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Colchester United 0-1 Bury

Leon Clarke
Leon Clarke joined Bury from on a free transfer during the summer

Leon Clarke's ninth goal of the season saw Bury overcome Colchester and move up to third place in League One.

Shakers goalkeeper Rob Lainton denied Colchester's Joe Edwards and George Moncur in the first half, while Bury's Chris Hussey struck the bar.

Lainton continued to keep out United after the break before Clarke headed in a Joe Riley cross to win the game.

The victory sees Bury extend their winning run to five games and their unbeaten away record to 17 games.

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Bury manager Flitcroft on win

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Every point we've got we've had to dig deep, it's part of football, it's something that we try and set a team up to give us everything and that's what they have done.

"The goal deserved to win the game. Did we deserve three points? The work we did out of possession and what the authorities have given us to deal with this week, in Peterborough on Tuesday night then there is Colchester, 80 miles apart.

"There's not many teams that will cover that distance over the last four days. That took its toll and took into account. But I'm absolutely delighted with the shift my players have put in."

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 14OlufemiSubstituted forPorterat 87'minutes
  • 15Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 3BriggsBooked at 42mins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forGilbeyat 58'minutes
  • 2Garvan
  • 11Massey
  • 10Moncur
  • 31Harriott
  • 45Sordell

Substitutes

  • 6Elokobi
  • 8Gilbey
  • 9Porter
  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish

Bury

  • 26Lainton
  • 2Riley
  • 5Clarke
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Hussey
  • 7HopeSubstituted forPopeat 45'minutes
  • 22Pugh
  • 19Soares
  • 14Jones
  • 10MayorSubstituted forBrownat 74'minutes
  • 9ClarkeBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 11Pope
  • 12Sedgwick
  • 32Rose
  • 34Ruddy
  • 35Foulds
  • 40Brown
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
4,032

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamBury
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 0, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 0, Bury 1.

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Chris Porter replaces Tosin Olufemi.

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Colchester United).

Reece Brown (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 0, Bury 1. Leon Clarke (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Riley.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Reece Brown replaces Danny Mayor.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Pope.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Pugh (Bury).

Booking

Leon Clarke (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Frankie Kent (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Joe Edwards.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

Attempt saved. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton11812137625
2Walsall116411661022
3Bury116412115622
4Gillingham1163222121021
5Coventry106131910919
6Rochdale115241613317
7Sheff Utd115241816217
8Port Vale114431412216
9Wigan114431413116
10Colchester114431718-116
11Southend114341111015
12Peterborough114252119214
13Barnsley104241414014
14Chesterfield114251516-114
15Millwall114251721-414
16Bradford113441216-413
17Swindon113351618-212
18Oldham111821216-411
19Shrewsbury113261115-411
20Scunthorpe11326913-411
21Doncaster11254914-511
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood112361419-59
24Crewe111371120-96
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