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Bury 0-2 Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood eased to victory at lowly Bury to make it back-to-back away wins over the festive period.

Town were slightly fortunate to be leading at half-time through Ash Hunter's 24th-minute strike but Devante Cole then struck after 47 minutes to condemn rock-bottom Bury to a fourth straight defeat.

The hosts went close early on through Andrew Tutte and Jay O'Shea before Fleetwood's Cian Bolger headed wide.

The Cod Army went in front shortly after as George Glendon's cut-back was deflected towards Hunter, who fired low past Leo Fasan.

Bury came close to a reply when Callum Reilly's 25-yard shot forced Chris Neal to tip over, while Stephen Dawson also tested the visiting goalkeeper.

Just after the interval, a hopeful ball over the top caught Fasan stranded and Cole dinked the ball over the Bury keeper for his 12th goal of the season.

Cole then glanced a header wide before Bury almost gave themselves hope late on as Craig Jones' low shot was parried by Neal before fellow substitute Chris Maguire volleyed wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 38Fasan
  • 14Edwards
  • 27Cameron
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Leigh
  • 26O'Shea
  • 4Tutte
  • 8DawsonBooked at 38mins
  • 13ReillySubstituted forBunnat 56'minutes
  • 10MayorSubstituted forJonesat 73'minutes
  • 29SmithSubstituted forMaguireat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 7Maguire
  • 18Laurent
  • 23Skarz
  • 31Danns
  • 33Bunn
  • 42Maloney

Fleetwood

  • 1Neal
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 23Schwabl
  • 2Coyle
  • 8DempseyBooked at 68mins
  • 22HunterSubstituted forSowerbyat 89'minutes
  • 18Glendon
  • 3Bell
  • 9BurnsSubstituted forMcAlenyat 72'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pond
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 10McAleny
  • 15Rodgers
  • 21Cairns
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,158

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Fleetwood Town 2.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Ashley Hunter.

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Bury) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Greg Leigh (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Leonardo Fasan (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Devante Cole.

Attempt blocked. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

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

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Wes Burns.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Booking

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Maguire replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Bury) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Harry Bunn replaces Callum Reilly.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Philip Edwards (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Bury).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 0, Fleetwood Town 2. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

goal

As It Stood

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5Bradford2514384033745
6Portsmouth25132103228441
7Rotherham25123104334939
8Peterborough2511594236638
9Charlton2410773130137
10Doncaster2596102827133
11Fleetwood2596103538-333
12Oxford Utd258893838032
13Southend2587103040-1031
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16Bristol Rovers2592143442-829
17MK Dons2578102735-829
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20Plymouth2577112534-928
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22Northampton2565142045-2523
23Rochdale24410102433-922
24Bury2445151937-1817
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