Walsall 0-1 Bury- Match Report

Craig Jones winner helps Bury stun WalsallBattling Bury stunned Walsall by handing them a 1-0 defeat at the Banks's Stadium as the curse of winning the manager of the month award hit Dean Smith.It was the Saddlers' first league defeat of the season and the first league win for the Shakers who defended superbly once they went ahead in the sixth minute with a strike from Craig Jones.Bury goalkeeper Rob Lainton was also in superb form, pulling off several brave saves in stoppage time.Bury made a determined start and deserved the opening goal which came from a quick counter, Leon Clarke winning a header on the edge of the box and Jones lashing home a right drive from an angle which fizzed low past home keeper Craig MacGillivray.Walsall dominated exchanges after that shock and Jacob Mellis needed attention after blocking a fierce volley from Sam Mantom while in the 23rd minute Lainton pulled of a superb flying save to keep out Mantom's rising drive.The Saddlers totally dominated the second half but couldn't find a way to break through and in the fourth minute of stoppage time Tom Soares fluffed an easy chance to add another for Bury when he mis-kicked after breaking clean through

Source : PA

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