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Notts County 0-0 Bury

Jon Stead missed a second-half penalty as bottom side Notts County wasted a golden chance to claim a valuable victory in a 0-0 draw with promotion-chasing Bury.

Andy Kellett's cross was handled in the box and Stead, County's top scorer with eight goals this season, stood up - only to drive his effort over the bar.

The hosts were aggressive from the start, with both Shaun Brisley and Robert Milsom going close in the opening 10 minutes before David Vaughan cracked the post from long range.

Kristian Dennis and Kellett then missed gilt-edged chances before the break as County ran Bury ragged.

However, the visitors grew into the game in the second half, with Chris Stokes heading inches wide, but County quickly got back on top before Stead's penalty miss.

They maintained their intensity until the end but their wastefulness in front of goal, combined with the excellent Bury goalkeeper Joe Murphy, ensured it ended goalless - with Matt Tootle seeing a driving half-volley spectacularly palmed away in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 16Brisley
  • 5Duffy
  • 3BirdBooked at 84mins
  • 2Tootle
  • 24MilsomBooked at 21mins
  • 14KellettBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHusinat 88'minutes
  • 8VaughanBooked at 65mins
  • 25Evina
  • 30Stead
  • 9DennisSubstituted forThomasat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Thomas
  • 12Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • 13Pindroch
  • 17Husin
  • 22Crawford
  • 31Osborne
  • 37Etete

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 63mins
  • 3StokesSubstituted forLaveryat 76'minutes
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'Shea
  • 10Mayor
  • 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 45'minutes
  • 21McFadzeanBooked at 45mins
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forTelfordat 82'minutes
  • 15Moore

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Dawson
  • 11Dagnall
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 18Telford
  • 32Lavery
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
7,014

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamBury
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Bury 0.

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

Foul by Cedric Evina (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Thomas replaces Kristian Dennis.

Hand ball by Caolan Lavery (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Noor Husin replaces Andy Kellett.

Booking

Pierce Bird (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierce Bird (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Nicky Maynard.

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

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

Foul by Cedric Evina (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Chris Stokes.

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

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Jon Stead should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Callum Styles (Bury) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Notts County. Kristian Dennis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Callum Styles.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Delay in match Chris Stokes (Bury) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Chris Stokes (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kristian Dennis (Notts County).

Hand ball by Nicky Adams (Bury).

Booking

David Vaughan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Caolan Lavery (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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