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Bury 2-0 Exeter City

In-form Bury recorded their third consecutive win with a commanding second-half display against 10-man Exeter City.

After Danny Mayor was fouled by Daniel Coles, Chris Hussey broke the deadlock for the home side from a free kick.

Coles was then dismissed just five minutes later when he was shown a second yellow for a foul on Danny Rose.

Bury sealed all three points late on when substitute Tom Soares turned in Mayor's cross.

The Shakers are now seven points off the play-off places while Exeter are four points above the relegation zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"We played with a tempo, an urgency and a real vigour in the first half but you have got to see teams off in that time.

"It gave us the platform to try and force the issue in the second half.

"We tried to hit Exeter from every part of the pitch and it was a really solid performance in every aspect.

"It was important we dominated a game against a team around us and I'm pleased with a clean sheet as well.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7JonesSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 11Hussey
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 29Veseli
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16TutteSubstituted forSoaresat 78'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forRoseat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Nardiello
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 19Soares
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 16DawsonSubstituted forWheelerat 80'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 54'minutes
  • 6ColesBooked at 70mins
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4Bennett
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 72'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,718

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Exeter City 0. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Booking

Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Rose (Bury).

(Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

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

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Aaron Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Andrew Tutte.

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Craig Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Exeter City 0. Chris Hussey (Bury) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Hallam Hope.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Aaron Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale41229102575
2Scunthorpe41191842575
3Chesterfield41191482671
4Fleetwood41208131368
5Burton4118149668
6Southend411614111362
7York41151511860
8Oxford Utd41151412659
9Plymouth40151015-155
10Dag & Red41131513-154
11Bury41121712553
12Mansfield41131414-953
13Cheltenham41121514-851
14Newport40121414-450
15Hartlepool41131018-149
16Accrington41121316-349
17Wimbledon41121316-649
18Morecambe41121217-1448
19Portsmouth41111515-1548
20Exeter41121118-647
21Bristol Rovers41111416-847
22Wycombe41111317-746
23Northampton41101318-2043
24Torquay419923-2436
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