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Exeter City 2-2 Bury

Exeter's Tom Nichols came off the bench to notch a dramatic equaliser in a thrilling draw with Bury.

Daniel Nardiello opened the scoring against his former club with a powerful low shot before David Wheeler volleyed in to equalise for the Grecians.

Bury went back in front two minutes after the break when Nathan Cameron headed in a Chris Sedgwick corner.

But substitute Nichols equalised late on, turning in Liam Sercombe's drilled cross from close range.

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Bury caretaker manager Ronnie Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury caretaker Jepson

"The performance was fantastic and we could have been three or four up at half-time.

"We set up nice and positive to win the game and the players expressed themselves fantastically.

"We created chance after chance and all in all you've got to be pleased with a performance like that."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 35Gill
  • 6ColesSubstituted forNicholsat 72'minutes
  • 4Bennett
  • 32WheelerSubstituted forDaviesat 72'minutes
  • 29Grimes
  • 19O'FlynnSubstituted forParkinat 45'minutes
  • 10Gow
  • 7Sercombe

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 14Doherty
  • 20Nichols
  • 22Keohane
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 23Howell
  • 6Proctor
  • 5CameronBooked at 50mins
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 7Jones
  • 19Soares
  • 24Hylton
  • 18Nardiello
  • 12SedgwickSubstituted forMayorat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 11Holden
  • 14Harrad
  • 15Mayor
  • 20Reindorf
  • 26Lainton
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,426

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.
Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.
Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.
Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).
Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.
Attempt saved. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Gill.
Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Chris Sedgwick.
Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).
Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Bury 2. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Sercombe.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.
Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces David Wheeler.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Daniel Coles.
Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.
Attempt saved. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).
Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).
Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).
Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).
David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Bury 2. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Sedgwick following a corner.
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 1, Bury 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Sam Parkin replaces John O'Flynn.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 1, Bury 1.
Foul by Shaun Beeley (Bury).
Alan Gow (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alan Gow (Exeter City).
Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).
Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Bury 1. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Flynn.
Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).
David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Craig Jones (Bury).
Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matt Grimes (Exeter City).
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.
Attempt missed. Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is high and wide to the left.
Attempt missed. Matthew Gill (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd199731534
2Chesterfield189631133
3Southend191036833
4Scunthorpe19964533
5Rochdale191036333
6Burton191036333
7Fleetwood191027832
8Dag & Red19865530
9Morecambe19856-129
10Newport18774528
11Exeter19757-126
12Wimbledon19757-126
13Hartlepool19748125
14Cheltenham19586-523
15Plymouth19658-523
16Wycombe18648-222
17Portsmouth18567-521
18Mansfield19568-521
19Accrington19559-620
20Bury19478-319
21York19478-419
22Bristol Rovers19478-419
23Northampton194510-917
24Torquay193610-1315
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