FULL-TIME: Chesterfield 4 Bury 0

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A DOMINANT display at home from promotion favourites Chesterfield brought 10-man Bury's brief winning run to an end.

But a harsh-looking straight red card for Shakers playmaker Danny Mayor on the stroke of half-time had a large bearing on the emphatic scoreline.

Wingers Gary Roberts and Jay O'Shea ran the Bury backline ragged from the word go and the pair combined for the opening goal in the 16th minute.

Shakers centre-back Nathan Cameron could not get a clean header on O'Shea's cross from the right, flicking the ball to Roberts who volleyed into the roof of the net at the back post.

The match became more and more heated as the half progressed, with referee Tony Harrington dishing out three yellow cards before giving Mayor his marching orders in the second minute of stoppage time.

The on-loan winger can think himself unlucky though - despite leaving his foot in with studs showing, there was no force or malice in the 22-year-old's tackle and Matty Brown's dramatic reaction did little to guide the referee in the right direction.

Cameron, who picked up his fifth booking of the season and, along with Mayor, will be suspended for next Saturday's match at home to Burton, was withdrawn at half time.

But, after putting on Tom Soares in an attacking switch, any hopes manager David Flitcroft harboured of getting back into the match were dashed when O'Shea rifled in Chesterfield's second with an unstoppable 25-yard shot.

Harington again took centre stage for the home side's third, overruling his asistant referee's offside flag, after Soares headed into his own net under pressure from Chesterfield striker Marc Richards.

And debutant Dan Gardner rounded off Bury's misery with four minutes remaining, coming off the bench to fire home the Spireites' fourth with a breakaway effort that looped in despite keeper Brian Jensen getting a strong hand to it.

The defeat saw Bury drop a place to 19th in the League Two table, just a point above the drop zone. 

 

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5:11pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

To say this was a disappointing performance is an understatement,the lads never turned up and put in a rather limp performance against a very strong and aggressive Chesterfield side.

I know David was saying that he didn't want a rollercoaster ride at the start of his tenure,well he got one alright.

So good against pools 10 days before yet so woeful and gutless against a team who were at full strength and fitter than our flagging troops.

I fear for the rest of our campaign if these new players that are coming in are not better than the ones either leaving or who have been left out.

Yes the referee didn't have the best of games but Chessy were more up for this game from minute one and aside from a snapshot from Anton nothing went towards their goal and their keeper had a quiet day.

Why is David bringing in players who are not match fit whom nobody else would care to take a punt on like the recent signings from Huddersfield Town?.

Ah yes because our penny pinching Chairman isn't allowing an over expenditure in terms of bringing in the desperately needed quality player who can make a difference in our survival campaign.

You are going to regret it at the end of the season Mr Chairman mark my words.

As for Mayor "you let the side down mate and need to learn some hard truths about playing professional football", as does Nathan who could have been sent off himself at the end of the first half. thank goodness he's suspended for next weeks game.
To say this was a disappointing performance is an understatement,the lads never turned up and put in a rather limp performance against a very strong and aggressive Chesterfield side. I know David was saying that he didn't want a rollercoaster ride at the start of his tenure,well he got one alright. So good against pools 10 days before yet so woeful and gutless against a team who were at full strength and fitter than our flagging troops. I fear for the rest of our campaign if these new players that are coming in are not better than the ones either leaving or who have been left out. Yes the referee didn't have the best of games but Chessy were more up for this game from minute one and aside from a snapshot from Anton nothing went towards their goal and their keeper had a quiet day. Why is David bringing in players who are not match fit whom nobody else would care to take a punt on like the recent signings from Huddersfield Town?. Ah yes because our penny pinching Chairman isn't allowing an over expenditure in terms of bringing in the desperately needed quality player who can make a difference in our survival campaign. You are going to regret it at the end of the season Mr Chairman mark my words. As for Mayor "you let the side down mate and need to learn some hard truths about playing professional football", as does Nathan who could have been sent off himself at the end of the first half. thank goodness he's suspended for next weeks game. Eileenshakers
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