Bury left shaken as Brewers strike late
BURTON boss Gary Rowett hailed his side’s never-say-die mentality as they produced a stunning comeback to rescue a point against Bury.
The visitors went two goals up through Anton Forrester and debutant William Edjenguele but the Brewers hit back late on to send the home crowd into raptures.
Michael Symes pulled one back minutes after coming off the bench before Adam McGurk fired home from distance with seconds left on the clock.
Bury had looked in cruise control but the introduction of Symes and Matty Palmer swung the game in Burton’s favour.
“The pivotal moment was the players that came on and made an impact,” said Rowett.“It gave them a problem and just started to open the game up for us a little bit.
“I said at half-time that we needed to show character, just like we did against Cheltenham. It is important that we keep dealing with whatever the game throws at us.
“It doesn’t matter how late you leave it.We’ve got a squad mentality and today was the perfect example of that.
“All the players are giving me a headache selection-wise.We’re a team and the substitutes have got us a point today with some excellent performances.”
Forrester gave Bury the lead after a rather uneventful opening quar- ter of an hour, receiving the ball just inside the area before firing a neat finish into the far corner.
Robbie Weir had a great chance to equalise minutes later but his header hit the side netting.
Chances remained few and far between for the remainder of the half until Edjenguele popped up to head home from a Jordan Sinnott corner.
Burton were struggling for a route back into the match. Even Rory Delap’s long throw-ins were proving unsuccessful.
Then, with time running out, Symes rose highest to head beyond the helpless Rob Lainton, before McGurk completed the comeback in style.
“We knew they’d throw the kitchen sink at us in the second half,” said Bury manager Kevin Blackwell.“I felt we could have dealt with the balls in the box a little bit better, but other than that I’m pleased with the boys.
“Our first half performance was the best from any team at this level that I’ve seen for a long time.
“We looked a real class outfit and created some good chances, but at twonil we should have gone on and killed the game.
“No one else is coming through the door now.
“We’ve now got to build an understanding and kick on.” To comment on this match go to http://boards.footymad.net/