Northampton withstood late Bury pressure as they secured just their second point of the season.
Steve Guinan gave the visitors the lead with a well-taken penalty after he was fouled in the area by Shakers defender Joe Skarz.
David Worall drew Bury level, slotting home the rebound after Ryan Lowe rounded the keeper and hit the post.
Bury went in search of a winner but were unable to get past Cobblers stopper Oscar Jansson.
Bury defender Efe Sodje told BBC Radio Manchester: "To be fair I think everybody is a first team player here and everybody has to have their own time and wait and obviously they (substitutes) and they've changed the game.
"Give us another two or three games and people will start talking about Bury more.
"I enjoy the pressure - the boys listen to me and I listen to them but I'm still young that's the problem."
Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson told BBC Radio Northampton:
"We certainly edged the first half, then they edged it the second half, so we're both happy with a point.
"It was a good finish by Steve Guinan. He's got a future at the club if he plays as he has been. He trains well, he looks the best of the strikers in training and that's why he's in the team.
"We do need another striker to compliment what we've got - someone with a physical presence and a bit of pace. We're still looking."
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Saturday, 21 August 2010
Npower League Two
Guinan (pen) 33
16 Sodje (Futcher 84)
14 Jones (Worrall 64)
10 Bishop (John-Lewis 64)
19 Mozika ,
02 Rodgers (Thornton 85)
07 Gilligan yellow card (Harris 77)
17 Jacobs (Purcell 62)
Ref: BatesAtt: 2,845
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
94:21 The referee starts the match.
90:00+2:45 Andy Haworth takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Beckwith.
90:00+1:49 Unfair challenge on Marcus Hall by David Worrall results in a free kick. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
90:00 The referee brings the game to a close.
89:46 Shot by Ryan Lowe from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
87:16 A cross is delivered by David Worrall, clearance made by Kevin Thornton.
84:33 Substitution Kevin Thornton replaces Paul Rodgers.
83:59 Substitution Ben Futcher is brought on as a substitute for Efetobore Sodje.
81:17 Centre by David Worrall, blocked by Paul Rodgers.
79:32 Inswinging corner taken by David Worrall.
78:06 A cross is delivered by Joe Skarz, save by Oscar Jansson.
76:47 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nathaniel Wedderburn.
76:13 Substitution Seb Harris on for Ryan Gilligan.
72:55 Abdul Osman challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
72:00 Andy Haworth takes a shot. Oscar Jansson makes a save.
71:30 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
70:15 Free kick taken by Joe Skarz.
70:15 Booking Booking for Ryan Gilligan for unsporting behaviour.
70:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by Ryan Gilligan.
68:40 GOAL - David Worrall:Bury 1 - 1 Northampton David Worrall gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury
68:25 Andrew Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Haworth. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.
67:05 Lenell John-Lewis has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
64:44 Phil Picken concedes a free kick for a foul on Tadhg Purcell. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
63:03 Substitution David Worrall is brought on as a substitute for Mike Jones.
63:03 Substitution Lenell John-Lewis replaces Andy Bishop.
62:29 Foul by Andy Bishop on Paul Rodgers, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn.
61:33 Substitution Tadhg Purcell is brought on as a substitute for Michael Jacobs.
60:46 Corner taken by Peter Sweeney played to the near post, Shot from close range by Andy Bishop misses to the left of the goal.
60:24 Dean Beckwith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Bishop. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.
58:34 Effort from long distance by Steven Schumacher goes wide of the right-hand upright.
56:53 Ryan Lowe sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Andy Bishop misses to the left of the goal.
56:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
55:44 Joe Skarz delivers the ball, save by Oscar Jansson.
55:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bishop by Dean Beckwith. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.
55:11 The ball is sent over by Andrew Holt.
54:06 The ball is crossed by Steve Guinan, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn,
save made by Cameron Belford.
53:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andy Bishop. Oscar Jansson takes the indirect free kick.
51:47 The ball is crossed by Mike Jones, Ryan Gilligan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter
51:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Lowe on Paul Rodgers. Oscar Jansson takes the free kick.
48:32 The ball is crossed by Joe Skarz, save made by Oscar Jansson.
47:30 The official flags Andy Bishop offside. Oscar Jansson restarts play with the free kick.
45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
45:00+0:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Guinan by Peter Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Hall.
45:00 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
43:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Belford by Billy Mckay. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free
42:47 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
41:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Billy Mckay. Marcus Hall takes the direct free kick.
40:42 Andy Bishop challenges Dean Beckwith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Oscar Jansson.
34:56 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Oscar Jansson makes a save.
32:08 GOAL - Steve Guinan:Bury 0 - 1 Northampton Power penalty scored by Steve Guinan. Bury 0-1 Northampton.
31:33 Foul by Joe Skarz on Nathaniel Wedderburn, Penalty awarded.
30:26 Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Sweeney. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.
29:58 The official flags Billy Mckay offside. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
28:08 Tom Lees challenges Steve Guinan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathaniel Wedderburn takes the free kick.
27:24 The referee blows for offside against Andy Bishop. Dean Beckwith takes the free kick.
24:32 Mike Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
24:11 The referee blows for offside against Billy Mckay. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
22:39 Steve Guinan takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
20:37 Andy Haworth has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
20:01 Shot from deep inside the area by Steve Guinan goes over the bar.
19:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Peter Sweeney. Ryan Gilligan takes the free kick.
13:04 Effort from a long way out by Ryan Gilligan goes wide right of the target.
12:22 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Oscar Jansson.
11:17 Efetobore Sodje has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
10:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Billy Mckay by Efetobore Sodje. Michael Jacobs takes the free kick.
9:22 Andy Bishop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Rodgers takes the free kick.
7:38 The ball is crossed by Andy Bishop, Mike Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Jacobs.
5:58 Paul Rodgers concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Jones. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.
4:40 Unfair challenge on Dean Beckwith by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick. Dean Beckwith restarts play with the free kick.
0:24 Paul Rodgers challenges Mike Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Jones takes the free kick.
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