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Bury 3-0 Bristol Rovers

Bury moved six points clear of the League One drop zone after a home win over 10-man Bristol Rovers.

Stuart Sinclair handed the hosts the initiative when the Pirates midfielder was sent off in the 39th minute after being booked twice for simulation.

Bury then broke the deadlock with a 50th-minute penalty by James Vaughan before Greg Leigh and half-time substitute George Miller ensured the Shakers' ended Rovers' nine-match unbeaten run.

Rovers trio Luke James, Billy Bodin and Lee Brown were all off target before Sinclair got his first booking in the 24th minute.

Bury keeper Joe Murphy then tipped over a Byron Moore shot and moments later the visitors were down to 10 men.

The Shakers responded with Andrew Tutte and Vaughan firing over, and shortly after the break Leigh was fouled in the box by Lee Mansell.

Vaughan fired the penalty high past Joe Lumley for his 21st goal of the season - and 11th in 10 games.

Rovers almost hit straight back, though, as Tom Lockyer's long-range shot deflected against a post and Brown's follow-up was blocked on the line by Tom Pope.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 65th minute when Vaughan crossed for Leigh to head home his first Bury goal.

Miller then latched onto Kean Bryan's 75th-minute pass to cut in from the left and fire into the top corner, making it five wins from eight for the resurgent Shakers.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 41MurphyBooked at 90mins
  • 28Moore
  • 25BarnettBooked at 75mins
  • 6KayBooked at 53mins
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Leigh
  • 44Caddis
  • 8TutteBooked at 14minsSubstituted forMillerat 45'minutes
  • 34StylesSubstituted forBryanat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12VaughanBooked at 66minsSubstituted forPennantat 82'minutes
  • 11Pope

Substitutes

  • 13Lainton
  • 17Bryan
  • 20Burgess
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forClarke-Salterat 44'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 33Sweeney
  • 3BrownSubstituted forMontañoat 69'minutes
  • 23BodinSubstituted forGaffneyat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Lines
  • 7Mansell
  • 24SinclairBooked at 39mins
  • 29James
  • 22Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 16Harris
  • 21Montaño
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Burn
  • 36Clarke-Salter
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,535

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Bristol Rovers 0.

Booking

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Joe Murphy (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Cameron Burgess (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kean Bryan (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kean Bryan (Bury).

Luke James (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jermaine Pennant (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Attempt blocked. Lee Mansell (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Jermaine Pennant replaces James Vaughan.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Leon Barnett (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Bristol Rovers 0. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Kean Bryan.

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Lee Brown.

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

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

James Vaughan (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bury).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Bristol Rovers 0. Greg Leigh (Bury) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Vaughan.

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Bury).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd37229671422975
2Fleetwood371910855361967
3Bolton36199854312366
4Scunthorpe3818101065442164
5Bradford381518550351563
6Millwall35161095041958
7Southend3715121055451057
8Bristol Rovers381412125657-154
9Walsall381314114546-153
10Oxford Utd36157144741652
11Peterborough38149155353051
12Wimbledon371214114946350
13Rochdale35148135150150
14Northampton38147175661-549
15Charlton381017114844447
16Gillingham381112155063-1345
17MK Dons371111154749-244
18Bury38128185764-744
19Shrewsbury371110164051-1143
20Oldham381013152537-1243
21Port Vale35911153956-1738
22Swindon3899203957-1836
23Chesterfield3889213661-2533
24Coventry37511213058-2826
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