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Swindon Town 1-2 Bury

Hallam Hope stroked in his first double since 2014 to help Bury leap into third place in League One with a victory at Swindon.

The former Everton striker clipped into an empty net in the 13th minute before slotting in a second on the stroke of half-time as the Shakers made it four wins in a row.

Bury deserved their early lead when Hope, returning to the starting XI after two games on the bench, pounced on teenage Will Henry's parry from Jacob Mellis' header.

Swindon were then left furious when linesman Mark Griffiths ruled out Jon Obika's 'equaliser' for offside, over a minute after referee Charles Breakspear had signalled for a goal.

On the stroke of half-time, Hope took his season tally to three when he seized on Sean Murray's horror pass to knock past Raphael Rossi Branco and slide into the bottom corner.

Obika got his goal, his first of the campaign, in the 64th minute with a sweeping strike on the turn after James Brophy's cross but Bury moved to a fifth game without defeat.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 12Henry
  • 29BrancoBooked at 34mins
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 6Sendles-WhiteSubstituted forFurlongat 28'minutes
  • 11Brophy
  • 22MurraySubstituted forGoddardat 68'minutes
  • 8KasimBooked at 33mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 27BarryBooked at 31mins
  • 23DelfounesoSubstituted forNorrisat 82'minutes
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 15Smith
  • 20Furlong
  • 24Hylton
  • 33Norris

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 3Leigh
  • 6KayBooked at 66mins
  • 22Maher
  • 2Jones
  • 10MayorBooked at 88minsSubstituted forDudleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 18MellisBooked at 20minsSubstituted forTutteat 74'minutes
  • 19SoaresBooked at 34mins
  • 7Ismail
  • 24HopeBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Tutte
  • 15Dudley
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker
  • 29Miller
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,931

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Bury 2.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

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

Booking

Tom Pope (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Danny Mayor because of an injury.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Antony Kay (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Jacob Mellis.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Walker replaces Hallam Hope.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. John Goddard replaces Sean Murray.

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Antony Kay (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Bury 2. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Murray.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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