League Two
BuryBury2ExeterExeter City0

In-form Bury recorded their third consecutive win with a commanding second-half display against 10-man Exeter City.

After Danny Mayor was fouled by Daniel Coles, Chris Hussey broke the deadlock for the home side from a free kick.

Coles was then dismissed just five minutes later when he was shown a second yellow for a foul on Danny Rose.

Bury sealed all three points late on when substitute Tom Soares turned in Mayor's cross.

The Shakers are now seven points off the play-off places while Exeter are four points above the relegation zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We played with a tempo, an urgency and a real vigour in the first half but you have got to see teams off in that time.

"It gave us the platform to try and force the issue in the second half.

"We tried to hit Exeter from every part of the pitch and it was a really solid performance in every aspect.

"It was important we dominated a game against a team around us and I'm pleased with a clean sheet as well.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7JonesSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 11Hussey
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 29Veseli
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16TutteSubstituted forSoaresat 78'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forRoseat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Nardiello
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 19Soares
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 16DawsonSubstituted forWheelerat 80'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 54'minutes
  • 6ColesBooked at 70mins
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4Bennett
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 72'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,718

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, Exeter City 0. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

  8. Booking

    Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Danny Rose (Bury).

  10. Post update

    (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

  14. Post update

    Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

  16. Post update

    Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Aaron Dawson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Andrew Tutte.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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