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Bury 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

Nicky Maynard's ninth goal of the season helped gutsy Bury on their way to a deserved home victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Tranmere.

Rovers certainly played their part, but James Norwood, in particular, was guilty of missing a number of gilt-edged opportunities.

Bury went close early on as defender Chris Stokes nodded inches wide from Nicky Adams' corner-kick.

The hosts threatened again when Maynard forced Rovers' keeper Scott Davies into a smart diving save.

Rovers should then have gone ahead when Norwood somehow scooped Jake Caprice's cross over the top from eight yards.

In first-half stoppage-time, the visitors fluffed a great double chance as Norwood's initial shot was saved by Joe Murphy, with Harris firing the rebound over the top from 10 yards.

Bury broke the deadlock soon after the break when Maynard expertly headed home a precise out-swinging free-kick from winger Adams.

Norwood ought to have levelled after the hour, but he fired over from five yards after meeting Connor Jennings' low cross.

The hosts all-but wrapped up their deserved win in stoppage-time when sub Caolan Lavery drilled home from 20 yards.

Rovers sub Ritchie Sutton headed home even deeper into added time, but Bury hung on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'Shea
  • 31Danns
  • 12Styles
  • 21McFadzeanSubstituted forO'Connellat 76'minutes
  • 15MooreSubstituted forLaveryat 62'minutes
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forTelfordat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 6O'Connell
  • 8Dawson
  • 11Dagnall
  • 13Hudson
  • 18Telford
  • 32Lavery

Tranmere

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Davies
  • 14CapriceSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 16Ellis
  • 5McNultySubstituted forSuttonat 42'minutes
  • 6Monthe
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 11Jennings
  • 8Harris
  • 12McCullough
  • 9MullinSubstituted forStocktonat 54'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 4Sutton
  • 18Smith
  • 20Stockton
  • 22Gilmour
  • 23George
  • 24Bakayogo
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,748

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Liam Ridehalgh with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Caolan Lavery (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Telford.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke McCullough (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

  10. Post update

    James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Emmanuel Monthe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Caolan Lavery (Bury).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Nicky Maynard.

  14. Post update

    Nicky Maynard (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Connor Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Johnny Smith replaces Jake Caprice.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Eoghan O'Connell replaces Callum McFadzean.

  20. Post update

    Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City22145341202147
2MK Dons22127332141843
3Colchester23125635231241
4Bury23116644261839
5Mansfield21911132151738
6Exeter2310763325837
7Forest Green2299431211036
8Newport2210573437-335
9Tranmere239773430434
10Carlisle23103103229333
11Oldham238873426832
12Stevenage239592830-232
13Swindon238782631-531
14Northampton2361072830-228
15Port Vale237792427-328
16Grimsby2384112630-428
17Crawley2282122936-726
18Crewe2374122128-725
19Morecambe2374122537-1225
20Yeovil215882525023
21Cheltenham2257102233-1122
22Cambridge2355131938-1920
23Notts County2347122549-2419
24Macclesfield2345141838-2017
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