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Bury 0-0 Mansfield Town

Mansfield climbed up to seventh place in League Two after a goalless draw with struggling Bury.

Home keeper Brian Jensen was in top form as he denied Jack Blake and Colin Daniel, while his opposite number Alan Marriott saved Shaun Harrad's shot.

The second half started in cagey fashion before John Dempster was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Harrad.

Bury's Danny Mayor and Danny Hylton both should have done better with headed chances as the Stags held on.

Deep into injury time, Mansfield boss Paul Cox was sent to the stands after a dispute with the fourth official.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury caretaker manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The lads are playing the right way and we're getting good deliveries from wide areas but it's just not dropping in the box for us. We just want one to go in off somebody's knee and we'll be happy.

"You can see how teams come here and make it so tough for us. They sat in and slowed the game down.

"We kept going and the boys are positive. Hopefully their luck will change."

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought the boys were excellent, considering the last half an hour we were down to 10 men.

"I thought they were immense in terms of their desire to not lose a football match.

"This could be a valuable point coming away here. They have put on a really good performance."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 28Mustoe
  • 6Proctor
  • 5Cameron
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 19Soares
  • 8MillerSubstituted forMayorat 45'minutes
  • 24Hylton
  • 14Harrad
  • 12SedgwickSubstituted forForresterat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 9Forrester
  • 11Holden
  • 15Mayor
  • 16Rooney
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 31Walker

Mansfield

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1MarriottBooked at 90mins
  • 17Beevers
  • 16JenningsBooked at 86mins
  • 23McGuire
  • 4DempsterBooked at 64mins
  • 6RileySubstituted forPokuat 74'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 26Blake
  • 36PalmerSubstituted forSuttonat 65'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forAndrewat 84'minutes
  • 30Daniel

Substitutes

  • 2Sutton
  • 8Murtagh
  • 10Stevenson
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Andrew
  • 25Poku
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,518

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Mansfield Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Alan Marriott (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Godfrey Poku (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by James Jennings.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Calvin Andrew (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    James Jennings (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calvin Andrew replaces Matthew Rhead.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alan Marriott.

  20. Post update

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