David Flitcroft’s Bury continued their excellent form and picked up a fourth consecutive win after a solid 2-1 success against Coventry City, thanks to two goals from ex-Sky Blues striker Leon Clarke.
Clarke put the Shakers in front inside 20 minutes at Gigg Lane, firing a left-footed shot into the top corner from inside the box, showing he is still up there in terms of the best strikers in Sky Bet League One.
30-year-old Clarke, whose year at the Ricoh Arena saw him net 28 times for the Sky Blues, had another chance soon after, but his shot was well saved by goalkeeper Lee Burge.
Another ex-Coventry man Nathan Cameron should have had his second goal in as many league games but powered his header onto the crossbar, but Clarke did finally grab a second, slotting home a penalty after Reda Johnson was adjudged to have pushed the in-form striker.
Johnson did somewhat redeem himself though eleven minutes later, converting his header into the roof of the net from a Tom Armstrong corner to grab one back, but it wasn’t enough as Bury survived to run out 2-1 winners, propelling them to fifth place and level on points with Tony Mowbray’s Sky Blues.
Bury and Coventry fans… what are your opinions on the game? Did Bury deserve to win? Was it a penalty? How good was Leon Clarke yesterday? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!