CREWE Alexandra were outfought on Tuesday night by a combatant Bury side in an incident packed first round of the Coca Cola Cup.

Crewe started well , 17-year-old Kenny Lunt smashing a tremendous volley into the roof of the net just 6 minutes into his home debut, after an Adebola cross.

After that it was backs to the wall as the Alex were literally knocked out of their stride by the Shaker's physical approach. Lunt in particular suffered at the hands of Andy Gray, the youngster floored by a back-hander from the former England international.

After 29 minutes, Bury scored the goal which their dominance had threatened. Jepson headed Gordan Armstrong's corner back across the face of the goal, and it was Armstrong himself who got on the end of it to equalise.

Three minutes later, Bury were ahead. Shaun Smith adjudged to have fouled Battersby inside the area for what looked a very dubious penalty decision. Ronnie Jepson duly scored from the spot.

But Crewe were not quite finished, and against the run of play, Smith curled a superbly weighted free-kick inside the near post to level the scoring on 40 minutes, following a foul on Little.

Crewe coped with the Shakers' tactics a little better in the second half, but still it was no surprise when David Johnson was the first to react to Unsworth's chest down, and slammed home the winner after 49 minutes.

Rivers and Adebola both had good chances well saved, after two superb passes by Lunt, but in the end Crewe were left decidedly shaken by the visitor's game plan.

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