League Two
Bury3Portsmouth0

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.

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Flitcroft on Bury v Portsmouth

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.

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Awford on Bury v Portsmouth

"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"

Line-ups

Bury

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

Substitutes

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

Portsmouth

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

Substitutes

  • 11Holmes
  • 17Shorey
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 24Awford
  • 33Close
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
4,259

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Portsmouth 0.

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

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

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

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

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.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Danny Mayor.

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

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Danny Rose.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Ryan Lowe.

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

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Michael Drennan.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Portsmouth 0. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Lowe.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Attempt blocked. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe138411981128
2Bury1382323111226
3Burton138141615125
4Luton13733149524
5Plymouth13715148622
6Morecambe137151612422
7Shrewsbury136341610621
8Southend136341311221
9Newport135441613319
10Cheltenham135441313019
11Cambridge135352315818
12Northampton135352219318
13Wimbledon135352021-118
14Portsmouth134541112-117
15Stevenage135261619-317
16Mansfield135261216-417
17Exeter134451417-316
18Accrington135171824-616
19Dag & Red134271621-514
20Oxford Utd133461318-513
21Carlisle133371522-712
22Hartlepool13328820-1211
23York131751118-710
24Tranmere132381118-79
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