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Bury 1-2 Gillingham

Gillingham moved six points clear of the League One relegation zone after winning at previously in-form Bury.

Bradley Dack gave the Gills a 14th-minute lead before Cody McDonald made it 2-0 from just their second effort on target early in the second half.

James Vaughan pulled one back with an overhead kick and Bury struck the woodwork twice in the second half, but the Gills held on to make it two wins from three and leapfrog the hosts.

Bury were on top for most of the contest, with the visitors sitting back after Lee Martin laid off for Dack to fire home on the break.

Vaughan and Jacob Mellis fired off target for the Shakers before Greg Leigh turned a Paul Caddis cross wide.

Tom Beadling, Cameron Burgess and Tom Pope also went close for Bury before the break, yet two minutes after the restart McDonald scored with a free header from Dack's corner.

The Shakers replied with Callum Styles firing wide before Stuart Nelson tipped Mellis' 20-yard strike on to the post.

Vaughan pounced on a loose ball to volley in his 20th goal of the season in the 75th minute before Nelson denied substitutes Ryan Lowe and George Miller.

Miller then headed against a post but Bury's five-match unbeaten run came to an end Vaughan as headed straight at Nelson at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 25Barnett
  • 5Burgess
  • 42Beadling
  • 28MooreSubstituted forPennantat 75'minutes
  • 18Mellis
  • 44CaddisSubstituted forLoweat 65'minutes
  • 34Styles
  • 3Leigh
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 58'minutes
  • 12Vaughan

Substitutes

  • 13Lainton
  • 22Maher
  • 23Walker
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe

Gillingham

  • 1NelsonBooked at 69mins
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forDickensonat 40'minutes
  • 5Ehmer
  • 31Rehman
  • 33ByrneBooked at 90mins
  • 23Dack
  • 44Wright
  • 16Osadebe
  • 14Martin
  • 10McDonald
  • 17QuigleyBooked at 43minsSubstituted forParkerat 59'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 19Parker
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 24Cundle
  • 29Muldoon
  • 30Holy
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,203

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home24
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Gillingham 2.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emmanuel Osadebe (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. James Vaughan (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Jermaine Pennant (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Emmanuel Osadebe.

Attempt blocked. Leon Barnett (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitchell Dickenson (Gillingham).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Emmanuel Osadebe.

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

Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

George Miller (Bury) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Booking

Josh Parker (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Leon Barnett (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Gillingham 2. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jermaine Pennant replaces Taylor Moore.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Bury).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Leon Barnett (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Parker (Gillingham).

Foul by Tom Beadling (Bury).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Fleetwood351810752322064
3Scunthorpe351710860382261
4Bolton34179846291760
5Bradford361417547341359
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend351412953431054
8Bristol Rovers361312115454051
9Peterborough36148144948150
10Oxford Utd33147124235749
11Rochdale33147124846249
12Walsall351213104344-149
13Wimbledon351114104745247
14MK Dons351110144545043
15Northampton36127175360-743
16Charlton35915114441342
17Gillingham361012144757-1042
18Shrewsbury36119163950-1142
19Bury36117185464-1040
20Oldham36912152336-1339
21Swindon3699183550-1536
22Port Vale33811143552-1735
23Chesterfield3587203256-2431
24Coventry35511193054-2426
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