Black­well still has edge over Beat­tie

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Steven Chicken To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­

THE MAS­TER got the bet­ter of the ap­pren­tice at Gigg Lane as Bury eased to vic­tory over ten-man Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley.

Stan­ley man­ager James Beat­tie played un­der Shak­ers boss Kevin Black­well dur­ing his ten­ure at Sh­effield United, and with both sides look­ing for their first win of the sea­son it was Black­well that came out the vic­tor.

But Black­well be­lieves even bet­ter days will lay ahead af­ter An­ton For­rester, Jor­dan Sin­nott and Mar­lon Jack­son eased Bury to vic­tory.

He said:“That was our worst per­for­mance and our best re­sult.

“That was purely down to the fact that the play­ers felt they de­served the re­sult from the first cou­ple of games, and be­cause it hadn’t come there was a bit of ap­pre­hen­sion.

“I said to the lads that when we get the ball down and move it about we look de­cent.

“It’s an­other game un­der our belt.We prob­a­bly needed six to eight games in pre-sea­son and we only had three.

“It is a learn­ing curve and I’m re­ally pleased with their ap­pli­ca­tion and at­ti­tude. That re­sult has been well com­ing re­ally.”

Bury came close to the most for­tu­itous of starts as Sin­nott’s deep cross bounced back out off the bar with just 45 sec­ond gone.Will Hat­field hit the wood­work at the other end within min­utes, strik­ing a fierce shot against the post. For­rester went one bet­ter for Bury on 28 min­utes, meet­ing Craig Jones’ ex­cel­lent de­liv­ery to side-foot past Ian Dun­bavin. Ac­cring­ton’s af­ter­noon got even worse just five min­utes later, with striker Danny Web­ber rightly dis­missed for a high, hard tackle that Shaun Bee­ley was lucky to es­cape un­in­jured.

Bury added a sec­ond be­fore the break through Sin­nott, who clev­erly wrong-footed Robert Atkin­son be­fore pow­er­ing in. There was a long stop­page mid­way through the sec­ond half as Nicky Hunt suf­fered a se­ri­ous-look­ing knee in­jury.

The game had long been over when sub­sti­tute Jack­son scored his first goal for the Shak­ers on 87 min­utes.

Ac­cring­ton boss Beat­tie said:“I think we can take pos­i­tives from the sec­ond half dis­play. With ten men, I thought we were the bet­ter side.

“We played well for 20 min­utes but then lost con­cen­tra­tion and showed a bit of men­tal weak­ness to get sucked in to the way Bury wanted to play the game.

“They switched off for the two goals and with Danny get­ting sent off, it was an up­hill bat­tle.

“We got in at half time and there were a few choice words. It is my first time to the play­ers but I be­lieve in this squad.”

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