A first-half goal from Bury striker David Amoo heaped the pressure on Preston manager Phil Brown.

The visitors have now lost their last four matches and their winless run has been stretched to 13 games.

Amoo scored 15 minutes into the game on the counter-attack, as he outpaced the defence to latch onto a perfectly-judged ball from Peter Sweeney.

Preston, who are now without a goal in four matches, went close in the second half through Neil Mellor.

Amoo had chances to extend Bury's lead but had a header cleared off the line and two further shots saved by goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann.

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Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We were asking for back-to-back wins and we've gone one further. If I'm honest, beyond the three points I thought we were excellent.

"I thought we could have won it more comfortable than it was, as whenever it's 1-0 you're always susceptible to breakaway goal or a corner.

"I thought he [David Amoo] was excellent. He carried the ball, got us higher up the pitch and he's weighed in with a goal."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Bury

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 18 Eastham
  • 06 Sweeney (J-Lewis - 57' )
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 14 Jones
  • 23 Byrne
  • 10 Bishop (Worrall - 90' )
  • 19 Amoo

Substitutes

  • 20 Branagan
  • 07 Worrall
  • 21 Jones
  • 12 J-Lewis
  • 25 Harrad

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 06 Morgan
  • 39 McCombe
  • 04 Ashbee (Gray - 71' )
  • 08 Coutts
  • 10 Nicholson
  • 17 Parry
  • 38 Doyle
  • 09 Proctor
  • 33 Mellor
  • 34 Forte (Daley - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Gray
  • 12 McLean
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Daley
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 4,957

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

5 4

Corners

7 3

Fouls

6 8

Live Text Commentary

94:15 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

89:20 Substitution

Substitution David Worrall on for Andy Bishop.

81:12

Jamie McCombe takes a shot.

80:40

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Neil Mellor, free kick awarded. Paul Parry restarts play with the free kick.

77:23

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher, clearance made by David Gray.

76:53

David Amoo takes a shot. Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.

76:24

Nathan Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

75:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Keammar Daley from the left by-line.

70:34

Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution David Gray replaces Ian Ashbee.

70:34

The referee blows for offside against David Amoo.

69:10

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, fantastic save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

64:28

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher, David Amoo takes a shot. Clearance by Barry Nicholson.

64:07

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy Bishop goes wide of the right-hand upright.

63:15

Barry Nicholson has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61:36

Handball by Barry Nicholson. Steven Schumacher takes the indirect free kick.

60:55

Andy Bishop produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

60:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Coutts on Mike Jones. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

59:22

Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.

59:22 Substitution

Substitution Keammar Daley comes on in place of Jonathan Forte.

59:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Ashbee on Mike Jones.

58:45

The referee blows for offside against Neil Mellor. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

56:30

Corner taken by Paul Parry, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

56:30 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis joins the action as a substitute, replacing Peter Sweeney.

55:51

Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

48:26

The offside flag is raised against Andy Bishop. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:35

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Headed effort from close range by Efetobore Sodje goes wide left of the target.

43:58

Peter Sweeney decides to take a short corner.

42:57

Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on David Amoo. Free kick crossed by Peter Sweeney, clearance by Jonathan Forte.

38:34

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

32:30

David Amoo takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

31:03

Corner taken right-footed by Mike Jones from the left by-line, Efetobore Sodje produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

28:14

Neil Mellor challenges Phil Picken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Efetobore Sodje restarts play with the free kick.

26:11

Foul by Peter Sweeney on Jonathan Forte, free kick awarded. Paul Parry takes the free kick.

21:45

Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Eastham.

19:27

Unfair challenge on Jamie Proctor by Ashley Eastham results in a free kick. Nathan Doyle takes the indirect free kick.

18:27

Neil Mellor challenges Efetobore Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

16:52

Unfair challenge on Neil Mellor by Ashley Eastham results in a free kick. Ian Ashbee restarts play with the free kick.

14:16 Goal scored

Goal! - David Amoo - Bury 1 - 0 Preston Goal scored by David Amoo from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Preston.

13:55

Corner taken by Paul Coutts.

13:40

Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Phil Picken gets a block in.

13:02

Peter Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.

11:42

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jonathan Forte misses to the left of the target.

11:22

Neil Mellor is ruled offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

11:02

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.

10:04

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ian Ashbee.

6:29

Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Mellor. Ian Ashbee takes the indirect free kick.

5:08

The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

1:49

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

0:28

Foul by Jamie McCombe on Andy Bishop, free kick awarded. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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