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Bury 5-2 Colchester United

Andrew Tutte
Andrew Tutte had not scored in 14 league appearances this season before his treble against Colchester

Andrew Tutte hit a hat-trick as Bury came from 2-0 down to thrash 10-man Colchester United.

The U's, who are now 10 points from safety, led through early strikes by Chris Porter and Gavin Massey.

But Tom Eastman was sent off on 33 minutes for a second caution and Ryan Lowe pulled a goal back with a header from the free-kick that followed.

Tutte slid in his first and made 3-2 with a deflected strike, with Craig Jones and Tutte sealing victory.

A remarkable burst of four goals in 12 second-half minutes began when Tutte netted twice inside a minute.

Jones made it 4-2 with a header from Tom Pope's cross and Tutte completed his treble for mid-table Bury with a strike from the edge of the box.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"This was a massive potential banana skin. I said to the players 'don't get complacent, make sure that we make it difficult for them' but all that went out of the window in the first 15-20 minutes.

"The players showed great resolve in coming back and we scored at a good time.

"The sending off was completely the right decision.

"We really took advantage of them only having 10 players."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Lawlor
  • 2Riley
  • 27Cameron
  • 5Clarke
  • 22PughSubstituted forHusseyat 45'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 4Tutte
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forPopeat 45'minutes
  • 15Lowe

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Mellis
  • 11Pope
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 40Brown

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 18EastmanBooked at 33mins
  • 15Kent
  • 24BrindleyBooked at 61minsSubstituted forShoreyat 66'minutes
  • 11Massey
  • 4Edwards
  • 2Garvan
  • 28AmbroseSubstituted forHarneyat 35'minutes
  • 19Bonne
  • 9PorterSubstituted forMoncurat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 10Moncur
  • 16Akinwande
  • 20Lapslie
  • 25Barnes
  • 26Harney
  • 31Shorey
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,428

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 5, Colchester United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 5, Colchester United 2.

  3. Post update

    Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

  7. Post update

    Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Danny Mayor.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Reece Brown (Bury).

  19. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.