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Blackwell's young guns show the way

21 November 2012

Bury boss Kevin Blackwell has turned to youth as he tries to shake things up at Gigg Lane and was rewarded with a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe.

Skipper Steven Schumacher fired them in front after 12 minutes direct from a free-kick and Troy Hewitt grabbed a deserved winner in the 53rd minute after Leon Clarke's 52nd-minute strike, his 11th in 14 games for Scunthorpe, had equalised.

"This is by far the youngest team that I have ever put out in my managerial career," said Blackwell.

"But they are learning fast. They have bounced back well after our 2-0 defeat at Colchester on Saturday.

"I was delighted with the way we played in the first half. I thought we were excellent.

"I thought we looked the much better-organised of the two teams.

"The only concern was that we had not scored more goals in the first half. We could have had two or three."

For Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws, it was his first defeat in four games since he returned to take charge at the club.

"Leon did not have his shooting boots on. He could have had a hat-trick," said Laws. "But he has done really well for this club since joining on loan from Charlton and we cannot lay the blame for this defeat at his door."

He added: "It was not a good performance from us - but we still created enough chances to have won it. That was what I was hoping to be able to say, that we had played badly but still won."

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