Hallam Hope and Danny Rose scored on their Bury debuts to dispatch League Two strugglers Northampton and ease their own relegation concerns.

The Cobblers' John Marquis had twice tested Shakers goalkeeper Brian Jensen before Hope struck from close range.

Marquis then hit the post and saw a header saved by Jensen before Danny Mayor doubled Bury's lead from the edge of the box.

Ian Morris went close for the hosts before Rose slotted home late on.

It means Northampton now lie three points adrift of safety in League Two while Bury climb to 18th place, seven points clear of the drop zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"It was important that we didn't allow Northampton to catch ground on us.

"It was a game we couldn't lose today and I stressed that to the players.

"When I got the players in on loan I knew they'd give us extra verve. I knew they'd give us an extra dimension and they have done."

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"I thought we shaded the first 15 minutes, but we've conceded two ridiculous goals and that was our day done.

"We're the architects of our own downfall and have given ourselves a mountain to climb. The third goal summed the afternoon up - it was comical.

"From my point of view, you can't feel sorry for yourselves in this situation, you have to drive yourself on."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 McSweeney (Tozer - 71' )
  • 25 Horwood
  • 34 Ravenhill (Dickenson - 45' )
  • 23 Diamond
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11 Hackett (Deegan - 45' Booked )
  • 04 Carter
  • 09 Marquis
  • 07 Sinclair
  • 08 Morris

Substitutes

  • 12 Tozer
  • 13 Snedker
  • 17 Deegan
  • 18 Connell
  • 20 Moyo
  • 24 Toney
  • 35 Dickenson

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 29 Veseli
  • 11 Hussey
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 34 Mills
  • 03 McNulty
  • 07 Jones
  • 16 Tutte
  • 18 Nardiello (Rose - 67' )
  • 09 Hope (Platt - 73' )
  • 15 Mayor (Proctor - 50' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Cameron
  • 06 Proctor
  • 19 Soares
  • 20 Rose
  • 22 Platt
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 35 Obadeyi
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 4,631

Match Stats

Shots

8 6

On target

4 5

Corners

5 3

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 3.

90:00 +2:38

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

90:00 +2:38

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 0, Bury 3. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

85:32

Attempt blocked. Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

80:24

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

77:13

Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

76:09

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:09

Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

75:10

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

72:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Hallam Hope because of an injury.

71:45

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

70:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ben Tozer replaces Leon McSweeney.

67:32 Booking

Booking Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

67:23

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

67:23

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Daniel Nardiello.

66:05

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

66:05

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:47

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:47

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

64:22

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:22

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

63:56

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

61:13

Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:13

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

60:08

Foul by Evan Horwood (Northampton Town).

60:08

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

59:25

Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:25

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

58:40

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Northampton Town).

58:40

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:22

Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:22

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

55:24

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

55:24

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Andrew Proctor replaces Danny Mayor.

47:59

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

47:34

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

47:34

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:36

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

46:00

Leon McSweeney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:59

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

45:23

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

45:23

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Northampton Town 0, Bury 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Gary Deegan replaces Chris Hackett because of an injury.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Brennan Dickenson replaces Richard Ravenhill.

45:00 +1:54 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Bury 2.

44:36

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

44:20

Attempt blocked. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39:00

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:57

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

36:02

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

36:02

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 0, Bury 2. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

33:32

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Darren Carter.

31:02

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

29:00

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

28:21

John Marquis (Northampton Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

26:20

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:20

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

25:36

Foul by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town).

25:36

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

24:50

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:50

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

23:14

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

23:14

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:42

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:42

Foul by Evan Horwood (Northampton Town).

17:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 0, Bury 1. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Mayor with a cross.

16:44

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

16:44

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

13:06

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:06

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

12:36

Hand ball by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

12:11

Attempt saved. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

10:09

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

8:51

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

7:13

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

7:13

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:03

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

3:20

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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