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Mansfield Town 0-1 Bury

Bury got their League Two promotion push back on track after last weekend's slip-up thanks to Ryan Tafazolli's first-half own goal at Mansfield.

The Shakers, beaten at home by Oxford United a week ago, climb to fifth thanks to Chris Hussey's left-side free-kick across a crowded box creeping inside the far post off Tafazolli.

Bury debutant Tom Eaves had a far-post volley disallowed for offside.

A tight game of few chances was the Stags' first loss in six home matches.

Bury climb back up to fifth, within four points of third-placed Shrewsbury Town, while Mansfield stay 19th, eights points clear of the League Two drop zone.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v Bury

"We didn't apply ourselves like we have done in the previous couple of months and we paid the price for that.

"I don't think it was a case of ability or tactical nous, it was a bottom line of application and today wasn't good enough.

"We should have got something out of it at the end.

"I think we have got to do better with our chance we had at the end, but we did come up against one of the big boys today and that showed."

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Flitcroft on Mansfield v Bury

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"The clean sheet has pleased me and the lads have drawn inspiration from that.

"They're a team that are leading themselves. The values that we put in at the start of the season are coming to fruition.

"We're having a real drive forward to that top-three spot and I was delighted for the lads today."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 15RavenhillBooked at 60mins
  • 24BrownSubstituted forMonakanaat 65'minutes
  • 28Clements
  • 20ThomasBooked at 41minsSubstituted forKeeat 49'minutes
  • 17LambeSubstituted forBinghamat 73'minutes
  • 25Oliver

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 7Monakana
  • 9Rhead
  • 11Bingham
  • 16Heslop
  • 29Kee

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 23Riley
  • 27Cameron
  • 3McNulty
  • 11Hussey
  • 8AdamsSubstituted forSedgwickat 80'minutes
  • 4Tutte
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10MayorSubstituted forJonesat 59'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 18EavesSubstituted forHopeat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jones
  • 7Hope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 15Lowe
  • 16O'Brien
  • 26Lainton
  • 32Shaw
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,868

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamBury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  4. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Hallam Hope (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Martin Riley.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town).

  13. Post update

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Hallam Hope replaces Tom Eaves.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Nicky Adams.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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