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Bury 1-1 Blackpool

Substitute George Miller rescued a point for Bury as his 83rd-minute strike secured a home draw against fellow League One strugglers Blackpool.

Miller turned the ball home from close range to cancel out Sean Longstaff's opener and prevent what would have been a ninth defeat in 10 league games.

Awful pitch conditions did not help either side in a disappointing opening period.

Blackpool's Kyle Vassell should have scored, but he fired wide after racing clear of the Bury rearguard.

Nathan Delfouneso was also guilty of a poor miss as he failed to convert Longstaff's cross from just a couple of yards out.

Bury's best chance of the first half fell to Zeli Ismail, who was denied by a superb Joe Lumley save following a mazy run.

The Seasiders opened the scoring in the 53rd minute, with Longstaff volleying home low from 30 yards after a Callum Cooke free-kick had not been cleared.

Bury tried a swift reply, but Danny Mayor's strike took a deflection before flying narrowly wide.

Substitute Harry Bunn was then denied in the 75th minute when his excellent shot on the turn was beaten away by Lumley, but Bury were able to salvage a draw thanks to another of their replacements, with Miller netting a late leveller.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 14EdwardsBooked at 42mins
  • 27CameronBooked at 57mins
  • 36ClarkeBooked at 88mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forBunnat 72'minutes
  • 8Dawson
  • 31DannsBooked at 53minsSubstituted forStylesat 86'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forMillerat 57'minutes
  • 32Hanson

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Tutte
  • 5Thompson
  • 19Miller
  • 24Styles
  • 30Ince
  • 33Bunn

Blackpool

  • 28Lumley
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Robertson
  • 16Tilt
  • 20Turton
  • 24Cooke
  • 44Spearing
  • 15Longstaff
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 7VassellBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGnanduilletat 69'minutes
  • 30DelfounesoSubstituted forDanielat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 14Ryan
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 22Agyei
  • 23Daniel
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
4,089

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Blackpool 1.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dawson (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

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

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bury) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Peter Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Neil Danns.

Attempt missed. Callum Cooke (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Blackpool 1. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Bunn.

Stephen Dawson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Foul by Philip Edwards (Bury).

Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Philip Edwards (Bury).

Oliver Turton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Colin Daniel replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

Attempt blocked. Greg Leigh (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Longstaff (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Jay Spearing (Blackpool) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Callum Cooke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Harry Bunn replaces Zeli Ismail.

Stephen Dawson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Kyle Vassell.

Foul by James Hanson (Bury).

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

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
18Wimbledon2997132833-534
19Blackpool30810123541-634
20Northampton3196162851-2333
21Oldham3188154356-1332
22MK Dons2979132941-1230
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury2956182244-2221
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