bury's overlapping full-backs to get some joy.

3:07pm

6 - SUB - Hanks on for Hall.

3:07pm

6 - SUB - Hanks on for Hall.

3:01pm

3:00pm

Ok, the referee has blown his whistle, the warm ups have ended, the captain's have posed for their pre-match pics. I think it might be time to get this season started!

2:55pm

Bury have just announced that their allocation of tickets to the Capital One Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night have sold out.

2:52pm

Bury are parading the Lancs FA Senior Cup trophy around the pitch following their midweek win against Wigan Athletic on penalties.

The last of their nine Lancs FA Senior Cup wins came in 1987.

2:50pm

Don't forget to make your predictions for the season after today's match and the best will be featured in this live blog and in next week's Bury Times.

2:31pm

Team news

Three Bury players will make their league debuts for the club today.

Shwan Jalal makes his first official start while former Shakers Ryan Lowe and Nicky Adams return for a second bow.

Manager David Flitcroft has made just one change from the side that drew 3-3 at home to Rochdale last Saturday, with Andrew Tutte replacing Kelvin Etuhu in the centre of midfield.

There is no place for Etuhu - one of nine summer signings - on the bench. The former Barnsley man had been nursing an injury in pre-season but was expected to be fit.

James Poole, who signed yesterday, is the only striker among the substitutes, with three other new signings - Joe Thompson, Keil O'Brien and Joe Widdowson - also in with the chance of making their league debuts.

The Cheltenham line-up includes one very familiar name for Bury fans.

Trevor Carson started last season as the Shakers' number one before going out on loan to Portsmouth.

He was expected to make that switch permanent after the end of his Bury contract in the summer, but the south coast club failed to take up the option and the Northern Ireland international ended up at The Robins.

 

2:15pm

Full line-ups

BURY: Jalal; Jones, Mills, McNulty, Hussey; Adams, Soares, Tutte, Mayor; Nardiello, Lowe.

Subs: Lainton, Cameron, O'Brien, Widdowson, Sedgwick, Thompson, Poole.

CHELTENHAM TOWN: Carson; Vaughan, Braham-Barrett, Taylor, Brown, Elliott, Richards, Harrison, Gornell, Hall, Taylor.

Subs: Haworth, Deaman, Hanks, Black, Sterling-James, Arthur, Reynolds.

2:13pm

Welcome to the JD Stadium for the first match of Bury's 130th season.

Everyone connected to the club is hoping it will herald a promotion to League One under manager David Flitcroft following the summer arrivals of prodigal sons Ryan Lowe and Nicky Adams - the stand out names of nine new signings.

The latest came just yesterday when former Manchester City trainee James Poole was signed up following his release from Hartlepool United.

There is sure to be a celebratory feel to the opening day as the club parades its newest addition to the trophy cabinet even before a ball is kicked.

The Lancashire FA Senior Cup, which Bury won in midweek after beating Wigan Athletic on penalties, will be shown off on the pitch in the run-up to kick-off.

Team news to come...

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6:50pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Eileenshakers says...

