Exeter edged to a narrow victory over Bury in an enthralling encounter.

Troy Archibald-Henville headed in his second goal of the season to put the Grecians into an early lead.

Daniel Nardiello's penalty made it 2-0 after Jake Taylor was fouled by Efe Sodje in the area, but Bury pulled one back through David Amoo's low shot.

Richard Logan nodded in at the back post for 3-1, with Bury substitute Ashley Eastham setting up a nervy finish with his late strike.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"I was delighted with the way the team started. They executed everything I asked them to do.

"The team moved with intensity and purpose, and we got some rewards for it.

"Today they were together, they played with simplicity and eagerness and with a purpose.

"The second half showed where we haven't got our full confidence back yet, you have to earn it."

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We were the better team for 75% of the game but when you're two down after eight minutes you aren't half in an uphill battle.

"I would say a slight lack of concentration by one or two and when they cross that white line they have to be prepared from 3 o'clock.

"Certainly we need to look at why we have to go behind before we start playing.

"I thought the referee didn't have the best of games but I'm pretty sure he made the right decision there (the penalty)."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 03 Jones
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 06 Duffy
  • 18 Coles
  • 26 Bennett Booked
  • 04 Dunne
  • 08 Noble (Sercombe - 10' )
  • 35 Taylor (O'Flynn - 48' )
  • 10 Nardiello
  • 20 Logan (Bauza - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 31 McNish
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 21 Bauza

Bury

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Picken Booked
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje Booked
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney (Doble - 60' )
  • 07 Worrall (Harrop - 72' )
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 15 Coke
  • 12 John-Lewis (Eastham - 85' )
  • 19 Amoo

Substitutes

  • 31 Williams
  • 18 Eastham
  • 13 Carrington
  • 29 Harrop
  • 28 Doble
Ref: Collins
Att: 4,281

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

4 4

Corners

2 12

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

93:45 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:41

Assist by Steven Schumacher.

90:00 +1:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Eastham - Exeter 3 - 2 Bury Ashley Eastham grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Exeter 3-2 Bury.

90:00 +1:29

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line played to the near post,

90:00 +1:16

Steven Schumacher takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.

90:00 +0:52

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Ashley Eastham takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

89:38

Header by Steven Schumacher from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

88:22

Foul by Guillem Bauza on Efetobore Sodje, free kick awarded. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

86:53

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

84:33 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Eastham replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

84:06

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Sercombe.

83:49

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

78:18

Giles Coke takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.

77:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by John O'Flynn. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.

75:21 Substitution

Substitution Guillem Bauza joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Logan.

71:54 Substitution

Substitution Max Harrop is brought on as a substitute for David Worrall.

71:13

Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Amoo misses to the left of the goal.

69:06

Lenell John-Lewis fouled by Troy Archibald-Henville, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

68:19

Shot from just outside the box by Steven Schumacher goes over the bar.

67:58

Corner from right by-line taken by Steven Schumacher.

67:19

Effort on goal by John O'Flynn from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

66:32

Foul by Phil Picken on Daniel Nardiello, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.

64:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Worrall by Troy Archibald-Henville. David Worrall restarts play with the free kick.

61:46

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Schumacher, Efetobore Sodje has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

59:38 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Ryan Doble coming on for Peter Sweeney.

57:37

David Amoo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

52:38

Steven Schumacher takes a inswinging corner.

47:37 Substitution

Substitution John O'Flynn comes on in place of Jake Taylor.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:59 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +3:20

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Richard Logan, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Billy Jones.

45:00 +2:19

The official flags Richard Logan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

44:49

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Mark Hughes goes over the bar.

43:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Mark Hughes takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

42:09

Effort from deep inside the area by Richard Logan misses to the left of the goal.

40:04

Assist by Jake Taylor.

40:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Logan - Exeter 3 - 1 Bury Richard Logan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Exeter 3-1 Bury.

38:24

James Dunne takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.

35:24 Booking

Booking Booking for Scot Bennett for unsporting behaviour.

33:55

Foul by Scot Bennett on Giles Coke, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Sweeney.

32:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis by Troy Archibald-Henville. Steven Schumacher crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Danny Coles.

31:46

Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

31:46 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Phil Picken for unsporting behaviour.

31:37

Daniel Nardiello fouled by Phil Picken, the ref awards a free kick.

29:59

Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by James Dunne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

28:38

Assist by Efetobore Sodje.

28:38 Goal scored

Goal! - David Amoo - Exeter 2 - 1 Bury Goal scored by David Amoo from close range low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 2-1 Bury.

28:28

Efetobore Sodje takes a shot.

27:18

Inswinging corner taken by David Worrall from the right by-line.

26:38

Peter Sweeney takes the inswinging corner, James Dunne manages to make a clearance.

25:10

The referee blows for offside against Troy Archibald-Henville. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

24:25

Foul by Phil Picken on Daniel Nardiello, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Billy Jones.

23:12

Liam Sercombe takes a shot.

21:45

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jake Taylor. Free kick taken by Efetobore Sodje.

20:53

Mark Hughes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

20:23

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.

19:11

Steven Schumacher challenges Daniel Nardiello unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.

16:59

Handball by Lenell John-Lewis. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.

15:13

Richard Duffy fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.

13:49

Shot from long range by Billy Jones misses to the left of the target.

11:31

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Sweeney, Lenell John-Lewis has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

9:30 Substitution

Substitution Liam Sercombe is brought on as a substitute for David Noble.

8:02

Jake Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

8:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Nardiello - Exeter 2 - 0 Bury Placed penalty scored by Daniel Nardiello. Exeter 2-0 Bury.

7:41 Booking

Booking Efetobore Sodje shown a yellow card.

6:14

Penalty awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Jake Taylor.

4:45

Assist by Scot Bennett.

4:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Troy Archibald-Henville - Exeter 1 - 0 Bury Troy Archibald-Henville finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Bury.

3:46

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones, Scot Bennett produces a header from close range which bounces off the post.

3:27

Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Noble.

0:46

Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor. Billy Jones has an effort direct from the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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