Bury FC 2 Rotherham United 1

I attended the Bury v Rotherham match this afternoon as a guest of Bury MBC who were one of the sponsors.

Whenever Bury play Rotherham I have rather divided loyalties because I watched and supported Rotherham for many years before moving to Bury. Even though I now watch Bury more frequently than Rotherham and I want them to do well as any true football fan knows you can change your political allegiance, you can change your religion and some people even change their husbands/wives but you can’t change your football team!

Today’s game really was to use the terrible football cliche “a game of two halves”. In the first half the Shakers lost a striker and their goalkeeper through injury and in the resultant four minutes of injury team the Merry Millers scored so going in at the interval one goal to nil ahead.

The second half saw the Shakers equalise shortly after the restart and they played much better throughout the second 45. Despite Stephen Dawson missing a penalty Richie Baker sent the home fans home happy with a well taken goal in the 84th minute.

I should point out that as on the previous occaision when I attended a match as a guest I have sent a donation in lieu of the hospitality received to Bury Hospice.