Ash fires home to seal fightback

Ashley Eastham

Ashley Eastham

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ASHLEY Eastham became a Bury hero when he scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a point against Simon Grayson’s Huddersfield.

The Pool centre-back, on loan at Gigg Lane until the end of the season, smashed home a back-post volley as Bury fought back from 3-0 down to earn a dramatic point.

“It was a great feeling,” said the 20-year-old. “As you could tell by my celebration, I didn’t know what to do because I don’t score that often!”

Eastham is in action for the Shakers again tomorrow at Sheffield Wednesday, where he was sent off playing for Blackpool in the Carling Cup last August.

“Let’s not mention that,” said Eastham, when reminded.

“I’m looking forward to it. Those are the kind of games you want to play in – in front of 20,000 people. It should be great.”

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TOM Barkhuizen is another Pool youngster shining – he scored the winner in Hereford’s 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbeldon on Saturday.

Barkhuizen, who hit a brace in Hereford’s 5-4 defeat to Gillingham in his previous outing, has now bagged 11 goals since moving to the Edgar Street club for a season-long loan.

His goal at the weekend was vital – it moved Hereford out of the League Two drop zone for the first time in six months.

Barkhuizen will look to continue his scoring streak in another big game tomorrow, away to fellow strugglers Macclesfield.

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