League Two

Bury 0-2 Morecambe

Goals from Ryan Williams and Tony Diagne earned Morecambe victory at Gigg Lane and moved them up to fourth in League Two.

Tom Soares went closest for the hosts but his deflected effort hit the post.

Morecambe had been kept quiet until Williams curled in a superb 30-yard free-kick to open the scoring.

Diagne converted from a tight angle in stoppage-time to secure the victory and extend Bury's winless streak to seven games.

The Shrimps, who gave manager Jim Bentley a new contract in midweek, are now unbeaten in eight league outings.


Bury assistant manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We all feel the frustrations of the supporters because we want to win.

"The way we started was fantastic and you think that everything is coming to plan, but there wasn't a willingness to get on the end of crosses.

"We know where the problem is and where we need to recruit. We haven't got a physical presence up front and we need that sooner rather than later."

Morecambe manager Jim Bentley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We're happy winning any game of football, but away from home and with a clean sheet, and we creep up the table again - it's fantastic for us.

"I knew we'd be up against it because we haven't got a good record here and they've got a good squad.

"They started the game better and we rode our luck a little bit, but we know we're a decent second-half side.

"Sometimes it's one moment of quality that gets your noses in front and the first goal is worthy of winning any game of football."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 28Mustoe
  • 18SinnottSubstituted forJacksonat 66'minutes
  • 5CameronBooked at 44mins
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 7JonesSubstituted forSedgwickat 45'minutesBooked at 49mins
  • 6Proctor
  • 9Forrester
  • 19Soares
  • 8MillerSubstituted forRooneyat 85'minutes


  • 4Hinds
  • 11Holden
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Mayor
  • 16Rooney
  • 17Jackson
  • 30Charles-Cook


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Roche
  • 8Wright
  • 3Threlfall
  • 16Drummond
  • 5HughesBooked at 44mins
  • 22Parrish
  • 17Fleming
  • 10WilliamsSubstituted forMwasileat 77'minutes
  • 9SampsonSubstituted forKenyonat 68'minutes
  • 27Amond
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forDiagneat 90+1'minutes


  • 4Kenyon
  • 6Diagne
  • 18Bell
  • 19McGee
  • 20Mwasile
  • 23Doyle
  • 25Arestidou
Stuart Attwell

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamMorecambe
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Morecambe 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 0, Morecambe 2. Tony Diagne (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Marlon Jackson (Bury).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Tony Diagne replaces Kevin Ellison.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

  7. Post update

    Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Robbie Threlfall.

  9. Post update

    Stewart Drummond (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. John Rooney replaces Tommy Miller.

  12. Post update

    Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

    Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Jackson (Bury).

  16. Post update

    Jordan Mustoe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Mwasile (Morecambe).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Joe Mwasile replaces Ryan Williams.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.