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Bury 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Bury had to settle for a goalless draw at home to a Plymouth side also in League One's relegation zone.

The hosts dominated and hit the woodwork three times in the second half.

But Argyle hung on to halt a four-match losing streak and leave Bury seven without a win.

Striker Michael Smith had most of the hosts' chances, hooking an early Chris Humphrey cross over.

Josh Laurent twice tested Luke McCormick from distance while Argyle replied with Jamie Ness and Nadir Ciftci going close.

Smith then headed wide while team-mate Nathan Cameron turned Smith's shot straight at McCormick.

The second half began with Smith seeing a low shot saved and Chris Maguire nearly caught out McCormick from a tight angle, with the Argyle keeper tipping his free-kick onto the bar.

Bury brought on Bournemouth loanee Mihai Dobre and the Romanian winger crossed for Smith to sidefoot against the far post.

Dobre then fired straight at McCormick before cutting inside and seeing the Argyle captain turn his shot against the post.

McCormick then denied Dobre again at the end and Laurent's follow-up was blocked by Gary Miller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 14Edwards
  • 15Aldred
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Leigh
  • 17HumphreyBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLoweat 66'minutes
  • 18Laurent
  • 30Ince
  • 33BunnSubstituted forDobreat 57'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 29Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Williams
  • 21Dobre
  • 23Skarz
  • 24Styles
  • 28Cooney
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Lowe

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24FoxSubstituted forLameirasat 65'minutes
  • 6NessBooked at 89mins
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8AinsworthSubstituted forJervisat 77'minutes
  • 9CiftciSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Jervis
  • 20Sokolik
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,642

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury).

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Smith (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Lionel Ainsworth.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Bury).

Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Greg Leigh (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alex Fletcher replaces Nadir Ciftci.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Chris Humphrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces David Fox.

Foul by Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury).

Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre replaces Harry Bunn.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Chris Humphrey (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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