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Second-half report

6 November 2012

Latics suffer Shaker

Robbie Simpson's injury-time goal prove too little, too late for Latics who suffered a 2-1 npower League One derby defeat against Bury.

Latics' recent good run came to a halt on a disappointing night when the bottom-four Shakers recorded their first away league win of the campaign.

The damage was caused earlier through an unfortunate own goal from James Tarkowski who also conceded the penalty which sealed a much-needed victory for Bury.

Tom Hopper had an early chance to double Bury's lead soon after the restart after he seized on defensive uncertainty from Latics.

Gradually Latics began to threaten more as Matt Derbyshire fired narrowly wide, a 25-yard drive from Robbie Simpson dipped just over the crossbar while Jonathan Grounds' header from a Lee Croft corner flashed past the upright.

Latics also had a shout for a penalty waved aside after a challenge by Zac Thompson on Dean Furman.

Jose Baxter produced a neat turn before firing in a shot from the edge of the box which brought a decent save from keeper Trevor Carson.

Latics made their final two changes with 19 minutes left when Baxter and James Wesolowski were replaced by Chris Sutherland and Matt Smith.

Despite a period of sustained pressure, Latics were unable to capitalise on their territorial superiority.

And a bad night become a whole lot worse when they conceded an 85th minute penalty following a trip by Tarkowski on David Worrall.

Bury captain Steve Schumacher, who once had a short spell with Latics, smashed the spot kick high into the roof of the net.

Latics pulled a goal back in the third of five minutes of added time when Simpson headed home a Croft free kick to set up a frenetic final couple of minutes.

Full-time: Latics 1, Bury 2.





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