Bury 0-0 Brentford- Match Report
Report of match 18th August 2012
Bury 0-0 Brentford- Match Report.
Shakers open with stalemate
Bury's first league game under caretaker-boss Peter Shirtliff ended in a 0-0 home stalemate with Brentford.
Shirtliff took control at Gigg Lane following Richie Barker's departure to Crawley, but could not inspire his side to victory in their npower League One opener.
Chances were at a minimum during the first half, although Sam Saunders came close with an improvised header from Shaleum Logan's cross and Shakers goalkeeper Trevor Carson also needed his wits about him to save an Adam Forshaw shot.
Bury rarely threatened, but David Worrall saw a stinging effort blocked by Scott Barron before a wildly-deflected Steve Schumacher shot crept narrowly wide.
Brentford made all the early running after the break and Adam Lockwood produced a timely interception to deny Leon Legge a chance at point-blank range.
Substitute Mark Cullen blazed a good chance wide for Bury and Worrall had a strong penalty appeal denied following a challenge from Harlee Dean inside the box before Clayton Donaldson wasted a glorious chance in injury time, firing into the side-netting when clean through.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 18th August 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Gigg Lane|
||0 - 0||Brentford
|10||Andy Bishop (John-Lewis 83)|
|15||Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Cullen 62)|
|19||Mark Cullen (Elford-Alliyu 62)|
|12||Lenell John-Lewis (Bishop 83)|
|3||Scott Barron (Fredericks 87)|
|4||Adam Forshaw (O'Connor 73)|
|7||Sam Saunders (El Alagui 63)|
|18||Ryan Fredericks (Barron 87)|
|10||Farid El Alagui (Saunders 63)|
|2||Kevin O'Connor (Forshaw 73)|
|Bury cards shown|
|54 mins||Adam Lockwood||Unsporting behaviour|
|Brentford cards shown|