League Two

Bury 3-2 Morecambe

Bury shrugged off the absence of their manager Ryan Lowe to seal a 3-2 victory against Morecambe.

On the day it was announced Lowe had been handed a two-game stadium ban and a £1,500 fine after he admitted a Football Association misconduct charge, Dominic Telford struck twice to earn Bury a first win since the opening day of the season.

They went in front after 29 minutes when Adam Thompson tapped home a rebound after Chris Stokes' looping header had bounced down off the crossbar.

Morecambe replied nine minutes later with only their second goal of the season.

Rhys Oates tapped home from two yards after Bury goalkeeper Joe Murphy could only parry Andrew Fleming's shot into his path.

A minute before the break Bury regained the lead when Danny Mayor crossed in for Telford, who coolly side-footed home.

Chris Dagnall almost made it 3-1 to Bury on the hour mark when he fired into the side-netting.

Telford did grab Bury's third four minutes from the end, tapping home a measured low cross from Neil Danns.

Morecambe then grabbed a late second as Liam Mandeville curled home from 25 yards.

Report supplied by Press Association.



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Adams
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forStylesat 44'minutes
  • 10MayorSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 31Danns
  • 21McFadzean
  • 11DagnallSubstituted forLaveryat 62'minutes
  • 18Telford


  • 2Miller
  • 9Beckford
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 15Moore
  • 26O'Shea
  • 32Lavery


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Mills
  • 5Old
  • 14Yarney
  • 3Conlan
  • 8Fleming
  • 15WildigBooked at 90mins
  • 17Mandeville
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forEllisonat 63'minutes
  • 18OatesSubstituted forOliverat 69'minutes
  • 12OswellSubstituted forPiggottat 69'minutes


  • 9Oliver
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Lavelle
  • 21Halstead
  • 24Piggott
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Cranston
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Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamMorecambe
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 3, Morecambe 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 3, Morecambe 2.

  3. Booking

    Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Morecambe).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Telford (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Steven Old (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 3, Morecambe 2. Liam Mandeville (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

  15. Post update

    Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Liam Mandeville (Morecambe).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 3, Morecambe 1. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Neil Danns.

  19. Post update

    Chris Stokes (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Piggott (Morecambe).