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Bury   1 - 1   Port Vale

Bury 1-1 Port Vale

Bury 1-1 Port Vale

Defender Efe Sodje grabbed a late equaliser against Port Vale to keep Bury's play-off hopes alive.

Sodje gave away a first-half penalty with a handball which Vale's Marc Richards converted.

Bury should have equalised on the stroke of half-time but Ryan Lowe headed Michael Jones' cross straight at keeper Chris Martin from close range.

But with eight minutes left, former Nigeria international Sodje rose to head in Brian Barry-Murphy's corner.


Bury boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's pretty poor that they turn up knowing what we wear and then they have to wear their training kit. And then my players have to read their shorts instead of shirts for marking.

"With the fixtures coming up, and they're running out, with everyone more or less having to play each other it does become really tight.

"It's really tight, but we've just got to keep grinding away and try to pick up points."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I think satisfied is about right, it's a hard earned point against a very good Bury side.

"With the context of the other results, we're slightly disappointed because we were probably eight minutes away from going in to the top six.

"If I'm brutally honest, did we do enough to win the game, perhaps not."


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Saturday, 17 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Bury 1-1 Port Vale FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Sodje 82
  • Richards (pen) 30

Bury

  • 20 Belford
  • 02 Scott
  • 06 Cresswell
  • 16 Sodje
  • 03 Buchanan
  • 07 Dawson yellow card
  • 11 Barry-Murphy
  • 14 Jones
  • 19 Worrall (Poole 74)
  • 15 Lowe (Carlton 89)
  • 18 Morrell (Bishop 66)

Substitutes

  • 01 Brown,
  • 23 Newey,
  • 12 Racchi,
  • 09 Carlton,
  • 10 Bishop,
  • 22 Elliott,
  • 25 Poole

Port Vale

  • 12 Martin
  • 05 McCombe
  • 15 Collins
  • 16 Owen
  • 03 Taylor (Dodds 73)
  • 04 Griffith
  • 07 Loft
  • 26 Taylor
  • 09 Richards
  • 25 Davies
  • 32 Haldane (Rigg 80)

Substitutes

  • 24 Lloyd-Weston,
  • 11 Yates,
  • 23 Molyneux,
  • 10 Fraser,
  • 17 Rigg,
  • 29 Morsy,
  • 14 Dodds
Ref: FosterAtt: 4,570
BURY
PORT VALE

