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Bury 2-1 AFC Wimbledon

Bury boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from League One by claiming a 2-1 home win over AFC Wimbledon.

Middlesbrough loanee George Miller headed Bury into a 17th-minute lead on the rebound from Harry Bunn's penalty.

The Dons equalised through a Phil Edwards own goal in the 28th minute, but Bunn put Bury back in front two minutes before half-time.

That proved enough to make it seven points from nine for the Shakers, who remain bottom but are now nine points from safety.

The hosts threatened to run riot early on as Dons keeper George Long denied Bunn, Miller and Zeli Ismail.

The pressure finally paid off as Jon Meades tripped Danny Mayor and, although Long saved Bunn's spot-kick low to his right, Miller converted the rebound.

Yet the Dons, who slipped to 19th, drew level as Liam Trotter volleyed a corner back towards goal and Edwards sliced his attempted clearance into his own net.

Joe Pigott then fired over for the visitors but Miller laid off for Bunn to force in a close-range shot.

Long then denied Mayor and Bunn before Dons substitute Harry Forrester headed against the post, and Connor Ripley tipped over a Meades header to secure victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 14EdwardsBooked at 61mins
  • 36Clarke
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 74mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 31Danns
  • 18Laurent
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forHansonat 79'minutes
  • 33Bunn
  • 10MayorSubstituted forTutteat 69'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forDawsonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Tutte
  • 7Maguire
  • 8Dawson
  • 24Styles
  • 28Cooney
  • 32Hanson

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 6RobinsonBooked at 12minsSubstituted forFrancombat 45'minutes
  • 32Charles
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 17Barcham
  • 14Trotter
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forForresterat 63'minutes
  • 8Abdou
  • 3Meades
  • 39PigottBooked at 60mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forTaylorat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Francomb
  • 11Forrester
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan
  • 33Taylor
Referee:
Robert Jones
Attendance:
2,975

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home20
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, AFC Wimbledon 1.

James Hanson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Stephen Dawson replaces George Miller.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by James Hanson (Bury).

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Josh Laurent (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. James Hanson replaces Zeli Ismail.

Josh Laurent (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Delay in match Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Adam Thompson (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Bury).

Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Hand ball by Harry Bunn (Bury).

Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Danny Mayor because of an injury.

Delay in match Danny Mayor (Bury) because of an injury.

Peter Clarke (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 6th February 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan28196355134263
2Shrewsbury29187439211861
3Blackburn30178554292559
4Scunthorpe31159745321354
5Rotherham301551050361450
6Bradford31153134547-248
7Charlton2913793936346
8Peterborough29127104638843
9Portsmouth30134133635143
10Oxford Utd30118114745241
11Plymouth31118123539-441
12Gillingham301010103434040
13Bristol Rovers30123154347-439
14Doncaster31911113637-138
15Southend30107133649-1337
16Walsall2999113641-536
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Blackpool30810123541-634
19Wimbledon3097142935-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3066182445-2124
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