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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Bury

Cheltenham Town's first game after Paul Buckle's departure ended in a loss to play-off chasing Bury.

Boss Buckle left by mutual consent on Friday, but the Robins are still a point adrift of safety after four successive defeats.

Danny Mayor fired in from 20 yards before Danny Rose chested in Andrew Tutte's cross for the visitors.

Cheltenham hit back on 24 minutes, when Wes Burns released Denny Johnstone to finish, but an equaliser never came.

Bury are level on points with seventh-placed Plymouth and remain outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker has said ex-midfielder Grant McCann and former manager John Ward have expressed an interest in the vacancy at Whaddon Road, with Russell Milton currently in caretaker charge.

Cheltenham Town caretaker boss Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Cheltenham v Bury

"Although we've lost, if the players give me that, or whoever's in charge, for 15 games, I think we'll be alright.

"In the second half, we were camped up there and it was just that final bit of end product that we lacked.

"They didn't have a shot in the second half, so that part was pleasing, it's just that final little bit now we need to do.

"I'd love the job. For me personally it's the way forward. I think I'm ready for it."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Cheltenham v Bury

"For 20 minutes we were outstanding, scored the two goals and just took our foot off the gas.

"The goal they scored gave them hope and anyone you give hope to, is dangerous.

"They didn't really threaten our goal a lot but there were moments when they could have penetrated us but didn't."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Brown
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 10BurnsBooked at 90mins
  • 7FerdinandSubstituted forHanksat 75'minutes
  • 8Richards
  • 17KotwicaSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 61'minutes
  • 18RichardsBooked at 90mins
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forMansetat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Hanks
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 21Williams
  • 25Berry
  • 29Jones
  • 30Reynolds
  • 39Manset

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23RileyBooked at 82mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 4TutteSubstituted forSedgwickat 67'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorSubstituted forHopeat 83'minutes
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forJonesat 74'minutes
  • 9RoseBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 7Hope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 35Burgess
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,375

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Bury).

Booking

Nicky Adams (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Foul by Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Danny Mayor.

Booking

Joe Riley (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Mathieu Manset replaces Denny Johnstone.

Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Kane Ferdinand.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Booking

Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Danny Rose (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Andrew Tutte.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Zack Kotwica.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Andrew Tutte.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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