League Two
Portsmouth0Bury1

Portsmouth 0-1 Bury

Ryan Lowe
Ryan Lowe's has scored 10 goals so far this season

Ryan Lowe scored the only goal of the game against Portsmouth to help Bury maintain their hopes of automatic promotion to League One.

The home side dominated the first half, with Jed Wallace twice testing Shakers keeper Nick Pope before the break.

But Bury took the lead just before half-time, with striker Lowe meeting a Joe Riley cross to head home.

Pompey failed to mount a comeback after the break and have now lost both games under caretaker boss Gary Waddock.

Bury, who have a game in hand on all three sides above them in the automatic promotion places, remain in fourth spot and are just two points adrift of Wycombe Wanderers in third.

Portsmouth caretaker manager Gary Waddock told BBC Radio Solent:

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Waddock on Portsmouth v Bury

"It's a difficult one because we played extremely well during the course of the first half and conceded late on. The second half, credit to Bury, they managed the game extremely well.

"We have a number of injuries to key players and we have ended up losing a game. But really we couldn't have asked for anymore from the players today.

"We should be challenging at the top end of this division. The club have to regroup in the summer. It's a fantastic group and a fantastic opportunity."

Bury boss David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Portsmouth v Bury

"We ended up scoring a fantastically worked goal and Lowe's come up trumps with it. It was a brilliant header and when he shoots up like that, you just know he's sighted it and he's got quality to execute it.

"I'm not into records, creating a future is about keep doing the right things all the time and we're trying to do that, but certainly when I look at the efforts from the lads and the discipline to get six clean sheets on the bounce that pleases me."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 2Webster
  • 24NosworthySubstituted forErtlat 66'minutes
  • 17Shorey
  • 25Atangana
  • 29Hollands
  • 33CloseSubstituted forMayat 85'minutes
  • 8Wallace
  • 14TubbsSubstituted forChaplinat 70'minutes
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 13Ertl
  • 19Fogden
  • 22Poke
  • 30May
  • 34Butler
  • 36Chaplin

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23Riley
  • 5El-Abd
  • 27Cameron
  • 11Hussey
  • 2Jones
  • 4Tutte
  • 6EtuhuSubstituted forSedgwickat 72'minutes
  • 10MayorSubstituted forRoseat 81'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 18EavesSubstituted forLoweat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 26Lainton
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
14,569

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBury
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Bury 1.

Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam May replaces Ben Close.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Danny Mayor.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Bury).

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Kelvin Etuhu.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Joe Riley (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

Attempt missed. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Nyron Nosworthy because of an injury.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Bury).

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Portsmouth).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Bury 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Bury 1.

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Bury 1. Ryan Lowe (Bury) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Riley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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