Up to the north west today to visit Bury's Gigg Lane ground that I haven't visited since the 1970's. Bury have improved considerably under new boss Lee Clark but are still too close to the bottom four League One relegation places for comfort. Fleetwood however are having a great season sitting third in the table & still harbouring hopes of grabbing one of the top two promotion places.
The game surprisingly started at quite a pedestrian pace with the home side doing most of the pressing but in truth, they were just giving heading practice to giant Fleetwood centre backs Cian Bolger & Godswill Epkolo. A rare mistake however let in Bury top scorer James Vaughan in but its shot was well saved by Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns. Fleetwood improved towards the end of the first half & were unlucky when midfielder Kyle Dempsey hit the post with a rasping drive from the edge of the area in the 45th minute.
The second half was more even with Jacob Mellis & Greg Leigh coming close for Bury while at the other end Bolger & striker David Ball missed half chances but overall the game was disappointing but I'm guessing Bury will be happier with the point than Fleetwood.