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Northampton Town 2-3 Bury

Northampton v Bury
Bury defender Hayden White was one of two men sent off at Sixfields.

Bury beat Northampton to end a run of seven games without a win as both sides finished with 10 men.

Northampton took the lead when Ivan Toney crossed for Marc Richards, but Andrew Tutte levelled from 25 yards.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Tom Soares headed the Shakers ahead and Danny Mayor lashed in a third.

Toney and Hayden White were then both sent off for an altercation behind the goal and, though Chris Hackett scored from a corner, Bury held on to win.

The Cobblers have now lost four League Two games in a row and have only won two of the last 12.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It's tough times. It's another loss. We started the game ever so well but we get to half-time and we're chasing the game from then.

"We need a point from somewhere. There's no hiding that we're in a poor run of form.

"The atmosphere went flat and I understand - it was 'here we go again' time.

"Ivan has said the lad was on top of him and he's tried to get up. He says there's been no violent conduct."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's a strange time of year when you've got so many games, you know with the planning and you're looking ahead of yourselves but we couldn't look past this game.

"We knew how important the game was after the run we've been on and certainly away from home we knew we had to come here and if it wasn't going to be a real football contest then it had to be a real battle and we showed signs of both.

"We had so many good opportunities to really kill the game off and we totally deserved to be 3-1 ahead."

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 2AlfeiSubstituted forHackettat 45'minutes
  • 12Tozer
  • 16Diamond
  • 17Robertson
  • 19D'AthSubstituted forMohamedat 66'minutes
  • 32MurdochSubstituted forO'Tooleat 65'minutes
  • 4Carter
  • 3HorwoodBooked at 50mins
  • 9Richards
  • 24ToneyBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 5Langmead
  • 6Collins
  • 10O'Toole
  • 11Hackett
  • 13Snedker
  • 23Mohamed
  • 25Byrom

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Lainton
  • 25WhiteBooked at 65mins
  • 5El-AbdBooked at 18mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 11HusseyBooked at 83mins
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 4Tutte
  • 10MayorSubstituted forSedgwickat 90+4'minutes
  • 7HopeSubstituted forJonesat 66'minutes
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forLoweat 32'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 35Burgess
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
4,563

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Bury 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Bury 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Danny Mayor.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Tom Soares.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Gregor Robertson.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc Richards (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Booking

    Chris Hussey (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Northampton Town 2, Bury 3. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Craig Jones.

  13. Post update

    Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury22134533151843
2Wycombe22127337201743
3Burton2313463223943
4Luton22125527161141
5Southend2211562319438
6Plymouth22114728151337
7Newport2210753224837
8Exeter2310763127437
9Bury2210483329434
10Stevenage229493029131
11Morecambe2293102323030
12Wimbledon228682930-130
13Accrington2293103236-430
14Cambridge228593226629
15Portsmouth227692528-327
16Mansfield227691826-827
17Oxford Utd226792328-525
18Cheltenham226792031-1125
19Northampton2273123235-324
20Carlisle2273122840-1224
21York2241172328-523
22Dag & Red2263132536-1121
23Tranmere2247112129-819
24Hartlepool2235141640-2414
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