LiveMATCHDAY: Bury 2 Exeter City 0

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  • Bury 2 (Hussey 65, Soares 90+2)
  • Exeter City 0

4:55pm

Bury 2 Exeter City 0

4:51pm

90+2 - GOAL - BURY 2 Exeter City 0 - Substitute Tom Soares slots home at the back post for his second goal in as many games.

4:48pm

88 - YELLOW - Rose (time wasting).

4:42pm

81 - Rose's cross-shot from a tight angle rolls across the goal line, just evading the slide of Nardiello.

82 - Rose has a back post header from Hussey's corner cleared.

4:39pm

80 - SUB - Wheeler on for Dawson.

4:37pm

78 - SUB - Soares on for Tutte.

4:32pm

73 - SUB - Miller on for Jones.

4:31pm

72 - SUB - O'Flynn for Nicholls.

4:29pm

69 - RED - Danny Coles picks up his second yellow card in the space of five minutes after an off-the-ball challenge on Danny Mayor.

4:25pm

65 - GOAL - BURY 1 Exeter City 0 - Chris Hussey puts a low curling free kick past Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak from 25 yards. The visitors' stopper should have done better, letting the weak effort slip through his fingers.

4:24pm

64 - YELLOW - Danny Coles.

4:22pm

63 - SUB - Rose on for Hope.

4:17pm

57 - Nardiello puts the loose ball just over the bar from six yards after a great delivery from the left from Hussey.

4:14pm

53 - Tutte's shot from 25 yards is gathered at the second attempt by Krysiak.

54 - SUB - Grimes on for Gill.

4:12pm

52 - Mills is protesting after the centre-back was barged to the floor as he bid to get on to a wicked swinging free kick from Hussey. The ball was partially cleared and Sedgwick's shot from the rebound was deflected wide.

4:09pm

48 - Hope is unlucky to have a foul caled against him as the young striker goes up against the Exeter keeper following a high flolated ball from Jones.

4:08pm

Attendance: 2,718 (144 visiting).

4:04pm

3:48pm

Bury 0 Exeter City 0

3:38pm

36 - Krysiak again stands up well to get both hands behind a Mayor drive following an almost identical step inside to his previous chance.

3:36pm

35 - Timely interception by Mills cuts out the threat following another dangerous Sercombe run.

3:35pm

32 - Jensen blocks a Sercombe shot after a Mills mistake allows Nicholls to roll in his team-mate on the right behind the Bury back four.

3:29pm

27 - Krysiak shows strong hands to block a blistering strike from Mayor, who cut into the box on to his right foot before letting fly.

3:24pm

Good run from Nardiello into the right channel but his low cross is cut out by the Exeter keeper. 

Bury have had quite a lot of goalmouth action with a succession of corners and crosses but failed to create any meaningful efforts on goal.
 

3:18pm

16 - Tom Nicholls fails to test Jensen with a 25-yard free kick that goes high and wide.

3:13pm

11 - Nardiello drills a shot well over the bar after being set up by Hope.

3:11pm

9 - Tutte shows good compsure to dummy his marker and take the ball to the byline before Krysiak cuts out his low centre.

3:10pm

7 - Richards almost seizes on a reckless roll out by Jensen, but Veseli just manages to get a toe to the ball as the midfielder atempted to nick it. Goal kick.

3:06pm

4 - Tutte shot palmed behind by Krysiak.

3:05pm

3 - Jones  beats the Exeter keeper to the ball but timidly tries to lob him then goes down claiming a foul that was not given. Great build-up play and final bal from Veseli down the right but a chance missed.

3:02pm

2:36pm

Team news

Bury's starting line-up remains unchanged for the third game running following wins against Northampton and Bristol Rovers.

The only change on the bench is the return of Tommy Miller, who replaces Temitope Obadeyi after missing the last six matches with a thigh strain.

Interestingly, Flitcroft recently highlighted the problems he faced in terms of player turnover since taking over the club in December.

Over the course of the season as a whole, Bury have used 45 different players - the most in League Two and second only to Carlisle (49) in the Football League.

Now that he has a settled team, however, following the latest introductions of Danny Rose and Hallam Hope on loan window deadline day, the Bury coach has earned back to back wins and is now hoping to claim a third successive win for the first time this season. 

2:14pm

Full line-ups

BURY: Jensen; Veseli, Mills, McNulty, Hussey; Jones, Sedgwick, Tutte, Mayor; Hope, Nardiello.

Subs: Hinds, Procter, Miler, Soares, Rose, Platt, Charles-Cook.

EXTER CITY: Krysiak; Dawson, Coles, Moore-Taylor, Woodman; Bennett, Gill; Sercombe, Oakley, Richards; Nicholls.

Subs: Baldwin, Davies, O'Flynn, Parkin, Grimes, Pyn, Wheeler.

2:12pm

Welcome to the JD Stadium on what feels like the first day of a new phase in David Flitcroft's tenure as manager.

Phase one, in Flitcroft's own words, was consolidation in the Football League. That looks to have been achieved following back-to-back wins that have propelled Bury up to 12th in the table, 10 points above the drop zone with six games left to play.

Buiding for the next step - promotion to League One - starts now with the visit of Exeter City.

With the Shakers nine points adrift of the play-off places, it looks like the fans will have to wait until next season for a full-scale assault on the top seven.

