Newport striker Jamille Matt may have taken the gloss off an otherwise enjoyable night for Bury fans, yet the overall mood around Gigg Lane seems rather positive as Bury continue to entertain fans in League 2.
Taking on Newport last night who lie just outside the automatic promotion places, the home side enjoyed 61% possession and had fifteen shots on the Newport goal. All this coming after a 4-0 hammering of Notts County the previous Saturday.
Over 4,000 fans turned up on last weekend to watch Bury sneak into the playoff places and go 2 up within twenty minutes. Last night Danny Mayor and Joe Murphy made their 500th and 300th appearances for the club.
Newport on a cold Tuesday night provided Bury with a stern test to see just how far they’ve come on in recent weeks. It needed a point-blank save from County keeper Joe Day to deny Bury another three points and Newport left with a one all draw.
The Shakers are now unbeaten in six games and lie just outside one place and a point off the playoffs. With twenty-four goals scored already and a fresh new signing Nicky Maynard getting off to a flyer, has left fellow League Two club Crewe kicking themselves.
The Cheshire club let Maynard go in pre-season and Bury have stolen a gem. Look no further than five goals in just four games for the reason in Bury’s rising points total.
It will now be twenty-five days before the home faithful gets to see Bury and Maynard at home in the league again, when the Shakers entertain Stevenage. How important Maynard’s goals are to Bury’s points totals and gate numbers remains to be seen.