League One strugglers Bury beat second-placed Doncaster Rovers to claim their first win in 13 matches.

Chris Brown, David Syers and Rob Jones all went close for the visitors, before Andy Bishop's glancing header from Nicky Ajose's cross put Bury ahead.

Joe Skarz's inswinging corner sailed over the head of Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods and off the far post to Ajose, who applied the final touch.

James Coppinger and Jamie McCombe missed chances to close the deficit.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Doncaster are second in the table so we knew it was going to be tough.

"Slowly, we're trying to piece a team together. Until we came out of the transfer embargo, we couldn't really change it around.

"The lads, up to that point, have given us anything. We're a much harder team to beat than we were and we've just got to keep going."

Doncaster Rovers manager Brian Flynn tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I don't like the taste of defeat and I know it won't happen many times between now and the end of the season.

"I've had a good start [as manager of Doncaster] and I know for a fact looking at the second half there was a positive reaction to the events of the first half.

"We're going to have to finish better between now and the end of the season.

"We're going to have to be more clinical, more cool and we will be."

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Saturday, 2 February 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bury 2-0 Doncaster FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Bishop 25
  • Ajose 36

    Bury

    • 01 Carson
    • 03 Skarz
    • 06 Eastham yellow card
    • 19 Regan
    • 24 Zubar
    • 34 Ebanks-Landell
    • 08 Schumacher
    • 32 Thompson
    • 35 Soares
    • 10 Bishop
    • 15 Ajose

    Substitutes

    • 30 Belford,
    • 09 Jones,
    • 13 Carrington,
    • 37 Carole,
    • 25 Healy

    Doncaster

    • 33 Woods
    • 02 Quinn yellow card
    • 05 Jones
    • 14 Spurr
    • 16 McCombe
    • 06 Syers (Fowler 52)
    • 11 Cotterill yellow card
    • 26 Coppinger
    • 30 Keegan
    • 09 Brown (Sinclair 84)
    • 23 Bennett (Paynter 56)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Maxted,
    • 04 Martis,
    • 19 Griffin,
    • 20 Harper,
    • 21 Fowler,
    • 08 Paynter,
    • 18 Sinclair
    Ref: BatesAtt: 3,618
    BURY
    DONCASTER

    Possession

    • Bury 53%
    • Doncaster 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Bury 4
    • Doncaster 4

