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Bury 1-2 Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe celebrate
Scunthorpe's victory took them three points clear at the top of League One

Scunthorpe went three points clear in League One after winning their top-of-the-table game at Bury.

Scott Wiseman opened the scoring for the leaders three minutes before half-time, only for Tom Soares to claim a 58th-minute equaliser.

But Josh Morris fired in a superb winner in the 65th minute as Bury's five-match winning run in the league came to an end.

Bury had started well, with Zeli Ismail denied by visiting goalkeeper Luke Daniels before Tom Pope headed against the Scunthorpe crossbar.

The Iron replied with Stephen Dawson's cross being deflected against a Bury post, while Soares volleyed wide for the hosts.

But Neal Bishop and Dawson went close for Scunthorpe before they took the lead following a 42nd-minute free-kick.

The visitors worked the ball down the right for Duane Holmes to shoot and after his effort was blocked, Tom Hopper squared for Wiseman to convert.

Bury drew level shortly after the break as Scunthorpe failed to clear a corner and Ismail fired it back across goal for Soares to tap in.

But Morris soon restored the Iron's lead as he curled a 25-yard effort into the top corner - and he almost repeated the feat moments later as he struck the Bury bar.

Jacob Mellis and Soares went close as Bury pressed for another equaliser but their six-match winning run in all competitions came to a halt.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 22MaherSubstituted forEtuhuat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6KayBooked at 80mins
  • 17Bryan
  • 3Leigh
  • 7Ismail
  • 18MellisBooked at 41mins
  • 19SoaresBooked at 35mins
  • 16DannsSubstituted forWalkerat 56'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 24HopeSubstituted forDudleyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Etuhu
  • 8Tutte
  • 15Dudley
  • 20Burgess
  • 21Rachubka
  • 23Walker
  • 30Bedeau

Scunthorpe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 5M WallaceBooked at 45mins
  • 6Mirfin
  • 15Toffolo
  • 8Dawson
  • 12Bishop
  • 18SmallwoodSubstituted forMantomat 82'minutes
  • 19HolmesSubstituted forvan Veenat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 14Hopper
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forGoodeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Madden
  • 10van Veen
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 20Goode
  • 22Townsend
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,355

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 1, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Walker (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kean Bryan (Bury).

  6. Post update

    Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Delay in match Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Charlie Goode replaces Josh Morris.

  10. Booking

    Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

  12. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Kean Bryan.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Niall Maher.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Richard Smallwood.

  17. Booking

    Antony Kay (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Antony Kay (Bury).

  19. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Booking

    Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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