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Bury 2-3 Oxford United

Oxford came from behind to beat beleaguered Bury and stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.

The hosts twice went in front through James Vaughan and Tom Pope, only for each goal to be cancelled out by a Chris Maguire free-kick.

Greg Leigh's own goal on 70 minutes then extended Bury's club-record losing run to 12 league games, sending them into the League One relegation zone.

The Shakers dropped keeper Ben Williams for Paul Rachubka and the debutant's fifth-minute free-kick drifted over the Oxford defence for Vaughan to volley over Simon Eastwood.

The U's levelled eight minutes later, Maguire hitting a free-kick from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

They were then firmly on top, with Maguire twice testing Rachubka before the veteran keeper parried a Robert Hall shot.

Maguire also sliced wide from eight yards and moments later Pope scored at the second attempt from Scott Burgess' 39th-minute cross.

This time Oxford took just four minutes to equalise, Maguire curling in a 20-yard free-kick.

The visitors had the better of a hard-fought second half as Kane Hemmings hit a post before left-back Leigh turned Marvin Johnson's low cross into his own net.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Rachubka
  • 19SoaresBooked at 9mins
  • 6KayBooked at 86mins
  • 30BedeauBooked at 42minsSubstituted forMaherat 60'minutes
  • 3Leigh
  • 20Burgess
  • 4EtuhuBooked at 36mins
  • 10MayorSubstituted forWalkerat 45'minutes
  • 29Miller
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forHopeat 73'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 15Dudley
  • 22Maher
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 34Styles
  • 35Cooney

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 16Edwards
  • 5Nelson
  • 33Dunkley
  • 28JohnsonBooked at 63mins
  • 19HallBooked at 20minsSubstituted forRobertsat 80'minutes
  • 4Lundstram
  • 23Ledson
  • 11MacDonaldBooked at 82mins
  • 10MaguireBooked at 54mins
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Buchel
  • 14Ruffels
  • 17Giles
  • 18Rothwell
  • 20Taylor
  • 21Roberts
  • 25Raglan
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,986

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Oxford United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Oxford United 3.

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Philip Edwards (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Taylor replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Tyler Roberts (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Scott Burgess (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Booking

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Booking

Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Chris Maguire (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Tyler Roberts replaces Robert Hall.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Hallam Hope.

Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces James Vaughan.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Greg Leigh, Bury. Bury 2, Oxford United 3.

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

Foul by Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Antony Kay (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Kelvin Etuhu.

Attempt blocked. Alexander MacDonald (Oxford United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Marvin Johnson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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5Rochdale2211383329436
6Peterborough21105635231235
7Southend229763128334
8Fleetwood229673428633
9Wimbledon228863425932
10Oxford Utd228682827130
11Bristol Rovers228683339-630
12Gillingham228593036-629
13Charlton2161052621528
14Millwall218493235-328
15Northampton227693333027
16Walsall226972531-627
17Port Vale227692636-1027
18MK Dons2266102631-524
19Swindon2266102233-1124
20Chesterfield2263132739-1221
21Shrewsbury2256112234-1221
22Bury2262143245-1320
23Coventry2247111930-1119
24Oldham213991224-1218
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