MATCHDAY: Brentford 2 Bury 2
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F/T: Brentford 2 Bury 2
82 - SUB - Scott Barron replaces Harry Forrester
80 – Forrester puts a shot over
78 - SUB - Sam Saunders on for Shaleum Logan
76 - GOAL - Brentford 2 BURY 2 - Nicky Ajose plants a clever glancing header into the far corner after getting on the end of a whipped Tom Soares corner from the left
75 - SUB - David Worrall on for Ethan Ebanks-Landell
67 - GOAL - BRENTFORD 2 - Bury 1 - Marcello Trotta hammers home the rebound after Trevor Carson can only parry an initital shot from Tom Adeyemi following a Brentford corner.
65 - GOAL - Brentford 1 BURY 1 - Tom Soares thunders a half-volley into the top corner after racing on to a hopeful Carl Regan ball from defence. Soares showed a great turn of pace to leave marker Shaleum Logan for dead to create the chance.
Healy ready to come on, probably for Bishop, who looks to be blowing a bit, although Blackwell may go for all-out attack.
63 - Soares gets off a header at the back post but easy for Moore.
Bury pressing now, for the first time in the match really. Just had a shout for handball in the box, but most of the appeals came from the Bury fans behind the goal.
58 - Brentford keeper Simon Moore dives full length to claw out a Steven Schumacher free-kick from 30 yards.
56 – Ball given away by Eastham but Forrester fails to control it, Donaldson then gets a shot off that Carson holds easily at the back post.
52 - GOAL - BRENTFORD 1 Bury 0 - Harry Forrester heads a Shaleum Logan cross back across goal to open the scoring for the Bees. Good finish after a patient build-up.
48 - BOOKED - Ebanks-Landell shown a yellow after lunging into a challenge on Tony Craig
K/O: Bury get second half underway. No changes for either side.
H/T: Brentford 0 Bury 0
It's not been pretty, but Bury will be happy to make it to the break still goalless.
Brentford have looked dangerous, but have wasted a a number of good chances.
Adeyemi had a shot blocked early in the half by Carson, while Douglas put a free header straight at the Bury keeper, and Trotta had a volley blocked and fluffed the clearest opportunity of the half unmarked on the penalty spot.
Bury have offered little to nothing going forward, with Thompson the only player able to get a shot on goal, although that bobbled harmlessly wide.
43 - Best spell of possession in the half for Bury, but their good passing move finally breaks down with a loose Nicky Ajose ball to Andy Bishop.
Donaldson then goes up the other end and curls a powerful effort just wide.
39 - Joe Skarz is absolutely done for pace by Donaldson, but the big forward's cross from the byline is well cut-out by Stephane Zubar.
35 – Soares gets away with a decent penalty shout after the ball hit his elbow in the box. The midfielder made no movement towards the ball with his arm, but he made sure he blocked its path.
29 - Shaleum Logan lets fly from 30 yards, but, despite beating the dive of Carson, just misses the far post.
30 - Trotta skies the best chance of the match, Logan's cross falling at the feet of the Bees striker unmarked on the penalty spot.
31 - Douglas is then given a free header at the back post, but his effort is easily held by Carson.
Poor defending from Bury...
21 - Zac Thompson gets off Bury's first shot, but his long distance effort bobbles wide.
14 - Stunning first time long ball from Bees midfielder Jonathan Douglas finds the run of Clayton Donaldson, who lays it off to Adam Forshaw, but his shot goes over.
A dry bobbly surface isn't helping either side get the ball down and play. Bury are trying but may be better served going long as they keep losing the ball in dangerous areas.
10 - Volley from Marcello Trotta is blocked. Not sure what Carl Regan knew about that, but managed to clear the trouble.
Bury are looking edgy early on, slack in possession and struggling to pick up Brentford's movement, but have not yet been punished.
5 - Adeyemi bursts through a sleeping Bury defence but his right-footed shot is blocked by Carson.
K/O: Brentford get the match underway...
The PA has the wrong spelling of some of the Bury players. My favourite is Steven Schmacher. He's pronounced it very well...
Minutes before kick-off here at Griffin Park. What price for back-to-back wins for Bury?
I think Blackwell would take a repeat of the 0-0 draw the two clubs managed at Gigg Lane on the opening day of the season.
But if the Shakers do sting the Bees, an even more unlikely outcome could see them escape the relegation zone for the first time since, well, it seems like forever.
For Bury to get out of the bottom four, results would have to go for them, with Oldham, Colchester and Scunthorpe all needing to lose.
Miracles can happen though, after all, Bury beat second-top Doncaster last time out...
Team news 2
Blackwell has again dropped Efe Sodje from the squad, so will start without any defensive cover on the bench, although Ebanks-Landell can drop back into defence if needed.
Worrall is deemed fit enough to take a place on the bench, but Blackwell has only been able to muster six bodies this week.
BRENTFORD: Moore; Logan, Dean, Craig, Bidwell; Adeyemi, Douglas, Forshaw; Donaldson, Trotta, Forrester.
Subs: Lee, Barron, Saunders, Hodson, Diagouraga, Hayes, Kiernan.
BURY: Carson; Regan, Eastham, Zubar, Skarz; Ebanks-Landell, Thompson; Soares, Schumacher, Ajose; Bishop.
Subs: Belford, C Jones, Carrington, Healy, Worrall, Carole.
Referee: David Coote
Carson is fit to start so Blackwell has gone with the same team that did so well at home to Doncaster last time out.
Forgot to mention that Tom Soares has finally been rewarded with a three-month deal after playing for a few months on non-contract terms.
The midfielder has certainly put his body on the line for the Shakers over ther winter and hopefully will continue to show the improvements he has made in recent weeks now he is a fully-fledged Bury players.
A warm welcome to Bury fans unable to make it to Griffin Park today.
I'm in place at the top of the Braemer Road stand just waiting for the team news to come in.
Chances are David Worrall will not be fit enough to figure as he recovers from a thigh strain picked up in training.
However, Bury manager Kevin Blackwell may be more worried about the fitness of keeper Trevor Carson, who was pulled out of the midweek internationals with a hand injury.
He will be have it tested before today's match, but Cameron Belford is ready and waiting to fill in after returning from a month's loan at Accrington Stanley.