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Bury 3-0 Macclesfield Town

Bury continued their charge towards the League Two automatic promotion places with a 3-0 victory over Macclesfield at Gigg Lane.

The Shakers' fourth successive league win was hard-earned but deserved, with the home side waiting until the 24th minute before making the breakthrough.

After a Caolan Lavery shot was blocked by Fiacre Kelleher, Nicky Maynard was on hand to smash the rebound high into the roof of the net from six yards for his 18th goal of the season.

Danny Mayor should later have doubled Bury's lead, only to blaze wildly over from 12 yards.

Maynard then went close again three minutes after the restart but was denied by a point-blank stop from goalkeeper Kieran O'Hara, while Callum McFadzean glanced a precise header a whisker wide soon after.

The crucial second goal came from the penalty spot in the 75th minute, with Michael Rose adjudged to have handled Mayor's shot on the turn, providing Jay O'Shea the opportunity of doubling the lead.

Bury made it three with virtually the last kick of the game as Scott Wharton nodded home Nicky Adams' out-swinging corner-kick.

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Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 5Thompson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 19Wharton
  • 7Adams
  • 10MayorSubstituted forDannsat 87'minutes
  • 11Rossiter
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzean
  • 32LaverySubstituted forMooreat 80'minutes
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forTelfordat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 15Moore
  • 16Cooney
  • 18Telford
  • 27Omotayo
  • 31Danns
  • 43Maloney

Macclesfield

  • 1O'Hara
  • 14Welch-Hayes
  • 5Kelleher
  • 27Cameron
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 22ArthurSubstituted forMartisat 80'minutes
  • 18MaycockSubstituted forStephensat 87'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 30Cole
  • 10Smith
  • 9WilsonSubstituted forBiabiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Durrell
  • 15Stephens
  • 17Evans
  • 28Idem
  • 32Demetriou
  • 37Biabi
  • 39Martis
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
4,277

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamMacclesfield
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 3, Macclesfield Town 0.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 3, Macclesfield Town 0. Scott Wharton (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Dominic Telford (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Fiacre Kelleher (Macclesfield Town).

Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Neil Danns replaces Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Ben Stephens replaces Callum Maycock.

Attempt missed. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Botti Biabi replaces Scott Wilson.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Jay O'Shea.

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

Attempt saved. Callum McFadzean (Bury) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Macclesfield Town. Liandro Martis replaces Koby Arthur.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Byron Moore replaces Caolan Lavery.

Attempt missed. Dominic Telford (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Scott Wilson (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Bury).

Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Macclesfield Town 0. Jay O'Shea (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Miles Welch-Hayes (Macclesfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Macclesfield Town).

Dominic Telford (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Nicky Maynard.

Attempt saved. Reece Cole (Macclesfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Macclesfield Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Harry Smith (Macclesfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town).

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

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Bury) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by David Fitzpatrick.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Macclesfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Macclesfield Town 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City351912462352769
2Bury35199769402966
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham35118164153-1241
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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