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Blackwell buoyed by shock win

27 February 2013

Manager Kevin Blackwell was proud of his Bury side after a shock 1-0 win over title-chasing Swindon at the County Ground.

Steven Schumacher's 10th goal of the season after 21 minutes separated the sides but Swindon failed to muster a shot on target until the 79th minute when a Luke Rooney free-kick drew a save from Trevor Carson.

And jubilant Shakers boss Blackwell admitted he had not been surprised by the way his lowly outfit had taken control of a match they had expected to lose.

"This was a fantastic performance," he said "The lads have shown what they can do and we deserved the points. We stuck to our game plan against one of the top teams in the league. Against Notts County recently we paid for a poor 10 minutes.

"But where we failed at Notts County, we succeeded against Swindon. This was a massive win for us but anyone who has seen us recently would not have been surprised.

"But there is still plenty of work to be done. We need to make changes and to bring in more players, but in fairness to the players already here we have been playing well for a long time."

Schumacher turned in a centre from Joe Skarz for his goal and twice went close to adding more. Lethargic Swindon missed the influence of former boss Paolo di Canio as the club meet on Wednesday to discuss a replacement.

Tommy Miller, joint manager with defender Darren Ward, made no attempt to hide his disappointment at Swindon's second poor home result after managing only a draw with Preston.

Miller said: "It was our poorest performance of the season. We did not get going at all. We were simply not at the races. Maybe there was some complacency, playing at home to a team in trouble. I do not know the answer to that but we are very disappointed with the outcome.

"There seemed to be a lack of everything in all departments so the sooner the managerial position is sorted the better for us all. You would not think we were second in the league going into the match and with a fantastic opportunity to go top. We failed to deliver and there are no excuses for slipping up in the way we did."

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