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Northampton Town 0-3 Bury

Hallam Hope and Danny Rose scored on their Bury debuts to dispatch League Two strugglers Northampton and ease their own relegation concerns.

The Cobblers' John Marquis had twice tested Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen before Hope struck from close range.

Marquis then hit the post and saw a header saved by Jensen before Danny Mayor doubled Bury's lead from the edge of the box.

Ian Morris went close for the hosts before Rose slotted home late on.

It means Northampton now lie three points adrift of safety in League Two while Bury climb to 18th place, seven points clear of the drop zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"It was important that we didn't allow Northampton to catch ground on us.

"It was a game we couldn't lose today and I stressed that to the players.

"When I got the players in on loan I knew they'd give us extra verve. I knew they'd give us an extra dimension and they have done."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"I thought we shaded the first 15 minutes, but we've conceded two ridiculous goals and that was our day done.

"We're the architects of our own downfall and have given ourselves a mountain to climb. The third goal summed the afternoon up - it was comical.

"From my point of view, you can't feel sorry for yourselves in this situation, you have to drive yourself on."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeneySubstituted forTozerat 71'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 34RavenhillSubstituted forDickensonat 45'minutes
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDeeganat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 4Carter
  • 9Marquis
  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Morris

Substitutes

  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 18Connell
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 29Veseli
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 34Mills
  • 3McNulty
  • 7Jones
  • 16Tutte
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 67'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forPlattat 73'minutes
  • 15MayorSubstituted forProctorat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 19Soares
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 35Obadeyi
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
4,631

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.
Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).
Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Bury 3. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.
John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).
Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Hallam Hope because of an injury.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Leon McSweeney.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).
Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Daniel Nardiello.
Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).
Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale40228102574
2Scunthorpe40181842472
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood40198131165
5Burton4017149565
6Southend401514111259
7Oxford Utd40151411859
8York40151411859
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red40131512154
11Cheltenham40121513-751
12Mansfield40121414-1050
13Hartlepool40131017049
14Accrington40121315-249
15Newport39121314-449
16Wimbledon40121216-648
17Morecambe40121216-1348
18Bury39101712247
19Exeter40121117-447
20Bristol Rovers39111315-746
21Portsmouth40101515-1645
22Wycombe40101317-943
23Northampton4091318-2140
24Torquay409922-2336
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