Homework pays off for Knill

02 February 2011 12:00
Bury manager Alan Knill was pleased with the way his side performed in the 4-2 win over Macclesfield. Bury raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Mike Jones, Ryan Lowe and Nicky Ajose before Ross Draper and Tyrone Barnett pulled goals back before half-time to narrow the deficit. Lowe added his second and Bury's fourth after 86 minutes to move the Shakers up to fourth in the table. Knill said: "I suppose we were a bit lucky with Ryan Lowe's first goal but we passed our way to the three other goals and four goals away from home is impressive in anybody's book. "That's what we're trying to do here, we're trying to teach the boys to play football properly and, in truth, we could've had three or four more in that first half. Ryan Lowe is getting better and better, his final strike was simply magnificent but, in truth, he could have had two others. "We did quite a bit of homework on Macclesfield. We knew exactly what was going to happen, they're difficult and can be very effective to play against but when you close them down, break it up and move it quickly at them, you can score goals. "Cameron Belford did make a great double save in the second half but, frankly, that's what keepers are paid to do."

Source: PA