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Micky On Bury Defeat

14 April 2015

Manager Believes Town Were Just Short

  • Micky hails an 'unbelievale' winning strike from Bury
  • Andy Mangan had an equaliser ruled out
  • Town now turn their attention to York on Saturday

Manager Micky Mellon believes Shrewsbury Town didn't quite do enough to take anything away from Bury on Tuesday night.

"We're in a terrific position," said Micky.

"We've earned the right to be in this position so we'll dust ourselves down and come back in Thursday to get ready for a fantastic home game."

And Micky insists his side will get ready to go again, with York City the visitors to the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday.

Town remain seven points ahead of fourth-placed Bury with three games to go.

"That's what you do at this time of the season," explained Micky.

"You throw the kitchen sink at it and hope that maybe you get a little bit of a break or that something drops to somebody and they knock it in, but it just never happened."

Micky threw on Mangan, Tyrone Barnett and Mikael Mandron in search of the equaliser - but it wasn't to be.

"We were probably not at our best in a really tight game, I think I would have to say that," said Micky.

"It was an unbelievable strike that the boy (Joe Riley) has scored, and we just never did enough at the other end, in that final third.

"We flashed a few things across the face of the goal but probably never did enough that we're all about.

"What's disappointing about it is that people (1,151 away supporters) have come such a long way.

"Their support was, as always, absolutely fantastic, and we're just sorry we never gave them anything to cheer about."

Substitute Andy Mangan had what looked to be an equaliser ruled out late on, although Micky hailed the winning goal for David Flitcroft's side in the end.

A second-half screamer from the Shakers' Joe Riley was enough to hand the home side a 1-0 win in the Sky Bet League 2 clash.

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