Shakers dreaming of play-offs

Bury raised their hopes of launching an unlikely play-off push following a 2-0 home win against Exeter.

Last Updated: 05/04/14 at 17:34

Chris Hussey: Opened the scoring

Chris Hussey: Opened the scoring

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Shakers were in 20th place before last Saturday's game against Northampton but three wins in a week have propelled them up to 11th, seven points off the top seven with five games left.

Chris Hussey broke the deadlock with a 65th-minute free-kick before Exeter captain Danny Coles was sent off five minutes later.

Substitute Tom Soares then struck in stoppage time as Bury made it three straight wins for the first time this season.

After climbing into the top half in midweek, the Shakers played like a side with the pressure off, putting together some neat passing moves.

They resulted in Dan Nardiello twice going close against his former club while Danny Mayor's shot was parried by Exeter goalkeeper Artur Krysiak and Chris Sedgwick fired over.

Pablo Mills' wayward pass almost gifted the Grecians the lead as Liam Sercombe's shot was blocked by keeper Brian Jensen.

But Bury replied with Mayor again testing Krysiak and the hosts remained on top after the break.

Andrew Tutte's strike was saved by Krysiak while Sedgwick's shot was deflected wide and Nardiello could not keep his close-range effort down.

Mayor then won a free-kick 25 yards out and Krysiak was unable to stop Hussey's left-footed strike going into the bottom corner.

Coles was booked for the foul and was shown a second yellow card for another foul just five minutes later.

Danny Rose went close to doubling Bury's lead but fellow sub Soares turned in Mayor's late cross to leave Exeter looking over their shoulder.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 22 November 2014
15:00
Accrington 2-1 Cambridge Utd Report
Burton Alb 1-0 Luton Report
Bury 1-3 Newport Report
Cheltenhm 1-4 Wycombe Report
Dag + Red 4-2 Carlisle Report
Exeter 3-2 Shrewsbury Report
Hartlepool 1-3 York City Report
Mansfield 1-0 Plymouth Report
Northamptn 1-0 Stevenage Report
Oxford Utd 0-0 AFC W'don  

Footer 365

Europa League: Celtic manager Ronny Deila hoping for 'easiest' draw in round of 32

Manager Ronny Deila is hoping for the "easiest" Europa League draw for Celtic as he turns his focus on the Scottish Cup.

Premier League: Everton midfielder James McCarthy waits on hamstring scan results

Everton boss Roberto Martinez will give midfielder James McCarthy all the time he needs to overcome hamstring trouble.

Premier League: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero as important as Messi and Ronaldo

Manuel Pellegrini says Sergio Aguero is as important to Man City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.

Mail Box

Don't Write Arsenal Off Yet (For Third)

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox, which also suggests Manchester City should look to bin Manuel Pellegrini. Can he take them any further?

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property