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Exeter City 2-1 Bury

Jimmy Keohane
Keohane's goal was his first of the season

Bury suffered their first loss since the opening day as Exeter got their first home win since April.

Matt Grimes' curling free-kick gave Exeter an early lead before Daniel Nardiello, Ryan Lowe and Danny Mayor all went close for the Shakers.

Tom Soares levelled after the break with a rasping drive from 18 yards out.

Exeter secured a third successive win late on when Jimmy Keohane scored from close range after Bury keeper Rob Lainton fumbled a deep free-kick.

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Flitcroft on Exeter v Bury

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We had a lot of chances, enough to win two games.

"We rushed opportunities, didn't miss the first man, didn't pick players out and it's mad because that's all we work on in training.

"We've created so much and opened them up so many times and only got one goal.

"I keep saying to this team, if we can't win it, don't lose it and they've not been able to do that today."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 4Bennett
  • 8Oakley
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forNicholsat 75'minutes
  • 23Nicholls
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 14Grimes
  • 31CumminsSubstituted forKeohaneat 75'minutes
  • 11DaviesBooked at 34mins

Substitutes

  • 10Keohane
  • 16Dawson
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 25Riley-Lowe
  • 26Tillson

Bury

  • 26Lainton
  • 34MillsSubstituted forPlattat 89'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 2Jones
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorBooked at 45mins
  • 19Soares
  • 3McNulty
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 57'minutes
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
  • 15Lowe

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 4Tutte
  • 9Rose
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Platt
  • 28Holmes
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
3,215

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away13
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 1.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Pablo Mills.

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Attempt missed. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Bury 1. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Nichols.

Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Danny Butterfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Graham Cummins.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Duane Holmes (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Attempt saved. Duane Holmes (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

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

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Christian Ribeiro.

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712139422
2Wycombe10631136721
3Bury10622168820
4Southend10622127520
5Northampton105231813517
6Morecambe10514129316
7Shrewsbury10433128415
8Portsmouth10433108215
9Cheltenham1043387115
10Luton1043387115
11Mansfield105051114-315
12Wimbledon104241616014
13Stevenage104241313014
14Plymouth10415118313
15Newport103431211113
16Accrington104151520-513
17Exeter103341013-312
18Cambridge103251513211
19Dag & Red103251317-411
20Tranmere102351113-29
21York101631014-49
22Hartlepool10226514-98
23Oxford Utd10145913-47
24Carlisle10136921-126
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