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Bury 0-1 Gillingham

Luke Norris
Luke Norris scored for the second successive game for Gillingham, taking his tally to seven for the season

Gillingham strengthened their League One play-off push with victory at Bury.

Luke Norris got the only goal as he reacted quickest after Josh Wright's shot was blocked by a defender to calmly shoot home from eight yards out.

Ryan Jackson had a second-half shot saved by Bury's Chris Neal while Gills' Andrew Crofts also went close.

Bury fruitlessly pushed for an equaliser late on as Chris Hussey's free-kick went wide while Danny Rose forced a save from Stuart Nelson.

Gillingham, in fourth, now have a four-point cushion to seventh-placed Barnsley.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was a really sloppy goal, we had opportunities to clear it. When they went up 1-0, they made it very difficult for us to get some fluidity in the game.

"Fair play to them, they produced three points from it. I don't think they offered much to the game going forward but defensively they stuck to the task.

"We moved the ball well, got it wide early and put some fantastic crosses in but we just weren't ruthless enough in both boxes."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 38Neal
  • 2Riley
  • 23Bolger
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 81mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 19Soares
  • 22PughSubstituted forBrownat 82'minutes
  • 10MayorSubstituted forGardnerat 29'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 24DelfounesoSubstituted forRoseat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sedgwick
  • 20Burgess
  • 25Gardner
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 40Brown

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 5EhmerSubstituted forHessenthalerat 90+1'minutes
  • 6El-AbdBooked at 90mins
  • 50OshilajaBooked at 79mins
  • 2JacksonSubstituted forGarmstonat 71'minutes
  • 44WrightBooked at 90mins
  • 18Crofts
  • 15Morris
  • 24Dickenson
  • 14Samuel
  • 19NorrisBooked at 57minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10McDonald
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 16Osadebe
  • 17Donnelly
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,907

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  4. Booking

    Adam El-Abd (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam El-Abd (Gillingham).

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Clarke (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Booking

    Josh Wright (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Max Ehmer because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Max Ehmer (Gillingham) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Ryan Lowe (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Reece Brown replaces Danny Pugh.

  20. Booking

    Peter Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton392361050331775
2Wigan392014565353074
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham381991065442166
5Millwall391981260441665
6Bradford391810114538764
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Rochdale39169145550557
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Scunthorpe391511134943656
11Port Vale401511144547-256
12Sheff Utd381510135550555
13Southend381510135049155
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon38148165663-750
16Bury391311154862-1450
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield39127204860-1243
19Blackpool40119203750-1342
20Fleetwood381011174348-541
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster39910203956-1737
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe39612214069-2930
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