Already-relegated Bury shocked play-off contenders Yeovil Town with a battling win at Gigg Lane.

The hosts took an early lead when Jonson Clarke-Harris shot through a crowded penalty area.

Clarke-Harris added a second from a free-kick before Nick Ajose slotted past Marek Stech to round off a dream first half for the Shakers.

James Hayter's header and Kevin Dawson's shot set up a grandstand finish but Bury held on.

The result means Yeovil face Sheffield United over two legs in the League One play-off semi-finals, while Bury are 22nd and will be playing in the fourth tier next season.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset

"You've got to go into your play-off game seeing your game because our game, with these players, has got us where we are. But we didn't recognise our game.

"So we wanted to let people know that they were playing like individuals as opposed to a proper team. They had lost all thought of what we have been trying to achieve in our game.

"But to be fair we went out second half and we became a more relentless and actually we should have drawn.

"It was a really poor first half, I won't forget that. But what I can say to them is, you cannot afford a half like that in the play-offs."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Bury

  • 30 Belford Booked
  • 16 Sodje
  • 17 Hughes
  • 21 Holden (Eastham - 85' )
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell
  • 07 Worrall
  • 32 Thompson
  • 35 Soares Booked
  • 15 Ajose
  • 26 Clarke-Harris
  • 31 Fagan Booked

Substitutes

  • 05 Lockwood
  • 06 Eastham
  • 29 Pratt

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 13 Maksimenko
  • 20 Edwards Booked (Williams - 74' )
  • 06 Blizzard Booked
  • 08 Upson Booked
  • 14 Foley
  • 22 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter (Hinds - 80' )
  • 15 Young Booked
  • 17 Madden (Balanta - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 10 Williams
  • 27 Chainey
  • 28 Emmanuel-Wilkinson
  • 29 Balanta
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 2,440

Match Stats

Shots

17 14

On target

11 6

Corners

6 3

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:54 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +6:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Dominic Blizzard from the left by-line.

90:00 +5:49 Booking

Booking Edward Upson goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +5:40 Booking

Booking Dominic Blizzard is given a yellow card.

90:00 +5:04 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Soares.

90:00 +3:55 Booking

Booking The referee shows Lewis Young a yellow card.

90:00 +3:55 Booking

Booking Cameron Belford is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +2:18

Lewis Young provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Dawson - Bury 3 - 2 Yeovil Kevin Dawson fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 3-2 Yeovil.

90:00 +1:46

Shot from inside the six-yard box by Jonson Clarke-Harris goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +0:31

Ethan Ebanks-Landell concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Young. Free kick taken by Lewis Young.

90:00 +0:14

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

88:45

Foul by Ashley Eastham on Kevin Dawson, free kick awarded. Kevin Dawson restarts play with the free kick.

88:22

David Worrall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Young. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Dawson.

87:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Efetobore Sodje. Edward Upson restarts play with the free kick.

87:14

Edward Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Soares. Tom Soares takes the direct free kick.

86:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Williams on Craig Fagan. Mark Hughes takes the direct free kick.

85:44

Nick Ajose has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

84:21 Booking

Booking Craig Fagan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

83:35 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Ashley Eastham coming on for Euan Holden.

83:35

Kevin Dawson has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

82:44

Effort from the edge of the area by Euan Holden goes wide of the right-hand post.

81:58

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

79:47

Marek Stech takes the free kick.

79:47 Substitution

Substitution Paddy Madden goes off and Angelo Balanta comes on.

79:47 Substitution

Substitution Richard Hinds is brought on as a substitute for James Hayter.

79:47

Tom Soares concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling.

78:26

Jonson Clarke-Harris takes a shot. Blocked by Lewis Young. Tom Soares takes a inswinging corner.

77:51

The official flags Edward Upson offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

76:34

The referee blows for offside against Craig Fagan. Free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

76:19

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Fagan. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

75:32

Jonson Clarke-Harris takes a shot. Save made by Marek Stech.

73:15

Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

73:15 Substitution

Substitution Joe Edwards leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin Williams.

73:15

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Ajose.

72:37

Sam Foley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71:01

Outswinging corner taken by Tom Soares from the right by-line.

70:14

Craig Fagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Ayling. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

69:37

Unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Tom Soares results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

68:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Craig Fagan. Direct free kick taken by Sam Foley.

67:55

Joe Edwards takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

65:47

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64:18

A cross is delivered by Tom Soares, Marek Stech makes a save.

63:28

Jonson Clarke-Harris has a curled shot. Save made by Marek Stech.

59:20

Unfair challenge on Lewis Young by Jonson Clarke-Harris results in a free kick. Lewis Young takes the direct free kick.

57:02

Assist by Edward Upson.

57:02 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hayter - Bury 3 - 1 Yeovil James Hayter finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bury 3-1 Yeovil.

56:38

Shot by Edward Upson. Blocked by Mark Hughes. Edward Upson takes the outswinging corner,

55:48

Cameron Belford takes the direct free kick.

55:48 Booking

Booking Joe Edwards receives a caution.

55:27

Joe Edwards challenges Zac Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:58

The ball is swung over by Dominic Blizzard.

50:20

James Hayter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

48:22

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

46:53

Lewis Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonson Clarke-Harris. Direct free kick taken by David Worrall.

45:45

Jonson Clarke-Harris has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save by Marek Stech.

45:13

Shot from just outside the area by Edward Upson misses to the right of the target.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:46

Tom Soares concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominic Blizzard. Free kick taken by Sam Foley.

44:40

Ethan Ebanks-Landell challenges Dominic Blizzard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

43:20

Shot from outside the box by Paddy Madden misses to the left of the target.

41:17

Nick Ajose decides to take the corner short.

40:39

Jonson Clarke-Harris concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominic Blizzard. Vitalijs Maksimenko takes the free kick.

39:12

Nick Ajose produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Dominic Blizzard gets a block in.

38:41

Kevin Dawson fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis Young.

33:52

Effort from the edge of the box by Sam Foley goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:36

Nick Ajose takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

31:18

Euan Holden provided the assist for the goal.

31:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Ajose - Bury 3 - 0 Yeovil Nick Ajose gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 3-0 Yeovil.

29:37

Unfair challenge on Kevin Dawson by Tom Soares results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.

24:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonson Clarke-Harris - Bury 2 - 0 Yeovil Jonson Clarke-Harris grabs a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Yeovil.

23:25

Jonson Clarke-Harris takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonson Clarke-Harris by Vitalijs Maksimenko.

22:33

Sam Foley challenges Jonson Clarke-Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

22:08

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

18:49

Luke Ayling challenges Jonson Clarke-Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Ajose restarts play with the free kick. Craig Fagan takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech.

17:33

Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson.

16:26

Mark Hughes fouled by James Hayter, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

14:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Sam Foley. Free kick taken by Zac Thompson.

13:14

Vitalijs Maksimenko challenges Tom Soares unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zac Thompson.

12:55

Tom Soares concedes a free kick for a foul on Dominic Blizzard. Vitalijs Maksimenko takes the free kick.

12:14

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Foley. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.

10:13

James Hayter takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hughes.

9:05

Effort from outside the penalty box by Craig Fagan goes wide right of the goal.

5:14

Jonson Clarke-Harris produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

4:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonson Clarke-Harris - Bury 1 - 0 Yeovil Jonson Clarke-Harris grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Yeovil.

3:38

Tom Soares takes a outswinging corner to the near post,

0:13

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

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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