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Cheltenham Town 1-2 Bury

Cheltenham Town's first game after Paul Buckle's departure ended in a loss to play-off chasing Bury.

Boss Buckle left by mutual consent on Friday, but the Robins are still a point adrift of safety after four successive defeats.

Danny Mayor fired in from 20 yards before Danny Rose chested in Andrew Tutte's cross for the visitors.

Cheltenham hit back on 24 minutes, when Wes Burns released Denny Johnstone to finish, but an equaliser never came.

Bury are level on points with seventh-placed Plymouth and remain outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Meanwhile, Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker has said ex-midfielder Grant McCann and former manager John Ward have expressed an interest in the vacancyexternal-link at Whaddon Road, with Russell Milton currently in caretaker charge.

Cheltenham Town caretaker boss Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Although we've lost, if the players give me that, or whoever's in charge, for 15 games, I think we'll be alright.

"In the second half, we were camped up there and it was just that final bit of end product that we lacked.

"They didn't have a shot in the second half, so that part was pleasing, it's just that final little bit now we need to do.

"I'd love the job. For me personally it's the way forward. I think I'm ready for it."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"For 20 minutes we were outstanding, scored the two goals and just took our foot off the gas.

"The goal they scored gave them hope and anyone you give hope to, is dangerous.

"They didn't really threaten our goal a lot but there were moments when they could have penetrated us but didn't."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 5Brown
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 10BurnsBooked at 90mins
  • 7FerdinandSubstituted forHanksat 75'minutes
  • 8Richards
  • 17KotwicaSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 61'minutes
  • 18RichardsBooked at 90mins
  • 9JohnstoneSubstituted forMansetat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Hanks
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 21Williams
  • 25Berry
  • 29Jones
  • 30Reynolds
  • 39Manset

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Pope
  • 23RileyBooked at 82mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 4TutteSubstituted forSedgwickat 67'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorSubstituted forHopeat 83'minutes
  • 17NardielloSubstituted forJonesat 74'minutes
  • 9RoseBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 7Hope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 35Burgess
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,375

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 2.

  3. Post update

    Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Bury).

  5. Booking

    Nicky Adams (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

    Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Booking

    Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Post update

    Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Danny Mayor.

  15. Booking

    Joe Riley (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Mathieu Manset replaces Denny Johnstone.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Wes Burns (Cheltenham Town).

  20. Post update

    Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.