Laws delighted to bounce back

Last updated : 16 January 2005 By Luke Thornhill
After taking an early lead through Andy Butler, United were still forced to come from behind to seal the win with two second-half strikes from Steve Torpey.

Laws said: "I am highly delighted with the result, which was psychological in that we were brought down to earth after the Chelsea game.

"I think we deserved the win if you look at the second half. We passed well at the start, but then went into a defensive mode.

"Give credit to Bury: they didn't lack confidence and I thought they deserved their equaliser.

"Paul Musselwhite agreed he should not have come out for Andy Keogh's goal, but we kept our patience and in the end things worked out.

"I was pleased for Torpey and his two goals, coming back after his match suspension. He is a real threat in the box and Cleveland Taylor's enthusiasm and appetite for the game is unquenchable."

Shakers boss Graham Barrow was pleased that his players were not affected by the sale of starlet David Nugent to Preston, but admits his side have weaknesses in defence.

He said: "I was worried about the morale of the players after what has happened this week, but in the end I was very pleased with them.

"We need more strength at the back to deal with crosses against the likes of Torpey and Peter Beagrie, and some of our problems are self-inflicted.

"Andy Keogh has done well for us, and we have him for several more weeks and it's to be hoped he'll continue to show the form of this game."