Bury scored twice in the final eight minutes to beat Stevenage and move off the bottom of League One.

Steven Schumacher missed a penalty for Bury after being fouled by Gavin Mahon.

Craig Jones scored his first senior goal from eight yards after David Worrall had drilled the ball into the Stevenage box.

Substitute Johnson Clarke-Harris secured the win when he sprinted clear of the Stevenage defence and buried a low shot into the corner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury coach Ben Futcher told BBC Radio Manchester:

"In the last two games, we've created so many chances. To see one go in - everyone was delighted.

"Then the next chance went in as well so we're absolutely delighted. The lads deserved the three points tonight.

"We've got to carry it on. We need some wins from the last eight games and we move onto Saturday in a positive frame of mind."

Stevenage manager Gary Smith told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It continues our long run of Jekyll and Hyde performances.

"It bore no resemblance to what they saw in the (4-0) win over Sheffield United on Saturday.

"The challenge for the players and staff is to find that consistency and so far we haven't found it.

"At this level you have to expect that it's going to be competitive and security of possession makes a lot of difference - and Bury did it better.

"When we got into advanced positions we looked toothless and when the opportunities did come along, quality failed us. At the other end we looked as unreliable as we have for a long time."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 06 Eastham
  • 16 Sodje (Mezague - 77' )
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell
  • 07 Worrall
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 09 Jones
  • 13 Carrington Booked
  • 10 Bishop (Clarke-Harris - 76' )
  • 31 Fagan (Ajose - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 19 Regan
  • 32 Thompson
  • 36 Mezague
  • 15 Ajose
  • 26 Clarke-Harris

Stevenage

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Gray
  • 03 Hills (Comminges - 51' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 29 Ngala
  • 07 Grant
  • 08 Dunne
  • 18 Mahon
  • 11 Akins
  • 23 Lopez (Tansey - 70' )
  • 28 Beleck Booked (Charles - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Day
  • 04 Charles
  • 22 Comminges
  • 06 Tansey
  • 32 Shroot
  • 15 Freeman
  • 30 Hoskins
Ref: Bates
Att: 1,396

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

6 4

Corners

9 0

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:05 Full time

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

90:00 +2:57

Darius Charles takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +1:36 Substitution

Substitution Nick Ajose replaces Craig Fagan.

89:18

Assist on the goal came from Craig Fagan.

89:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonson Clarke-Harris - Bury 2 - 0 Stevenage A goal is scored by Jonson Clarke-Harris from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Stevenage.

88:50

Shot from long range by Greg Tansey goes wide of the left-hand post.

87:45

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Roberts. Greg Tansey restarts play with the free kick.

86:31

Foul by Craig Fagan on Gavin Mahon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Greg Tansey. The offside flag is raised against Bondz N'Gala. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

84:00

Craig Fagan challenges David Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Greg Tansey. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miguel Comminges by Jonson Clarke-Harris. Direct free kick taken by Greg Tansey.

81:49

Mark Carrington provided the assist for the goal.

81:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Jones - Bury 1 - 0 Stevenage Craig Jones finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Stevenage.

81:14

Unfair challenge on Lucas Akins by Joe Skarz results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Tansey from right wing.

77:47

Craig Fagan takes a shot. Save made by Steve Arnold.

75:17 Substitution

Substitution Valery Mezague on for Efetobore Sodje.

75:17 Substitution

Substitution Jonson Clarke-Harris is brought on as a substitute for Andy Bishop.

73:11

Shot from 20 yards by Andy Bishop. Save by Steve Arnold.

68:43 Substitution

Substitution Greg Tansey replaces Daniel Lopez.

68:43

Foul by Miguel Comminges on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. Joe Skarz takes the free kick. Shot by Mark Carrington from outside the box goes over the target.

67:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Lucas Akins. Gavin Mahon takes the free kick. Close range effort by Lucas Akins misses to the left of the target.

66:47

Foul by Daniel Lopez on Joe Skarz, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

63:48

Direct free kick taken by James Dunne.

63:48 Booking

Booking Mark Carrington receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

63:33

Unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Mark Carrington results in a free kick.

61:06

The ball is sent over by David Worrall, blocked by Mark Roberts. Inswinging corner taken by Joe Skarz from the right by-line, clearance made by Mark Roberts.

59:34

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Comfortable save by Trevor Carson.

58:36

Anthony Grant takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the target.

56:47

David Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on David Worrall. Direct free kick taken by Joe Skarz. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Bishop misses to the left of the goal.

55:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Comminges on Ashley Eastham. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

54:25

Corner taken by Craig Jones, comfortable save by Steve Arnold.

52:34

Lucas Akins fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

51:49

Lucas Akins produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

51:24

Headed effort on goal by Daniel Lopez from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

50:10

James Dunne takes the direct free kick.

50:10 Substitution

Substitution Miguel Comminges joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Hills.

50:10

Darius Charles fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick.

45:44

Shot from 25 yards by Steven Schumacher. Daniel Lopez gets a block in. Craig Jones takes a short corner.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Darius Charles comes on in place of Steve Beleck.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Craig Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Schumacher from right wing, clearance by David Gray.

44:21

Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

44:21 Booking

Booking Steve Beleck is cautioned.

43:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Beleck on Steven Schumacher.

41:33

Unfair challenge on Daniel Lopez by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from James Dunne, blocked by Craig Fagan. David Gray produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

38:59

Craig Jones conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

38:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Lopez on Efetobore Sodje. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

35:45

The ball is delivered by Craig Jones.

34:44

Gavin Mahon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

31:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Beleck. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

29:30

Shot by Steven Schumacher from just outside the area goes over the net.

27:07

Mark Carrington concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hills.

25:22

Shot by Daniel Lopez. Save by Trevor Carson.

24:27

The ball is crossed by David Worrall, David Gray gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Jones from the left by-line, clearance by Steve Beleck.

19:38

Corner taken by Joe Skarz from the right by-line.

19:38 Penalty

Penalty taken by Steven Schumacher saved by Steve Arnold. Bury 0-0 Stevenage.

18:40

Daniel Lopez challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

17:27

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Skarz, save made by Steve Arnold. Short corner worked by Ashley Eastham.

16:50

James Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Jones. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

15:57

Effort from inside the area by Gavin Mahon misses to the right of the goal.

15:13

Daniel Lopez fouled by Mark Carrington, the ref awards a free kick. David Gray takes the direct free kick.

12:47

Joe Skarz decides to take the corner short. Ethan Ebanks-Landell takes a shot. Daniel Lopez gets a block in.

8:42

Corner taken short by Craig Jones. The ball is crossed by Craig Jones, Steve Arnold makes a comfortable save.

4:54

Effort from the edge of the area by Daniel Lopez goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:22

The referee blows for offside against Anthony Grant. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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