Bury 2-1 Wednesday
A total attendance of 5,219 with 2,618 Wednesdayites meant that Wednesday had the majority of the fans at Gigg Lane last night. Unfortunately this didn`t help Wednesday get over their travel sickness as the winless run away from home continued.
First half goals from the Shakers` captain Ryan Lowe and Damien Mozika saw Wednesday trailing 2-0 at half time.
A wonder strike from Chris Sedgwick early in the second half wasn`t enough to secure Wednesday one point let alone three.
Early rumours suggested Weaver and Rob Jones were doubtful, and that surprisingly Chris O`Grady would get his first start in the blue and white stripes. O`Grady, who had signed from Rochdale the week before, had yet to make a start as he was suffering from a heel injury picked up at Dale.
Weaver, suffering with a swollen knee since Monday, was replaced with Richard O`Donnell, but Jones did start along with O`Grady.
The early exchanges were tense, with a couple of near misses from David Prutton and Danny Batth, but it was Bury who scored first on the 7 minute mark.
A cross from the right by David Worrall was met by Ryan Lowe who directed the header into the top corner.
Jones was then replaced by Reda Johnson on 14 minutes, and Chris O`Grady was replaced, to the bemusement of the Wednesday faithful, with Jon Otsemobor just before the half hour mark.
Bury`s second was arguably down to an error on Johnson`s part. The young centre half was turned in the box, allowing Damien Mozika the chance to slot home.
Half time: Bury 2-0 Wednesday
Megson obviously had the hair dryer out at half time, as Wednesday emerged with renewed energy and optimism. David Prutton latched onto the end of Madine`s flick on, passed to Sedgwick on the left who curled a beautiful shot just under the crossbar to finally give the Wednesday majority something to cheer about.
Wednesday were lifted by the goal and could smell a comeback. Unfortunately, numerous missed chances, ruled out goals and penalty claims later, the game ended 2-1 to the 'home` side.
Wednesday: O'Donnell, Buxton, Batth, R Jones (Johnson 14), Bennett, Semedo, Prutton (Uchechi 79), Lines, Sedgwick, O'Grady (Otsemobor 29), Madine
Unused substitutes: Cuff, Morrison
Bury: Belford, Picken, Skarz, Sweeney, Worrall (Cregg 90), Bishop (John-Lewis 89), Jones, Lowe, Sodje, Hughes, Mozika
Unused substitutes: Futcher, Branagan, Oyenuga