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Bury 2-0 Exeter City

Goals from Jay O'Shea and Byron Moore earned in-form Bury a 2-0 home win over free-falling Exeter.

O'Shea's clinical 39th-minute opener and Moore's effort 15 minutes from time deservedly secured a fourth win in five League Two games for the Shakers, who lie fourth in the table.

Exeter forward Jayden Stockley had a penalty saved at 1-0 as the Grecians slipped out of the play-off places after an eighth league game without a win.

As early as the third minute O'Shea had a goalbound free-kick deflected wide for a corner.

And the hosts again went close to opening the scoring when Callum McFadzean forced two smart saves from goalkeeper Christy Pym, first with a sweet strike and then with a header.

Nicky Adams was next to be denied by Pym, who saved well with his legs after the midfielder had hit the target from an acute angle.

But the pressure eventually told and McFadzean's square ball fell perfectly for O'Shea as he lashed home his seventh goal of the season.

Chris Stokes conceded a needless penalty when he fouled Stockley early in the second half, but the Grecians wasted their chance to draw level as Joe Murphy saved Stockley's spot-kick.

And Moore secured the points in the 75th minute with a cool finish.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Thompson
  • 6O'ConnellSubstituted forAimsonat 23'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forMillerat 79'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forTelfordat 69'minutes
  • 21McFadzean
  • 10Mayor
  • 15MooreBooked at 45mins
  • 31DannsBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Aimson
  • 11Dagnall
  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 18Telford
  • 32Lavery

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2SweeneyBooked at 9mins
  • 4O'Shea
  • 5MartinBooked at 57mins
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forMoxeyat 59'minutes
  • 8LawBooked at 32mins
  • 6TillsonSubstituted forMartinat 65'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 42mins
  • 10Holmes
  • 24OgbeneSubstituted forForteat 82'minutes
  • 11Stockley

Substitutes

  • 7Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 17Jay
  • 19Abrahams
  • 21Moxey
  • 27Collins
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
3,328

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Exeter City 0.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City).

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Bury).

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jay O'Shea (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Law (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jonathan Forte replaces Chiedozie Ogbene.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Chris Stokes (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Tom Miller replaces Nicky Adams.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Exeter City 0. Byron Moore (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Bury).

Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Nicky Law (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Nicky Maynard.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Lee Martin replaces Jordan Tillson.

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Bury).

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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