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Bury 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Bury held on to beat Accrington Stanley with 10 men following captain Jim McNulty's red card.

Kal Naismith, the subject of recent interest from the Shakers, curled Accrington's opener in off the post and saw later efforts cleared off the line and hit the woodwork.

Ryan Lowe and Kelvin Etuhu linked up to create Danny Rose's leveller for Bury.

Danny Mayor's wonderful curling shot secured victory before McNulty was dismissed for two bookable offences.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We showed great resolve, great application and great attitude to dig in for the three points. You can see what it means to the players to win football matches.

"The goal [from Danny Mayor] - wow. It's good enough to grace any game that you'll see."

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"There was some tremendous performances from the lads and everything went to plan.

"We did our homework on Bury, we had a plan and the lads stuck to it magnificently. They matched us up and it threw us a little bit.

"They've had four shots and scored two goals. You get what you pay for, and that's why strikers are the most valuable players in football."



Formation 3-5-2

  • 26Lainton
  • 27CameronBooked at 36mins
  • 34Mills
  • 3McNultyBooked at 70mins
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forHusseyat 45'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 6Etuhu
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forHolmesat 79'minutes
  • 10MayorBooked at 62mins
  • 9Rose
  • 15LoweSubstituted forJonesat 68'minutes


  • 1Jalal
  • 2Jones
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 28Holmes
  • 30Poole


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 26Lumley
  • 2Buxton
  • 5Aldred
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 90mins
  • 28Mustoe
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 16HuntSubstituted forWindassat 72'minutes
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forCarverat 90+1'minutes
  • 10HatfieldSubstituted forMcCartanat 74'minutes
  • 9Gray


  • 6Winnard
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Windass
  • 14Carver
  • 19Lynch
  • 27Hazeldine
  • 44Bowerman
Kevin Wright

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamAccrington
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Booking

    Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Piero Mingoia.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Jones.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Duane Holmes replaces Nicky Adams.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).