Possession

  • Bury 51%
  • Port Vale 49%

Attempts on target

  • Bury 5
  • Port Vale 3

Attempts off target

  • Bury 3
  • Port Vale 5

Corners

  • Bury 7
  • Port Vale 5

Fouls

  • Bury 4
  • Port Vale 18
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:24 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:23 Mike Jones takes the inswinging corner, Efetobore Sodje takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 90:00+0:50 Effort from outside the penalty box by Kris Taylor goes wide left of the target.
  • 88:42 Substitution Danny Carlton comes on in place of Ryan Lowe.
  • 88:00 Inswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy from the right by-line, Header by Efetobore Sodje from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 86:55 Shot from just outside the box by Craig Davies goes over the bar.
  • 86:26 The official flags Andy Bishop offside. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:15 John McCombe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 81:13 Brian Barry-Murphy provided the assist for the goal.
  • 81:13 GOAL - Efetobore SodjeBury 1 - 1 Port Vale Efetobore Sodje scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bury 1-1 Port Vale.
  • 80:36 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy,
  • 79:08 Substitution Sean Rigg is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Haldane.
  • 78:54 Stephen Dawson takes a shot. John McCombe gets a block in.
  • 74:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Dodds by David Buchanan. Doug Loft has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Andy Bishop.
  • 72:34 Substitution James Poole comes on in place of David Worrall.
  • 72:34 Substitution Louis Dodds joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Taylor.
  • 71:38 The referee penalises Marc Richards for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
  • 68:05 Ryan Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. Free kick crossed by Doug Loft, clearance made by Brian Barry-Murphy. Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft to the near post, Cameron Belford makes a save.
  • 67:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Marc Richards. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 65:20 Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Andy Bishop coming on for Andrew Morrell.
  • 63:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Mike Jones. David Buchanan takes the free kick.
  • 61:31 Inswinging corner taken by Mike Jones.
  • 60:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by John McCombe. Mike Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Craig Davies.
  • 60:14 Close range headed effort by Lewis Haldane misses to the right of the target.
  • 58:00 Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Cresswell. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
  • 55:44 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance by Marc Richards.
  • 52:55 Craig Davies handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
  • 51:41 Effort from outside the penalty box by Marc Richards goes wide right of the goal.
  • 50:10 Corner taken short by Brian Barry-Murphy.
  • 46:33 Andrew Morrell fouled by Doug Loft, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half begins.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:28 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 45:00+1:54 Gareth Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe. Paul Scott takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:00+1:05 Effort from 12 yards by Doug Loft. Blocked by Paul Scott.
  • 45:00+0:28 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Chris Martin.
  • 43:45 Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 43:45 Booking Booking for Stephen Dawson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:38 Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Richards.
  • 43:18 Stephen Dawson fouled by Doug Loft, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Dawson.
  • 42:32 Doug Loft takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Andrew Morrell.
  • 38:02 Marc Richards is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
  • 36:40 Doug Loft takes the outswinging corner, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 36:25 Marc Richards takes a shot. Cameron Belford gets a block in.
  • 36:25 Marc Richards takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Martin.
  • 33:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Craig Davies. Ryan Cresswell takes the indirect free kick.
  • 31:34 Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Dawson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from right wing.
  • 30:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Efetobore Sodje. Free kick taken by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 29:38 GOAL - Marc RichardsBury 0 - 1 Port Vale Power penalty scored by Marc Richards. Bury 0-1 Port Vale.
  • 28:03 Efetobore Sodje is penalised for handball and concedes a .
  • 27:12 Brian Barry-Murphy takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from close range by Paul Scott goes wide left of the goal.
  • 26:28 Unfair challenge on Brian Barry-Murphy by Craig Davies results in a free kick. David Worrall crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, John McCombe makes a clearance.
  • 24:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Stephen Dawson. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.
  • 23:40 Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Ryan Cresswell.
  • 22:27 Stephen Dawson fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance by Lee Collins.
  • 20:37 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 17:37 Effort on goal by Ryan Lowe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 15:19 The assistant referee flags for offside against David Worrall. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:17 Efetobore Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Owen. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
  • 9:37 Foul by Gareth Owen on Ryan Lowe, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Brian Barry-Murphy.
  • 8:59 Effort from the edge of the area by Lewis Haldane goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 7:59 Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft to the near post, clearance by Stephen Dawson.
  • 4:25 Ryan Lowe fouled by Kris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Gareth Owen.
  • Correction - 2:24 Marc Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
  • 2:24 Craig Davies challenges Efetobore Sodje unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
  • 2:06 The referee blows for offside against Ryan Lowe. Chris Martin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:31 Foul by Kris Taylor on Mike Jones, free kick awarded. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 17 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Notts County 41 55 83
2 Rochdale 42 38 82
3 Bournemouth 43 12 77
4 Rotherham 43 5 69
5 Bury 43 -1 68
6 Aldershot 43 11 66
7 Dag & Red 43 9 66
8 Chesterfield 43 0 66
9 Port Vale 43 14 64
10 Morecambe 43 6 64
11 Northampton 43 9 63
12 Shrewsbury 43 4 62
13 Burton Albion 43 -2 56
14 Bradford 43 -6 55
15 Accrington 42 -11 54
16 Macclesfield 43 -6 53
17 Hereford 43 -14 53
18 Crewe 43 -8 51
19 Torquay 43 5 50
20 Cheltenham 42 -11 46
21 Lincoln City 43 -22 46
22 Barnet 42 -13 45
23 Grimsby 43 -27 38
24 Darlington 41 -47 26

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