Stevenage extended their unbeaten run to four matches at the expense of Bury.

Byron Harrison fired the visitors in front after the ball broke to him in the box.

Mark Roberts extended Boro's lead when he beat the Shakers offside trap and headed past keeper Cameron Belford from Joel Byrom's cross.

The hosts got back into the contest when Lenell John-Lewis was fouled by Lawrie Wilson in the area, and Andy Bishop converted from the spot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Obviously it's a disappointing result, and to a certain extent a disappointing performance as well.

"I thought we wasted the first 45 minutes. Our tempo was too slow, we didn't move the ball quick enough and didn't work the goalkeeper.

"I thought we kept the ball really well but there is no point in keeping it in the middle third as you won't get anywhere."

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was disappointing to concede the goal, it would have been our fourth clean sheet on the bounce. We were disappointed to see the penalty awarded.

"We deserved to be two up, and certainly as the game wore on there was only going to be one side that was going to score again. If it had got to three, four or five, I don't think anyone could have complained.

"We knew we had progressed more than they have, and we came here today to prove that point and it was a nice victory to get."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Bury

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz (Byrne - 76' )
  • 16 Sodje
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 08 Schumacher Booked
  • 14 Jones
  • 15 Coke
  • 10 Bishop
  • 25 Harrad (J-Lewis - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Carson
  • 04 Cregg
  • 21 Jones
  • 23 Byrne
  • 12 J-Lewis

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 03 Laird Booked
  • 05 Ashton
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Henry
  • 13 Byrom (Edwards - 90' )
  • 21 Mousinho
  • 24 Bostwick Booked
  • 32 Shroot
  • 10 Reid (Wilson - 53' Booked )
  • 26 Harrison (Beardsley - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Julian
  • 02 Wilson
  • 06 Edwards
  • 18 Cowan
  • 20 Beardsley
Ref: Bates
Att: 2,683

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

8 7

Corners

3 5

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

95:21 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:52

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher.

90:00 +1:27 Substitution

Substitution Joel Byrom goes off and Phil Edwards comes on.

87:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Mark Hughes. Chris Beardsley shoots direct from the free kick.

86:24

Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Mike Jones gets a block in.

85:47

The ball is swung over by John Mousinho, Joel Byrom takes a shot. Cameron Belford gets a block in.

84:43

Robin Shroot takes the outswinging corner, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

83:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mike Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Day.

82:43

Effort from inside the area by Robin Shroot misses to the right of the target.

77:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Bishop - Bury 1 - 2 Stevenage Andy Bishop scores a placed penalty. Bury 1-2 Stevenage.

75:50 Booking

Booking Lawrie Wilson is shown a yellow card.

75:45

Lawrie Wilson challenges Phil Picken unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

74:08 Substitution

Substitution Joe Skarz goes off and Shane Byrne comes on.

74:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Roberts - Bury 0 - 2 Stevenage Mark Roberts finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bury 0-2 Stevenage.

72:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Skarz on Chris Beardsley. Joel Byrom takes the free kick. Corner from left by-line taken by Robin Shroot. Corner taken by Robin Shroot from the left by-line.

68:08

The official flags Andy Bishop offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

67:25

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line played to the near post, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

66:13

Andy Bishop takes a shot.

62:32

Chris Day makes a save.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad goes off and Lenell John-Lewis comes on.

62:32

Shot by Peter Sweeney.

59:26

Chris Beardsley takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

56:38

Foul by Joe Skarz on Lawrie Wilson, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joel Byrom.

52:16 Substitution

Substitution (Stevenage) makes a substitution, with Chris Beardsley coming on for Byron Harrison.

52:16 Substitution

Substitution Lawrie Wilson replaces Craig Reid.

52:16

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Skarz. Corner taken by Robin Shroot.

51:28

Peter Sweeney takes the free kick.

51:28 Booking

Booking Michael Bostwick shown a yellow card.

51:19

Michael Bostwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Coke.

50:00

Foul by Mark Roberts on Andy Bishop, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Steven Schumacher from the free kick.

48:55

Peter Sweeney takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Roberts.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:33 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:12

Peter Sweeney sends in a cross, Andy Bishop takes a shot from 25 yards. Michael Bostwick gets a block in. Steven Schumacher takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

45:00 +1:12 Booking

Booking Scott Laird is booked.

45:00 +1:05

Scott Laird concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Jones.

45:00 +0:18

Unfair challenge on Andy Bishop by Scott Laird results in a free kick. Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.

44:05

Peter Sweeney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

37:12

Assist on the goal came from John Mousinho.

37:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Harrison - Bury 0 - 1 Stevenage Byron Harrison finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Stevenage.

35:53

Byron Harrison takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

32:17

Ronnie Henry delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance.

32:17 Booking

Booking Steven Schumacher is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Joel Byrom.

29:21

The referee blows for offside. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.

28:03

Scott Laird crosses the ball, clearance by Efetobore Sodje. Short corner taken by Robin Shroot.

27:34

Mark Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Reid. Robin Shroot restarts play with the free kick.

18:17

Shot by Shaun Harrad from 25 yards. Blocked by Mark Roberts.

17:31

Unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney by Michael Bostwick results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

16:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Mousinho by Steven Schumacher. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robin Shroot from left channel, save by Cameron Belford.

15:03

The official flags Byron Harrison offside. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

12:52

Foul by Phil Picken on Robin Shroot, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

11:12

The referee blows for offside. Chris Day takes the free kick.

9:54

Craig Reid takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

8:58

Andy Bishop challenges Mark Roberts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Laird.

7:07

Efetobore Sodje fouled by Byron Harrison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

6:17

Mike Jones takes a shot. Mark Roberts gets a block in. Mike Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Ronnie Henry. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

5:21

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day. Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Byron Harrison goes wide of the left-hand post.

3:47

Robin Shroot takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

2:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Jones by John Mousinho. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

1:53

Foul by Joel Byrom on Phil Picken, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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