League Two
BurtonBurton Albion1BuryBury0

Burton Albion 1-0 Bury

Phil Edwards
Phil Edwards' goal was his third of the season for Burton

Defender Phil Edwards scored the only goal as Burton moved up to second in the table with victory over Bury.

Jacob Blyth drove into the side-netting as the Brewers enjoyed early pressure.

Bury's Nick Pope did well to push away a deflected Adam McGurk shot after the break, before Jon McLaughlin kept out a swerving effort from Soares.

Edwards put Burton ahead from Stuart Beavon's flick-on, but McLaughlin had to make a superb save to deny Daniel Nardiello's header for Bury late on.

The win was the home side's first in either league or cup against Bury, with five defeats and three draws from eight previous meetings.

It left them behind League Two leaders Shrewsbury on goal difference only, and extended their current unbeaten run to nine games.

Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

"We were very solid and gave nothing away and I think overall the whole game is a deserved win.

"The 15 minutes were difficult for us but we coped with it, we stood firm and I think our goalkeeper had two important saves to make.

"At times you know you have to dig in as a team and you have to play from your organisation, get back into your organisation and don't get beat.

"We were solid, we were organised and we were willing to work hard for each other and that is important."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought it was a game that lacked any real quality for two teams that are up there. It was a real scrap, struggle and one set piece or one moment of clinical finishing was going to undo either team.

"You've got to keep high levels of quality when you play against Burton to get something, because they don't give much away - they're very resolute, they're very determined.

"You've got to be very good in the last third against Burton and we were just 20 percent off that today."

Line-ups

Burton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 4Mousinho
  • 5Taft
  • 14McCrory
  • 10Akins
  • 22Lenihan
  • 8Weir
  • 20McGurkSubstituted forNaylorat 78'minutes
  • 9Beavon
  • 12BlythSubstituted forSharpsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 6Sharps
  • 15Naylor
  • 21El Khayati
  • 24Slade
  • 27Harness
  • 33Shearer

Bury

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 21Pope
  • 11Hussey
  • 27Cameron
  • 5El-Abd
  • 23RileySubstituted forRoseat 71'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 6EtuhuSubstituted forJonesat 66'minutes
  • 4TutteBooked at 88mins
  • 19Soares
  • 7HopeSubstituted forAdamsat 63'minutes
  • 17Nardiello

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 36Ruddy
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
3,049

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Bury 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Ian Sharps replaces Jacob Blyth.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

  11. Post update

    Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

  14. Post update

    Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury28166640182254
2Burton28166638261254
3Wycombe281411340211953
4Luton27148533201350
5Southend2814863023750
6Newport2813783633346
7Bury28135103933644
8Stevenage28125113937241
9Exeter29118103941-241
10Plymouth281171032221040
11Morecambe28108102826238
12Northampton28114134539637
13Wimbledon27107103838037
14Cambridge27106114233936
15Oxford Utd2889113236-433
16Accrington27103143648-1233
17Tranmere2779112932-330
18Portsmouth2779112833-530
19Dag & Red2886143039-930
20Carlisle2893163550-1530
21Cheltenham2879122540-1530
22York28513102733-628
23Mansfield2777132235-1328
24Hartlepool2856172249-2721
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