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Bury 2-1 Gillingham

Bury climbed back off the bottom of League One after claiming a home win over Gillingham.

Neil Danns claimed a 12th-minute opener before Harry Bunn doubled Bury's lead in the 25th minute.

Connor Ogilvie pulled one back for mid-table Gillingham after 69 minutes but the Shakers hung on to move within eight points of safety.

Bury impressed in the first half, with Bunn hitting a long-range effort straight at Tomas Holy before Zeli Ismail fired wide.

Ismail then found Danns on the edge of the box and his low shot crept under Holy.

The hosts remained on top, with Bunn dragging a shot wide before sweeping in Ismail's cut-back.

Lee Martin replied by firing wide, but Bury forward George Miller forced a save from Holy.

Holy denied Miller again just after the break, with Bunn's follow-up blocked on the line.

And the Gills rallied with substitute Scott Wagstaff blazing over before crossing for left-back Ogilvie to head home.

Wagstaff then curled a shot wide in stoppage time and goalkeeper Holy had a shot saved after going up for a corner, but the Gills could not avoid just their second defeat in 14 league games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Ripley
  • 14Edwards
  • 27Cameron
  • 36Clarke
  • 3Leigh
  • 30Ince
  • 31Danns
  • 16Ismail
  • 33BunnSubstituted forThompsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forTutteat 84'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forHansonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Tutte
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Maguire
  • 8Dawson
  • 25Dai
  • 32Hanson

Gillingham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forWagstaffat 45'minutes
  • 19Nugent
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 11Martin
  • 2O'Neill
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 42'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 21List
  • 30Hadler
  • 37Nasseri
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,004

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

  8. Post update

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

  10. Post update

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Adam Thompson replaces Harry Bunn.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. James Hanson replaces George Miller.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Jay O'Shea.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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