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Bury 2-0 Exeter City

In-form Bury recorded their third consecutive win with a commanding second-half display against 10-man Exeter City.

After Danny Mayor was fouled by Daniel Coles, Chris Hussey broke the deadlock for the home side from a free kick.

Coles was then dismissed just five minutes later when he was shown a second yellow for a foul on Danny Rose.

Bury sealed all three points late on when substitute Tom Soares turned in Mayor's cross.

The Shakers are now seven points off the play-off places while Exeter are four points above the relegation zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Bury manager Flitcroft

"We played with a tempo, an urgency and a real vigour in the first half but you have got to see teams off in that time.

"It gave us the platform to try and force the issue in the second half.

"We tried to hit Exeter from every part of the pitch and it was a really solid performance in every aspect.

"It was important we dominated a game against a team around us and I'm pleased with a clean sheet as well.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 21Jensen
  • 7JonesSubstituted forMillerat 73'minutes
  • 11Hussey
  • 3McNulty
  • 34Mills
  • 29Veseli
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16TutteSubstituted forSoaresat 78'minutes
  • 9HopeSubstituted forRoseat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Nardiello
  • 15Mayor

Substitutes

  • 4Hinds
  • 6Proctor
  • 8Miller
  • 19Soares
  • 20Rose
  • 22Platt
  • 30Charles-Cook

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 16DawsonSubstituted forWheelerat 80'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 35GillSubstituted forGrimesat 54'minutes
  • 6ColesBooked at 70mins
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 7Sercombe
  • 4Bennett
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forO'Flynnat 72'minutes
  • 8Oakley
  • 14Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 11Davies
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 29Grimes
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,718

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Attempt saved. John O'Flynn (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Exeter City 0. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Booking

Danny Rose (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Rose (Bury).

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

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Aaron Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Soares replaces Andrew Tutte.

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Matt Grimes.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Craig Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. John O'Flynn replaces Tom Nichols.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 1, Exeter City 0. Chris Hussey (Bury) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Hallam Hope.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Aaron Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Matt Grimes replaces Matthew Gill.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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