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Bury 2-1 Coventry City

Resurgent Bury held on for a home win over Coventry to take another step away from the League One relegation zone.

James Vaughan claimed a 16th-minute opener for the Shakers before strike partner Tom Pope doubled their lead on 40 minutes.

Stuart Beavon pulled one back for rock-bottom Coventry with a 65th-minute header but despite some late pressure, the Sky Blues could not avoid a seventh defeat from nine in the league.

Bury, meanwhile, are now four points above the bottom four after taking 13 points from 15, with three straight wins since Lee Clark took charge.

Coventry keeper Lee Burge had to deny Paul Caddis and Vaughan before the latter showed neat footwork to beat two defenders and sidefoot into the bottom corner.

The visitors replied with Charles Vernam and Callum Reilly going close, before Pope latched onto a Callum Styles through-ball to slot home and double the home side's lead.

Burge made a point-blank save from Pope just after the break, but Reilly and Vernam both fired wide before Beavon gave the visitors a lifeline, scoring from a left-wing cross by half-time substitute Ryan Haynes.

Burge then kept out a Taylor Moore header but Bury keeper Joe Murphy pulled off two fine saves to deny Kevin Foley and Reilly an equaliser.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 41Murphy
  • 25Barnett
  • 5Burgess
  • 42Beadling
  • 28Moore
  • 44Caddis
  • 34StylesSubstituted forMaherat 89'minutes
  • 18Mellis
  • 3Leigh
  • 11PopeSubstituted forMillerat 59'minutes
  • 12VaughanSubstituted forHopeat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mayor
  • 13Lainton
  • 22Maher
  • 24Hope
  • 29Miller
  • 38Pennant
  • 39Lowe

Coventry

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Burge
  • 2Willis
  • 7Clarke
  • 19RawsonSubstituted forKelly-Evansat 46'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 4Turnbull
  • 27ThomasSubstituted forHaynesat 46'minutes
  • 12Reilly
  • 21Foley
  • 9VernamSubstituted forJonesat 82'minutes
  • 14Thomas
  • 16Beavon

Substitutes

  • 6Rose
  • 10Jones
  • 11Reid
  • 20Tudgay
  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 24Haynes
  • 30Kelly-Evans
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,611

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Coventry City 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Kwame Thomas (Coventry City).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  5. Post update

    Tom Beadling (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kwame Thomas (Coventry City).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Niall Maher replaces Callum Styles.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Coventry City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Foley (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Coventry City. Jodi Jones replaces Charles Vernam.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jordan Willis.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Styles (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Jacob Mellis (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Coventry City).

  18. Post update

    Callum Styles (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dion Kelly-Evans (Coventry City).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Bury).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd34208661352668
2Scunthorpe341710760362461
3Fleetwood341710750321861
4Bolton33178845281759
5Bradford351317546341256
6Millwall34151094840855
7Southend341411952421053
8Peterborough35148134947250
9Oxford Utd32147114233949
10Rochdale32146124543248
11Bristol Rovers351212115254-248
12Wimbledon341113104644246
13Walsall341113104144-346
14MK Dons341110134443143
15Charlton34915104339442
16Shrewsbury35118163950-1141
17Northampton35117175159-840
18Bury35117175362-940
19Gillingham35912144556-1139
20Oldham35912142334-1139
21Swindon3599173549-1436
22Port Vale32810143451-1734
23Chesterfield3477203156-2528
24Coventry34510193054-2425
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