Tom Hopper's neat finish helped Bury to only their second away win of the season with victory over Scunthorpe.

Shakers captain Steve Schumacher gave the visitors the lead with a free-kick which deflected in off the wall.

Leon Clarke equalised for Brian Laws's men when he broke free and scored with a measured left-foot finish.

But Scunthorpe were only on level terms for a minute before Troy Hewitt delightfully played through Hopper, who made no mistake from close range.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Brian Laws told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I thought the first 20 minutes probably dictated the game. Bury did to us what we've been doing to other teams - getting close to people, closing people down quickly and not letting them have an opportunity to play.

"First rule that any manager will tell you is that you're must vulnerable when you've scored. You've got to make sure that everybody is pulling in the right direction and defending as a team.

"The team as a whole didn't defend as a team and that's disappointing. We know that whilst you take one good stride forward there's two paces back.

"We've also got to believe that what we've done in the past is there for us to rediscover."

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I'm very pleased with that because it was a very good away performance.

"Someone said it looked as though we were the home team and I think that's a compliment to the players.

"We feel disappointed when we don't get results on the board. This is arguably the best run that the club's had for two years so we want to keep breaking records and moving forward."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Scunthorpe

  • 26 Mildenhall
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 15 Canavan
  • 21 Newey
  • 28 McChrystal
  • 04 Walker
  • 08 Mozika (Ryan - 78' )
  • 16 Duffy
  • 09 Clarke
  • 11 Barcham (Kennedy - 67' )
  • 22 Hawley (Ellington - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 20 Howe
  • 07 Ryan
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 10 Grella
  • 27 Ellington

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 17 Hughes
  • 31 Doherty
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell
  • 07 Worrall
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 32 Thompson
  • 35 Soares
  • 19 Hewitt (Sodje - 90' )
  • 28 Hopper (John-Lewis - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 16 Sodje
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 09 Jones
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 12 John-Lewis
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 3,027

Match Stats

Shots

11 16

On target

8 8

Corners

10 5

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Leon Clarke. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Mark McChrystal. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +0:55

Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:55 Substitution

Substitution Efetobore Sodje comes on in place of Troy Hewitt.

90:00 +0:55

Shot by Lenell John-Lewis. Niall Canavan gets a block in. Short corner taken by David Worrall from the right by-line. Lenell John-Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Ryan.

90:00 +0:04

Christian Ribeiro sends in a cross, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

88:53

The ball is sent over by Callum Kennedy.

86:31

A cross is delivered by Callum Kennedy, clearance by Joe Skarz. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Hughes. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hughes. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Duffy from the left by-line played to the near post, Ethan Ebanks-Landell makes a clearance.

85:55

Corner taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy to the near post, Steven Schumacher makes a clearance.

85:30

Callum Kennedy crosses the ball, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

85:04

The ball is swung over by Callum Kennedy, clearance made by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

83:55

The ball is crossed by Troy Hewitt.

81:21 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Tom Hopper.

81:21

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Tom Hopper misses to the right of the target.

80:54

Tom Hopper takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

80:08

Unfair challenge on Matt Doherty by Jimmy Ryan results in a free kick. Steven Schumacher takes the direct free kick.

78:58

Shot by David Worrall. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

78:39

Tom Soares sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

77:46

Niall Canavan sends in a cross, clearance made by Tom Soares.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Ryan replaces Damien Mozika.

76:07

Nathan Ellington takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Skarz. Corner taken by Callum Kennedy from the right by-line played to the near post, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance. Josh Walker takes a shot from 25 yards. Ethan Ebanks-Landell gets a block in.

75:54

Zac Thompson delivers the ball, Christian Ribeiro makes a clearance.

74:26

Shot by Tom Soares from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

70:17

Unfair challenge on Ethan Ebanks-Landell by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

68:57

Unfair challenge on Leon Clarke by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Mark Duffy takes the free kick. Josh Walker takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

68:32

Shot by Josh Walker. Leon Clarke gets a block in.

68:00

Tom Soares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Duffy. Christian Ribeiro takes the direct free kick.

67:27

Effort from inside the area by Leon Clarke misses to the right of the target.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Ellington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Karl Hawley.

66:24 Substitution

Substitution Andy Barcham goes off and Callum Kennedy comes on.

65:29

Centre by Zac Thompson, clearance by Christian Ribeiro.

64:27

Handball decision goes against Josh Walker. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

63:04

Mark Duffy crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark Hughes. Mark Duffy takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Leon Clarke misses to the right of the goal.

62:43

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Duffy, Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

61:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Doherty on Josh Walker. Tom Newey produces a cross, Header by Mark McChrystal from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

59:24

Foul by David Worrall on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

59:01

Matt Doherty crosses the ball, Niall Canavan manages to make a clearance.

55:56

Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Duffy from right channel, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

55:10

Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

53:20

Assist by Tom Hopper.

53:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Troy Hewitt - Scunthorpe 1 - 2 Bury Goal scored by Troy Hewitt from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-2 Bury.

51:57

Karl Hawley provided the assist for the goal.

51:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Bury Leon Clarke scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Bury.

51:20

Andy Barcham delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

50:44

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Duffy, save by Trevor Carson.

48:53

Matt Doherty delivers the ball.

45:56

A cross is delivered by Matt Doherty.

45:34

The ball is delivered by Joe Skarz, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:57

Tom Soares takes a shot. Niall Canavan gets a block in.

44:41

The ball is crossed by Troy Hewitt, Niall Canavan manages to make a clearance.

41:50

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Leon Clarke.

40:40

The ball is crossed by Matt Doherty, clearance by Mark McChrystal.

39:36

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, Christian Ribeiro makes a clearance.

36:37

Damien Mozika challenges Zac Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Schumacher shoots direct from the free kick, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. Effort from inside the area by Matt Doherty misses to the left of the target.

36:04

Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

35:34

Shot from a long way out by Steven Schumacher goes wide of the left-hand upright.

34:51

Shot by Mark Duffy. Comfortable save by Trevor Carson.

32:51

Troy Hewitt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

29:23

Andy Barcham fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

28:08

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, Headed effort on goal by Matt Doherty from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

27:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Mark Duffy. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

25:28

Tom Soares challenges Damien Mozika unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christian Ribeiro restarts play with the free kick.

24:34

Karl Hawley has an effort at goal. Ethan Ebanks-Landell gets a block in.

20:13

Shot from 20 yards by Leon Clarke. Save by Trevor Carson. Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Duffy, clearance by David Worrall.

19:07

David Worrall has an effort at goal. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

18:36

Tom Hopper challenges Mark McChrystal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Walker takes the direct free kick.

17:33

A cross is delivered by Matt Doherty, clearance by Mark McChrystal.

16:51

Tom Hopper takes a shot. Damien Mozika gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Niall Canavan.

16:18

The referee penalises Troy Hewitt for handball. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

15:56

Tom Newey challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

14:34

Mark Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Troy Hewitt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher, clearance made by Christian Ribeiro.

11:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Schumacher - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Bury Steven Schumacher hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Bury.

11:02

Mark McChrystal concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hopper.

9:46

David Worrall delivers the ball, Shot from deep inside the area by Tom Hopper goes over the bar.

8:36

David Worrall produces a cross, clearance by Niall Canavan.

7:31

Mark Duffy takes the outswinging corner, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

6:55

Troy Hewitt produces a cross.

4:42

Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ethan Ebanks-Landell. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

4:14

Leon Clarke fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Newey restarts play with the free kick.

3:37

Andy Barcham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.

1:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Mozika on Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

1:16

The ball is delivered by David Worrall, Troy Hewitt produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

0:00

The match begins.

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