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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Bury

Antoni Sarcevic
Antoni Sarcevic provided two assists in his side's 2-0 victory over Bury.

Fleetwood beat Bury to give their League One survival hopes a boost.

In a lively first half, both sides had chances to break the deadlock with Bury skipper Nathan Pond hitting the bar and Fleetwood defender Dionotan Teixeira seeing his close-range effort blocked.

Antoni Sarcevic was the provider for Ash Hunter in the second half, who slotted low past Daniel Bachmann.

Bury looked for an equaliser, but Fleetwood struck again when Bobby Grant latched onto Sarcevic's fizzing cross.

The home side move up into 19th place, one point above the relegation zone, while Bury fall to 14th in the League One table.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Fleetwood v Bury

"I spoke to them (the players) in the dressing room and asked the younger players how they felt on the impact of that first goal - some of the younger players just felt as though it's a moment that sucks that confidence and energy out of you.

"Second half, we got into the game and started to move the ball better.

"We've got to individually and as a unit, defend that ball better."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Pond
  • 46Teixeira
  • 7Bell
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 5Jónsson
  • 8Ryan
  • 14GrantSubstituted forNirennoldat 87'minutes
  • 9Proctor
  • 22HunterSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Jordan
  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 15Nirennold
  • 27Haughton
  • 28Sowerby
  • 39Fosu-Henry
  • 40Gogic

Bury

  • 30Bachmann
  • 14Jones
  • 5ClarkeSubstituted forPughat 87'minutes
  • 27CameronBooked at 26mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 40Brown
  • 4TutteSubstituted forRoseat 68'minutes
  • 20Burgess
  • 28DudleySubstituted forEaglesat 54'minutes
  • 9Clarke
  • 10Mayor

Substitutes

  • 11Pope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 22Pugh
  • 29Mohammed
  • 31Miller
  • 32Rose
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,301

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamBury
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Bury 0.

Attempt missed. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Victor Nirennold replaces Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Pugh replaces Peter Clarke.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Chris Eagles (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Tyler Hornby-Forbes replaces Ashley Hunter.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Bury 0. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dionatan Teixeira (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Andrew Tutte.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Eagles replaces Anthony Dudley.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Bury 0. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 0, Bury 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton24163532191351
2Gillingham25155549292050
3Walsall24146440221848
4Coventry25138446242247
5Wigan24118535221341
6Peterborough25124952381440
7Southend2410773130137
8Sheff Utd2410683934536
9Rochdale249783227534
10Millwall24104103634234
11Doncaster259793133-234
12Bradford239772426-234
13Port Vale249692827133
14Bury249693337-433
15Scunthorpe2595112831-332
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Barnsley2483133441-727
18Chesterfield2583143341-827
19Fleetwood2475123234-226
20Shrewsbury2575133142-1126
21Blackpool2474132133-1225
22Oldham2331282536-1121
23Colchester2556143459-2521
24Crewe2455142344-2120
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