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Bury 2-1 Gillingham

Bury climbed back off the bottom of League One after claiming a home win over Gillingham.

Neil Danns claimed a 12th-minute opener before Harry Bunn doubled Bury's lead in the 25th minute.

Connor Ogilvie pulled one back for mid-table Gillingham after 69 minutes but the Shakers hung on to move within eight points of safety.

Bury impressed in the first half, with Bunn hitting a long-range effort straight at Tomas Holy before Zeli Ismail fired wide.

Ismail then found Danns on the edge of the box and his low shot crept under Holy.

The hosts remained on top, with Bunn dragging a shot wide before sweeping in Ismail's cut-back.

Lee Martin replied by firing wide, but Bury forward George Miller forced a save from Holy.

Holy denied Miller again just after the break, with Bunn's follow-up blocked on the line.

And the Gills rallied with substitute Scott Wagstaff blazing over before crossing for left-back Ogilvie to head home.

Wagstaff then curled a shot wide in stoppage time and goalkeeper Holy had a shot saved after going up for a corner, but the Gills could not avoid just their second defeat in 14 league games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 14Edwards
  • 27Cameron
  • 36Clarke
  • 3Leigh
  • 30Ince
  • 31Danns
  • 16Ismail
  • 33BunnSubstituted forThompsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forTutteat 84'minutes
  • 19MillerSubstituted forHansonat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Tutte
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Maguire
  • 8Dawson
  • 25Dai
  • 32Hanson

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 5Ehmer
  • 6ZakuaniSubstituted forWagstaffat 45'minutes
  • 19Nugent
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 33Byrne
  • 11Martin
  • 2O'Neill
  • 9EavesSubstituted forWilkinsonat 42'minutes
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 21List
  • 30Hadler
  • 37Nasseri
  • 44Moussa
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
3,004

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home25
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Gillingham 1.

Attempt saved. Max Ehmer (Gillingham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Adam Thompson replaces Harry Bunn.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. James Hanson replaces George Miller.

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Andrew Tutte replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Rohan Ince (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Zeli Ismail (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Gillingham 1. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff with a cross.

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Foul by George Miller (Bury).

Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Lee Martin (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Gillingham) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt missed. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Harry Bunn (Bury) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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