Well it was a bit like "After the lord's mayor show today",expectation was high after all of the media hype of us being made favourites for promotion and the wonderful midweek trophy success all be it a minor one.
One might ask what has David Flitcroft been doing during pre-season?.
It's only one game and we shouldn't judge the team on this performance.
However if we are going to lose to a team like Cheltenham at home then us supporters might feel slightly concerned.
The team never really got going and pretty much surrender the initiative to a tough,physical and organised one dimensional team who just survived relegation last term and lost to Kiderminster last weekend and haven't made significant signings during the close season.
The question is can our articulate manager walk the walk he certainly comes across well in the media?.
A word to Mr Chairman try and keep your opinions on Talksport to a minimum,you're adding extra pressure on to the players and management team.
You can't fault the teams effort in the second half the players really gave it their best shot without having that clinical edge in the final third.
We made Carson look world class today,an average journeyman goalkeeper.
Well it was a bit like "After the lord's mayor show today",expectation was high after all of the media hype of us being made favourites for promotion and the wonderful midweek trophy success all be it a minor one. One might ask what has David Flitcroft been doing during pre-season?. It's only one game and we shouldn't judge the team on this performance. However if we are going to lose to a team like Cheltenham at home then us supporters might feel slightly concerned. The team never really got going and pretty much surrender the initiative to a tough,physical and organised one dimensional team who just survived relegation last term and lost to Kiderminster last weekend and haven't made significant signings during the close season. The question is can our articulate manager walk the walk he certainly comes across well in the media?. A word to Mr Chairman try and keep your opinions on Talksport to a minimum,you're adding extra pressure on to the players and management team. You can't fault the teams effort in the second half the players really gave it their best shot without having that clinical edge in the final third. We made Carson look world class today,an average journeyman goalkeeper. Eileenshakers
  • Score: 4

7:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

norwichshaker says...

I can only say I agree with Eileen,our manager can certainly talk the talk but on this evidence not walk the walk. As an supporter of some 60 years I admit that I was sitting back with my computer I n Norwich waiting for the goals to come,,at 87 I do not have a lot of time to support a winning Bury team,but I was convinced that the time had come.I should have known better.Please Mr Chairman forget the Championship and concentrate on winning the next match and being safe by Christmas.On paper this must be one of the strongest team in the 2nd Div. What is the problem?
I can only say I agree with Eileen,our manager can certainly talk the talk but on this evidence not walk the walk. As an supporter of some 60 years I admit that I was sitting back with my computer I n Norwich waiting for the goals to come,,at 87 I do not have a lot of time to support a winning Bury team,but I was convinced that the time had come.I should have known better.Please Mr Chairman forget the Championship and concentrate on winning the next match and being safe by Christmas.On paper this must be one of the strongest team in the 2nd Div. What is the problem? norwichshaker
  • Score: 6

7:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pdgreenwood says...

As an expat I was also counting on being able to believe the hype. I must admit I feel a bit let down. Are they going to bounce back? As usual we'll all be sat watching final score fingers crossed...
As an expat I was also counting on being able to believe the hype. I must admit I feel a bit let down. Are they going to bounce back? As usual we'll all be sat watching final score fingers crossed... pdgreenwood
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Sat 9 Aug 14

easylife44 says...

I look at this way. The team is a winning article. First game of the season can be the pressure cooker. All the build up and the trophy, new season and all that. The loss at home is now done for David and I 100% disagree with Eileen above, Chairman has the right to say what he wants and the players should be able to take that pressure. You think it's pressure now, wait until the season is in full swing, December, Easter. Nar, don't buy that one.
Chelty did what they needed to do and we could not break down down. Get use to it lads, most teams will do the same and not surrender the back knowing we have Lowe and Nards.

One of the most stupid things I heard today was "well if we win on Tuesday, I would be ok with that if we lose today". Mindless statement. Tell me that if we come up short 1 point at the end of the season. I could not care less about Tuesday, but care a great deal about next Saturday.

Carson? So what, he made some great saves.....pity he did not perform like that when he was with us. He had his chance, he failed. Let's see if he can do that for 45 more games.
I look at this way. The team is a winning article. First game of the season can be the pressure cooker. All the build up and the trophy, new season and all that. The loss at home is now done for David and I 100% disagree with Eileen above, Chairman has the right to say what he wants and the players should be able to take that pressure. You think it's pressure now, wait until the season is in full swing, December, Easter. Nar, don't buy that one. Chelty did what they needed to do and we could not break down down. Get use to it lads, most teams will do the same and not surrender the back knowing we have Lowe and Nards. One of the most stupid things I heard today was "well if we win on Tuesday, I would be ok with that if we lose today". Mindless statement. Tell me that if we come up short 1 point at the end of the season. I could not care less about Tuesday, but care a great deal about next Saturday. Carson? So what, he made some great saves.....pity he did not perform like that when he was with us. He had his chance, he failed. Let's see if he can do that for 45 more games. easylife44
  • Score: 3

11:35am Sun 10 Aug 14

Ex Pat of Bury says...

