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Bury 1-1 Northampton Town

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."

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Jensen
  • 2Beeley
  • 23Howell
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forGrimesat 45'minutes
  • 5Cameron
  • 25Edjenguele
  • 7Jones
  • 8MillerBooked at 67mins
  • 18Nardiello
  • 14HarradSubstituted forMayorat 67'minutes
  • 12SedgwickSubstituted forProctorat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 9Forrester
  • 10Grimes
  • 15Mayor
  • 22Navas González
  • 26Lainton
  • 31Walker

Northampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Duke
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 3Widdowson
  • 8Morris
  • 18Reid
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 11Hackett
  • 34Ravenhill
  • 9Platt
  • 39McLeodSubstituted forO'Donovanat 79'minutes
  • 29Dallas

Substitutes

  • 6Collins
  • 10O'Donovan
  • 17Deegan
  • 19Emerton
  • 21McNamara
  • 25Blyth
  • 33Norris
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,835

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 1, Northampton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 1, Northampton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Roy O'Donovan replaces Izale McLeod.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Andrew Proctor replaces Chris Sedgwick because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joe Widdowson (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

  11. Post update

    Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

  14. Post update

    Izale McLeod (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Grimes (Bury).

  16. Booking

    Tommy Miller (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

  18. Post update

    Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Shaun Harrad.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Cameron (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

As It Stood

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3Fleetwood2011273425935
4Newport209742921834
5Scunthorpe209742722534
6Burton2010462421334
7Southend2010372518733
8Rochdale2010372927233
9Morecambe219572728-132
10Dag & Red208662925430
11Exeter208572727029
12Wimbledon207672324-127
13Cheltenham216962731-427
14Hartlepool207582322126
15Wycombe206682527-224
16Plymouth206591421-723
17Mansfield205782126-522
18Portsmouth205782734-722
19Bury204882225-320
20York204882428-420
21Accrington2055102027-720
22Bristol Rovers204791722-519
23Northampton2046101625-918
24Torquay2046102133-1218
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