League One strugglers Bury picked up a crucial three points with victory over managerless Portsmouth at Gigg Lane.

The Shakers led when Zac Thompson's shot through a crowded penalty area nestled in the bottom corner.

They should have doubled their lead when Troy Hewitt went one-on-one with keeper Mikkel Andersen but fired wide.

Bury did get a second, from a disputed penalty when Carl Dickinson was deemed to have fouled Dominic Poleon, with Steven Schumacher firing home.

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Portsmouth caretaker manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"In the second half, we weren't as good as we were in the first half, I think that's what's given them a lift. They came out of the blocks a lot quicker in the second half.

"When you're on a run like this, there's just hard work that's needed.

"[On starting Ashley Harris up front] That's his best position up there. He's an intelligent footballer and I think if he gets some more games up in that area then people will start realising what he's got to offer. He'll get sharper, it's been a while since he played up there."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 05 Lockwood (Jones - 76' )
  • 17 Hughes
  • 31 Doherty
  • 07 Worrall
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 32 Thompson
  • 19 Hewitt (Bishop - 70' )
  • 28 Hopper
  • 33 Poleon (Jones - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 09 Jones
  • 21 Jones
  • 10 Bishop
  • 25 Healy

Portsmouth

  • 01 Andersen
  • 02 Dumbuya Booked
  • 03 Harley (Compton - 57' )
  • 15 Dickinson Booked
  • 16 Gyepes (Ertl - 46' Booked )
  • 20 Michalik
  • 07 Williamson
  • 08 Howard Booked
  • 19 Russell Booked (Walker - 65' )
  • 09 McLeod
  • 21 Harris

Substitutes

  • 13 Eastwood
  • 06 Walker
  • 11 Compton
  • 18 Ertl
  • 22 Webster
Ref: Pawson
Att: 3,280

Match Stats

Shots

6 9

On target

3 1

Corners

9 1

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

88:54

Steven Schumacher has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

87:34

Effort on goal by Craig Jones from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

85:53

Zac Thompson fouled by Brian Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

85:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Brian Howard for unsporting behaviour.

83:36 Substitution

Substitution Dominic Poleon leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Jones.

82:47

Shot from outside the area by Carl Dickinson misses to the left of the target.

81:31

Brian Howard fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Ertl restarts play with the free kick.

77:51

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

75:40 Substitution

Substitution Adam Lockwood goes off and Andrai Jones comes on.

73:32

Mark Hughes takes the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, save by Mikkel Andersen.

73:32 Booking

Booking The referee shows Johnny Ertl a yellow card.

73:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dominic Poleon by Johnny Ertl.

69:56 Substitution

Substitution Troy Hewitt leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Bishop.

67:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Schumacher, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

67:17

Ashley Harris is caught offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

66:27

Brian Howard produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

65:48

Handball by Steven Schumacher. Lee Williamson restarts play with the free kick.

64:43 Substitution

Substitution Liam Walker joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darel Russell.

64:43

Unfair challenge on Lubomir Michalik by Troy Hewitt results in a free kick. Mikkel Andersen takes the direct free kick.

64:14

Foul by Troy Hewitt on Mustapha Dumbuya, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lubomir Michalik.

60:21

Ashley Harris takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Jack Compton from the left by-line to the near post, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance. Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Compton. Lee Williamson fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Trevor Carson.

59:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Troy Hewitt. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.

58:45

Izale McLeod gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

57:21

Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by Izale McLeod results in a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

56:12 Substitution

Substitution Jack Compton replaces Jon Harley.

55:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Schumacher - Bury 2 - 0 Portsmouth Placed penalty scored by Steven Schumacher. Bury 2-0 Portsmouth.

54:28 Booking

Booking Carl Dickinson receives a caution.

54:10

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Dominic Poleon by Carl Dickinson.

51:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dominic Poleon by Brian Howard. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Skarz.

48:27

The official flags Troy Hewitt offside. Free kick taken by Mikkel Andersen.

47:37

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher.

45:29

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher played to the near post, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.

45:09

Troy Hewitt takes a shot. Save made by Mikkel Andersen.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gabor Gyepes goes off and Johnny Ertl comes on.

45:00 +1:36 Half time

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

42:44

Steven Schumacher takes a corner.

41:14 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Darel Russell for unsporting behaviour.

40:42

Darel Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Adam Lockwood.

39:15

The official flags Jon Harley offside. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

38:29

Shot from just outside the area by Izale McLeod misses to the right of the target.

38:06

David Worrall takes a shot. Save by Mikkel Andersen.

37:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty by Brian Howard. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

36:39

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

36:24

Mark Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izale McLeod. Brian Howard takes the direct free kick.

35:28

Unfair challenge on Tom Hopper by Darel Russell results in a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

33:17

Effort from deep inside the area by Dominic Poleon misses to the right of the target.

32:26

Unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Troy Hewitt results in a free kick. Lubomir Michalik takes the free kick.

31:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Izale McLeod on Adam Lockwood. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

29:30

Izale McLeod is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

28:53

Brian Howard has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

27:32

Tom Hopper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.

26:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Troy Hewitt. Mikkel Andersen takes the free kick.

25:21

Shot on goal by Izale McLeod from just inside the area goes over the target.

24:10

Outswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, Lubomir Michalik manages to make a clearance.

23:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Matt Doherty. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

20:12

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ashley Harris. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

18:35

Assist on the goal came from Joe Skarz.

18:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Lockwood - Bury 1 - 0 Portsmouth Goal scored by Adam Lockwood from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Portsmouth.

17:59

Steven Schumacher decides to take a short corner. Steven Schumacher decides to take a short corner,

17:22

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

16:43

The offside flag is raised against David Worrall. Free kick taken by Lee Williamson.

13:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Mustapha Dumbuya.

13:03

Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Hopper. Direct free kick taken by Joe Skarz.

9:58

Mustapha Dumbuya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

9:12

Shot by Izale McLeod from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

7:24

The assistant referee signals for offside against Tom Hopper. Free kick taken by Lubomir Michalik.

6:49

Effort from deep inside the area by Brian Howard misses to the right of the goal.

6:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Hewitt on Mustapha Dumbuya. Mikkel Andersen restarts play with the free kick.

5:49

Zac Thompson fouled by Mustapha Dumbuya, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Hughes takes the free kick.

2:15

Troy Hewitt fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Doherty.

0:49

Troy Hewitt fouled by Lubomir Michalik, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Lockwood.

0:00

The game begins.

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