Match ends, Bury 1, Northampton Town 1.
David Flitcroft's first game in charge of Bury ended in a draw with fellow strugglers Northampton Town.
The hosts took the lead when Daniel Nardiello thumped in a penalty after Ricky Ravenhill had fouled Craig Jones.
Dean Howell then put Chris Hackett's free-kick into his own net to bring Northampton level.
Hackett squandered the Cobblers' best opportunity to take all three points when he blazed a penalty over the bar after William Edjenguele's foul.
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Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We've come up against a very direct team, very organised. We've weathered the storm at times, we've had to, but the players have dug in and showed good character.
"I was happy with certain aspects, the first 20 minutes I thought we were good. The second half was just a dog-fight.
"It's a work in progress. As a coach, I've got to make sure we're getting players in the right areas and try to infiltrate what they are doing with the precision and movement I'm trying to bring to club."
- 19SoaresSubstituted forGrimesat 45'minutes
- 8MillerBooked at 67mins
- 14HarradSubstituted forMayorat 67'minutes
- 12SedgwickSubstituted forProctorat 77'minutes
- 22Navas González
- 39McLeodSubstituted forO'Donovanat 79'minutes
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bury 1, Northampton Town 1.
Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).
Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.
Substitution, Northampton Town. Roy O'Donovan replaces Izale McLeod.
Substitution, Bury. Andrew Proctor replaces Chris Sedgwick because of an injury.
Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.
Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).
Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.
Izale McLeod (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).
Tommy Miller (Bury) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).
Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Shaun Harrad.
Attempt missed. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.