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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bury 2, Colchester United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bury 2, Colchester United 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Colchester United).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Chris Stokes.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Gold Omotayo replaces Dominic Telford.

  11. Post update

    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.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Bury).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bury. Caolan Lavery replaces Nicky Maynard.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Colchester United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Tom Lapslie.

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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