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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Bury

Plymouth's Reuben Reid

David Flitcroft's first away game as Bury manager ended in defeat as Plymouth moved six points clear of the League Two relegation zone.

Caolan Lavery put the home side in front with a shot from inside the box after meeting a pass by Luke Young.

Bury levelled with Chris Sedgwick's chip over Luke McCormick after Daniel Nardiello hit a post for the Shakers.

Reuben Reid then completed the scoring with a close-range shot following an assist from Lewis Alessandra.

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John Sheridan

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Post-match: Plymouth boss Sheridan

Plymouth boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a good goal from Caolan [Lavery], I'm pleased for him. He's done well to direct his shot and put it in the back of the net, and it was a great finish.

"When you score the first goal it gives you something to hang onto and you've got a better chance of going on to win the game.

"Unfortunately I thought we came out a little bit too slowly in the second half and their goal looked too easy. It was a good finish from the lad, but it was too easy passing the ball around in front of us and it gave them the incentive to push on.

"Reuben [Reid] was going to come off immediately before the goal - things just didn't go his way today. But I'm pleased as he ends up scoring the winning goal. He was in the right place in between the posts."

Bury manager David Flitcroft

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Post-match: Bury boss Flitcroft

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's not going to be a quick fix. It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

"Two years of doing the wrong things are not going to be fixed in two games. I've got two years to turn it around and I'm looking forward to doing that, but it's definitely going to take time.

"I know where we're going to be at the end of the season - we'll be in League Two. There are a lot of hard games coming up but we're certainly prepared for a fight."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 4Blanchard
  • 2BerryBooked at 69mins
  • 14Young
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 7Alessandra
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13LaveryBooked at 87minsSubstituted forBencherifat 88'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBocoat 79'minutes
  • 27Gurrieri

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 3Blackman
  • 5Branston
  • 8Boco
  • 15Wotton
  • 20Bencherif
  • 28Reckord

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 2BeeleySubstituted forNavasat 34'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 23Howell
  • 8Miller
  • 5Cameron
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 6ProctorSubstituted forHarradat 67'minutes
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forForresterat 63'minutes
  • 7Jones
  • 15MayorBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 3Roberts
  • 9Forrester
  • 10Grimes
  • 14Harrad
  • 22Navas
  • 30Charles-Cook
  • 31Walker
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
6,206

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBury
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Hamza Bencherif replaces Caolan Lavery.

Booking

Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Romuald Boco replaces Reuben Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Craig Jones went off injured after Bury had used all subs.

Booking

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Anton Forrester (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Shaun Harrad replaces Andrew Proctor.

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anton Forrester (Bury).

Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Anton Forrester replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

Booking

Marco Navas (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Navas (Bury).

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Bury 1. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Jones.

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2111641439
2Oxford Utd2110831638
3Scunthorpe211074737
4Fleetwood211128735
5Burton211056335
6Newport20974834
7Southend211047734
8Rochdale211047234
9Morecambe22958-332
10Dag & Red21867330
11Cheltenham22796-230
12Exeter21858-229
13Wycombe21768127
14Hartlepool21768127
15Wimbledon20767-127
16Plymouth21759-626
17Accrington216510-623
18Bristol Rovers21579-322
19Mansfield21579-622
20Portsmouth21579-922
21York21498-421
22Torquay215610-1121
23Bury21489-420
24Northampton214611-1218
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