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Mansfield Town 0-1 Bury

Bury got their League Two promotion push back on track after last weekend's slip-up thanks to Ryan Tafazolli's first-half own goal at Mansfield.

The Shakers, beaten at home by Oxford United a week ago, climb to fifth thanks to Chris Hussey's left-side free-kick across a crowded box creeping inside the far post off Tafazolli.

Bury debutant Tom Eaves had a far-post volley disallowed for offside.

A tight game of few chances was the Stags' first loss in six home matches.

Bury climb back up to fifth, within four points of third-placed Shrewsbury Town, while Mansfield stay 19th, eights points clear of the League Two drop zone.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v Bury

"We didn't apply ourselves like we have done in the previous couple of months and we paid the price for that.

"I don't think it was a case of ability or tactical nous, it was a bottom line of application and today wasn't good enough.

"We should have got something out of it at the end.

"I think we have got to do better with our chance we had at the end, but we did come up against one of the big boys today and that showed."

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Flitcroft on Mansfield v Bury

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The clean sheet has pleased me and the lads have drawn inspiration from that.

"They're a team that are leading themselves. The values that we put in at the start of the season are coming to fruition.

"We're having a real drive forward to that top-three spot and I was delighted for the lads today."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 15RavenhillBooked at 60mins
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMonakanaat 65'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 20ThomasBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKeeat 49'minutes
  • 17LambeSubstituted forBinghamat 73'minutes
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 7Monakana
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 16Heslop
  • 29Kee

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23Riley
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forSedgwickat 80'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorSubstituted forJonesat 59'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 18EavesSubstituted forHopeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 7Hope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 32Shaw
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,868

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Martin Riley.

Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Tom Eaves.

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Nicky Adams.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Rakish Bingham replaces Reggie Lambe.

Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Junior Brown.

Booking

Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill (Mansfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Danny Mayor.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Tom Eaves (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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