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Northampton Town 0-3 Bury

Hallam Hope and Danny Rose scored on their Bury debuts to dispatch League Two strugglers Northampton and ease their own relegation concerns.

The Cobblers' John Marquis had twice tested Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen before Hope struck from close range.

Marquis then hit the post and saw a header saved by Jensen before Danny Mayor doubled Bury's lead from the edge of the box.

Ian Morris went close for the hosts before Rose slotted home late on.

It means Northampton now lie three points adrift of safety in League Two while Bury climb to 18th place, seven points clear of the drop zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was important that we didn't allow Northampton to catch ground on us.

"It was a game we couldn't lose today and I stressed that to the players.

"When I got the players in on loan I knew they'd give us extra verve. I knew they'd give us an extra dimension and they have done."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought we shaded the first 15 minutes, but we've conceded two ridiculous goals and that was our day done.

"We're the architects of our own downfall and have given ourselves a mountain to climb. The third goal summed the afternoon up - it was comical.

"From my point of view, you can't feel sorry for yourselves in this situation, you have to drive yourself on."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2McSweeneySubstituted forTozerat 71'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 34RavenhillSubstituted forDickensonat 45'minutes
  • 23Diamond
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11HackettSubstituted forDeeganat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 4Carter
  • 9Marquis
  • 7Sinclair
  • 8Morris

Substitutes

  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 18Connell
  • 20Moyo
  • 24Toney
  • 35Dickenson

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 29Veseli
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 34Mills
  • 3McNulty
  • 7Jones
  • 16Tutte
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forRoseat 67'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forPlattat 73'minutes
  • 15MayorSubstituted forProctorat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 19Soares
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 35Obadeyi
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
4,631

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 0, Bury 3. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Hallam Hope because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Leon McSweeney.

  15. Booking

    Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Daniel Nardiello.

  19. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale402281064392574
2Scunthorpe401818461372472
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood401981357461165
5Burton40171494237565
6Southend4015141148361259
7Oxford Utd401514114941859
8York401514114638859
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red401315124847154
11Cheltenham401215134653-751
12Mansfield401214144252-1050
13Hartlepool401310174646049
14Accrington401213154749-249
15Newport391213144751-449
16Wimbledon401212164248-648
17Morecambe401212164558-1348
18Bury391017124543247
19Exeter401211174751-447
20Bristol Rovers391113153643-746
21Portsmouth401015154056-1645
22Wycombe401013173948-943
23Northampton40913183354-2140
24Torquay4099223558-2336
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