But the Bury boss was adamant in Tuesday night's post-match press conference that he will not allow his players to fall into the "comfort zone" in the run-in.

The challenge he laid down was to extend the side's current unbeaten league run at home - which spans back 12 games to a 3-1 defeat against Torquay United in November.

Flickers also wants as many points as possible from the remaining away matches at Scunthorpe, next Saturday, York on Easter Monday and at Morecambe on the final day of the season.

If they can go on a winning run then Bury will be guaranteed at least a top-half finish and a welcome boost to the finances that the extra prize money will bring.

The Bury boss will also be given further insight into the mental approach of his players as he mulls over which ones to offer extended contracts.

Brian Jensen, Pablo Mills and Clive Platt arre all out of contract at the end of the campaign, while loan players Danny Mayor, Chris Hussey, Danny Rose and Hallam Hope could all be interested in an extended stay at the JD Stadium, either on a season-long loan or permanent contract.

One player who has made his feelings known on the future is Frederic Veseli, who will end a three-month loan spell at Bury today before returning to Championship side Ipswich.

The 21-year-old defender has clearly enjoyed his time at the club, but is adamant he wants to play at the highest level possible.

 

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5:07pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Prague Whites says...

Another great win, that's three on the bounce! only 7 points behind the play off places, looks like we will finish agonisingly close on this good form but raises expectations for next season nicely. Well done David Flitcroft for turning things around. Definitely worth a punt at the bookies for promotion next season! Come on all armchair Shakers fans let's get behind the team and boost the home attendances, away support always great! UTS!
Another great win, that's three on the bounce! only 7 points behind the play off places, looks like we will finish agonisingly close on this good form but raises expectations for next season nicely. Well done David Flitcroft for turning things around. Definitely worth a punt at the bookies for promotion next season! Come on all armchair Shakers fans let's get behind the team and boost the home attendances, away support always great! UTS! Prague Whites
  • Score: 9

6:54pm Sat 5 Apr 14

easylife44 says...

Hmmm--- 7 Points of the play off's with the teams above us way out of from. Scunny, Plymouth an York next up.. What an incredible Jon The Board and David has done with the team.

It's fantastic and NO ONE should under estimate the job this team has done.

UTS...oh by the by, Scunny are 25 GAMES unbeaten...what a prize for the boys....make headlines!!
Hmmm--- 7 Points of the play off's with the teams above us way out of from. Scunny, Plymouth an York next up.. What an incredible Jon The Board and David has done with the team. It's fantastic and NO ONE should under estimate the job this team has done. UTS...oh by the by, Scunny are 25 GAMES unbeaten...what a prize for the boys....make headlines!! easylife44
  • Score: 6

8:37pm Sat 5 Apr 14

shakencity says...

Agreed easy. We are the team to end Scunnys record. If we can win that game, then even I have to admit i'll be having a sneaky look at the play-off places.....never thought I'd be saying this 3 games ago.

Well played again today, a fully deserved and dominant victory.

Well done to all concerned.
UTS!!!!
Agreed easy. We are the team to end Scunnys record. If we can win that game, then even I have to admit i'll be having a sneaky look at the play-off places.....never thought I'd be saying this 3 games ago. Well played again today, a fully deserved and dominant victory. Well done to all concerned. UTS!!!! shakencity
  • Score: 6

2:04pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Ex Pat of Bury says...

My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers.
My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers. Ex Pat of Bury
  • Score: 8

2:04pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Eileenshakers says...

Ex Pat of Bury wrote:
My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers.
Utter rubbish as per usual from someone who knows nothing about football
[quote][p][bold]Ex Pat of Bury[/bold] wrote: My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers.[/p][/quote]Utter rubbish as per usual from someone who knows nothing about football Eileenshakers
  • Score: -5

5:25am Wed 9 Apr 14

binyomin says...

Eileenshakers wrote:
Ex Pat of Bury wrote:
My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers.
Utter rubbish as per usual from someone who knows nothing about football
Pots and kettles. Perhaps you are the tinpot our "friend", from whom we haven't heard in some time, refers!
[quote][p][bold]Eileenshakers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ex Pat of Bury[/bold] wrote: My feeling is that our season has been turned around in the last three games and who knows three wins on the bounce ---- can we make it eight---- what an end to the season that would be.DF the Team and the Board have done a marvelous job since December,bring on the Revolution.Come on the Shakers.[/p][/quote]Utter rubbish as per usual from someone who knows nothing about football[/p][/quote]Pots and kettles. Perhaps you are the tinpot our "friend", from whom we haven't heard in some time, refers! binyomin
  • Score: 1

5:29am Wed 9 Apr 14

easylife44 says...

A real test for the lads this weekend then games against Plymouth, York....should be a good yardstick of how far this team has come and will give the Gaffer a good idea of what we may need.

I know the wins have been against Bristol, Northampton and Exeter. But hell, that is what we are supposed to do...beat the teams around us and move up the table. Again, showed some steel and strong character.

To derail the Scunny train would be sweet....
A real test for the lads this weekend then games against Plymouth, York....should be a good yardstick of how far this team has come and will give the Gaffer a good idea of what we may need. I know the wins have been against Bristol, Northampton and Exeter. But hell, that is what we are supposed to do...beat the teams around us and move up the table. Again, showed some steel and strong character. To derail the Scunny train would be sweet.... easylife44
  • Score: 2

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