League One
Bury3Oxford Utd0

Bury 3-0 Oxford United

Bury ended their winless run in style as a second-half salvo earned them a home victory over Oxford.

Chris Maguire broke the deadlock by converting a 64th-minute penalty against his former club.

Michael Smith then bundled in Bury's second after 70 minutes and, just two minutes later, Jermaine Beckford sealed the Shakers' first win in 11.

That lifted them out of the relegation zone in League One, while Oxford are 15th after four games without a win.

Despite their recent form, both sides carved out chances in the first half, with Smith curling a 20-yard strike against the crossbar and sending two other efforts wide.

Beckford was denied by Simon Eastwood while at the other end Leo Fasan, making his first league start for Bury, denied Rob Hall, Gino van Kessel and Alex Mowatt.

Van Kessel and Hall fired wide after half-time, but Bury went ahead when Mike Williamson barged Beckford over and Maguire fired the resulting penalty into the bottom-left corner.

Smith and defender John Mousinho then challenged to meet Beckford's cross, sending the ball in at the near post.

And Chris Humphrey delivered a deep cross from the right for Beckford to head in his sixth of the season at the far post and seal an impressive win.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 38Fasan
  • 17HumphreySubstituted forBunnat 85'minutes
  • 14EdwardsBooked at 76mins
  • 20Whitmore
  • 15Aldred
  • 3Leigh
  • 13ReillySubstituted forDannsat 54'minutes
  • 7Maguire
  • 18LaurentBooked at 59mins
  • 9BeckfordSubstituted forDobreat 77'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 29Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Williams
  • 21Dobre
  • 23Skarz
  • 30Ince
  • 31Danns
  • 33Bunn
  • 42Maloney

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 4Williamson
  • 5Nelson
  • 30Mousinho
  • 17Henry
  • 8LedsonSubstituted forRothwellat 67'minutes
  • 14Ruffels
  • 7HallBooked at 65mins
  • 27MowattSubstituted forPayneat 67'minutes
  • 39van KesselSubstituted forMehmetiat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 10Payne
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 19Fernández Codina
  • 28Mehmeti
  • 35Carroll
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,951

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Oxford United 0.

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

Foul by Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Joe Rothwell (Oxford United).

Booking

Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Bury).

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Harry Bunn (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Henry (Oxford United).

Attempt saved. Harry Bunn (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Harry Bunn replaces Chris Humphrey.

Foul by Chris Humphrey (Bury).

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ricardinho.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Alex Whitmore.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre replaces Jermaine Beckford.

Booking

Philip Edwards (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Bury).

James Henry (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Oxford United 0. Jermaine Beckford (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Humphrey.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Oxford United 0. Michael Smith (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Agon Mehmeti replaces Gino van Kessel.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Ryan Ledson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jack Payne replaces Alex Mowatt.

Booking

Robert Hall (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Oxford United 0. Chris Maguire (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Bury. Jermaine Beckford draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mike Williamson (Oxford United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Robert Hall (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Bury).

Robert Hall (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Josh Laurent (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Bury).

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury10820157826
2Wigan107121861222
3Peterborough106222113820
4Bradford106221612420
5Scunthorpe10541113819
6Blackpool105321511418
7Charlton105231614217
8Blackburn9513148616
9Fleetwood95131715216
10Rotherham105052013715
11Portsmouth104241412214
12MK Dons10424911-214
13Walsall103431518-313
14Southend103431417-313
15Oxford Utd103341413112
16Bristol Rovers104061522-712
17Rochdale102441013-310
18Doncaster102351112-19
19Bury102351215-39
20Wimbledon10226511-68
21Northampton10226815-78
22Gillingham10145614-87
23Oldham102171525-107
24Plymouth10127617-115
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