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Bury 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Bury had to settle for a goalless draw at home to a Plymouth side also in League One's relegation zone.

The hosts dominated and hit the woodwork three times in the second half.

But Argyle hung on to halt a four-match losing streak and leave Bury seven without a win.

Striker Michael Smith had most of the hosts' chances, hooking an early Chris Humphrey cross over.

Josh Laurent twice tested Luke McCormick from distance while Argyle replied with Jamie Ness and Nadir Ciftci going close.

Smith then headed wide while team-mate Nathan Cameron turned Smith's shot straight at McCormick.

The second half began with Smith seeing a low shot saved and Chris Maguire nearly caught out McCormick from a tight angle, with the Argyle keeper tipping his free-kick onto the bar.

Bury brought on Bournemouth loanee Mihai Dobre and the Romanian winger crossed for Smith to sidefoot against the far post.

Dobre then fired straight at McCormick before cutting inside and seeing the Argyle captain turn his shot against the post.

McCormick then denied Dobre again at the end and Laurent's follow-up was blocked by Gary Miller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 14Edwards
  • 15Aldred
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Leigh
  • 17HumphreyBooked at 23minsSubstituted forLoweat 66'minutes
  • 18Laurent
  • 30Ince
  • 33BunnSubstituted forDobreat 57'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 29Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Williams
  • 21Dobre
  • 23Skarz
  • 24Styles
  • 28Cooney
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Lowe

Plymouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24FoxSubstituted forLameirasat 65'minutes
  • 6NessBooked at 89mins
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8AinsworthSubstituted forJervisat 77'minutes
  • 9CiftciSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Jervis
  • 20Sokolik
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,642

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Booking

    Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury).

  17. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Fletcher (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Michael Smith (Bury) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury8710125722
2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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