Jacks pay for a slow start

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JACK’S House travelled to Bury knowing they beat the opposition in the reverse fixture last weekend.

Unfortunately, they got off to another slow start and within five minutes found themselves two goals down.

Bury’s tricky winger who played on the right last week, had shifted to the left and caused all sorts of problems for Jacks, creating and scoring for the home team.

It took a full half hour for Jack’s House to wake up and start matching their opponents’ intensity of play.

Danny Brown broke free but was clearly fouled in the box by the last defender.

But the referee waved play on to the astonishment of everyone on the field.

Then Jonny Sutcliffe latched on to a through ball but when faced with the keeper, he unselfishly decided to pass to Brown for a tap in, but the linesman flagged for a very debatable offside.

Just before the break, Danny Birch hit a free kick from the half way line into the box and it led to a Bury defender handling the ball, trying to clear the danger.

The referee awarded a penalty, and Brown stepped up, but unfortunately his spot kick was saved by the keeper.

At half-time, Chris Wooller was introduced in place of Jordan Gill on the left of midfield and his experience and long throws in particular caused havoc and added another dimension to Jacks’ attack.

Bury scored a third, but Jacks instantly hit back when a corner was met by Heyes, and he managed to guide the ball into the net with a looping header to make it 3-1.

Towards the end, Jacks piled on the pressure and created numerous chances.

They scored again deep into injury time when a Wooller long throw was glanced on to Krogulski, who nodded home from six yards to bring the score to 3-2 but ran out of time to get an equaliser.

Jacks must learn to start games faster, and be switched on from the first whistle as the opening few minutes has cost them in several games already this season.