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Rovers Looking For More Away Success

31 January 2013

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Rovers are back in action this weekend, after a two week break, and will be hoping to recreate the victory that was gained the last time time out at Gigg Lane back in the 2003/04 season.

All Rovers fans will no doubt remember that campaign fondly as we romped to the Division Three title at the first attempt after coming up from the Conference and the two games against the Shakers were an indication of the dominance of Dave Penney’s side that season. 

Rovers travelled over the Pennines to Bury in September 2003 after picking up 15 points from their first ten games and it would be the catalyst for a run of games which saw Rovers go undefeated until November, taking 25 points out of a possible 27. 

The visitors had to fight for victory despite taking an early lead in the game when Leo Fortune-West put Rovers ahead with little over ten minutes gone in the game, but the hosts fought back and won a spot kick which Andy Preece duly dispatched past Andy Warrington.   

As Bury tried to get their noses in front they were to be left crestfallen within eight minutes when Gregg Blundell put Rovers back in front and from then on it was one way traffic with the visitors dominating proceedings. After the break Rovers kept the foot on the gas and made sure of the victory with 53 minutes on the clock when the talented Michael McIndoe, slotted home his first goal of the season.

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