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Bury 2-1 Northampton Town

Adam El-Abd's last minute winner helped 10-man Bury claim a crucial victory over Northampton.

Ricky Holmes fired the visitors into an early lead before Bury's Joe Riley was sent off for a bad challenge on Tom Newey just after the break.

Kelvin Etuhu equalised for the hosts with a rasping drive from 20 yards.

The comeback was complete when Chris Hussey's delivery found an unmarked El-Abd, who headed home from close range late on.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It just shows you the character of the group of players. They're emotionally attached to each other, they're emotionally involved day to day. With getting Carrington we spend a lot of time with each other, I'm having to fight them to get them out of the training camp.

"You can see the players wanting to die for each other, on the pitch, they want to die for the staff and that's where you've got something really strong moving forward.

On Joe Riley's red card: "Joe is one of those players I'll educate. He's worth that time out to really spend time with him, show him the tackle, show him the incident and he's just got to put the brakes on and think a little bit."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23RileyBooked at 49mins
  • 27Cameron
  • 5El-Abd
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsBooked at 9minsSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes
  • 4TutteSubstituted forLoweat 45'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 19Soares
  • 18EavesSubstituted forHopeat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 3McNulty
  • 7Hope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2MoloneyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Collins
  • 36CresswellBooked at 30mins
  • 33Newey
  • 21Taylor
  • 25Byrom
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forHackettat 68'minutes
  • 22De GirolamoSubstituted forO'Tooleat 81'minutes
  • 19D'AthBooked at 57mins
  • 24ToneyBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 7Bodin
  • 10O'Toole
  • 11Hackett
  • 14Gray
  • 16Diamond
  • 42Jalal
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
3,969

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joel Byrom (Northampton Town).

  5. Booking

    Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, Northampton Town 1. Adam El-Abd (Bury) header from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Duke.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tom Newey.

  13. Post update

    Adam El-Abd (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  17. Post update

    Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. John-Joe O'Toole replaces Diego De Girolamo.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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