The overall feeling from the ever loyal Bury fans who made the trip to Crewe last Saturday was this: Two points dropped rather than one point gained.
Despite coming from behind, Bury again rued missed chances as they saw an opportunity missed to notch up their sixth win of the season and close in on the early play-off places.
After a disappointing start to the season, the Shakers have more than stopped the bleeding and, continue to make decent progress under the tuition of Ryan Lowe.
Yet the three straight draws in the league may come to haunt the Shakers as the season progresses. With the Mansfield point leaving a feeling of joy, the result after the same outcome against Crewe left a feeling of frustration.
However, there’s more than a fair share of positives to take from Bury’s recent performances. The impact of Nicky Maynard being the main one. The former Crewe man scoring against his old club last week, giving him a more than respectable tally of three goals in two games.
For the first time in a good few years, there’s a feel-good factor amongst Bury fans that hasn’t been felt for a while. The club is looking up the table rather than down and after treading water in League One for the previous two seasons, life in League Two is offering the Shakers some hope.
So what could bring more smiles to the faces of Bury fans?
More wins to match their positive performances would do just nicely.
Back to back home games against Notts County and Newport should fit the bill just nicely. Both teams at two different ends of the table.
One game to get going and the other to lay down a marker. Over to you lads!