Bury vs Morecambe by Luke
Bury is far away from their good form for now, but the team at least improved a bit in offensive approach in their previous game last weekend when the team took a point away to Walsall in a 3:3 draw. Their hosts made a strong start into the match having 3:0 lead already after thirty minutes thanks to goals from Morris, Oztumer and Jackson.
However, with four minutes in the second halftime, players of Bury managed to reduce the deficit to 3:2 (thanks to Barnett and Vaughan), leaving their opponents a bit shocked as the home team had problems getting back into the match and finally have paid the price in 66th minute with the third goal conceded via Mayor. Despite a point taken, we saw again many almost childish mistakes in their defense and it's something that hte team needs to correct and improve as soon as possible.
After this point taken, bury remained fourteenth at the table (1-2-2 record), with just a point more than red zone placed Shrewsbury. As for the EFL Cup, they were already excluded away to Burton after extra-time played. Striker James Vaughan (previously played in Premier League and Championship, Everton, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Huddersfield and Birmingham) is brought last week in order to improve their efficient and seems to be in fine form by netting a goal already in debuting game, but might not be included this time.
Morecambe impressed so far in the season, something that not many their fans have expected, as the team continued to have quite convincing performances in League Two, both in front of own fans and on the road. Most recently, they come from their visit to Accrington last Saturday evening when the team managed to pull out a 3:2 victory.
Home team was huge favorite to get the victory that time and that's how they entered the game, taking the double lead in first 35 minutes with two goals from Kee, but a red card given to their player (Hughes) complicated the things a lot and the players of Morecambe managed to exploit this in the best possible way. They reduced the deficit during the additional time in the first halftime via Stockton, entering the repetition in the same style, leveling up the result via Ellison in 46th. Ten minutes later and Stockton has scored teh winning goal, with the home team not being able to respond further having to play with a man less.
Their performances in League Two are impressive so far, as the team remained first at the table with twelve points and 4-0-1 record, being alone and with four teams following them with two points less each. Worth saying is that the teams played a friendly game in the middle of July and Morecambe celebrated with impressive 4:0 result.
No doubt that both coaches will rotate the squad and give a bit more chance to players who didn't play that much till now, of course all according to the rules we have. For a team that was one of the favorites to reach the play-off stage of League One at least, Bury is having very poor start for now and generally bad atmosphere. Morecambe is completely opposite at the start of the season and the team already showed that they know how to surprise teams which are playing at higher level, when the side won over Rotherham in EFL Cup. I'm willing to go with the current form and valuable odds, even if the visiting coach rotates more.