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Bury 2-0 Colchester United

Dom Telford scored twice as Bury put their off-the-field problems behind them to boost their automatic promotion hopes with victory over Colchester United.

Shakers defender Will Aimson cleared off the line inside the opening minute at Gigg Lane and goalkeeper Joe Murphy brilliantly tipped over a long-range effort from Colchester's Tom Lapslie.

But Bury warmed to the task, and U's right-back Ryan Jackson almost turned Nicky Adams' cross into his own net and Frankie Kent headed away from under his own bar as the hosts finished the first half well.

Colchester goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin denied Telford just after the break before Bury went ahead five minutes after half-time when Telford nodded in from close range after Nicky Maynard had headed Adams' corner into his path.

Murphy denied Jackson and Sam Saunders clattered the crossbar with a long-range effort as Colchester chased an equaliser.

But soon after Gilmartin had denied Maynard, Bury wrapped up their victory in the 66th minute when Telford stooped to head home his second goal of the game from Maynard's accurate cross.

Bury move up to second in the League Two table, and are two points ahead of fourth-placed MK Dons.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4Aimson
  • 19Wharton
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Adams
  • 31DannsBooked at 68mins
  • 11RossiterBooked at 87mins
  • 26O'Shea
  • 21McFadzeanSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 18TelfordSubstituted forOmotayoat 89'minutes
  • 36MaynardSubstituted forLaveryat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 15Moore
  • 16Cooney
  • 27Omotayo
  • 29Hulme
  • 32Lavery
  • 43Maloney

Colchester

  • 25Gilmartin
  • 2Jackson
  • 5ProsserSubstituted forEastmanat 65'minutes
  • 6Kent
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forNorrisat 77'minutes
  • 36Saunders
  • 7Senior
  • 10Szmodics
  • 45Nouble
  • 19MandronSubstituted forDickensonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Barnes
  • 9Norris
  • 11Dickenson
  • 18Eastman
  • 24Stevenson
  • 27Chilvers
  • 39Eisa
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,898

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 2, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Colchester United 0.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

Gold Omotayo (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Frankie Kent (Colchester United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Gold Omotayo replaces Dominic Telford.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jordan Rossiter (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Bury).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Nicky Maynard.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

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

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Tom Lapslie.

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

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Brennan Dickenson replaces Mikael Mandron.

Attempt missed. Tom Eastman (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

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

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Neil Danns (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

Courtney Senior (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bury 2, Colchester United 0. Dominic Telford (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nicky Maynard.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Tom Eastman replaces Luke Prosser because of an injury.

Delay in match Luke Prosser (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Sam Saunders (Colchester United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City422315473383584
2Bury4221111076502674
3Mansfield421916762352773
4MK Dons422191267452272
5Tranmere4220111161451671
6Forest Green4218131162422067
7Exeter4218111357451265
8Carlisle42187176259361
9Colchester42179165852660
10Swindon421515125350360
11Stevenage42179165052-260
12Newport41179155257-560
13Oldham4115131362501258
14Crewe42168185253-156
15Northampton421218125355-254
16Cheltenham421411175460-653
17Grimsby42148204153-1250
18Port Vale421211193648-1247
19Morecambe421211194764-1747
20Crawley42137224261-1946
21Cambridge42129213761-2445
22Macclesfield42912214570-2539
23Yeovil42910233861-2337
24Notts County42813214377-3437
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