Bury 4 Blackpool 3

Blackpool manager Neil McDonald
Blackpool manager Neil McDonald
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Blackpool lost their first game in seven after a seven goal thriller at Gigg Lane.

In front of a 1500 strong travelling support the Seasiders found themselves two goals down after just ten minutes.

First Hayden White put through his own goal before Danny Rose was given the freedom of Gigg Lane to head home from a corner.

Pool were gifted a route back into the game two minutes later when Bury’s debutant keeper Daniel Bachmann had a nightmare and presented the ball to Mark Cullen who rounded him brilliantly and tapped into an empty net.

And Neil McDonald’s men searched for an equaliser, Tom Soares strolled forward and fired home from 25 yards to make it four for the Shakers.

As both teams missed chances, Clark Robertson made it 4-2 on the stroke of half-time, powering a Jack Redshaw corner in off the underside of the bar.

After the break the home side came out with a much more sensible style and their two banks of four made any hope of a Blackpool comeback unlikely.

Pool did however have a lifeline with seven minutes remaining when substitute Martin Paterson was hauled down in the area, Redshaw made no mistake from the spot.

It wasn’t to be enough in the end, as Bury held on for the points.