Lateef gets plaudits from Coke

BURY midfielder Giles Coke has paid tribute to loan striker Lateef Elford-Alliyu who came on with three minutes left to save a point at Preston with an equaliser deep into stoppage time.

It looked like the Lilywhites were going to get a win they scarcely deserved following Chuks Aneke’s deflected opener, one of the few efforts on Trevor Carson’s goal at Deepdale.

But the Shakers refused to lie down, and the 19-year-old West Brom loanee fired home from close range after David Amoo’s shot from distance came down off Thorsten Stuckman’s crossbar.

“Lateef was probably disappointed not to be playing,” said Coke. “But he hasn’t moaned – he’s just got on with it. That’s what happens when you keep your head. He’s come on and saved the day.

“It’s a whole squad game and we need everyone from now until the end of the season.”

Bury entertain Ronnie Moore’s in-form Tranmere team on Saturday, and Coke predicts a difficult match, as every game will be in an end of season run-in that will see the Shakers trying to preserve their League One status.

They have not won for 13 matches, but confidence is high following two battling draws – both of which they were unfortunate not to win.

“All seven games we have left will be difficult,” said Coke. “They’ll be like cup finals.

“We always know that we can get a goal. It’s just a question of not conceding. In the last couple of games we’ve proved that we are more solid at the back and we’re not conceding, so if we can keep that up we are always confident we are going to get one at the other end.”

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5:52pm Thu 29 Mar 12

Eileenshakers says...

Unfortunately it's Carson's last game at Gigg Lane so we will have to start again with young Bondy.I hope he's not too shaken up or stirred by the challenge which awaits him.It's good to see that our young guns are doing their best to protect the goalkeeper he might just keep us in the game on saturday and who knows?.I'm looking forward to Cokey getting back to scoring form.Who knows Giles you might be playing in The Championship next season with Jonah?.
Unfortunately it's Carson's last game at Gigg Lane so we will have to start again with young Bondy.I hope he's not too shaken up or stirred by the challenge which awaits him.It's good to see that our young guns are doing their best to protect the goalkeeper he might just keep us in the game on saturday and who knows?.I'm looking forward to Cokey getting back to scoring form.Who knows Giles you might be playing in The Championship next season with Jonah?. Eileenshakers
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8:38pm Thu 29 Mar 12

easylife44 says...

I think this is a great piece. More of this and we will be safe. Tranny are on a crest of a wave right now and this one will be tough. However, it is against the law of averages that we will get that first win in 13...might as well be against Tranny. If we can win, we are on 46...looking at the league table I think 6 more points will be required to be safe...any thoughts lads and lassies..?
I think this is a great piece. More of this and we will be safe. Tranny are on a crest of a wave right now and this one will be tough. However, it is against the law of averages that we will get that first win in 13...might as well be against Tranny. If we can win, we are on 46...looking at the league table I think 6 more points will be required to be safe...any thoughts lads and lassies..? easylife44
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7:43am Fri 30 Mar 12

shakencity says...

easylife,
You're right and it is a big 3pts this weekend, but that late leveler at PNE might just be the boost we need going into the home stretch. I can't see us getting many pts away from home now (Brentford, Notts and Stevenage), so it's imperative we get pts at home. After Tranny we've got Colchester, Bournemouth and Oldham remaining at home.......surely we can muster 7-9pts out of this lot, well if we can't we probably don't deserve to stay up.
UTS!!!!!!!!!!!!
easylife, You're right and it is a big 3pts this weekend, but that late leveler at PNE might just be the boost we need going into the home stretch. I can't see us getting many pts away from home now (Brentford, Notts and Stevenage), so it's imperative we get pts at home. After Tranny we've got Colchester, Bournemouth and Oldham remaining at home.......surely we can muster 7-9pts out of this lot, well if we can't we probably don't deserve to stay up. UTS!!!!!!!!!!!! shakencity
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12:09pm Fri 30 Mar 12

Eileenshakers says...

Unfortunately this season we have been way too easy to score against.I feared this when we went up last season and it has materialised.Yes we could win 3/4 home games and that would be fantastic but let's get real this Bury fc we are talking about.They don't ever give their supporters and easy ride.I'm surprised we aren't all in a ICU after watchign our team this season it's been so stressful.Bad choices made by our manager and the selling of key players have proved costly.I think we might have more luck on the road as we tend to do well historically at Meadow Lane & Griffin Park.Draws will be turned in to victories eventually.After the PNE result i felt we had gained a point.However after seeing how Brentford made easy work of PNE i'm not so sure it wasn't 2 points dropped considering how poor PNE are.I have set a target of not conceeding more than 5 goals in the next 7 games,if we do that then we will stay up,the maths definitely stack up.
Unfortunately this season we have been way too easy to score against.I feared this when we went up last season and it has materialised.Yes we could win 3/4 home games and that would be fantastic but let's get real this Bury fc we are talking about.They don't ever give their supporters and easy ride.I'm surprised we aren't all in a ICU after watchign our team this season it's been so stressful.Bad choices made by our manager and the selling of key players have proved costly.I think we might have more luck on the road as we tend to do well historically at Meadow Lane & Griffin Park.Draws will be turned in to victories eventually.After the PNE result i felt we had gained a point.However after seeing how Brentford made easy work of PNE i'm not so sure it wasn't 2 points dropped considering how poor PNE are.I have set a target of not conceeding more than 5 goals in the next 7 games,if we do that then we will stay up,the maths definitely stack up. Eileenshakers
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6:13pm Fri 30 Mar 12

