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Bury 0-1 Scunthorpe United

A superbly executed Josh Morris free-kick four minutes from time earned Scunthorpe victory at Bury.

Morris curled home from 20 yards after he had been fouled by Bury debutant Rohan Ince.

Bury came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first period as the woodwork came to Scunthorpe's rescue after 21 minutes when Jermaine Beckford's shot hit a post after he raced in to meet Ryan Lowe's cross.

The Iron responded with Levi Sutton firing an effort into the side netting.

Shortly before the interval Hakeeb Adelakun's strike from a tight angle was superbly saved by Bury keeper Joe Murphy.

Adelakun fired a free-kick into the Bury net after 51 minutes, but his effort was ruled out following a foul on Murphy.

Bury debutant Josh Laurent came close to a breakthrough when his shot was well saved by Matt Gilks.

At the other end, Scunthorpe sub and debutant Lee Novak almost scored with his first touch as he headed into the side netting.

Morris settled the issue with his free-kick in the closing stages and sub Kevin van Veen almost made it 2-0 two minutes from the end.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 12Williams
  • 20Whitmore
  • 27CameronBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAldredat 78'minutes
  • 3Leigh
  • 14EdwardsSubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes
  • 18Laurent
  • 33Bunn
  • 30Ince
  • 9Beckford
  • 39LoweSubstituted forMaguireat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 15Aldred
  • 23Skarz
  • 25Dai
  • 28Cooney
  • 29Smith
  • 38Fasan

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 22SuttonBooked at 82mins
  • 5WallaceBooked at 24mins
  • 23McArdle
  • 3Townsend
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forHolmesat 70'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 12Bishop
  • 11MorrisBooked at 88mins
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forvan Veenat 79'minutes
  • 14HopperSubstituted forNovakat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Crofts
  • 8Mantom
  • 10van Veen
  • 17Novak
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,055

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 0, Scunthorpe United 1.

Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Duane Holmes.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Michael Smith replaces Philip Edwards.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 0, Scunthorpe United 1. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Aldred replaces Nathan Cameron because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Lee Novak replaces Tom Hopper.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Duane Holmes replaces Hakeeb Adelakun.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Bunn (Bury).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alex Whitmore (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Alex Whitmore (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Maguire replaces Ryan Lowe.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jermaine Beckford (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Attempt blocked. Rohan Ince (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough5410124813
2Shrewsbury541084413
3Charlton5401116512
4Scunthorpe532082611
5Wigan431082610
6Bradford531196310
7Blackpool531186210
8Fleetwood43016339
9Oxford Utd52217348
10Walsall52218718
11Blackburn42027616
12Doncaster51316606
13Bristol Rovers5203811-36
14Southend5131610-46
15Portsmouth412145-15
16Wimbledon511335-24
17Plymouth511359-44
18Bury511348-44
19MK Dons511337-44
20Rotherham41036603
21Rochdale503236-33
22Gillingham502347-32
23Oldham5005512-70
24Northampton4004210-80
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