Steven Schumacher's late header earned Bury a hard-fought point against in-form Chesterfield.

Former Bury loanee Nicky Ajose turned in Alex Mendy's low cross from six yards to give the visitors the lead.

Chesterfield nearly doubled their lead, Mark Hughes heading Jack Lester's strike off the line before Cameron Belford parried Mendy's shot.

But the Shakers grabbed a point when captain Schumacher headed home after Joe Skarz hooked the ball into the box.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"From our point of view a performance of two halves. I thought we were pretty poor in the first but excellent in the second.

"It was a good point for us but I thought we should have won the game.

"I think the fact that their goalkeeper got man of the match shows that we weren't that bad.

"Nicky (Ajose) quite rightly got a good reception and I'm delighted that he got off the mark but unfortunately it's cost us three points."

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we played really well, our shape and everything in the first half was really good and I think we caused them problems and possibly could have scored one or two more goals - and Tommy (Lee) has had nothing to do.

"They put us under pressure for the last 20-25 minutes, but I think that was through our own downfall.

"I don't know why for the last half an hour we got really sloppy and (started) losing our shape.

"We're just doing the wrong things, making the wrong decisions and when you lose your shape you put yourself under pressure and that's what we did."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Bury

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 15 Coke
  • 10 Bishop (Carrington - 90' )
  • 19 Amoo (J-Lewis - 65' )
  • 28 Doble (Worrall - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Williams
  • 07 Worrall
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 12 J-Lewis

Chesterfield

  • 01 Lee
  • 02 Trotman
  • 03 Robertson
  • 04 Lowry
  • 05 Thompson
  • 12 Ridehalgh (Westcarr - 89' )
  • 26 Davis
  • 11 Ajose (Boden - 74' )
  • 14 Lester
  • 16 Mendy
  • 25 Talbot

Substitutes

  • 13 Fleming
  • 10 Whitaker
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 19 Boden
  • 21 Bowery
Ref: Ilderton
Att: 2,266

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

10 6

Corners

8 3

Fouls

5 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:23 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:39

Peter Sweeney takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Close range headed effort by Steven Schumacher clears the crossbar.

90:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Mark Carrington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Bishop.

90:00 +0:35

David Worrall takes a shot. Josh Thompson gets a block in.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Liam Ridehalgh goes off and Craig Westcarr comes on.

87:59

Lenell John-Lewis provided the assist for the goal.

87:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Schumacher - Bury 1 - 1 Chesterfld Steven Schumacher finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bury 1-1 Chesterfield.

87:39

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney.

87:09

Lenell John-Lewis produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Neal Trotman.

85:35

Lenell John-Lewis takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Trotman.

83:02

Handball decision goes against Scott Boden. The ball is crossed by Peter Sweeney, Andy Bishop takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Tommy Lee.

81:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gregor Robertson on Lenell John-Lewis. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

80:39

Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

78:49

Lenell John-Lewis has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

77:51

Effort on goal by Scott Boden from 25 yards. Save by Cameron Belford.

76:54

The official flags Scott Boden offside. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.

73:40

Free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution (Chesterfield) makes a substitution, with Scott Boden coming on for Nick Ajose.

73:40

Efetobore Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Ajose.

72:19

Andy Bishop is caught offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

71:50

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save by Tommy Lee.

68:22

Lenell John-Lewis produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

64:06 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis on for David Amoo.

63:40

Outswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jack Lester.

63:03

Liam Ridehalgh concedes a free kick for a foul on David Amoo. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.

59:28

David Amoo takes a shot. Tommy Lee makes a comfortable save.

56:45

The offside flag is raised against Noel Alexandre Mendy. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

55:55

Jamie Lowry challenges Giles Coke unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Worrall takes the free kick.

54:11

Jack Lester fouled by Mark Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Lowry restarts play with the free kick.

53:12

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the left by-line played to the near post, Close range header by David Amoo misses to the right of the target.

50:18

Steven Schumacher decides to take a short corner.

49:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line.

46:31

Giles Coke takes a shot. Blocked by Jamie Lowry.

45:24

Andy Bishop is ruled offside. Tommy Lee takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution David Worrall replaces Ryan Doble.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

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

45:00 +0:17

Noel Alexandre Mendy takes a shot. Save made by Cameron Belford.

44:31

Jack Lester takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes. Jamie Lowry takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

42:06

Shot by Ryan Doble from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

40:58

The assist for the goal came from Noel Alexandre Mendy.

40:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Ajose - Bury 0 - 1 Chesterfld Goal scored by Nick Ajose from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Chesterfield.

38:19

Unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Noel Alexandre Mendy results in a free kick. Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.

32:38

Foul by Noel Alexandre Mendy on Phil Picken, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Peter Sweeney.

28:05

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

26:27

The referee blows for offside. Tommy Lee restarts play with the free kick.

24:50

Corner taken by Jamie Lowry.

24:38

Jack Lester takes a shot. Blocked by Efetobore Sodje.

20:59

Unfair challenge on Jack Lester by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Ridehalgh, Andy Bishop gets a block in.

20:40

Jamie Lowry takes a shot. Steven Schumacher gets a block in.

19:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.

19:08

Shot from outside the area by Efetobore Sodje misses to the left of the target.

16:09

Jamie Lowry concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Picken. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

15:01

Nick Ajose takes a short corner.

14:25

Foul by Andy Bishop on Gregor Robertson, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Ridehalgh.

12:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Ajose on Steven Schumacher. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

11:27

Nick Ajose fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Lowry takes the indirect free kick.

7:40

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher to the near post, Gregor Robertson manages to make a clearance.

7:18

Short corner worked by Steven Schumacher.

2:50

David Amoo takes a shot. Save made by Tommy Lee.

1:19

Nick Ajose handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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