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Bury 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Joe Hanks
Hanks came through the academy system at Cheltenham

Teenager Joe Hanks came off the bench to score his first senior goal and earn Cheltenham an opening-day win at Bury.

The 19-year-old was called into action after eight minutes, following an injury to new signing Asa Hall.

And after captain Matt Taylor had a goal disallowed for pushing, Hanks fired home from Byron Harrison's cross.

Andrew Tutte twice went close for Bury before Robins goalkeeper Trevor Carson saved from Pablo Mills and Danny Mayor to deny the hosts a goal.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In patches we were okay, but I didn't enjoy seeing the performance in the last third.

"We've carved out and created enough chances to win a couple of games but the quality just wasn't there. We just seemed to tighten up.

"It's like a golfer with a putt. It's no good getting on the green in two and then having four or five putts. That's where we were at today.

"We didn't hit the right areas that we'd worked on in training, where we'd looked fluent."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"For a team that apparently hasn't got a style, or hasn't got too many good players, we showed people that we have.

"I'm probably light on a little bit of quality, but with results like that we have something to build on.

"We knew how they wanted to play, we didn't want to get sucked into it high up the pitch and get exposed at the back.

"I said I needed a man's performance off the team and they gave me that."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jalal
  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forCameronat 82'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forPooleat 76'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 15Lowe
  • 4Tutte


  • 12Sedgwick
  • 14Thompson
  • 16O'Brien
  • 21Widdowson
  • 26Lainton
  • 27Cameron
  • 30Poole


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Carson
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 2Vaughan
  • 8Richards
  • 25TaylorBooked at 85mins
  • 14HallSubstituted forHanksat 8'minutes
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forArthurat 75'minutes
  • 10Gornell


  • 11Haworth
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 20Arthur
  • 30Reynolds
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Bury) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Richards.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  10. Post update

    Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Booking

    Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Nathan Cameron replaces Nicky Adams.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. James Poole replaces Daniel Nardiello.

  20. Post update

    Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.