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Bury 4-1 Cheltenham Town

Bury moved back into the League Two play-off positions thanks to a well-deserved 4-1 win over Cheltenham.

The in-form Shakers have now scored 22 goals in their last six games in league and cup.

Bury's Jay O'Shea was thwarted early on when his curling free-kick was saved at the second attempt by Scott Flinders.

The hosts struck first when defender Chris Stokes tapped in from close range following a neat low cross from Danny Mayor.

It was firmly against the run of play when the Robins hit back 11 minutes later, Chris Clements confidently nodding home Jordon Forster's right-wing cross.

Bury regained the lead when Nicky Maynard swept home from 12 yards after he latched onto a measured low cross from O'Shea.

Will Aimson almost made it 3-1 just after the restart when he volleyed inches over from eight yards.

Byron Moore did strike in the 72nd minute, robbing Cheltenham skipper Ben Tozer before tucking home from a tight angle.

And Maynard scored Bury's fourth, lashing home off the underside of the crossbar from 12 yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4AimsonSubstituted forO'Connellat 61'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forMillerat 74'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 31Danns
  • 21McFadzean
  • 10Mayor
  • 36Maynard
  • 15MooreSubstituted forDagnallat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 6O'Connell
  • 11Dagnall
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 18Telford
  • 20Adams

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23ForsterBooked at 70mins
  • 4Tozer
  • 15BoyleSubstituted forFieldat 68'minutes
  • 11Broom
  • 6Atangana
  • 7Thomas
  • 26Clements
  • 3Hussey
  • 29BarnettSubstituted forJonesat 84'minutes
  • 32VarneySubstituted forAddaiat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mullins
  • 10McAlinden
  • 16Addai
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 27Field
  • 30Alcock
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
2,779

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 4, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 4, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town).

Nicky Maynard (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Chris Stokes (Bury).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Dagnall replaces Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Jones replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 4, Cheltenham Town 1. Nicky Maynard (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay O'Shea.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Miller replaces Nicky Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Cheltenham Town 1. Byron Moore (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tom Field replaces William Boyle.

Attempt saved. Conor Thomas (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nigel Atangana.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Eoghan O'Connell replaces Will Aimson.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Luke Varney.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Jay O'Shea (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons20117230131740
2Lincoln City19115334171738
3Colchester20105533191435
4Newport2010553132-135
5Bury2096538211733
6Mansfield19711127141332
7Exeter208752921831
8Tranmere208753025531
9Stevenage209472625131
10Forest Green207942820830
11Carlisle208392525027
12Swindon207672328-527
13Oldham206862621526
14Crawley198292730-326
15Crewe207492124-325
16Port Vale207492023-325
17Northampton205872528-323
18Grimsby2064101927-822
19Yeovil185672322121
20Morecambe2063111932-1321
21Cambridge2054111934-1519
22Cheltenham1945101830-1217
23Notts County2037102241-1916
24Macclesfield2034131637-2113
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