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Bury 2-1 Coventry City

David Flitcroft
Bury have lost one league game all season

Leon Clarke scored twice against his former club as Bury moved up to fifth in League One with victory over Coventry City at Gigg Lane.

Clarke sidefooted home to give the Shakers a 19th-minute lead before doubling it with a 51st-minute penalty.

Sky Blues defender Reda Johnson pulled one back 11 minutes later when he headed home Tom Armstrong's corner.

However, Bury held on for their fourth straight win to go level on points with the Sky Blues.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Bury v Coventry

"I'm sick of hearing people tell me that 'we're getting outplayed but we keep losing'.

"We're doing something at this football club that's creating a new future.

"Winning football matches is something that takes a hell of a lot of work."

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"It would be churlish of me to comment on a referee after a defeat. It would have been nice if we'd have won and I could talk about the referee, but we didn't so I don't think it's the right time for me to comment on the referee's performance.

"The penalty? It was a really poor decision, and they change games. And I was unhappy with the first goal. The naivety was ridiculous.

"I'm not sure I could have asked more of us in the second half in terms of chances created, but we probably lacked the quality to finish them off."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 26Lainton
  • 2Riley
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 19Soares
  • 22PughSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 8MellisSubstituted forRoseat 70'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forHopeat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hope
  • 28Dudley
  • 29Mohammed
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 35Foulds
  • 40Brown

Coventry

  • 1Burge
  • 18Ricketts
  • 5Johnson
  • 21MartinBooked at 50mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Vincelot
  • 7Fleck
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forFortunéat 61'minutes
  • 40Kent
  • 25MurphySubstituted forTudgayat 60'minutes
  • 9Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 12Morris
  • 17Phillips
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 27Thomas
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
4,526

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

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

Foul by Chris Stokes (Coventry City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Leon Clarke.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

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

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Romain Vincelot (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

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

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Peter Clarke (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Reece Brown replaces Danny Pugh.

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

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

Attempt saved. Marcus Tudgay (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Reda Johnson (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Jacob Mellis.

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Coventry City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Ryan Kent (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jacob Mellis (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reda Johnson (Coventry City).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Coventry City 1. Reda Johnson (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
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