Shakers see off Latics
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Shakers saw off their Second Division rivals 2-1 in this Northern section game with goals from player/manager Andy Preece and Canadian debutant Justin Thompson.
Preece gave the Gigg Lane supporters good reason to be in high spirits early on as he scored with just six minutes on the clock to leave Iain Dowie's men aghast.
Centre back Thompson, a Canadian Under-23 international, made it a maiden outing to remember when he also found his name on the score sheet.
The 22-year-old stopper, who only received international clearance in time to play in the fixture on Monday afternoon, doubled the advantage with just over ten minutes remaining as Bury made home advantage tell.
Scott Vernon salvaged a consolation goal for the visitors on the stroke of full time, but it was too late to have any impact on the final outcome.