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Bury 2-1 Chesterfield

Tom Pope claimed a late winner to give in-form Bury a 2-1 home victory against Chesterfield in League One.

Zeli Ismail volleyed the hosts into a 41st-minute lead, only for Kristian Dennis to equalise three minutes later.

But, after an even second half, Pope headed home three minutes from time to secure a fifth straight win for the Shakers and put them second in the table.

The hosts made a positive start with Chesterfield debutant Liam Graham blocking an Ismail shot before the Bury winger fired wide from a Jacob Mellis through-ball.

Dennis then failed to connect with a Jay O'Shea cross, while Ismail was denied by goalkeeper Ryan Fulton.

The game finally calmed down before Conor Wilkinson's free-kick struck a Bury post, and moments later Ismail volleyed home.

Dennis soon bundled in an equaliser from Wilkinson's pass and, after the break, O'Shea's 20-yard shot deflected on to the roof of the Bury net.

The Shakers were not to be denied victory and claimed all three points when substitute Tom Walker delivered a diagonal ball from the left and Pope got in front of his man to steer in his fifth goal of the season.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 2Jones
  • 6Kay
  • 22Maher
  • 3Leigh
  • 7Ismail
  • 18MellisSubstituted forWalkerat 73'minutes
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forEtuhuat 85'minutes
  • 24HopeSubstituted forDannsat 60'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 11Pope
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 4Etuhu
  • 8Tutte
  • 15Dudley
  • 16Danns
  • 17Bryan
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 2McGinnSubstituted forDimaioat 76'minutes
  • 4Hird
  • 23AndersonBooked at 45mins
  • 33Graham
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forEvattat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Liddle
  • 18Nolan
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 20Dennis
  • 24WilkinsonSubstituted forGardnerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Evatt
  • 7Gardner
  • 11Mitchell
  • 17Dimaio
  • 27Maguire
  • 35German
  • 36Parkin
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,494

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home22
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Chesterfield 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ian Evatt replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bury) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Chesterfield 1. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Walker.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dan Gardner (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Tom Soares.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Dan Gardner replaces Conor Wilkinson because of an injury.

Antony Kay (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

Antony Kay (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Attempt blocked. Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Connor Dimaio replaces Paul McGinn because of an injury.

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

Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Walker replaces Jacob Mellis.

Delay in match Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) because of an injury.

Booking

Neil Danns (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Gary Liddle (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Craig Jones.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

Sam Hird (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Neil Danns replaces Hallam Hope.

Attempt missed. Paul McGinn (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Sam Hird.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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