FULL-TIME: Bolton Wanderers 3 Bury 2

FULL-TIME: Bolton Wanderers 3 Bury 2

FULL-TIME: Bolton Wanderers 3 Bury 2

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BURY had a place in the second round of the Capital One Cup cruelly snatched out of their grasp after conceding a leveller in the seventh minute of injury-time at the Macron Stadium.

Craig Davies cancelled out Ryan Lowe's first-half opener from the spot after being brought down by former Wanderers academy graduate Rob Lainton.

It was harsh on the young stopper, who came on at half-time for injured keeper Shwan Jalal and went on to make a string of crucial saves, including a stunning one-handed stop from David Wheater.

Wanderers went on to grab the lifeline with both hands as Neil Danns’ powerful header was turned into his own net by Bury’s Chris Sedgwick in the third minute of extra-time before the Whites midfielder curled home a 25-yard free-kick two minutes later.

David Flitcroft’s League Two side were not to be brushed aside that easily, however, as their captain, Jim McNulty, headed home Nicky Adams’ free kick in the seventh minute of extra time to leave the tie on a knife edge.

But Bury’s travelling army of 2,500 fans – in a crowd of just under 10,000 – were unable to spur their players on to what would have been a deserved comeback and the chance of a penalty shootout.

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