League Two

Bury 3-0 Portsmouth

Ryan Lowe
Lowe has scored seven goals this season for Bury

High-flying Bury moved up to second and returned to winning ways with a comfortable victory at home to Portsmouth

The Shakers were ahead early on when Danny Mayor curled home an impressive effort from range in off the bar.

Ryan Lowe doubled the hosts' lead just before half-time when he headed home Nick Adams' volleyed delivery.

Danny Rose sealed all three points for Bury after the break when he slid Lowe's pass past keeper Paul Jones.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"[The game] had everything that we planned for and prepared for.

"There was a real desire in the play. I'm delighted for the lads because we've worked hard."

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"Very frustrated. We need to do much better than that, it goes without saying. Fair play to Bury, they've deserved their victory today; 3-0 is about right, there is no pulling any punches with that, the goals were poor and we haven't done enough in the final third.

"We need to score more goals, that's what we have to do. I said to the players before the game 'go and express yourself and play'; to an extent we did that but in the wrong areas of the pitch and we have to get in the final third.

"They owe our supporters a performance. The people who have just travelled, they have spent an awful lot of money coming up today, the supporters, and I feel for them, I really do, but it's my job to lift the players, it's my job to pick the team. There will be changes Tuesday, there is no doubt about it"



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 26Lainton
  • 27Cameron
  • 34Mills
  • 3McNulty
  • 2Jones
  • 19Soares
  • 6EtuhuBooked at 29mins
  • 10MayorSubstituted forSedgwickat 73'minutes
  • 8Adams
  • 9RoseSubstituted forNardielloat 68'minutes
  • 15LoweSubstituted forTutteat 64'minutes


  • 1Jalal
  • 4Tutte
  • 11Hussey
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 17Nardiello
  • 20Platt
  • 28Holmes


Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Jones
  • 13Ertl
  • 5DeveraBooked at 69mins
  • 6Chorley
  • 15WynterSubstituted forCloseat 45'minutes
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forHolmesat 45'minutes
  • 8J WallaceBooked at 81mins
  • 29Hollands
  • 34Butler
  • 9Taylor
  • 18DrennanBooked at 21minsSubstituted forAgyemangat 62'minutes


  • 11Holmes
  • 17Shorey
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 24Awford
  • 33Close
Robert Madley

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPortsmouth
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 3, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 3, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  12. Booking

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

  16. Post update

    Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Danny Mayor.

  18. Post update

    Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Pablo Mills.