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Bury 5-1 Peterborough United

Three of James Vaughan's four goals against Peterborough United were with his right foot, but the second came off his head
Three of James Vaughan's four goals were with his right foot, but the second came off his head

James Vaughan scored four goals in 20 minutes as Bury ended their winless run with victory against Peterborough.

Tom Nichols tapped Posh into a fourth-minute lead, only for Vaughan to level three minutes later.

The Shakers striker then fired in three more, becoming the first Bury player to score four in a game since Phil Stant in October 1995.

Substitute George Miller completed the scoring in the 71st minute as Bury romped to their first win in 21 games.

That looked unlikely when Rob Lainton parried a Gwion Edwards shot for Nichols to convert the rebound on four minutes. But Bury hit straight back when Vaughan fired into the top corner from a Scott Burgess pass.

Edwards and Paul Taylor then tested Lainton before Vaughan stooped to head home from Jacob Mellis' 16th-minute corner.

The former Everton, Huddersfield and Birmingham striker claimed his hat-trick after 24 minutes, firing home at the second attempt from Tom Pope's cross.

Yet Vaughan was not done there as, just three minutes later, he swept in Taylor Moore's low cross for his 14th of the season.

He even went close to a fifth goal either side of the break, while Posh substitutes Lee Angol and Marcus Madison struck the Bury bar.

The fifth goal arrived when visiting keeper Luke McGee came out to clear, only to kick the ball against Miler, who rolled it into the empty net.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 13Lainton
  • 28MooreSubstituted forDannsat 55'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Leigh
  • 20Burgess
  • 33Brown
  • 18MellisSubstituted forEtuhuat 76'minutes
  • 24Hope
  • 12Vaughan
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 4Etuhu
  • 16Danns
  • 29Miller
  • 30Bedeau
  • 34Styles
  • 37Mackreth

Peterborough

  • 1McGee
  • 2Smith
  • 4BostwickBooked at 52mins
  • 5TafazolliBooked at 12minsSubstituted forAngolat 45'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 7Edwards
  • 18Da Silva LopesSubstituted forSamuelsenat 45'minutes
  • 8Forrester
  • 37Morias
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forMaddisonat 45'minutes
  • 21Nichols

Substitutes

  • 9Angol
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Tyler
  • 16Inman
  • 23Chettle
  • 29Binnom-Williams
  • 36Samuelsen
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,820

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home19
Away16
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 5, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 5, Peterborough United 1.

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United).

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

James Vaughan (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

Lee Angol (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Jacob Mellis.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Marcus Maddison replaces Paul Taylor.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 5, Peterborough United 1. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Foul by Scott Burgess (Bury).

Martin Samuelsen (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Tom Pope.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Andrew Hughes (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd27175551302156
2Scunthorpe27167453262755
3Bolton26155635191650
4Bradford271112433221145
5Rochdale2614394132945
6Fleetwood26127739291043
7Southend2711973934542
8Millwall2611694139239
9Bristol Rovers27116104647-139
10Peterborough2510873931838
11Charlton2681263326736
12Wimbledon269983833536
13Oxford Utd2697103030034
14Walsall2681083034-434
15Port Vale2587102737-1031
16Northampton2786133643-730
17Gillingham2686123241-930
18Swindon2778122740-1329
19MK Dons2577112934-528
20Bury2774164153-1225
21Shrewsbury2767142640-1425
22Chesterfield2774162845-1725
23Oldham25410111327-1422
24Coventry2649132338-1521
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