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Johnstone's Paint Trophy

Gigg Lane (ATT 1,295) 30th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: R Madley

Bury Bury vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Bury 0

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Crewe 0

Crewe win 4-2 on penalties

Bell tolls for Shakers

Last Updated: 30/08/11 10:37pm

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Bell: Grabbed the crucial penalty

Bell: Grabbed the crucial penalty

Lee Bell was the spot-kick hero as Crewe upset Bury 4-2 on penalties in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round.

Crewe had taken just one win from their previous five games but clinched a goalless draw in normal time before progressing 4-2 on penalties. Bell smashed home the decisive kick after Patrick Cregg and Andy Bishop had earlier missed for Bury.

With chances limited during the 90 minutes, Peter Sweeney hammered a speculative long-range effort wide for the hosts. Crewe lacked any real cutting edge up front and Shaun Miller shot frustratingly wide when handed a chance six yards out.

David Artell headed wide from a Danny Shelley corner before popping up at the opposite end to scramble away Andy Haworth's cross as Andy Bishop lurked.

Bury too breathed a sigh of relief when Caspar Hughes curled a neat effort against the inside of the post while Ashley Westwood shot straight at the keeper when clean through.

Steve Phillips made a good save to deny Haworth and then again to prevent Luke McCarthy from scoring right at the death.

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