Teenager Joe Hanks came off the bench to score his first senior goal and earn Cheltenham an opening-day win at Bury.

The 19-year-old was called into action after eight minutes, following an injury to new signing Asa Hall.

And after captain Matt Taylor had a goal disallowed for pushing, Hanks fired home from Byron Harrison's cross.

Andrew Tutte twice went close for Bury before Robins goalkeeper Trevor Carson saved from Pablo Mills and Danny Mayor to deny the hosts a goal.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

Flitcroft on Bury v Cheltenham

"In patches we were okay, but I didn't enjoy seeing the performance in the last third.

"We've carved out and created enough chances to win a couple of games but the quality just wasn't there. We just seemed to tighten up.

"It's like a golfer with a putt. It's no good getting on the green in two and then having four or five putts. That's where we were at today.

"We didn't hit the right areas that we'd worked on in training, where we'd looked fluent."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"For a team that apparently hasn't got a style, or hasn't got too many good players, we showed people that we have.

"I'm probably light on a little bit of quality, but with results like that we have something to build on.

"We knew how they wanted to play, we didn't want to get sucked into it high up the pitch and get exposed at the back.

"I said I needed a man's performance off the team and they gave me that."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Bury

  • 01 Jalal
  • 11 Hussey
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills
  • 02 Jones
  • 10 Mayor
  • 19 Soares
  • 17 Nardiello (Poole - 76' )
  • 08 Adams (Cameron - 82' )
  • 04 Tutte
  • 15 Lowe

Substitutes

  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 14 Thompson
  • 16 O'Brien
  • 21 Widdowson
  • 26 Lainton
  • 27 Cameron
  • 30 Poole

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Carson
  • 06 Elliott
  • 05 Brown
  • 04 Taylor
  • 02 Vaughan
  • 08 Richards
  • 03 Braham-Barrett
  • 25 Taylor Booked
  • 14 Hall (Hanks - 8' )
  • 09 Harrison (Arthur - 75' )
  • 10 Gornell

Substitutes

  • 11 Haworth
  • 15 Deaman
  • 16 Hanks
  • 18 Black
  • 19 Sterling-James
  • 20 Arthur
  • 30 Reynolds
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 3,376

Match Stats

Shots

16 4

On target

2 3

Corners

10 4

Fouls

4 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +2:04

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Bury) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

90:00 +1:49

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +1:42

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

90:00 +0:58

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Richards.

90:00 +0:25

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

90:00 +0:25

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

89:47

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

89:47

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:11

Attempt missed. Pablo Mills (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84:34 Booking

Booking Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

84:20

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

84:20

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

81:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Nathan Cameron replaces Nicky Adams.

79:09

Attempt blocked. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:18

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

75:35

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. James Poole replaces Daniel Nardiello.

74:46

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

74:46

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

74:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Koby Arthur replaces Byron Harrison.

71:28

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

71:28

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

67:16

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

66:41

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:02

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

61:02

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

59:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:32

Delay in match Craig Jones (Bury) because of an injury.

57:05

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

55:27

Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

55:27

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:39

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Bury) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

54:04

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

52:17

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:36

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

50:01

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

49:03

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

48:41

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

46:31

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

46:31

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

45:00

Second Half begins Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1.

43:21

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Soares.

41:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Byron Harrison.

39:29

Foul by Chris Hussey (Bury).

39:29

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:13

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

39:13

Foul by Matt Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

38:00

Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:39

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

36:45

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:44

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

29:55

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27:26

Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

27:26

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:49

Attempt saved. Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:38

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

25:25

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

24:03

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

20:23

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

20:23

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:09

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Troy Brown.

18:35

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

16:54

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

13:26

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Shwan Jalal.

13:03

Attempt saved. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

11:13

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

7:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Asa Hall because of an injury.

4:55

Delay in match Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) because of an injury.

3:04

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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