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Bury 2-1 Carlisle United

Bury overcame a stubborn Carlisle side with two goals from Daniel Nardiello.

Following a bright start by the home side, Nardiello converted a penalty after Danny Mayor was brought down just inside the area.

The Cumbrians levelled when Courtney Meppen-Walter's long strike could only be parried and Steven Rigg drilled home from close range.

The Shakers created numerous chances and were rewarded when Nardiello dinked over onrushing keeper Mark Gillespie.

On an eventful afternoon for the former Barnsley, Exeter and Rotherham striker, Nardiello also had a header ruled out for pushing and missed a second penalty for the chance to complete a hat-trick.

Carlisle had good opportunities to level in the second half through David Amoo's header and Rigg forcing Nick Pope into an excellent close range save.

David Flitcroft's side have now won three of their last five games and move into the play-off places, while Carlisle have lost four in five and are just a point above the relegation zone.

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Flitcroft on Bury v Carlisle

Bury boss David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought my team was fantastic from start to finish, certainly last 15 minutes as well the way they managed the game out.

"I found something out about my team there, then in the last sort of 10 minutes, they know how to manage a game, they know how to dig in. They know how to manage big moments and that's what they've done."

On the state of the pitch: "It's failed miserably from what we had at the start of the season but now I've got to adapt and I've got to make sure I don't use it as an excuse."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 2Jones
  • 5El-Abd
  • 27Cameron
  • 11HusseyBooked at 87mins
  • 4TutteSubstituted forSedgwickat 84'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 19Soares
  • 10Mayor
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 77'minutes
  • 7HopeSubstituted forAdamsat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McNulty
  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 36Ruddy
  • 37Dudley

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 31Young
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 2GraingerSubstituted forAmooat 59'minutes
  • 15Meppen-WalterBooked at 47mins
  • 34GriffithSubstituted forBeckat 82'minutes
  • 8Sweeney
  • 16PottsSubstituted forWykeat 71'minutes
  • 22Dempsey
  • 21Rigg

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 12Thirlwell
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 20Hanford
  • 25Asamoah
  • 26Wyke
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
3,589

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Carlisle United 1.

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

Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Booking

Chris Hussey (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Andrew Tutte.

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Dempsey (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Anthony Griffith.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Anthony Griffith (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Courtney Meppen-Walter (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Penalty saved! Daniel Nardiello (Bury) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Charlie Wyke replaces Brad Potts.

Troy Archibald-Henville (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Bury).

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Adam El-Abd (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Nicky Adams replaces Hallam Hope.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Carlisle United 1. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Danny Grainger because of an injury.

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Sweeney (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe271410340211952
2Shrewsbury27156639182151
3Burton27156637261151
4Luton26138530181247
5Southend2713862923647
6Newport2713773632446
7Bury2612593832641
8Stevenage27125103935441
9Exeter2811893839-141
10Plymouth27117930191140
11Morecambe27107102725237
12Wimbledon26106103737036
13Cambridge251051039291035
14Northampton27104134038234
15Accrington25103123542-733
16Oxford Utd2779113036-630
17Cheltenham2779112437-1330
18Portsmouth2678112833-529
19York2751392732-528
20Mansfield2677122133-1228
21Tranmere2669112731-427
22Carlisle2783163349-1627
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2746171947-2818
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