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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:

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Post-match: Bury caretaker Jepson

"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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Bury 2.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

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

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

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

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthew Gill.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Chris Sedgwick.

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

Foul by Danny Hylton (Bury).

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

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.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Dean Howell.

Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Arron Davies replaces David Wheeler.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Tom Nichols replaces Daniel Coles.

Attempt missed. Sam Parkin (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt saved. Andrew Proctor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

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

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

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

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Shaun Beeley (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Parkin (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd1997330151534
2Chesterfield1896325141133
3Southend1910362517833
4Scunthorpe199642621533
5Rochdale1910362825333
6Burton1910362320333
7Fleetwood1910273224832
8Dag & Red198652823530
9Morecambe198562526-129
10Newport187742419528
11Exeter197572425-126
12Wimbledon197572324-126
13Hartlepool197482120125
14Cheltenham195862429-523
15Plymouth196581419-523
16Wycombe186482224-222
17Portsmouth185672530-521
18Mansfield195682126-521
19Accrington195591824-620
20Bury194782124-319
21York194782327-419
22Bristol Rovers194781620-419
23Northampton1945101524-917
24Torquay1936102033-1315
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