Robins dedicates Bury win to Ian Botham


Iron boss Mark Robins dedicated the 2-1 win at Bury to former Iron player and cricketing legend Ian Botham, who celebrated his 60th birthday today.

United took the lead through a Paddy Madden penalty after Luke Williams was hauled down in the area by Kelvin Etuhu.

The former Middlesborough man was a constant thorn in Bury’s side and Robins was quick to praise the impressive Williams, who netted the winner for the Iron.

“I thought he was outstanding”, Robins told BBC Radio Humberside.

“He was involved in everything good that we have done.

Bury struck back through ex Iron loanee Leon Clarke, who had chances to fire the hosts into the lead, before Williams curled in a stunning last gasp free kick to snatch the points for the Iron.

“We wanted to contain them a little but but they have three good strikers there.

“It’s a great result for us. There are bits in the game that we weren’t happy with but I thought it was a great advert.

Robins also reserved praise for substitute Jordan Clarke, who replaced the injured Scott Laird in the second half.

“Jordan was outstanding when he came on because Dodoo is a decent player.

“These are a good team and we knew coming here it would be a tough game.

“That win is for Ian Botham- I believe he is sixty today,” Robins added.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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