Match 25
30 November 2002.
Bury (a)

5th December 2002
FA Youth Cup
Watford (away)

Bury 1 Exeter City 0.

Saturday 30 November 2002.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg (photo) 

Att: 2739

BBC match report –

Liam George's first goal for Bury gave the Gigg Lane club victory against Exeter.

George's short-term contract came to an end after the game but his 82nd-minute winner did his chances of earning a longer deal no harm.

The former Luton Town striker fired home after good work by substitute David Nugent but the winner was nothing more than Bury deserved.

They dominated the match apart from a couple of moments and restricted Exeter to several long-range shots by Steve Flack.

However, Bury lacked the killer instinct in front of goal, though Kevin Miller made an outstanding save to deny Jon Newby.

Just when it appeared Bury were heading for their first goalless draw in 29 games, George nipped in for the winner which kept Bury firmly in the promotion places.

Bury: Garner, Barrass, Swailes, Redmond, Nelson, Stuart, Johnrose, Billy, George, Newby, Preece. Subs: Forrest, Woodthorpe, Nugent, Lawson, O'Shaughnessy.

Exeter: Miller, Hiley, Gaia, Pilkington, Virgo, Roscoe, Walker, Cronin, Pettefer, Flack, Barnard. Subs: Fraser, Coppinger, Sheldon, Lock, Moor.

Referee: M Clattenburg (Co Durham)



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