Seven-goal thriller has Fl­itcroft pump­ing!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Michael Hen­son

BURY man­ager David Fl­itcroft sat back and en­joyed a well-earned deep breath af­ter his side edged a heart-rac­ing seven-goal thriller.

Fl­itcroft’s side scored all four of their goals in­side 34 min­utes be­fore re­sist­ing a Black­pool re­cov­ery.

And he was quick to praise Chris Hussey af­ter the de­fender was in­volved in each of the first three, in­clud­ing his first goal of the sea­son from long range.

He joked: “I went for my fit-to-man­age health check on Wed­nes­day, which the LMA pro­vide, and my heart was ok, but it's been tested here!

“Goals make derby games and get­ting an early one set it on fire.The fans rose to the oc­ca­sion and scor­ing at the Black­pool end re­ally fu­elled the boys.

“Chris Hussey’s de­liv­ery was out­stand­ing, his as­sists are get­ting bet­ter and he showed great char­ac­ter up against Hay­den White, who is rapid.

“We con­ceded two late goals against Wi­gan and some­times that’s in the back of your mind, so af­ter con­ced­ing an­other late on we stayed strong to make sure we got the win.”

Six of the seven goals came in a fran­tic first half. First Black­pool’s David Fer­gu­son put the ball into his own net, af­ter White de­flected the ball goal­wards, be­fore Danny Rose stabbed home from Pe­ter Clarke’s knock­down.

Mark Cullen dis­pos­sessed Bury goal­keeper Daniel Bach­mann be­fore slid­ing into an empty net to re­duce the deficit in the 12th minute, but the home side were soon back on the front foot.

First Hussey beat Colin Doyle at his near post with a pin-point free-kick be­fore Tom Soares ri­fled in the goal of the game from 30 yards.

Shortly be­fore half­time, Black­pool re­duced Bury’s ad­van­tage to two as Clark Robert­son headed in off the bar from a cor­ner.

Chances were few and far be­tween in the sec­ond half un­til Jack Red­shaw set up a tense fin­ish when he slot­ted home a penalty af­ter Danny Pugh pulled down Martin Pater­son.

But there was no time for an equaliser and Black­pool boss Neil McDon­ald ad­mit­ted he has never seen a 90 min­utes like it.

“It was a crazy game,” he said. “I’ve never seen four goals like that be­fore. We can try and get the first con­tact, if we don’t get the first con­tact then we’ve got to clear it.

“We showed a lot of com­po­sure when we’ve con­ceded th­ese goals to get back into the game and cre­ate a lot of chances.

“If we took our chances we might have got some­thing out of the game. Con­ced­ing four early on, it was al­ways go­ing to be an up­hill task.”



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