League Two
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Bury 1-0 Luton Town

Tom Soares
Tom Soares scored his fourth goal of the season

Bury boosted their promotion hopes with a fourth straight win in a dominant performance over Luton.

Tom Soares headed the hosts in front from a flowing move, tucking home Chris Hussey's floated cross.

The Shakers created numerous chances with Nicky Adams having a goal ruled out for offside and Nathan Cameron's header cleared off the line.

Luton improved after the break and Bury keeper Nick Pope did well to keep out a close-range Luke Gutteridge effort.

Bury are now level on 58 points with fourth-placed Luton, who have a slightly superior goal difference, with the pair five points off the automatic promotion places.

The Shakers started much the stronger of the the two sides and Adams' disallowed goal was a sign of things to come.

It was no surprise when they took the lead as Danny Mayor fed Hussey, whose cross was met by Soares for his fourth goal of the season.

Luton's second-half performance gave them hope of grabbing a point, but they slipped to their third defeat in fourth matches.

Luton Town boss John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Still on Bury v Luton

"I really believed before the game that we could get at them, that's why we went with two down the middle, but I don't think that worked.

"In the second half we were better, we won the ball back quicker and their keeper had to make two unbelievable saves.

"In the first half we were poor, in the second half we were good - but we can't play half a game."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23Riley
  • 27Cameron
  • 5El-Abd
  • 11Hussey
  • 6Etuhu
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 4TutteSubstituted forSedgwickat 82'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 10Mayor
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forLoweat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 22Harriman
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5McNulty
  • 12Griffiths
  • 4Smith
  • 21Guttridge
  • 50McGeehan
  • 11HowellsSubstituted forLawlessat 45'minutes
  • 25StockleySubstituted forCullenat 59'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 38LeeSubstituted forOduwaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Franks
  • 7Lawless
  • 8Drury
  • 13Cullen
  • 20Whalley
  • 31Oduwa
  • 41King
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,915

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Luton Town 0.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Booking

Ryan Lowe (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Bury).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Elliot Justham.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alex Lawless.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Andrew Tutte.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Nicky Adams.

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

Foul by Nathan Oduwa (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Mark Cullen (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Mark Cullen (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Nick Pope.

Attempt saved. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Alex Lawless (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Jayden Stockley.

Attempt missed. Luke Guttridge (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Jayden Stockley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Luton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Nathan Oduwa replaces Elliot Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Alex Lawless replaces Jake Howells.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 1, Luton Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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