    Attempts off target

    • Bury 5
    • Doncaster 12

    Corners

    • Bury 2
    • Doncaster 2

    Fouls

    • Bury 12
    • Doncaster 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:34 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+1:14 Close range shot by Zac Thompson goes over the bar.
    • 90:00+0:54 Tom Soares takes a shot. Save by Gary Woods.
    • 90:00+0:21 Billy Paynter has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
    • 90:00+0:06 Billy Paynter fouled by Carl Regan, the ref awards a free kick. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.
    • 89:38 Billy Paynter takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.
    • 86:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by Paul Keegan. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Eastham.
    • 86:23 The ball is swung over by David Cotterill, Ashley Eastham makes a clearance.
    • 85:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Eastham on Billy Paynter. David Cotterill crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.
    • 85:29 James Coppinger sends in a cross, Stephane Zubar makes a clearance.
    • 83:08 Substitution Chris Brown goes off and Emile Sinclair comes on.
    • 82:28 Unfair challenge on Rob Jones by Andy Bishop results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
    • 81:55 David Cotterill has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
    • 81:04 Paul Keegan sends in a cross.
    • 80:34 Steven Schumacher sends in a cross, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.
    • 79:46 Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Rob Jones.
    • 79:40 The ball is delivered by Nick Ajose, clearance made by Tommy Spurr.
    • 78:47 David Cotterill has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 77:31 Rob Jones produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • Correction - 76:51 James Coppinger takes a shot. Corner taken by David Cotterill, Trevor Carson makes a save. Ethan Ebanks-Landell manages to make a clearance.
    • 76:51 James Coppinger takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill from the right by-line, save by Trevor Carson. Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.
    • 76:02 Tom Soares sends in a cross, save made by Gary Woods.
    • 75:32 The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, clearance made by Joe Skarz.
    • 74:18 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bishop. Gary Woods restarts play with the free kick.
    • 72:51 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Rob Jones misses to the right of the goal.
    • 71:29 Booking David Cotterill goes into the referee's book for dissent.
    • 69:47 Paul Quinn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.
    • 69:21 David Cotterill delivers the ball, clearance by Carl Regan.
    • 68:14 Billy Paynter takes a shot. Stephane Zubar gets a block in. Shot from deep inside the area by Jamie McCombe clears the bar.
    • 66:52 A cross is delivered by David Cotterill, save by Trevor Carson.
    • 65:36 Foul by Lee Fowler on Tom Soares, free kick awarded. Ashley Eastham restarts play with the free kick.
    • 64:17 A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, Ashley Eastham manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:23 Centre by Nick Ajose, save by Gary Woods.
    • 62:29 Tommy Spurr challenges Nick Ajose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Skarz restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:39 Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save made by Gary Woods. The ball is swung over by Nick Ajose, clearance made by Rob Jones.
    • 58:54 Paul Quinn crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Billy Paynter misses to the right of the target.
    • 56:28 Billy Paynter has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 55:10 Steven Schumacher takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 55:10 Substitution Billy Paynter replaces Kyle Bennett.
    • 55:10 The referee gives a free kick against Lee Fowler for handball.
    • 54:36 Paul Quinn produces a cross, save made by Trevor Carson.
    • 54:25 Paul Quinn crosses the ball, clearance made by Stephane Zubar.
    • 53:37 Chris Brown is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
    • 52:26 Unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Ethan Ebanks-Landell results in a free kick. David Cotterill delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 51:43 Substitution Lee Fowler is brought on as a substitute for David Syers.
    • 51:33 Shot by Nick Ajose from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 50:16 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 49:54 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
    • 48:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Syers by Steven Schumacher. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Cotterill, clearance made by Nick Ajose.
    • 46:13 Foul by Kyle Bennett on Carl Regan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
    • 45:42 James Coppinger delivers the ball, Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.
    • 45:16 David Cotterill fouled by Zac Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:27 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+3:06 The referee penalises Nick Ajose for handball. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 45:00+2:11 James Coppinger has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 41:16 Paul Quinn sends in a cross, clearance by Stephane Zubar.
    • Correction - 37:28 Tommy Spurr fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Cotterill, save by Trevor Carson.
    • 37:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Andy Bishop. David Cotterill takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:57 Unfair challenge on Paul Quinn by Nick Ajose results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Woods.
    • 35:02 Assist on the goal came from Joe Skarz.
    • 35:02 GOAL - Nick AjoseBury 2 - 0 Doncaster Nick Ajose fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Doncaster.
    • 34:17 Andy Bishop takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Skarz,
    • 29:40 Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill, clearance made by Andy Bishop.
    • 26:00 James Coppinger produces a cross, save by Trevor Carson.
    • 24:16 Assist by Nick Ajose.
    • 24:16 GOAL - Andy BishopBury 1 - 0 Doncaster Andy Bishop finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Bury 1-0 Doncaster.
    • 23:10 Nick Ajose fouled by Paul Keegan, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Skarz crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Syers makes a clearance.
    • 20:58 Paul Quinn challenges Andy Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
    • 20:02 Steven Schumacher takes a shot.
    • 18:33 David Cotterill delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Rob Jones from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
    • 18:33 Booking The referee shows Ashley Eastham a yellow card.
    • 18:25 The referee gives a free kick against Ashley Eastham for handball.
    • 17:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by Chris Brown. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.
    • 15:46 Unfair challenge on Paul Keegan by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Woods.
    • 14:23 Stephane Zubar is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Gary Woods takes the free kick.
    • 13:49 Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher from left wing, Paul Quinn makes a clearance.
    • 13:49 Booking Paul Quinn is cautioned.
    • 13:33 Foul by Paul Quinn on Nick Ajose, free kick awarded.
    • 12:51 Effort from deep inside the area by David Syers clears the bar.
    • 10:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Cotterill by Zac Thompson. The ball is crossed by David Cotterill, Chris Brown takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.
    • 7:05 Tommy Spurr challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 6:19 Ethan Ebanks-Landell is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.
    • 3:59 Kyle Bennett has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
    • 1:57 Ethan Ebanks-Landell challenges Chris Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Cotterill crosses the ball in from the free kick, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brown by Ashley Eastham. Direct free kick taken by Jamie McCombe.
    • 1:27 Joe Skarz delivers the ball, clearance by Jamie McCombe.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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