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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Bury

Bury missed out on their chance to move top of the League Two table after being held to a draw at Cheltenham.

Knowing three points would take them above leaders Lincoln on goal difference, the Shakers made a strong start, opening the scoring through Scott Wharton's 13th-minute header after Jay O'Shea's cross.

Scott Flinders had already made an outstanding save to deny Dominic Telford and Byron Moore slammed an effort into the side netting.

Cheltenham were forced to withstand some heavy pressure after falling behind, but they stood firm and found a leveller in the 33rd minute.

A free-kick from Chris Clements caused problems in the Bury box and Charlie Raglan set up Billy Waters to make it 1-1 with a close-range finish. It was the forward's first goal since returning to the club on loan from Northampton.

Bury asked questions of the hosts in the second half and substitute Nicky Maynard had the ball in the net for Bury late on, but the offside flag was raised and Ryan Lowe's side had to settle for a point.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 24Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 15Boyle
  • 11Broom
  • 28PringBooked at 70mins
  • 26ClementsSubstituted forThomasat 76'minutes
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forMaddoxat 85'minutes
  • 25TillsonBooked at 73mins
  • 29BarnettSubstituted forVarneyat 76'minutes
  • 21Waters

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 7Thomas
  • 20Maddox
  • 22Lovett
  • 23Forster
  • 27Bingham
  • 32Varney

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5Thompson
  • 19Wharton
  • 7AdamsSubstituted forCooneyat 85'minutes
  • 11Rossiter
  • 10Mayor
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzean
  • 15MooreSubstituted forLaveryat 76'minutes
  • 18TelfordSubstituted forMaynardat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Aimson
  • 16Cooney
  • 27Omotayo
  • 31Danns
  • 32Lavery
  • 36Maynard
  • 43Maloney
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
2,409

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamBury
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 1.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Broom.

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jacob Maddox replaces Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Ryan Cooney replaces Nicky Adams.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high.

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

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Jordan Rossiter (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Luke Varney replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Conor Thomas replaces Chris Clements.

Booking

Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jordan Rossiter (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Tyrone Barnett.

Booking

Cameron Pring (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay O'Shea (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Pring (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Nicky Maynard replaces Dominic Telford.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Callum McFadzean (Bury).

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Callum McFadzean (Bury) hits the left post with a left footed shot from long range on the left.

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Broom.

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Jordan Tillson (Cheltenham Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 1, Bury 1.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 5th March 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City351912462352769
2Bury361910770412967
3Mansfield351713553282564
4MK Dons35188956342262
5Exeter3515101046351155
6Tranmere351510104941855
7Forest Green351412951351654
8Colchester351591154401454
9Carlisle35165145344953
10Swindon341311104242050
11Stevenage35147144045-549
12Newport34147134552-749
13Oldham351211125345847
14Grimsby35145163842-447
15Crewe35137154046-646
16Northampton351015104546-145
17Cheltenham36119164254-1242
18Crawley35116183748-1139
19Cambridge35116183153-2239
20Yeovil3599173648-1236
21Morecambe3598183756-1935
22Port Vale35810172842-1434
23Macclesfield3579193559-2430
24Notts County35611183466-3229
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