League Two
Crewe1Bury1

Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Bury

Nicky Maynard fired in a second-half equaliser against his former club to secure Bury a draw at Crewe.

Only inspired goalkeeping from Ben Garratt and the woodwork prevented the Shakers from registering their third win in four games on the road.

Crewe started well and skipper George Ray headed wide from a corner and Callum Ainley blasted a 20-yard effort just wide.

Nicky Adams posed the biggest threat for Bury in the first half, diverting a low cross from Will Aimson into the side netting and then cutting in from the right flank to fire narrowly wide.

A moment of quality from veteran Nicky Hunt set up Crewe's 37th-minute opener with the full-back floating a measured cross to the far post where Charlie Kirk buried his volley into the bottom corner.

Bury were vastly improved after the break and wing-backs Callum McFadzean and Adams frequently got behind the Crewe defence. McFadzean surged to the byline and pulled the ball back for Maynard to finish from close in nine minutes after the break.

Garratt kept out headers from Chris Stokes and Adam Thompson as Bury turned the screw.

McFadzean drove an angled effort onto the upright and Garratt continued his fine work when tipping over Maynard's rising drive as Crewe hung on for a point.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 29Hunt
  • 5Ray
  • 2NgBooked at 59mins
  • 3Pickering
  • 15Wintle
  • 8JonesBooked at 67mins
  • 11Ainley
  • 10Bowery
  • 7PorterSubstituted forMillerat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20Kirk

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 9Miller
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 16Lowery
  • 21Finney
  • 33O'Connor

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 3Stokes
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 7Adams
  • 26O'Shea
  • 31DannsSubstituted forStylesat 76'minutes
  • 21McFadzeanBooked at 87mins
  • 10Mayor
  • 36Maynard
  • 11DagnallSubstituted forTelfordat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 19Barjonas
  • 37Nyaupembe
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,777

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBury
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bury 1.

Booking

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum McFadzean (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt blocked. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

Booking

Callum McFadzean (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Bury).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Callum Styles (Bury) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum Styles replaces Neil Danns.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Will Aimson.

Booking

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Adam Thompson (Bury) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Chris Dagnall.

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Bury) header from very close range is blocked.

Attempt saved. Adam Thompson (Bury) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Maynard (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Bury 1. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean with a cross.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City13101227101731
2Exeter1383224121227
3Newport138322020027
4MK Dons13661168824
5Tranmere136521712523
6Colchester1364328151322
7Stevenage136341613321
8Forest Green134811912720
9Bury135441915419
10Crawley136161818019
11Carlisle136161315-219
12Oldham124531612417
13Swindon134541718-117
14Mansfield11371169716
15Yeovil124442015516
16Port Vale134271319-614
17Morecambe134181425-1113
18Crewe123361213-112
19Northampton132651119-812
20Notts County123361626-1012
21Grimsby12327918-911
22Cheltenham12237918-99
23Cambridge132291126-158
24Macclesfield130491124-134
View full League Two table

Top Stories