Bury 0-0 Mansfield Town

Mansfield climbed up to seventh place in League Two after a goalless draw with struggling Bury.

Home keeper Brian Jensen was in top form as he denied Jack Blake and Colin Daniel, while his opposite number Alan Marriott saved Shaun Harrad's shot.

The second half started in cagey fashion before John Dempster was sent off for a two-footed tackle on Harrad.

Bury's Danny Mayor and Danny Hylton both should have done better with headed chances as the Stags held on.

Deep into injury time, Mansfield boss Paul Cox was sent to the stands after a dispute with the fourth official.

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Bury caretaker manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The lads are playing the right way and we're getting good deliveries from wide areas but it's just not dropping in the box for us. We just want one to go in off somebody's knee and we'll be happy.

"You can see how teams come here and make it so tough for us. They sat in and slowed the game down.

"We kept going and the boys are positive. Hopefully their luck will change."

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Mansfield Town manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

"I thought the boys were excellent, considering the last half an hour we were down to 10 men.

"I thought they were immense in terms of their desire to not lose a football match.

"This could be a valuable point coming away here. They have put on a really good performance."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale13823726
2Chesterfield13733724
3Exeter13733524
4Oxford Utd13652923
5Fleetwood13715522
6Morecambe13643222
7Mansfield13562421
8Burton13634221
9Newport13553420
10Wycombe12624420
11Southend13625320
12Scunthorpe12552220
13Dag & Red13553120
14Hartlepool13535218
15Wimbledon13535-118
16Portsmouth12444016
17Cheltenham13436-615
18York12336-412
19Plymouth13337-712
20Bury13247-310
21Bristol Rovers13247-710
22Torquay13247-1010
23Northampton13238-89
24Accrington13148-117
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