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Bury 2-1 Stevenage

Craig Jones
Craig Jones scored his second goal of the season for Bury

Bury came from behind and extended their unbeaten league record to seven games with a win over Stevenage.

The visitors opened the scoring when striker Adam Marriott fired a shot underneath goalkeeper Rob Lainton.

Veteran striker Ryan Lowe rifled a superb free-kick into the top corner minutes later to bring Bury level.

The Shakers' winner came when Danny Rose set up Craig Jones to finish from close range before Ryan Johnson was sent off for two yellow cards.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Bury v Stevenage

"It was never going to be an easy trip for us. We looked inexperienced, we lost out defensive shape out of eagerness and willingness to work hard.

"We're working at the moment with a lot of young lads who are gaining very good experience, who are improving as players, and we came up slightly short tonight.

"We had a couple of great chances. We could have seen the game finish level.

"There was a lot of work ethic, a lot of desire, a lot of grit and determination to stay in the game. It's disappointing to lose. I still see signs of improvement in a lot of our individuals and in the team, despite the absence of some key senior players."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 26Lainton
  • 34Mills
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 19Soares
  • 2Jones
  • 6Etuhu
  • 8Adams
  • 10MayorBooked at 38minsSubstituted forHusseyat 80'minutes
  • 9RoseSubstituted forHolmesat 72'minutes
  • 15LoweSubstituted forNardielloat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 4Tutte
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 17Nardiello
  • 20Platt
  • 28Holmes

Stevenage

  • 1Beasant
  • 9Charles
  • 19Wells
  • 3Dembele
  • 2RichensSubstituted forAshtonat 28'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forJohnsonat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25Henry
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 20BeardsleySubstituted forPettat 62'minutes
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 5Ashton
  • 11Pett
  • 15Calcutt
  • 16Day
  • 24Lancaster
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Deacon
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
2,638

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Stevenage 1.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Booking

Ryan Johnson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tom Pett.

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Johnson (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Ryan Lowe because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Johnson replaces Tom Conlon.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Hussey replaces Danny Mayor.

Attempt saved. Pablo Mills (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Duane Holmes replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Bira Dembele.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Pett replaces Chris Beardsley.

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Stevenage 1. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Conlon (Stevenage).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Stevenage 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 1, Stevenage 1.

Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Bury) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Adam Marriott (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8611116519
2Bury8521125717
3Wycombe8521115617
4Morecambe8512127516
5Northampton8422138514
6Shrewsbury8422127514
7Southend842285314
8Cheltenham842275214
9Portsmouth841397213
10Mansfield840489-112
11Cambridge83231511411
12Wimbledon83231412211
13Plymouth831497210
14Stevenage83141013-310
15Tranmere8233101009
16York816189-19
17Newport8233810-29
18Luton823357-29
19Dag & Red82151016-67
20Accrington8215916-77
21Hartlepool8215512-77
22Oxford Utd8134911-26
23Exeter8134611-56
24Carlisle8035618-123
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