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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:

"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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Arron Davies (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Hylton (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Gill.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Chris Sedgwick.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.