Seven-goal thriller has Flitcroft pumping!
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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