Just to start by being flippant the result was an improvement on the first game last season,we only lost by one not two.Seriously now and yes the Chair has the right to say it as he sees it The players have to man up and do their job and the way they do that is look at themselves and get this dame out of the way in their minds,it is done,they will bounce back from this and DF will bring in more firepower.It is game one somewhere the home run was going to be broken,well now the players need to go on the next run,forget Tuesday,what a ridiculous comment of comparing a sideline cup game with what we are doing in the league.Compare like with like and that means hopefully winning our next league game which will be a platform for winning our next home game.The season is about 46 games,tough we lost the first its how we do in the next 45.Come on Bury.
Just to start by being flippant the result was an improvement on the first game last season,we only lost by one not two.Seriously now and yes the Chair has the right to say it as he sees it The players have to man up and do their job and the way they do that is look at themselves and get this dame out of the way in their minds,it is done,they will bounce back from this and DF will bring in more firepower.It is game one somewhere the home run was going to be broken,well now the players need to go on the next run,forget Tuesday,what a ridiculous comment of comparing a sideline cup game with what we are doing in the league.Compare like with like and that means hopefully winning our next league game which will be a platform for winning our next home game.The season is about 46 games,tough we lost the first its how we do in the next 45.Come on Bury. Ex Pat of Bury
  • Score: -1

11:46am Sun 10 Aug 14

Ex Pat of Bury says...

Line 4 should read game not dame.
Line 4 should read game not dame. Ex Pat of Bury
  • Score: -3

12:18pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Eileenshakers says...

easylife44 wrote:
I look at this way. The team is a winning article. First game of the season can be the pressure cooker. All the build up and the trophy, new season and all that. The loss at home is now done for David and I 100% disagree with Eileen above, Chairman has the right to say what he wants and the players should be able to take that pressure. You think it's pressure now, wait until the season is in full swing, December, Easter. Nar, don't buy that one.
Chelty did what they needed to do and we could not break down down. Get use to it lads, most teams will do the same and not surrender the back knowing we have Lowe and Nards.

One of the most stupid things I heard today was "well if we win on Tuesday, I would be ok with that if we lose today". Mindless statement. Tell me that if we come up short 1 point at the end of the season. I could not care less about Tuesday, but care a great deal about next Saturday.

Carson? So what, he made some great saves.....pity he did not perform like that when he was with us. He had his chance, he failed. Let's see if he can do that for 45 more games.
Easy life it's a fact the stats don't lie when a manager or chairman start speaking to the media on a regular basis results are affected.I don't know the exact reason for it but it happens.
What I want is less talking and more action,I'm not interested in David's philosophy on how the game should be played,he's sounding too much like Keith Hill in my opinion.
Yes of course the Chair has a right to voice his opinion but also he must remember that he represents our club when he goes on air when he's talking to his pal Andy Goldstein on Talksport.
We don't want our club embarrassed with his nonsensical chit-chat.
[quote][p][bold]easylife44[/bold] wrote: I look at this way. The team is a winning article. First game of the season can be the pressure cooker. All the build up and the trophy, new season and all that. The loss at home is now done for David and I 100% disagree with Eileen above, Chairman has the right to say what he wants and the players should be able to take that pressure. You think it's pressure now, wait until the season is in full swing, December, Easter. Nar, don't buy that one. Chelty did what they needed to do and we could not break down down. Get use to it lads, most teams will do the same and not surrender the back knowing we have Lowe and Nards. One of the most stupid things I heard today was "well if we win on Tuesday, I would be ok with that if we lose today". Mindless statement. Tell me that if we come up short 1 point at the end of the season. I could not care less about Tuesday, but care a great deal about next Saturday. Carson? So what, he made some great saves.....pity he did not perform like that when he was with us. He had his chance, he failed. Let's see if he can do that for 45 more games.[/p][/quote]Easy life it's a fact the stats don't lie when a manager or chairman start speaking to the media on a regular basis results are affected.I don't know the exact reason for it but it happens. What I want is less talking and more action,I'm not interested in David's philosophy on how the game should be played,he's sounding too much like Keith Hill in my opinion. Yes of course the Chair has a right to voice his opinion but also he must remember that he represents our club when he goes on air when he's talking to his pal Andy Goldstein on Talksport. We don't want our club embarrassed with his nonsensical chit-chat. Eileenshakers
  • Score: 0

