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Bury 0-1 Southend United

David Worrall
David Worrall started his career at Bury

Winger David Worrall scored a superb free-kick to defeat Bury and keep alive Southend's hopes of gaining automatic promotion from League Two.

Ex-Bury man Worrall curled in from 25 yards to take his side level on points with third-placed Wycombe Wanderers.

Tom Soares, Joe Riley and Danny Rose went close for Bury, who had started the game a point ahead of the visitors.

But they could not find a goal despite the backing of more than 8,000 fans who were all admitted for free.

The offer was made after the original fixture was abandoned in March because of heavy rain with less than 10 minutes played and the club's biggest home crowd for nearly 18 years turned up.

Despite Bury having the better of the first half, Southend forced their way into the game and substitute Worrall made the decisive intervention in the 74th minute after Kelvin Etuhu fouled Jack Payne.

Nathan Cameron had a chance to equalise late on but headed wide before Ryan Lowe was denied by goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, who ensured his and Southend's seventh successive clean sheet.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23RileySubstituted forEavesat 79'minutes
  • 5El-AbdBooked at 90mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 11Hussey
  • 6EtuhuBooked at 73minsSubstituted forJonesat 77'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 10Mayor
  • 19SoaresBooked at 61mins
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 65'minutes
  • 15Lowe

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 18Eaves
  • 26Lainton

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 18Leonard
  • 15Bolger
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 11minsSubstituted forWestonat 79'minutes
  • 22DeeganBooked at 45mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 25McLaughlinSubstituted forPayneat 55'minutes
  • 24CassidySubstituted forWorrallat 55'minutes
  • 10Corr

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 11Weston
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 19Payne
  • 23Binnom-Williams
  • 32Pigott
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
8,396

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Southend United 1.

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Adam El-Abd (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Cian Bolger (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt blocked. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Will Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Eaves replaces Joe Riley.

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 0, Southend United 1. David Worrall (Southend United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Joe Riley (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 21st April 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Southend442312952351781
5Bury442471357401779
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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