League Two
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Bury 4-0 Plymouth Argyle

A Daniel Nardiello brace helped Bury beat Plymouth to keep their slim hopes of a League Two play-off place alive.

Andrew Tutte gave the Shakers an early lead, firing past Jake Cole, before the visitors had a chance to equalise through Reuben Reid's header.

But Nardiello scored a spot-kick just after the break after a foul by Durrell Berry, before heading in another.

Danny Rose completed the scoring late on with a side-footed shot to leave Bury seven points off the play-offs.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was an incredible display, I thought, really professional.

"Some of the combination play was outstanding.

"There's a real synergy about the team. I think that's what I love more than anything. There's a real synergy between the way we attack and they way we want to defend.

"That's what happens when you've got a team that all believe.

"It was a real unified performance today."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7Jones
  • 15Mayor
  • 11Hussey
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 19Soares
  • 16Tutte
  • 9HopeSubstituted forRoseat 57'minutes
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forPlattat 80'minutes
  • 12SedgwickSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 10Grimes
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2BerryBooked at 86mins
  • 25Purrington
  • 6Hourihane
  • 16TrotmanSubstituted forYoungat 61'minutes
  • 17Nelson
  • 27GurrieriSubstituted forThomasat 61'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 9Reid
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forShowunmiat 61'minutes
  • 20Banton

Substitutes

  • 8Boco
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 29Showunmi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,401

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0. Danny Rose (Bury) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Booking

    Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Daniel Nardiello.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe431920465402577
2Chesterfield432015866392775
3Rochdale432291264451975
4Fleetwood432191363491472
5Burton421814104338568
6Southend4317141253381565
7York431616114839964
8Oxford Utd431614135144762
9Plymouth431610174652-658
10Bury431318125546957
11Dag & Red431415145053-357
12Mansfield431415144753-657
13Newport431315155356-354
14Wimbledon431314164550-553
15Cheltenham431216154958-952
16Accrington431215164952-351
17Portsmouth421215154557-1251
18Morecambe431214174862-1450
19Hartlepool421310194749-249
20Exeter431213184955-649
21Wycombe431114184251-947
22Bristol Rovers421114173847-947
23Northampton431114183655-1947
24Torquay43109243761-2439
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