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Bury 4-0 Stevenage

Bury's impressive recent home form continued with a well-deserved victory over 10-man Stevenage.

The hosts' dominance finally paid off in the second period at Gigg Lane, with Jay O'Shea scoring twice as Kurtis Guthrie's dismissal proved costly.

Bury went close early on when Byron Moore was denied by a smart save from Seny Dieng, while Stevenage replied with James Ball lashing an effort straight at Joe Murphy.

Callum Styles poked an effort just past the post for Bury and the visitors were reduced to 10 shortly before the break when Guthrie saw red following an ugly challenge on Bury defender Adam Thompson.

The hosts made a quick start to the second period, with Danny Mayor and Nicky Adams both testing Dieng in the early stages.

Finally Stevenage's resistance was broken in the 63rd minute as Mayor touched the ball to O'Shea and he fired clinically past Dieng from 20 yards.

It was 2-0 soon after when Mayor fired in a rebound from 15 yards and O'Shea made it three in the 78th minute, curling home a perfectly-executed free-kick from just outside the box.

Substitute Eoghan O'Connell crashed home a fourth from 25 yards as Bury were rampant late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 3Stokes
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forCooneyat 85'minutes
  • 12StylesBooked at 16minsSubstituted forO'Connellat 75'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzean
  • 15MooreSubstituted forTelfordat 66'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 6O'Connell
  • 11Dagnall
  • 13Hudson
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 19Barjonas

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Dieng
  • 25HenryBooked at 38minsSubstituted forReidat 79'minutes
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 77mins
  • 3Hunt
  • 7BallSubstituted forFerryat 61'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 8Byrom
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forSeddonat 50'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 11Sonupe
  • 12Seddon
  • 14Ferry
  • 17Makoma
  • 22Reid
  • 31Nugent
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
3,385

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home32
Away6
Shots on Target
Home13
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 4, Stevenage 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 4, Stevenage 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is high and wide to the right.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Ryan Cooney replaces Nicky Adams.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Stokes (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 4, Stevenage 0. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Alex Reid (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Reid replaces Ronnie Henry.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Bury 3, Stevenage 0. Jay O'Shea (Bury) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  18. Booking

    Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons18107126101637
2Lincoln City17113332151736
3Newport189542729-232
4Colchester1894531181331
5Mansfield18710126131331
6Exeter188642819930
7Tranmere188642719830
8Bury1885532181429
9Stevenage188462120128
10Forest Green186932618827
11Carlisle188282322126
12Oldham186662419524
13Crawley187292430-623
14Northampton185762223-122
15Crewe186481921-222
16Port Vale186481722-522
17Yeovil165652318521
18Swindon185671926-721
19Morecambe1862101829-1120
20Grimsby1853101223-1118
21Cambridge1853101730-1318
22Cheltenham173591525-1014
23Notts County1835102039-1914
24Macclesfield1814131437-237
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