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Bury 1-1 Exeter City

Bury were frustrated by League Two play-off rivals Exeter City in an entertaining draw at the JD Stadium.

Arron Davies gave Exeter the lead when he converted Alex Nicholls's free-kick that had cannoned off the bar.

Bury equalised when Craig Jones's cross was headed in by Daniel Nardiello, as the hosts began to control the game.

Bury dominated the second half but were unable to find a winning goal, and they remain just inside the play-off places, three points ahead of Exeter.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Bury v Exeter

"Home or away, you've got to respect a point. But with balance of play, the amount of entries we got into the box, I'm disappointed with the chances we've created and not to come out with all three points."

"The plan was to dominate and control the game, which we did totally.

"I think in the first half they got in our half once, they had one shot that has hit the crossbar and we've not reacted to it.

"In the second half they got three or four breaks and that's it. We've completely dominated the game of football, but we've not won and that's the frustrating aspect."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 2JonesSubstituted forRoseat 55'minutes
  • 5El-AbdSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes
  • 27CameronBooked at 13mins
  • 23Riley
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forHopeat 77'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 19Soares
  • 11Hussey
  • 17Nardiello
  • 10Mayor

Substitutes

  • 3McNulty
  • 6Etuhu
  • 7Hope
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 14Thompson
  • 26Lainton

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 11Davies
  • 14McAllisterBooked at 57minsSubstituted forWheelerat 61'minutes
  • 2Butterfield
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 7Sercombe
  • 23Nicholls
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forCumminsat 78'minutes
  • 8OakleyBooked at 65mins
  • 34MorrisonSubstituted forHarleyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Ribeiro
  • 10Keohane
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 31Cummins
  • 33Harley
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,513

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Exeter City 1.

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

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

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Graham Cummins replaces Tom Nichols.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jimmy McNulty replaces Adam El-Abd.

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

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Ryan Harley replaces Clinton Morrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Jamie McAllister.

Booking

Jamie McAllister (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Craig Jones because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

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

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Adam El-Abd (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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