Lateef Elford-Alliyu's late equaliser rescued a point against Preston as Bury continue to battle relegation from League One.

Preston keeper Thorsten Stuckmann made a trio of saves either side of the break from David Amoo, Andrai Jones and Andy Bishop to keep his side in it.

Chuks Aneke, on loan from Arsenal, gave North End the breakthrough when his shot deflected in off Efetobore Sodje.

But Elford-Alliyu swept the ball home after Amoo struck the bar to level.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"For the second time in a couple of weeks we've gone into injury time and it shows tremendous character by the players.

"They've earnt the right to compete with Preston at grounds like this, they didn't give up and it was the least that I expected.

"We've worked really hard this week and I've put loads of information into the players and they've given me everything back.

"We need to build on it and need to not rest on our laurels as well as the performances can't drop for the next seven games."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Preston

  • 01 Stuckmann
  • 05 Robertson
  • 18 Devine
  • 26 Wright
  • 42 Hunt
  • 08 Coutts
  • 10 Nicholson (Holroyd - 18' )
  • 17 Parry
  • 38 Procter
  • 44 Aneke
  • 07 Hume (Cummins - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 35 Ehmer
  • 33 Mellor
  • 37 Holroyd (Mellor - 85' )
  • 39 Cummins

Bury

  • 30 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 23 N Clarke Booked
  • 04 Cregg (Schumacher - 66' )
  • 07 Worrall
  • 13 Carrington (Harrad - 74' )
  • 15 Coke
  • 21 Jones (Elford-Alliyu - 88' )
  • 10 Bishop
  • 19 Amoo

Substitutes

  • 20 Branagan
  • 17 Hughes
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 25 Harrad
  • 28 Elford-Alliyu
Ref: Moss
Att: 1,735

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

3 6

Corners

9 12

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:15

Shot by Neil Mellor from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

90:00 +2:12

David Amoo provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Lateef Elford-Alliyu - Preston 1 - 1 Bury Lateef Elford-Alliyu finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-1 Bury.

90:00 +1:50

Andy Bishop takes a shot.

90:00 +0:43

Neil Mellor has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

89:30

Andy Bishop is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

88:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Amoo by Graham Cummins. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

87:22 Substitution

Substitution Andrai Jones goes off and Lateef Elford-Alliyu comes on.

86:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Trevor Carson makes a save.

84:58

The ball is sent over by Paul Parry, Nathan Clarke manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts from the left by-line.

83:31

Direct free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

83:31 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd goes off and Neil Mellor comes on.

83:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Chris Robertson.

82:32

Graham Cummins challenges Giles Coke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Schumacher, clearance made by Daniel Devine. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Chris Robertson.

81:31

Daniel Devine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Amoo. Steven Schumacher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Bailey Wright. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Robertson. Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Paul Parry gets a block in.

81:14

Graham Cummins is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

79:55

Steven Schumacher takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Robertson.

79:05 Substitution

Substitution Graham Cummins on for Iain Hume.

77:40

Strike on goal comes in from Paul Parry from the free kick.

77:40 Booking

Booking Nathan Clarke is shown a yellow card.

77:29

Nathan Clarke challenges Chris Holroyd unfairly and gives away a free kick.

76:38

David Amoo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Thorsten Stuckmann restarts play with the free kick.

75:44

David Amoo crosses the ball, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

74:52

A cross is delivered by Nicky Hunt, clearance by Giles Coke. Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts, Trevor Carson fouled by Iain Hume, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

72:56 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad replaces Mark Carrington.

72:56

Paul Coutts takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson. Outswinging corner taken by Paul Coutts, Headed effort from inside the area by Andrew Procter misses to the left of the goal.

70:32

Unfair challenge on Paul Coutts by Giles Coke results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

68:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Paul Parry. Effort from outside the box by David Worrall goes wide right of the target.

67:06

Paul Parry provided the assist for the goal.

67:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Chuks Aneke - Preston 1 - 0 Bury Chuks Aneke finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Bury.

66:49

Paul Parry produces a cross,

65:09 Substitution

Substitution Steven Schumacher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick Cregg.

