York strengthened their play-off bid with a narrow win over in-form Bury.

The home side took the lead early on when Keith Lowe diverted Will Hayhurst's low corner past goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

Jensen then produced a fine save to deny Calvin Andrew and John McCombe blocked Hallam Hope's effort on the line to preserve York's lead.

McCombe then blazed over from six yards before Daniel Nardiello was sent off late on for a second yellow card.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"It was a fantastic three points.

"The effort and commitment and resilience the players have put in has been fantastic over the course of the run that we're on.

"Playing two important games in the space of three or four days can drain you both physically and emotionally.

"The lads have done exceptionally well and they were worthy of the three points."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"First twenty minutes was sort of a war of attrition and we withstood that apart from a soft goal, it was a really poor goal on our part.

"I think after that it sort of woke us up a little bit.

"From seven minutes in we dominated them on the ball, we dominated them on our running power.

"With a lot of aspect of today's play I was delighted apart from obviously not scoring."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe Booked
  • 27 Brobbel
  • 14 Montrose
  • 08 Andrew Booked
  • 07 Coulson (Bowman - 92' )
  • 26 Hayhurst (Reed - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 18 Platt
  • 19 Bowman
  • 20 Allan
  • 24 Ingham
  • 37 Reed

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 07 Jones
  • 11 Hussey
  • 16 Tutte (Platt - 74' )
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills Booked (Cameron - 92' )
  • 15 Mayor
  • 12 Sedgwick (Rose - 59' )
  • 09 Hope
  • 18 Nardiello Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 19 Soares

Substitutes

  • 05 Cameron
  • 06 Proctor
  • 08 Miller
  • 20 Rose
  • 22 Platt
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 35 Obadeyi
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 5,225

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

3 6

Corners

5 10

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 1, Bury 0.

90:00 +5:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 1, Bury 0.

90:00 +5:08

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

90:00 +3:36

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

90:00 +2:40

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

90:00 +1:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Nathan Cameron replaces Pablo Mills.

90:00 +1:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Bowman replaces Michael Coulson.

90:00 +1:09

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

90:00 +1:09

Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:09

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

88:25 Booking

Booking John McCombe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

88:22

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:22

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

87:25

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

87:25

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:58

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

84:33

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

84:17

Attempt saved. Chris Hussey (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:39

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:39

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

80:10 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

80:07

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:07

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

78:00

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:58

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

75:27

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:27

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Andrew Tutte.

72:00

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:58 Booking

Booking Daniel Nardiello (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

71:52

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

70:33

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Davies.

70:27

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

69:06

Foul by Calvin Andrew (York City).

69:06

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

68:04

Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

67:28

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

67:28

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

67:08

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

66:39

Attempt saved. Adam Reed (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:07

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

65:29

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:29

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

64:36

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

63:49

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

63:49

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

63:16

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

63:16

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:23 Booking

Booking Pablo Mills (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

62:09

Calvin Andrew (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:09

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

61:41

(York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:41

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

60:58

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Davies.

58:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Chris Sedgwick.

57:40

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

53:44

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:44

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

52:30

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:53

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

51:53

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:23

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

50:06

Attempt missed. Lewis Montrose (York City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

49:40

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

48:27

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

48:27

Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:53

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nick Pope.

45:39

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Adam Reed replaces William Hayhurst.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 1, Bury 0.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 1, Bury 0.

45:00 +1:00

Ryan Brobbel (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:59

Foul by Daniel Nardiello (Bury).

43:57

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

43:05

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

43:05

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

40:43 Booking

Booking Calvin Andrew (York City) is shown the yellow card.

40:40

Foul by Calvin Andrew (York City).

40:40

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

38:49

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:05

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

32:46

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

32:46

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

30:25

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

30:25

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

30:17

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

30:17

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

29:26

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

27:42

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Davies.

25:54

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

25:54

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

23:20

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

23:20

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:34

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Davies.

16:17

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John McCombe.

16:00

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

14:50

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (York City).

14:50

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

12:57

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Davies.

12:05

Corner, York City. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

11:48

Attempt saved. Calvin Andrew (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

7:25

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

6:28

Foul by Calvin Andrew (York City).

6:28

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

4:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 1, Bury 0. Keith Lowe (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by William Hayhurst with a cross following a corner.

4:05

Corner, York City. Conceded by Tom Soares.

3:23

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:23

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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