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Bury 3-1 Northampton Town

Gutsy Bury came from behind to secure what could prove to be a very precious three points as they saw off mid-table Northampton to move up to second in League Two.

Despite ongoing off-field issues, the Shakers' players again put in a terrific collective shift as they roared back into the automatic promotion places.

Shay Facey and former Bury midfielder David Buchanan had both gone close before the Cobblers took the lead in the 27th minute.

It was a straightforward effort as an unmarked Andy Williams easily headed in Sam Foley's cross.

The Shakers then levelled six minutes before the break, when Chris Stokes darted in to side-foot home Nicky Adams' precise cross.

Will Aimson headed straight at goalkeeper David Cornell as Bury almost struck again before the interval.

After Dom Telford had gone close, the hosts took the lead in the 65th minute, with midfielder Danny Mayor curling home superbly from 15 yards.

Nicky Maynard slid in Adams' cross deep in added time to wrap up a terrific victory for the Shakers, who now have a one-point cushion in the automatic spots with two games to go.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 19Wharton
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forO'Connellat 80'minutes
  • 11Rossiter
  • 10MayorBooked at 66mins
  • 3StokesSubstituted forMooreat 62'minutes
  • 18TelfordSubstituted forLaveryat 74'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 6O'Connell
  • 15Moore
  • 16Cooney
  • 27Omotayo
  • 31Danns
  • 32Lavery
  • 43Maloney

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 2FaceySubstituted forBridgeat 74'minutes
  • 4GoodeBooked at 47mins
  • 16Pierre
  • 18TurnbullBooked at 83mins
  • 3BuchananSubstituted forMoriasat 86'minutes
  • 8Foley
  • 7Hoskins
  • 33PollockSubstituted forBowditchat 64'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 11Powell

Substitutes

  • 10Powell
  • 12Cox
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 19Bridge
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,407

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Northampton Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Northampton Town 1. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Bury).

Charlie Goode (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jack Bridge (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Bury).

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rossiter (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces David Buchanan.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Booking

Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Caolan Lavery (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Northampton Town).

Foul by Scott Wharton (Bury).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Eoghan O'Connell replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jack Bridge replaces Shay Facey.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Dominic Telford.

Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Sam Foley (Northampton Town).

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Bury).

Sam Foley (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Northampton Town 1. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dean Bowditch replaces Scott Pollock.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Byron Moore replaces Chris Stokes.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Bury).

Scott Pollock (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City442316573393485
2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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