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Mansfield Town 1-4 Bury

Bury celebrate

Bury extended their unbeaten run to six matches with victory at fellow League Two strugglers Mansfield Town.

The Stags allowed Danny Mayor too much time and space in the box and he fired low past Alan Marriott from 20 yards.

Daniel Nardiello scored twice in eight second-half minutes as his close-range finish was followed by a superbly controlled lob after a long ball.

Sam Clucas closed the gap from close range, before Jake Carroll's 15-yard strike sealed Bury's win.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We were beaten by the better side. I thought we were poor.

"We looked a million miles off of the pace and got what we deserved, which was a bit of a spanking.

"For me, when you're involved in a relegation battle, you have to forget about tiredness. You've got plenty of time to rest your legs in the summer.

"We need to make sure we get back to the level of performance that we've showed of late."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've had a lot of games called off lately and I've asked these lads to sacrifice everything.

"Defensively we had a great structure, and we - mentally and physically - wore Mansfield down.

"In the second half, the quality that we've got in the team went into overdrive.

"Some of the goals were as good as you would see in the Championship."

Line-ups

Mansfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 30DanielBooked at 57mins
  • 12TafazolliSubstituted forHutchinsonat 82'minutes
  • 4Dempster
  • 2Sutton
  • 13Howell
  • 19ClementsSubstituted forCainat 67'minutes
  • 10Stevenson
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 63'minutes
  • 11Clucas

Substitutes

  • 15Dyer
  • 17Beevers
  • 18Hutchinson
  • 20Meikle
  • 23McGuire
  • 24Cain
  • 36Palmer

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Jensen
  • 24CarrollBooked at 75mins
  • 3McNulty
  • 7Jones
  • 34Mills
  • 29Veseli
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16Tutte
  • 22PlattSubstituted forForresterat 68'minutes
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forDudleyat 90'minutes
  • 15MayorSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 9Forrester
  • 27Burke
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 32Dudley
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
2,628

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBury
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Daniel Nardiello.

  6. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Cain (Mansfield Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ben Hutchinson replaces Ryan Tafazolli.

  11. Post update

    Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by John Dempster.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Booking

    Jake Carroll (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Danny Mayor.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4. Jake Carroll (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Jones with a cross.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bury 3. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel with a cross.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Anton Forrester replaces Clive Platt.