7:28am Mon 11 Aug 14

mammol says...

i can echo a lot of the above comments but for the life of me i can`t help feeling a bit let down.
and am i the only one who dosen`t buy into this Andy Mayer thing ??
how was he man of the match ?? one or two runs several misplaced passes and missing for long spells during of the game !! there is no doubt this lad has talent but i think he is better as a winger but what do i know ? on a posative i thought Tutte who is not one of my faverites had a good game in the middle.lets not get to down everyone remember it is a marathon not a sprint !!
i can echo a lot of the above comments but for the life of me i can`t help feeling a bit let down. and am i the only one who dosen`t buy into this Andy Mayer thing ?? how was he man of the match ?? one or two runs several misplaced passes and missing for long spells during of the game !! there is no doubt this lad has talent but i think he is better as a winger but what do i know ? on a posative i thought Tutte who is not one of my faverites had a good game in the middle.lets not get to down everyone remember it is a marathon not a sprint !! mammol
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Eileenshakers says...

mammol wrote:
i can echo a lot of the above comments but for the life of me i can`t help feeling a bit let down.
and am i the only one who dosen`t buy into this Andy Mayer thing ??
how was he man of the match ?? one or two runs several misplaced passes and missing for long spells during of the game !! there is no doubt this lad has talent but i think he is better as a winger but what do i know ? on a posative i thought Tutte who is not one of my faverites had a good game in the middle.lets not get to down everyone remember it is a marathon not a sprint !!
I'm presuming you meant Danny Mayor when you mentioned the man of the match.
I agree with most of the comments here and don't want to single out a particular group of players for criticism.
However I'm slightly concerned by two players in our team who signed 3 year contracts in the summer the aforementioned and Our prodigal son who hasn't scored or contributed in any of the games played in pre- season.
Let's hope the booing he receives in tomorrow's game will help him to boost his lacklustre efforts at his home town club in tomorrow's cup skirmish.
Ps I wonder what odds you would get on DF becoming the next Huddersfield Town manager given our Chairman's connections with the town.
[quote][p][bold]mammol[/bold] wrote: i can echo a lot of the above comments but for the life of me i can`t help feeling a bit let down. and am i the only one who dosen`t buy into this Andy Mayer thing ?? how was he man of the match ?? one or two runs several misplaced passes and missing for long spells during of the game !! there is no doubt this lad has talent but i think he is better as a winger but what do i know ? on a posative i thought Tutte who is not one of my faverites had a good game in the middle.lets not get to down everyone remember it is a marathon not a sprint !![/p][/quote]I'm presuming you meant Danny Mayor when you mentioned the man of the match. I agree with most of the comments here and don't want to single out a particular group of players for criticism. However I'm slightly concerned by two players in our team who signed 3 year contracts in the summer the aforementioned and Our prodigal son who hasn't scored or contributed in any of the games played in pre- season. Let's hope the booing he receives in tomorrow's game will help him to boost his lacklustre efforts at his home town club in tomorrow's cup skirmish. Ps I wonder what odds you would get on DF becoming the next Huddersfield Town manager given our Chairman's connections with the town. Eileenshakers
  • Score: 1

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