Mullin delivers points for Shrimps

Paul Mullin netted the winner
Paul Mullin netted the winner
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Bury 1 Morecambe 2

Two late goals earned Morecambe a memorable victory over play-off chasing Bury.

The Shrimps looked set to be heading for only a second away defeat in 10 games as Bury looked to build on a first-half lead.

But the Shrimps were rewarded for their never-say-die attitude with goals from substitutes Padraig Amond and Paul Mullin.

Amond levelled on 80 minutes when he was played in on goal by a delightful through ball and he made no mistake.

The winner came five minutes later after a howler from home keeper Pope.

He miscued his attempted clearance straight to Jamie Devitt and his goalbound effort from 30 yards out was touched into the empty goal by Mullin.

Bury almost came back with three late efforts from Adam El Abd, Ryan Lowe and Danny Mayor but the Shrimps held on for a superb three points.

Bury took the lead in the 18th minute with a scrappy goal.

The home side created space down the right-hand side and Andrew Tutte was given space to send over a cross which was met by Danny Nardiello.

His touch beat Danny Ward in the Morecambe goal but striker Tom Eaves got the final touch to score from two yards out.

The home side then created a string of chances to add to their advantage but were denied by Ward on several occasions.

The on-loan Liverpool keeper produced a fine save low to his left to deny former PNE man Danny Mayor and then showed great reflexes to tip away a close-range shot from Nardiello.

After being second best for long periods Morecambe came into the game after the half-hour with Aaron Wildig shooting inches wide and Kevin Ellison not far away from getting the final touch to a throw that bounced across the six-yard box.

Bury: Pope, Jones (Hope 80), El-Abd, Cameron, Hussey, Etuhu, Tutte, Mayor, Nardiello (Lowe 55), Eaves (Adams 70), Soares. Subs (not used): Lainton, Sedgwick, O’Brien, Holding

Morecambe: Ward, Beeley, Parrish, Edwards, Goodall (Devitt 46), Wilson, Widig, Fleming, Kenyon, Redshaw (Mullin 83), Ellison (Amond 76). Subs (not used): Arestidou, McGowan, Drummond, Wright.

Booked: Goodall

Referee: D Bond

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