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Bury 3-0 Northampton Town

Bury are on the brink of securing another season in League One after winning at home against Northampton.

James Vaughan bagged a brace, taking his tally for the season to 24, and George Miller netted to leave Bury five points above fourth-bottom Port Vale, who have a game in hand on them.

The Cobblers made a poor start, letting goalkeeper Joe Murphy's goal-kick bounce through for Vaughan to fire into the bottom corner in the third minute.

Northampton replied with Brendan Moloney firing over while Bury's Tom Pope shot straight at David Cornell.

Murphy then turned wide a Matty Taylor free-kick but Bury had the rest of the chances, Ryan Lowe twice going close while Taylor Moore volleyed over.

Cameron Burgess then headed an Andrew Tutte corner against the bar, with Miller heading in the rebound, before Vaughan fired in from 20 yards at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 41Murphy
  • 28Moore
  • 25Barnett
  • 6Kay
  • 5Burgess
  • 3Leigh
  • 8Tutte
  • 39LoweSubstituted forBurgessat 83'minutes
  • 44Caddis
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forCameronat 90+3'minutes
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 20Burgess
  • 23Walker
  • 27Cameron
  • 29Miller
  • 37Mackreth
  • 45Hulme

Northampton

  • 26Cornell
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBeautymanat 79'minutes
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 18Phillips
  • 32EardleySubstituted forMcDonaldat 45'minutes
  • 17McWilliams
  • 4Anderson
  • 31Taylor
  • 9Richards
  • 10RevellSubstituted forAndersonat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 7Anderson
  • 8Boateng
  • 12McCourt
  • 16Beautyman
  • 23Iaciofano
  • 28McDonald
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
5,190

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home3
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Nathan Cameron replaces James Vaughan.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Northampton Town 0. James Vaughan (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andrew Tutte.

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

Attempt blocked. Harry Beautyman (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Taylor Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Scott Burgess replaces Ryan Lowe.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Harry Beautyman replaces Brendon Moloney.

Attempt missed. Paul Caddis (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Northampton Town 0. George Miller (Bury) header from very close range to the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Tom Pope.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Keshi Anderson replaces Alex Revell.

Attempt missed. Taylor Moore (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Caddis (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Paul Caddis (Bury).

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Booking

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Northampton Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Rod McDonald replaces Neal Eardley.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 1, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Cameron Burgess (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Aaron Phillips.

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Neal Eardley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd452910689454497
2Bolton4524111065362983
3Fleetwood4523121064432181
4Scunthorpe4523101277532479
5Bradford452018761421978
6Millwall451913136254870
7Southend4519121469531669
8Rochdale451911157061968
9Oxford Utd451991763521166
10Bristol Rovers451812156566-166
11Peterborough451711176259362
12MK Dons451513175657-158
13Walsall441416145053-358
14Charlton451318145753457
15Wimbledon451317155255-356
16Northampton451410216073-1352
17Oldham451216173144-1352
18Shrewsbury451312204661-1551
19Bury451311216172-1150
20Gillingham451213205979-2049
21Port Vale441112214470-2645
22Swindon451111234463-1944
23Coventry45912243665-2939
24Chesterfield45910264175-3437
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