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Bury 4-0 Plymouth Argyle

A Daniel Nardiello brace helped Bury beat Plymouth to keep their slim hopes of a League Two play-off place alive.

Andrew Tutte gave the Shakers an early lead, firing past Jake Cole, before the visitors had a chance to equalise through Reuben Reid's header.

But Nardiello scored a spot-kick just after the break after a foul by Durrell Berry, before heading in another.

Danny Rose completed the scoring late on with a side-footed shot to leave Bury seven points off the play-offs.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"It was an incredible display, I thought, really professional.

"Some of the combination play was outstanding.

"There's a real synergy about the team. I think that's what I love more than anything. There's a real synergy between the way we attack and they way we want to defend.

"That's what happens when you've got a team that all believe.

"It was a real unified performance today."

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7Jones
  • 15Mayor
  • 11Hussey
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 19Soares
  • 16Tutte
  • 9HopeSubstituted forRoseat 57'minutes
  • 18NardielloSubstituted forPlattat 80'minutes
  • 12SedgwickSubstituted forMillerat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Cameron
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 10Grimes
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2BerryBooked at 86mins
  • 25Purrington
  • 6Hourihane
  • 16TrotmanSubstituted forYoungat 61'minutes
  • 17Nelson
  • 27GurrieriSubstituted forN Thomasat 61'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 9Reid
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forShowunmiat 61'minutes
  • 20Banton

Substitutes

  • 8Boco
  • 14Young
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 19N Thomas
  • 29Showunmi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,401

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0. Danny Rose (Bury) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Daniel Nardiello.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Chris Sedgwick.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Enoch Showunmi replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Neal Trotman.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Andres Gurrieri.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Hallam Hope.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Plymouth Argyle 0. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Bury. Daniel Nardiello draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe43192042577
2Chesterfield43201582775
3Rochdale43229121975
4Fleetwood43219131472
5Burton42181410568
6Southend431714121565
7York43161611964
8Oxford Utd43161413762
9Plymouth43161017-658
10Bury43131812957
11Dag & Red43141514-357
12Mansfield43141514-657
13Newport43131515-354
14Wimbledon43131416-553
15Cheltenham43121615-952
16Accrington43121516-351
17Portsmouth42121515-1251
18Morecambe43121417-1450
19Hartlepool42131019-249
20Exeter43121318-649
21Wycombe43111418-947
22Bristol Rovers42111417-947
23Northampton43111418-1947
24Torquay4310924-2439
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