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Bury1Southend4

Bury 1-4 Southend United

Nile Ranger
Nile Ranger runs across to celebrate a goal with Shrimpers boss Phil Brown

Nile Ranger scored twice as Southend won at Bury to stretch their unbeaten league run to five matches.

The former Newcastle striker claimed a ninth-minute opener before Simon Cox doubled Southend's lead three minutes later.

James Vaughan pulled one back with a 20th-minute penalty, but Ranger secured the first brace of his career after the break before Stephen McLaughlin's superb late strike condemned Bury to their seventh straight league defeat.

Ranger's early opener was his first goal in two years, with the 25-year-old curling his shot inside the far post from Michael Timlin's pass.

Bury had two chances to equalise as Hallam Hope's shot was blocked before Vaughan headed wide, but another Timlin pass set up Cox to fire into the bottom corner.

Ben Coker's trip on Hope gave Bury a lifeline, with Vaughan hitting the spot-kick into the bottom corner. McLaughlin was then denied by Ben Williams while Hope dragged a shot wide.

The hosts remained on top after the break, forcing Mark Oxley to tip over a deflected Neil Danns shot while Hope volleyed over.

But Cox pounced on a Leon Barnett error to cut back for Ranger to sidefoot home in the 61st minute before McLaughlin smashed in a 30-yard strike with 14 minutes left.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Williams
  • 25BarnettBooked at 89mins
  • 6Kay
  • 3Leigh
  • 10Mayor
  • 16Danns
  • 19SoaresBooked at 64mins
  • 18MellisSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes
  • 8TutteSubstituted forWalkerat 45'minutes
  • 12Vaughan
  • 24Hope

Substitutes

  • 15Dudley
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
  • 22Maher
  • 23Walker
  • 29Miller
  • 30Bedeau

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 3Coker
  • 35FerdinandBooked at 20minsSubstituted forSokolikat 79'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forO'Neillat 36'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 64mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10Cox
  • 50RangerSubstituted forFortunéat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 14Fortuné
  • 15Sokolik
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Smith
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,033

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Southend United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Southend United 4.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Booking

Leon Barnett (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Bury).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nile Ranger.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jakub Sokolik replaces Anton Ferdinand.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Southend United 4. Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nile Ranger (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Neil Danns.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Attempt blocked. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Jacob Mellis.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Soares (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Southend United 3. Nile Ranger (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Attempt blocked. Michael Timlin (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Nile Ranger (Southend United).

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

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

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

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

Attempt saved. Tom Walker (Bury) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Southend United 2.

goal

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2Bradford1788126141232
3Bolton169432011931
4Sheff Utd158432618828
5Bristol Rovers177552627-126
6Port Vale177462225-325
7Northampton176652825324
8Millwall167362927224
9Wimbledon176652321224
10Rochdale177371922-324
11Peterborough166552619723
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1633101624-812
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