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BuryBury3SouthendSouthend United2

Bury 3-2 Southend United

Ryan Lowe
Ryan Lowe scored eight goals for Bury this season

Ryan Lowe scored twice in his final game for Bury as they came from behind to beat Southend and finish above them.

Frank Moussa fired in from the edge of the box to put the visitors in front, before Southend's Adam Barrett turned a cross from Lowe into his own net.

The Shrimpers regained the lead when David Mooney's effort went in off the post, but Lowe side-footed in to level.

Southend twice hit the woodwork and were punished when Lowe converted from the spot after Sam McQueen's handball.

Victory saw the Shakers end the season 14th, one point and one place above their opponents.

Veteran striker Lowe, 37, is set to rejoin Crewe, who have been relegated to League Two.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Seeing Ryan Lowe step up in the 92nd minute to score is fitting on a day like this. The guy's an absolute true professional. I think he can keep going until he's 40, 41, 42.

"You never know how the season is going to pan out. You come to the end of it and see teams like Blackpool and Doncaster fighting for their lives. Some of these teams are Championship teams with a Championship set-up.

"Four more wins and a couple of draws and we get into the playoffs. We can possibly achieve that next season. We've consolidated and made staying in this league look easy."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 38Neal
  • 14Jones
  • 5Clarke
  • 19Soares
  • 3Hussey
  • 8MellisSubstituted forBourneat 78'minutes
  • 6Etuhu
  • 4Tutte
  • 10MayorSubstituted forRoseat 57'minutes
  • 15Lowe
  • 28DudleySubstituted forStylesat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 11Pope
  • 22Pugh
  • 32Rose
  • 46Styles
  • 47Bourne
  • 48Williams

Southend

  • 13Smith
  • 7WorrallBooked at 90mins
  • 43MalarczykSubstituted forThompsonat 62'minutes
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 44MoussaSubstituted forMcQueenat 66'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 18Leonard
  • 30BridgeSubstituted forPayneat 56'minutes
  • 9MooneyBooked at 24mins
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 5Thompson
  • 10Payne
  • 16Hunt
  • 20McQueen
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Loza
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,575

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 3, Southend United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 3, Southend United 2.

  3. Booking

    David Worrall (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 3, Southend United 2. Ryan Lowe (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Sam McQueen (Southend United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Bury).

  7. Post update

    David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Craig Jones.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Robert Bourne replaces Jacob Mellis.

  11. Post update

    Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Southend United).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Anthony Dudley.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Anthony Dudley.

  15. Post update

    David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Dudley (Bury).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

  18. Post update

    Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Franck Moussa.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan462415782453787
2Burton4625101157372085
3Walsall4624121071492284
4Millwall462491373492481
5Bradford4623111255401580
6Barnsley462281670541674
7Scunthorpe4621111460471374
8Coventry4619121567491869
9Gillingham4619121571561569
10Rochdale461912156861769
11Sheff Utd461812166459566
12Port Vale461811175658-265
13Peterborough46196218273963
14Bury461612185673-1760
15Southend461611195864-659
16Swindon461611196471-759
17Oldham461218164458-1454
18Chesterfield46158235870-1253
19Fleetwood461215195256-451
20Shrewsbury461311225879-2150
21Doncaster461113224864-1646
22Blackpool461210244063-2346
23Colchester46913245799-4240
24Crewe46713264683-3734
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