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Bury relegated after defeat by Northampton

Bury players at the final whistle against Northampton
Bury have won just seven games in League One this season

Bury were relegated to League Two following a 3-2 defeat at home by Northampton that also kept the visitors' slim survival hopes alive.

Ash Taylor's early header from a Matt Grimes corner put Northampton in front before Bury levelled through Peter Clarke's close-range finish.

Sam Hoskins met Grimes' through ball to restore Northampton's lead before Danny Mayor made it 2-2 from 12 yards out.

But Taylor scored again from Dan Powell's cross for the late winner.

The Shakers go down to League Two with four games still to be played and three seasons in the division.

Northampton, who won for the first time under caretaker boss Dean Austin, move to within three points of safety with three games to play but sides above them have as many as two games in hand.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 14Edwards
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAdamsat 72'minutes
  • 36Clarke
  • 28Cooney
  • 24Styles
  • 10MayorBooked at 82mins
  • 31Danns
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forDaiat 45+1'minutes
  • 32HansonSubstituted forBunnat 45'minutes
  • 19Miller

Substitutes

  • 4Tutte
  • 12Ripley
  • 25Dai
  • 30Ince
  • 33Bunn
  • 40Adams
  • 43Shotton

Northampton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13O'Donnell
  • 24Facey
  • 5Barnett
  • 6Taylor
  • 3Buchanan
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 75mins
  • 36BridgeSubstituted forCrooksat 67'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forLongat 81'minutes
  • 29Grimes
  • 11Powell
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forHoskinsat 31'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 8Foley
  • 14Hoskins
  • 19Long
  • 22Crooks
  • 33Whaler
  • 37Turnbull
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,117

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Miller (Bury).

  4. Post update

    Leon Barnett (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tsun Dai (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Long (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 2, Northampton Town 3. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Powell with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tsun Dai (Bury).

  10. Post update

    Shay Facey (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Crooks (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Styles (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

  16. Post update

    Shay Facey (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Long replaces Shaun McWilliams.

  18. Post update

    Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Grimes (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Styles (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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