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Swindon Town 1-2 Bury

Hallam Hope stroked in his first double since 2014 to help Bury leap into third place in League One with a victory at Swindon.

The former Everton striker clipped into an empty net in the 13th minute before slotting in a second on the stroke of half-time as the Shakers made it four wins in a row.

Bury deserved their early lead when Hope, returning to the starting XI after two games on the bench, pounced on teenage Will Henry's parry from Jacob Mellis' header.

Swindon were then left furious when linesman Mark Griffiths ruled out Jon Obika's 'equaliser' for offside, over a minute after referee Charles Breakspear had signalled for a goal.

On the stroke of half-time, Hope took his season tally to three when he seized on Sean Murray's horror pass to knock past Raphael Rossi Branco and slide into the bottom corner.

Obika got his goal, his first of the campaign, in the 64th minute with a sweeping strike on the turn after James Brophy's cross but Bury moved to a fifth game without defeat.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Henry
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 34mins
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 6Sendles-WhiteSubstituted forFurlongat 28'minutes
  • 11Brophy
  • 22MurraySubstituted forGoddardat 68'minutes
  • 8KasimBooked at 33mins
  • 4Thomas
  • 27BarryBooked at 31mins
  • 23DelfounesoSubstituted forNorrisat 82'minutes
  • 9Obika

Substitutes

  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 5Rodgers
  • 10Goddard
  • 15Smith
  • 20Furlong
  • 24Hylton
  • 33Norris

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 3Leigh
  • 6KayBooked at 66mins
  • 22Maher
  • 2Jones
  • 10MayorBooked at 88minsSubstituted forDudleyat 90+2'minutes
  • 18MellisBooked at 20minsSubstituted forTutteat 74'minutes
  • 19SoaresBooked at 34mins
  • 7Ismail
  • 24HopeBooked at 38minsSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 11PopeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Tutte
  • 15Dudley
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker
  • 29Miller
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,931

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamBury
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Bury 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Bury 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

  5. Post update

    Anthony Dudley (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Booking

    Tom Pope (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Danny Mayor because of an injury.

  10. Booking

    Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Conor Thomas (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Booking

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  16. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Conor Thomas (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

    Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Soares (Bury) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Luke Norris replaces Nathan Delfouneso.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe75111871116
2Bolton8431107315
3Bury8422149514
4Bradford8350106414
5Port Vale8422119214
6Sheff Utd84131011-113
7Fleetwood8332139412
8Millwall83321414012
9Peterborough83231511411
10Chesterfield83231210211
11Northampton825198111
12Oxford Utd832388011
13Gillingham83231215-311
14Charlton723210919
15Walsall8233911-29
16MK Dons8233810-29
17Wimbledon82241013-38
18Swindon7223710-38
19Oldham815247-38
20Southend8224914-58
21Bristol Rovers7142911-27
22Shrewsbury8215813-57
23Rochdale8134811-36
24Coventry805338-55
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