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Bury boss Kevin Blackwell pleased with clinical Shakers as unbeaten run extended to four at Brentford

By Mark Shales

A master class in clinical finishing saw Bury extend their unbeaten run to four games, much to the delight of manager Kevin Blackwell.

Two shots on goal was all it took for the Shakers – Tom Soares and Nicky Ajose both claiming second-half equalisers at promotion-hopefuls Brentford.

The home side controlled the game for large periods but Blackwell praised the resilience  of his players after twice coming from behind.

“We had two clear-cut chances and took them both and you can’t argue with that,” he told Sky Sports. “We were clinical and bided our time.

“We knew it would be a very tough place to come and get anything and we knew this month, with Doncaster, Sheffield United and Coventry, would be a big test.

“We knew we had to show Brentford respect and in the second half our patience paid off.”

Soares – who signed a three-month contract during the week – rifled home from beyond the Bees’ box on 65 minutes, cancelling out Harry Forrester’s earlier header.

Brentford replied through Marcello Trotta three minutes later, but Ajose’s glancing header secured a precious point for the Shakers 14 minutes from time.

Bury have only won once in their last 14 games and face another three of the top-eight teams in League One before the end of the month.

And although the Shakers are still only seven points from the foot of the division, Blackwell applauded the progress his players have already made.

He added: “When I got to Bury we had no chance of staying up and now we are one win away from being clear of the relegation zone.

“That’s a remarkable achievement and it’s all down to the players.”

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