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Stevenage 0-0 Bury

Stevenage ended a run of three losses in a row with a goalless draw against fellow play-off chasers Bury at the Lamex Stadium.

Danny Mayor shot wide for the visitors before Boro's Bruno Andrade forced Nick Pope to save at the other end.

Ben Kennedy almost put the hosts in front on the hour mark but his long-range shot was wide of the target.

Andrew Tutte nearly secured all three points for Bury but his free-kick was well saved by keeper Chris Day.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a war of attrition. They're a different type of side to us.

"It was a very difficult surface and again we've suffered injuries tonight where players have gone down pot holes.

"We had to try and find a way to win the game with the players who were available.

"We did have a moment or two where we could have won the game. Our goal didn't come under that much pressure."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Against a team like Stevenage you've got to have the ball and respect the ball and make sure that you don't give it them back, because it's being launched back into your last third and we never allowed that.

"We've created some threatening chances and some threatening forward movements, but failed to score.

"Barring the keeper's fantastic saves, you know it's three points."

On the pitch: "There's no stability at all. I'm stunned myself. I watched the warm up; every time they've made a pass the earth just moved underneath them. The grass has completely just tore up."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 5Ashton
  • 19Wells
  • 9CharlesSubstituted forDembeleat 90+8'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 6Bond
  • 8Walton
  • 22Lee
  • 20Beardsley
  • 36AndradeSubstituted forN'Guessanat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 3Dembele
  • 24Johnson
  • 28N'Guessan
  • 32Conlon
  • 33Kennedy
  • 34Deacon

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23Riley
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 2JonesSubstituted forNardielloat 61'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 4TutteSubstituted forAdamsat 85'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 19Soares
  • 9RoseSubstituted forHopeat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hope
  • 8Adams
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 14Thompson
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 26Lainton
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,165

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamBury
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Bury 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Bira Dembélé replaces Darius Charles because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Joe Riley (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

  8. Post update

    Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Chris Day.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Nicky Adams replaces Andrew Tutte.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

  18. Post update

    Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Bruno Andrade.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury30177643202358
2Burton30177641271458
3Wycombe301511441231856
4Southend3015963324954
5Luton291410536231352
6Newport3013893736147
7Plymouth301371035221346
8Bury30137104034646
9Exeter311110104244-243
10Stevenage30126123938142
11Wimbledon29118104038241
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Northampton30124144741640
14Cambridge29107124436837
15Accrington29113153749-1236
16Portsmouth29810112933-434
17Oxford Utd30810123338-534
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle30103173852-1433
20Tranmere29710123035-531
21Mansfield2987142437-1331
22Cheltenham3079142645-1930
23York30514112937-829
24Hartlepool3066182350-2724
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