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Cambridge0Bury2

Cambridge United 0-2 Bury

Tom Soares
Tom Soares second-half goal takes his tally to six for the season.

Bury maintained their promotion challenge with a comfortable win at relegation-threatened Cambridge.

The U's came close to taking the lead in the opening moments through Ryan Donaldson's 30-yard shot which forced a tremendous save from Nick Pope.

But the Shakers went ahead through captain Nathan Cameron, who drilled the ball low across goalkeeper Chris Dunn.

Tom Soares doubled Bury's advantage early in the second half when he drove a finish beyond Dunn.

Bury cut the gap to the automatic promotion places to just four points with their fifth straight away win.

Cambridge have won just one of their last 17 games in all competitions and occupy 19th place, just five points above the drop zone.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Flitcroft on Cambridge v Bury

"I think technically supreme, tactically outstanding.

"When the time got to it to be physical and to dominate people, that's what we did.

"For all the four corners that you look at, emotionally we were supercharged, technically outstanding in every department - whether it was passing, movement, fluidity, it was outstanding.

"When I look at all the four corners, we got it right today."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Nelson
  • 4Coulson
  • 11Dunk
  • 7Donaldson
  • 8Champion
  • 15SimpsonSubstituted forBirdat 54'minutes
  • 14HuntSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 59'minutes
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forHarroldat 63'minutes
  • 31Kaikai

Substitutes

  • 13Norris
  • 17Hughes
  • 19Ball
  • 20Harrold
  • 23Morrissey
  • 25Mendez-Laing
  • 32Bird

Bury

  • 21Pope
  • 2JonesSubstituted forHoldingat 79'minutes
  • 5El-Abd
  • 27Cameron
  • 11Hussey
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 4Tutte
  • 10MayorBooked at 90mins
  • 15LoweSubstituted forSedgwickat 69'minutes
  • 18EavesBooked at 16minsSubstituted forNardielloat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hope
  • 8Adams
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 16O'Brien
  • 17Nardiello
  • 20Holding
  • 26Lainton
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
5,427

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamBury
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 0, Bury 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Bury 2.

Booking

Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Foul by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

Adam El-Abd (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Rob Holding replaces Craig Jones.

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Cambridge United).

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

Attempt saved. Sullay Kaikai (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Sedgwick replaces Ryan Lowe.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bird (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Matt Harrold replaces Tom Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Johnny Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Daniel Nardiello replaces Tom Eaves.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Bird replaces Robbie Simpson.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 0, Bury 2. Tom Soares (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bury).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cambridge United 0, Bury 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cambridge United 0, Bury 1.

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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