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Exeter City 0-1 Bury

Bury continued their excellent run of form as they made it 11 matches unbeaten in all competitions with a hard-fought win at Exeter.

Exeter enjoyed plenty of possession throughout the game but struggled to create chances on the Bury goal, apart from Ryan Bowman's early effort.

The visitors went close after 20 minutes when Jay O'Shea's dangerous cross was turned goalwards by Nicky Maynard, but his effort flew over the crossbar.

Exeter hit back with a prolonged spell of pressure and came close to opening the scoring when Bowman headed Lee Holmes' cross goalwards but he was denied by a brilliant Joe Murphy save.

Scott Wharton headed wide from eight yards on the stroke of half-time for Bury but the deadlock was broken in the 65th minute as a low cross from Nicky Adams was bundled in from close range by Maynard.

Maynard almost made it 2-0 after going through on goal but Christy Pym stood up well to make the save.

The Grecians did have one chance to equalise but substitute Donovan Wilson dragged his shot wide from 20 yards as Bury closed the gap on League Two leaders Lincoln to two points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 90mins
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forWilsonat 80'minutes
  • 25TaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 27Collins
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forWilsonat 74'minutes
  • 8Law
  • 11Williams
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 5Martin
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 28Brown
  • 41Dean

Bury

  • 1MurphyBooked at 89mins
  • 4Aimson
  • 5Thompson
  • 19WhartonBooked at 26minsSubstituted forStokesat 45'minutes
  • 7AdamsBooked at 90mins
  • 11RossiterSubstituted forO'Connellat 82'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzean
  • 15Moore
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forTelfordat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 6O'Connell
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 31Danns
  • 32Lavery
  • 43Maloney
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
4,607

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 0, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Bury 1.

Booking

Nicky Adams (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Moxey (Exeter City).

Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Joe Murphy (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Donovan Wilson (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

Callum McFadzean (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Donovan Wilson (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Dara O'Shea (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Eoghan O'Connell replaces Jordan Rossiter.

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Chris Stokes (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Donovan Wilson replaces Craig Woodman.

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jake Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Nicky Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Kane Wilson replaces Lee Holmes.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Bury 1. Nicky Maynard (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Rossiter (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Holmes (Exeter City).

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

Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Randell Williams (Exeter City).

Will Aimson (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Bury 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Stokes replaces Scott Wharton.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Bury 0.

Attempt missed. Scott Wharton (Bury) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Byron Moore (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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