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Bury 2-0 AFC Wimbledon

Bury kept their hopes of automatic promotion from League Two alive after they took all three points against AFC Wimbledon at Gigg Lane.

Tom Soares nodded home Chris Hussey's corner to put the hosts into the lead just after the half hour mark.

The Dons replied as Sean Rigg's long distance drive forced Bury keeper Nick Pope into an impressive low save.

Soares caught the visitors again after the break when he set up Ryan Lowe to score and seal a vital win.

Bury go into their final game of the season against relegated Tranmere Rovers needing to win and hope that third-placed Southend United lose at Morecambe.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think we started just a little bit hesitant but when we got into the game and got into our stride, rhythm and our patterns of play - then I thought the lads were outstanding.

"In the first 15 minutes, Pope kept us in the game with two fantastic saves. We fully deserved the win."

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"The thing that disappoints me the most is that when we went 2-0 down, we fought up until then, we were really at it, brought two subs on and tried to throw some energy into the team - at 2-0 down it became a training match.

"That's not Wimbledon, that's not me and there wasn't enough hurt and enough drive to get us back in, because if we had got one, I think we would have got back into the game.

"I hate losing, I hate the fact these fans have travelled all this way to come and watch a game against a team at the top and gone home disappointed, despite seeing that we have the makings of some good players."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Pope
  • 2Jones
  • 5El-Abd
  • 27Cameron
  • 11Hussey
  • 6EtuhuSubstituted forSedgwickat 45'minutes
  • 23RileySubstituted forAdamsat 67'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 7HopeSubstituted forLoweat 59'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 17Nardiello

Substitutes

  • 8Adams
  • 9Rose
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 37Dudley

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 33Goodman
  • 3SmithBooked at 27minsSubstituted forPotterat 71'minutes
  • 7Francomb
  • 19ReevesBooked at 80mins
  • 4Bulman
  • 11Rigg
  • 14AzeezSubstituted forTannerat 65'minutes
  • 10Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 1Worner
  • 21Beere
  • 27Tanner
  • 30Fitzpatrick
  • 32Sweeney
  • 35Potter
  • 37Gallagher
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
4,099

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home2
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

  7. Booking

    Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Soares.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Potter replaces Jack Smith.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Nicky Adams replaces Joe Riley.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Craig Tanner replaces Adebayo Azeez.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Riley (Bury).

  19. Post update

    Adebayo Azeez (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Ryan Lowe replaces Hallam Hope.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton452710866372991
2Shrewsbury452781067293889
3Southend452412953351884
4Bury452571359401982
5Wycombe452215864432181
6Stevenage4520121362521072
7Plymouth4519111553371668
8Luton451811165244865
9Newport451811165153-265
10Northampton45187206559661
11Exeter451613165964-561
12Morecambe451612175051-160
13Dag & Red45178205757059
14Oxford Utd451416154949058
15Wimbledon451415165359-657
16Portsmouth451414175153-256
17Accrington451411205676-2053
18Cambridge451312205963-451
19York451118164550-551
20Carlisle45147245371-1849
21Mansfield45139233760-2348
22Hartlepool45128253667-3144
23Cheltenham45913233966-2740
24Tranmere45912244566-2139
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