League Two
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Bury 1-1 Port Vale

Already-promoted Bury ended a superb League Two campaign with a 1-1 draw at home against Port Vale.

The cash-strapped Shakers secured the runners-up spot as Jordan Rossiter cancelled out Tom Pope's opener, with players and fans celebrating wildly on the pitch straight after the final whistle.

Former Bury striker Pope went close early on when his header from Luke Hannant's cross hit the base of the post.

Pope made no mistake in the 24th minute, however, chesting down Antony Kay's cross before tucking a neat shot past Joe Murphy.

Bury responded by hitting the woodwork themselves as Lavery slid in to meet Jay O'Shea's cross, only to thump the crossbar from close range.

Just before the interval, Rangers loanee Jordan Rossiter evened it up, curling home from 20 yards to register his first Bury goal.

In the 54th minute Bury's leading scorer Nicky Maynard struck the crossbar as he almost converted Byron Moore's cross.

Vale's Tom Conlon went close to a winner when his shot was brilliantly tipped onto the post by Bury keeper Joe Murphy.

But the Shakers held on to the point which secured second spot in League Two.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 6O'Connell
  • 5Thompson
  • 19WhartonSubstituted forMooreat 26'minutes
  • 16CooneySubstituted forAdamsat 67'minutes
  • 26O'Shea
  • 11Rossiter
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzean
  • 32LaverySubstituted forTelfordat 66'minutes
  • 36Maynard

Substitutes

  • 7Adams
  • 15Moore
  • 18Telford
  • 20Adams
  • 29Hulme
  • 42Seriki
  • 43Maloney

Port Vale

  • 1Brown
  • 21Vassell
  • 5Legge
  • 15Smith
  • 14Crookes
  • 11HannantBooked at 41minsSubstituted forWhitfieldat 60'minutes
  • 6Kay
  • 4Joyce
  • 22Conlon
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forMontañoat 45'minutes
  • 9Pope

Substitutes

  • 3Montaño
  • 12Hornby
  • 16Pugh
  • 17Elliott
  • 24Whitfield
  • 29Turner
  • 30Green-Birch
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
6,719

Match Stats

Home TeamBuryAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home10
Away23
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bury 1, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bury 1, Port Vale 1.

Attempt missed. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jordan Rossiter (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Antony Kay (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Theo Vassell (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Tom Conlon (Port Vale) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Theo Vassell (Port Vale) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Bury) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Antony Kay (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jordan Rossiter.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

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

Foul by Ben Whitfield (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Nicky Adams replaces Ryan Cooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Dominic Telford replaces Caolan Lavery.

Attempt saved. Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Delay in match Ryan Cooney (Bury) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Whitfield replaces Luke Hannant.

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

Foul by Antony Kay (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nicky Maynard (Bury) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range.

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

Foul by Tom Conlon (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Conlon (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ryan Cooney (Bury).

Luke Hannant (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bury 1, Port Vale 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bury 1, Port Vale 1.

Attempt saved. Theo Vassell (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City462316773433085
2Bury4622131182562679
3MK Dons4623101371492279
4Mansfield4620161069412876
5Forest Green4620141268472174
6Tranmere4620131363501373
7Newport462011155959071
8Colchester4620101665531270
9Exeter4619131460491170
10Stevenage462010165955470
11Carlisle46208186762568
12Crewe46198196059165
13Swindon461616145956364
14Oldham461614166760762
15Northampton461419136463161
16Cheltenham461512195768-1157
17Grimsby46168224556-1156
18Morecambe461412205470-1654
19Crawley46158235168-1753
20Port Vale461213213955-1649
21Cambridge461211234066-2647
22Macclesfield461014224874-2644
23Notts County46914234884-3641
24Yeovil46913244166-2540
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