In-form Bury recorded their third consecutive win with a commanding second-half display against 10-man Exeter City.

After Danny Mayor was fouled by Daniel Coles, Chris Hussey broke the deadlock for the home side from a free kick.

Coles was then dismissed just five minutes later when he was shown a second yellow for a foul on Danny Rose.

Bury sealed all three points late on when substitute Tom Soares turned in Mayor's cross.

The Shakers are now seven points off the play-off places while Exeter are four points above the relegation zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We played with a tempo, an urgency and a real vigour in the first half but you have got to see teams off in that time.

"It gave us the platform to try and force the issue in the second half.

"We tried to hit Exeter from every part of the pitch and it was a really solid performance in every aspect.

"It was important we dominated a game against a team around us and I'm pleased with a clean sheet as well.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 07 Jones (Miller - 73' )
  • 11 Hussey
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills
  • 29 Veseli
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 16 Tutte (Soares - 78' )
  • 09 Hope (Rose - 63' Booked )
  • 18 Nardiello
  • 15 Mayor

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 06 Proctor
  • 08 Miller
  • 19 Soares
  • 20 Rose
  • 22 Platt
  • 30 Charles-Cook

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 16 Dawson (Wheeler - 80' )
  • 03 Woodman
  • 35 Gill (Grimes - 54' )
  • 06 Coles Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 04 Bennett
  • 20 Nichols (O'Flynn - 72' )
  • 08 Oakley
  • 14 Richards

Substitutes

  • 05 Baldwin
  • 11 Davies
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 25 Parkin
  • 29 Grimes
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 2,718

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

6 2

Corners

14 4

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +2:58

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:17

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:17

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

90:00 +1:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 2, Exeter City 0. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

89:13

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

88:31 Booking

Booking Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

88:10

Danny Rose (Bury).

88:10

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

86:36

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:39

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

83:26

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

83:26

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:44

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

80:00

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:57

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

79:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Aaron Dawson.

77:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Andrew Tutte.

77:03

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:29

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

74:23

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

74:23

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:26

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

73:26

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Craig Jones.

71:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

69:24 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

69:12

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

69:12

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

67:19

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

67:19

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

66:13

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

64:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 1, Exeter City 0. Chris Hussey (Bury) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

64:14 Booking

Booking Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

64:10

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

64:10

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Hallam Hope.

61:45

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Aaron Dawson.

53:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill.

52:59

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

52:03

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

51:34

Attempt blocked. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

50:45

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

50:45

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

49:01

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

48:45

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

48:45

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

48:20

Aaron Dawson (Exeter City) has gone down, but that's a dive.

45:00

Second Half begins Bury 0, Exeter City 0.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bury 0, Exeter City 0.

41:26

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

40:35

Attempt blocked. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:55

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

39:55

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:43

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

38:43

Matthew Gill (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:00

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

37:59

Foul by Matthew Gill (Exeter City).

36:02

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

36:02

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:13

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

31:50

Attempt blocked. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

29:59

Attempt missed. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

28:04

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:15

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

27:15

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

26:38

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

24:09

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

19:48

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Eliot Richards.

18:32

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

17:39

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

16:59

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Daniel Coles.

15:22

Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

14:41

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

14:41

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

14:06

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

14:06

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:01

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

8:17

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

6:24

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

5:51

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

5:51

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

4:23

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

3:57

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

3:39

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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