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Bury 1-0 Portsmouth

Already-relegated Bury gave their fans something to cheer about as they beat Portsmouth in their last home game of the season.

Pompey came into the game with a slim chance of sneaking into the play-offs, but their opposition went in front through George Miller's 68th-minute strike.

And the Shakers held on to secure just their eighth league win of a miserable season - and their first in 11 games.

Bury had gone closest early on as Harry Bunn and Neil Danns fired wide, while Jay O'Shea volleyed over.

Pompey's Ollie Hawkins then somehow headed wide from a Jamal Lowe cross before the same player fired wide just before half-time.

O'Shea and Hawkins were then off-target before Cameron Burgess headed over from a Pompey corner.

A Bury corner resulted in Miller's close-range shot being headed off the line by Brett Pitman.

But moments later goalkeeper Luke McGee failed to clear a back-pass before being tackled by Miller, with the loose ball rolling over the goal-line for the Middlesbrough loanee's seventh goal of the season.

Home keeper Joe Murphy then denied Matt Kennedy and Conor Chaplin to give rock-bottom Bury a rare victory.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 28CooneySubstituted forClarkeat 79'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 43Shotton
  • 3Leigh
  • 24Styles
  • 31Danns
  • 16Ismail
  • 33BunnSubstituted forDaiat 33'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 19MillerBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSangat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 12Ripley
  • 22Sang
  • 25Dai
  • 36Clarke
  • 40Adams
  • 46Hulme

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 40mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 17DonohueBooked at 48minsSubstituted forHaunstrupat 62'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 33Close
  • 7O'Keefe
  • 14RonanSubstituted forChaplinat 85'minutes
  • 8Pitman
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forKennedyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kennedy
  • 19Chaplin
  • 26Evans
  • 29Deslandes
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,575

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Portsmouth 0.

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sang replaces George Miller.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Tsun Dai (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Connor Ronan.

Attempt missed. Saul Shotton (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Delay in match Greg Leigh (Bury) because of an injury.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jamal Lowe.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Peter Clarke replaces Ryan Cooney because of an injury.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Cooney.

Attempt blocked. Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Miller (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Portsmouth 0. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

Attempt blocked. George Miller (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

Foul by Connor Ronan (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brandon Haunstrup replaces Dion Donohue.

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Cooney.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Saul Shotton.

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) header from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neil Danns.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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