nomoresurfin says...

easylife44, i don't think there's any way that 49 or 50 points will be enough for safety.IMO it will take at least 52 points possibly 53 given our pathetic goal difference,that means 9 points from 7 games not impossible with four at home but with clueless Ritchie in charge very unlikely.
easylife44, i don't think there's any way that 49 or 50 points will be enough for safety.IMO it will take at least 52 points possibly 53 given our pathetic goal difference,that means 9 points from 7 games not impossible with four at home but with clueless Ritchie in charge very unlikely. nomoresurfin
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9:55am Sun 1 Apr 12

shakencity says...

3pts down, 4-9 to go. A point at Brentford next week followed by another home win against Colchester, might.....just might be enough. Come on you whites!
UTS!!!!!
3pts down, 4-9 to go. A point at Brentford next week followed by another home win against Colchester, might.....just might be enough. Come on you whites! UTS!!!!! shakencity
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9:57am Sun 1 Apr 12

shakencity says...

Meant to put 4-6, not 4-9.Doh!!
Meant to put 4-6, not 4-9.Doh!! shakencity
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12:21pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Eileenshakers says...

A great win for The Happy Shakers,well done lads it's great when you have that winning feeling.I have noticed how hard Walsall & Wycombe's Run in is.Walsall have Huddersfield Town,Charlton & Mk Dons to come.Wycombe have Carlisle at home next week but finish the season away to probably newly promoted Sheffield Weds.I wonder if Lowey & Jonah will finish them off for us,Wycombe also have to play Notts County which won't be an easy fixture either.I just hope we can get 4 points from the next 3 games at least.
A great win for The Happy Shakers,well done lads it's great when you have that winning feeling.I have noticed how hard Walsall & Wycombe's Run in is.Walsall have Huddersfield Town,Charlton & Mk Dons to come.Wycombe have Carlisle at home next week but finish the season away to probably newly promoted Sheffield Weds.I wonder if Lowey & Jonah will finish them off for us,Wycombe also have to play Notts County which won't be an easy fixture either.I just hope we can get 4 points from the next 3 games at least. Eileenshakers
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2:59pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Eileenshakers says...

So much praise for a player who is being constantly over looked by our boss.Still it's a squad game and i'm pleased for the manager that he has managed to accidently fall on a winning formular,well better late than never.Chin up and let's go CHERRY PICKING next saturday for those precious 3 points.I'm hoping that we will be facing another lackluster team with nothing to play for aside from pride and contracts.Keep a close eye on Mark Pugh he will be wanting to emulate what other former custodians of Bury fc have done this season by scoring against us.U.T.S.I'm predicting either a narrow win or a score draw in this one.
So much praise for a player who is being constantly over looked by our boss.Still it's a squad game and i'm pleased for the manager that he has managed to accidently fall on a winning formular,well better late than never.Chin up and let's go CHERRY PICKING next saturday for those precious 3 points.I'm hoping that we will be facing another lackluster team with nothing to play for aside from pride and contracts.Keep a close eye on Mark Pugh he will be wanting to emulate what other former custodians of Bury fc have done this season by scoring against us.U.T.S.I'm predicting either a narrow win or a score draw in this one. Eileenshakers
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3:02pm Wed 18 Apr 12

Eileenshakers says...

The psychic chick gets it right again, a narrow win but a win nethertheless.Well done to the entire team for keeping us up.I just hope that we can keep some of these quality loan players either by signing them up permanently or bringing them back for season long loans next season.Clarke has been sensational what a rock,talks well too.We do have a good record of signing excellent Huddersfield Town players over the years.Valentine,Matt
is,Skarz, to name a few.
The psychic chick gets it right again, a narrow win but a win nethertheless.Well done to the entire team for keeping us up.I just hope that we can keep some of these quality loan players either by signing them up permanently or bringing them back for season long loans next season.Clarke has been sensational what a rock,talks well too.We do have a good record of signing excellent Huddersfield Town players over the years.Valentine,Matt is,Skarz, to name a few. Eileenshakers
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