63:48

David Amoo takes a shot. Daniel Devine gets a block in. Andrai Jones takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

61:34

David Worrall sends in a cross, Chris Robertson manages to make a clearance.

60:49

Chris Holroyd sends in a cross.

60:40

Paul Coutts delivers the ball.

60:02

The ball is sent over by Paul Parry, Andrai Jones gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts to the near post, clearance made by Joe Skarz.

59:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd by Efetobore Sodje. Direct free kick taken by Paul Coutts.

53:41

The ball is swung over by David Amoo, Daniel Devine gets a block in. Corner taken by Giles Coke from the right by-line, Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save made by Thorsten Stuckmann. Corner taken right-footed by Giles Coke from the left by-line, clearance by Paul Parry.

53:06

David Worrall delivers the ball, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

52:19

Chris Holroyd has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

51:05

The referee blows for offside. Daniel Devine restarts play with the free kick.

50:29

David Worrall delivers the ball.

49:13

The ball is swung over by Paul Parry.

48:52

Giles Coke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Holroyd. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.

48:29

The ball is crossed by Chris Holroyd, clearance by Mark Carrington.

46:59

Mark Carrington sends in a cross.

46:22

The official flags Andy Bishop offside. Free kick taken by Daniel Devine.

46:01

Andrew Procter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Cregg. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +4:03 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:25

Chris Holroyd fouled by Joe Skarz, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Coutts.

44:33

The ball is swung over by Andrai Jones.

43:39

Unfair challenge on Giles Coke by Andrew Procter results in a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

42:11

The ball is crossed by Paul Parry, Efetobore Sodje gets a block in.

40:47

Chris Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Worrall. Free kick crossed right-footed by Giles Coke from left wing, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

38:30

David Amoo delivers the ball.

37:13

The ball is delivered by Nathan Clarke.

36:10

Foul by Andrew Procter on Giles Coke, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Cregg.

35:29

Chris Holroyd produces a cross.

32:59

Paul Parry delivers the ball, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance. Paul Coutts takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Nathan Clarke. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts from the right by-line, Mark Carrington makes a clearance. Chuks Aneke takes a shot. David Worrall gets a block in. Paul Coutts takes a corner.

30:36

Andrai Jones challenges Paul Parry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Coutts, clearance by Andrai Jones.

30:18

A cross is delivered by David Amoo, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

29:15

David Amoo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Thorsten Stuckmann.

28:39

David Amoo takes a shot. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

27:50

Long range shot by David Amoo goes wide right of the target.

27:14

David Amoo produces a cross.

25:44

David Amoo produces a cross, Paul Parry gets a block in. Corner taken by Giles Coke from the right by-line, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.

22:35

Mark Carrington challenges Andrew Procter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Devine.

22:02

Iain Hume takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

20:45

The ball is swung over by David Amoo, blocked by Chris Robertson. Corner taken right-footed by Giles Coke.

19:50

Centre by David Worrall.

19:11

Corner taken by Giles Coke played to the near post, Joe Skarz takes a shot. Blocked by Chuks Aneke.

16:11

Outswinging corner taken by Giles Coke from the right by-line, clearance by Andrew Procter. Corner taken right-footed by Giles Coke from the right by-line, clearance by Chris Robertson.

16:11 Substitution

Substitution Chris Holroyd comes on in place of Barry Nicholson.

16:11

The ball is crossed by David Amoo, clearance made by Paul Parry.

14:38

Giles Coke has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

13:43

Patrick Cregg takes a shot. Daniel Devine gets a block in.

12:16

Corner taken by Paul Coutts, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.

11:48

Bailey Wright fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Hunt.

10:06

Centre by David Worrall, Chris Robertson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Giles Coke from the left by-line.

6:33

Paul Parry concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrai Jones. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

5:28

David Amoo sends in a cross, save by Thorsten Stuckmann.

4:51

Paul Parry produces a cross, clearance made by Nathan Clarke.

2:35

Handball by Efetobore Sodje. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the free kick.

2:00

David Amoo produces a cross, clearance by Daniel Devine.

0:59

Chuks Aneke has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

0:24

David Amoo challenges Bailey Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Nicholson takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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