York City 1-0 Bury

York strengthened their play-off bid with a narrow win over in-form Bury.

The home side took the lead early on when Keith Lowe diverted Will Hayhurst's low corner past goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

Jensen then produced a fine save to deny Calvin Andrew and John McCombe blocked Hallam Hope's effort on the line to preserve York's lead.

McCombe then blazed over from six yards before Daniel Nardiello was sent off late on for a second yellow card.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"It was a fantastic three points.

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"The effort and commitment and resilience the players have put in has been fantastic over the course of the run that we're on.

"Playing two important games in the space of three or four days can drain you both physically and emotionally.

"The lads have done exceptionally well and they were worthy of the three points."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"First twenty minutes was sort of a war of attrition and we withstood that apart from a soft goal, it was a really poor goal on our part.

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"I think after that it sort of woke us up a little bit.

"From seven minutes in we dominated them on the ball, we dominated them on our running power.

"With a lot of aspect of today's play I was delighted apart from obviously not scoring."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe44202042680
2Chesterfield44211582878
3Rochdale44239122078
4Fleetwood44229131575
5Burton44191510872
6Southend441814121668
7York441716111067
8Oxford Utd44161414662
9Plymouth44161018-758
10Bury44131813857
11Dag & Red44141515-457
12Mansfield44141515-857
13Portsmouth44141515-1057
14Wimbledon44141416-456
15Newport44131615-355
16Cheltenham44131615-755
17Hartlepool44141020-452
18Accrington44121517-451
19Morecambe44121418-1550
20Exeter44121319-749
21Wycombe44111419-1047
22Bristol Rovers44111419-1147
23Northampton44111419-2047
24Torquay4411924-2342
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