Exeter's Tom Nichols came off the bench to notch a dramatic equaliser in a thrilling draw with Bury.

Daniel Nardiello opened the scoring against his former club with a powerful low shot before David Wheeler volleyed in to equalise for the Grecians.

Bury went back in front two minutes after the break when Nathan Cameron headed in a Chris Sedgwick corner.

But substitute Nichols equalised late on, turning in Liam Sercombe's drilled cross from close range.

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Bury caretaker manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The performance was fantastic and we could have been three or four up at half-time.

"We set up nice and positive to win the game and the players expressed themselves fantastically.

"We created chance after chance and all in all you've got to be pleased with a performance like that."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 35 Gill
  • 06 Coles (Nichols - 72' )
  • 04 Bennett
  • 32 Wheeler (Davies - 72' )
  • 29 Grimes
  • 19 O'Flynn (Parkin - 45' )
  • 10 Gow
  • 07 Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 11 Davies
  • 14 Doherty
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane
  • 25 Parkin
  • 30 Pym

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 02 Beeley
  • 23 Howell
  • 06 Proctor
  • 05 Cameron Booked
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 07 Jones
  • 19 Soares
  • 24 Hylton
  • 18 Nardiello
  • 12 Sedgwick (Mayor - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 11 Holden
  • 14 Harrad
  • 15 Mayor
  • 20 Reindorf
  • 26 Lainton
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 3,426

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

4 6

Corners

4 9

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

90:00 +3:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

90:00 +3:01

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

90:00 +2:08

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +1:27

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.

90:00 +1:10

Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:31

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

86:09

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

86:09

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:04

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

83:58

Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:24

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

82:48

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Gill.

80:21

Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

79:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Chris Sedgwick.

78:52

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:52

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

77:18

Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 2, Bury 2. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.

74:15

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.

72:54

Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

72:01

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

71:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces David Wheeler.

71:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Daniel Coles.

70:42

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

54:58

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

54:48

Attempt saved. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:00

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:56

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

52:09

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

51:26

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

51:26

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:33

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

50:33

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:55

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

49:55

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:37 Booking

Booking Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

48:32

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

47:41

Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:41

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

46:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Bury 2. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Sedgwick following a corner.

45:51

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 1, Bury 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces John O'Flynn.

45:00 +1:45 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 1, Bury 1.

45:00 +0:51

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Bury).

45:00 +0:51

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:10

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:10

Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).

42:24

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

42:24

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Bury 1. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Flynn.

40:15

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

40:15

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:39

Hand ball by Craig Jones (Bury).

38:43

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:43

Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).

36:16

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

33:47

Attempt missed. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is high and wide to the left.

33:02

Attempt missed. Matthew Gill (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

32:11

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

28:16

Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:39

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

26:39

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:58

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

25:44

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

23:55

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

23:55

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:34

Attempt blocked. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:03

Attempt missed. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

19:52

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

19:52

Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:11

Attempt saved. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:52

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

14:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Bury 1. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

12:41

Attempt missed. Alan Gow (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

10:56

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

10:56

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:35

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

8:53

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

8:53

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:58

Attempt missed. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:35

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:47

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:47

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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