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Match Report: Bury 0-2 Bolton

  • Bolton continue winning streak as Bury slump to 11th in League 1

More than 7,000 fans arrived at Gigg Lane Monday night to watch the long-awaited derby between Bolton Wanderers and Bury FC.

It’s been 17 years since Bury last hosted a league game against their Lancashire rivals, and Monday’s game held quite an atmosphere, with a 2-0 win for the away team.

After two great penalties by Zach Clough in the 13th and 56th minute, the game was very much decided for the Bolton side, making this their first victory at Gigg Lane since 1929.

However, it was hard not to feel for the Shakers, who lost their last game against their local rivals on rather unfair penalties, in the second round of the League Cup at the Macron two seasons ago.

This game was the one Bury fans rooted for when the fixtures were released back in August. Because it was such an anticipated derby, the match was moved to Monday night so it could be shown live on Sky Sports.

The win leaves Bolton riding high in League One, only three points behind the leaders Scunthorpe. Shakers manager David Flitcroft, who was once a player for Bolton, finds his team slipping to 11th place, lying eight points from the top two.

The next meeting between Bolton and Bury is Easter, and Bury will undoubtedly need to step up their game if they are hoping to beat what may be the League One leaders.

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