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Morecambe2Bury3

Morecambe 2-3 Bury

Bury maintained their push on the league leaders with a nervous victory over battling Morecambe.

The Shakers stormed into three-goal lead before Morecambe hit back with two goals in five minutes to ensure a nervous finish for the visitors.

Danny Mayor fired the visitors into the lead with a neat goal in the 17th minute. Bury's original attack saw Byron Moore denied by a smart save from Mark Halstead, but the ball fell to Mayor who had all the time in the world to pick his spot and curl the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the Morecambe goal.

Bury then went on to create a number of chances with Mayor curling an effort just wide from the edge of the box before Halstead saved well from Nicky Maynard.

The Shakers' pressure finally paid off when they doubled their advantage in first half injury time. Substitute Steven Old passed back to his goalkeeper without noticing Maynard lurking in the Shrimps' area and the experienced striker held the ball up well before squaring for Jay O'Shea to slide the ball home from the edge of the area.

The visitors went three goals up on the hour mark with Mayor again instrumental with a run straight through the Morecambe midfield before teeing up O'Shea for his second with another fine finish from the edge of the area.

Five minutes later Morecambe hit back. The Shrimps were awarded a penalty when Nicky Adams brought down Ritchie Bennet with a clumsy challenge and although Joe Murphy saved Jordan Cranston's effort, Bennett was on hand to slam home the loose ball.

The home side then added a second when Cranston's cross was headed past Murphy by Old from eight yards out.

Morecambe continued tops with Kevin Ellison volleying over before O'Shea was denied a hat-trick by a late Halstead save.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 2MillsBooked at 58mins
  • 16LavelleSubstituted forOldat 43'minutes
  • 12Sutton
  • 3ConlanSubstituted forDalbyat 89'minutes
  • 6TutteSubstituted forMendes Gomesat 45+3'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 27Cranston
  • 26Mingoia
  • 7BennettBooked at 89mins
  • 11Ellison

Substitutes

  • 5Old
  • 13Szczepaniak
  • 14Dalby
  • 18Oates
  • 19Mendes Gomes
  • 24McKay
  • 25Hedley

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 19Wharton
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forCooneyat 79'minutes
  • 26O'SheaBooked at 60mins
  • 10MayorSubstituted forO'Connellat 83'minutes
  • 11Rossiter
  • 21McFadzean
  • 15MooreSubstituted forTelfordat 90+1'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 6O'Connell
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 27Omotayo
  • 31Danns
  • 43Maloney
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,665

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamBury
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Morecambe 2, Bury 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 2, Bury 3.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Alex Kenyon.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Byron Moore.

Jordan Rossiter (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Sam Dalby replaces Luke Conlan.

Booking

Richard Bennett (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Wharton (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Eoghan O'Connell replaces Danny Mayor.

Hand ball by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Cooney replaces Nicky Adams.

Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Richard Bennett (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Hand ball by Piero Mingoia (Morecambe).

Foul by Carlos Mendes Gomes (Morecambe).

Adam Thompson (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 2, Bury 3. Steven Old (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Cranston.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jay O'Shea.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 1, Bury 3. Richard Bennett (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Nicky Adams (Bury) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Morecambe. Richard Bennett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Luke Conlan (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Jay O'Shea (Bury) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Morecambe 0, Bury 3. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Booking

Zak Mills (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Zak Mills (Morecambe).

Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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