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Walsall 1-0 Bury

Adam Thompson's 89th-minute own goal left League One basement boys Bury needing a miracle to stay up as they lost at fellow strugglers Walsall.

The Shakers are 13 points from safety with just 15 left to play for, while this was a vital win for Walsall who moved five points clear of the drop zone.

Bury threatened in the third minute as Callum Styles' near-post corner was met by a glancing Thompson header that forced Walsall keeper Liam Roberts into a diving save.

Walsall fashioned the better of the first-half openings from there as Justin Shaibu's snapshot was pushed wide by Bury keeper Joe Murphy and Kieron Morris rolled a shot inches wide from 15 yards.

Bury went close three times early in the second half as James Hanson bulleted a header wide, Ryan Cooney missed his kick from eight yards out and Zeli Ismail's 18-yarder was superbly foiled by Roberts.

Hanson glanced a header wide from an Ismail cross but Walsall finished strongly and, after Amadou Bakayoko's header was cleared off the line, Thompson nodded Luke Leahy's teasing cross into his own net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Walsall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Roberts
  • 6Devlin
  • 23Fitzwater
  • 5Guthrie
  • 3Leahy
  • 11Morris
  • 7Chambers
  • 8CuvelierSubstituted forDobsonat 64'minutes
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forRobertsat 90+3'minutes
  • 16ShaibuSubstituted forNgoyat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gillespie
  • 4Dobson
  • 15Kinsella
  • 17Flanagan
  • 18Ngoy
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar

Bury

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Murphy
  • 28Cooney
  • 36Clarke
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 51mins
  • 14Edwards
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forMillerat 79'minutes
  • 24Styles
  • 30InceSubstituted forMayorat 90+2'minutes
  • 31DannsSubstituted forO'Sheaat 90+2'minutes
  • 33Bunn
  • 32Hanson

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 10Mayor
  • 12Ripley
  • 19Miller
  • 25Dai
  • 26O'Shea
  • 43Shotton
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,807

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBury
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Walsall 1, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Walsall 1, Bury 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Kory Roberts replaces Erhun Oztumer.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Jay O'Shea replaces Neil Danns.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Rohan Ince.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Adam Thompson, Bury. Walsall 1, Bury 0.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match (Walsall).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Julien Ngoy (Walsall) header from very close range is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Styles (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. George Miller replaces Zeli Ismail.

  15. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

  19. Post update

    Callum Styles (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Julien Ngoy (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn402510575363985
2Wigan39258677265183
3Shrewsbury40249755332281
4Rotherham412161468511769
5Plymouth40189135348563
6Charlton401711125448662
7Portsmouth41195175451362
8Peterborough4116131264511361
9Scunthorpe411516105849961
10Bristol Rovers41167185761-455
11Southend411411164960-1153
12Bradford39165184961-1253
13Fleetwood41149185560-551
14Doncaster391214134745250
15Blackpool411214155152-150
16Gillingham401214144347-450
17Oxford Utd401211175561-647
18Walsall401211174858-1047
19Oldham391111175266-1444
20Wimbledon401110193851-1343
21Rochdale39915154349-642
22MK Dons411012194159-1842
23Northampton411010213669-3340
24Bury4179253262-3030
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