MATCHDAY: York City 1 Bury 0
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- York City 1 (Lowe 5)
- Bury 0
York 1 Bury 0
90+2 - SUBS - Bowman on for Coulson, Cameron on for Mills.
89 - YELLOW - McCombe
72 - YELLOW - Nardiello
80 - RED - Nardiello - late tackle.
74 - SUB - Platt on for Tutte.
69 - Andrew Tutte’s free kick sails over.
63 - YELLOW - Mills
61 - Overhead kick from Reed goes wide, although a McNulty air shot as he tried to clear it did little to settle the Bury nerves.
58 - Soares blasts over.
59 - SUB - Rose on for Sedgwick.
56 - The referee’s assistant comes to Bury's rescue, flagging for a foul after McCombe turns home the loose ball after Brian Jensen failed to claim a high free kick lofted into the box.
50 - The ball breaks to McCombe at the back post following a York corner but he fires well over.
47 - Mayor shot turned behind.
45 - SUB - Reid on for Hayhurst.
York City 1 Bury 0
Two minutes added time
41 - YELLOW - Andrew
40 - High and wide from Penn as Soares does just enough to put the York captain off as he prepares to shoot from the edge of the box.
37 - Hope again takes the ball round the York keeper but can't get his foot round the ball enough to turn it into the net followng a long ball from the back from Mills.
31 - YELLOW - Russell Penn
30 - Andrew finds space oin behind the Bury defence following a long clearance but drags his shot across goal.
Bury are struggling to get to grips with the pitch, as well as York's aggressive style.
I understand they like to leave the grass long here to hinder ball-playing sides, yet the ball seems to be bouncing very high, which means they probably don't water it much either.
Whatever the reason, Bury's feathers have been well and truly ruffled, but they are starting to get more into it.
17 - York defender John McCombe clears a Hope effort off the line after the striker rounded the keeper following a great ball by Nardiello.
14 - York keeper Nick Pope launched a huge kick after claiming a Hussey corner but Jones did brilliantly to cut out the danger - controlling the ball at full stretch before clearing.
12 - Jensen tips over a Calvin Andrew shot that looked to be rocketing into the top corner.
5 - GOAL - YORK CITY 1 Bury - Keith Lowe side foots a Will Hayhurst corner into the far corner.
Players are out at Bootham Crescent and Bury are sporting a mish-mash of their home and away strip, with white shirts and red shorts to avoid a clash with York's red and white tops and blue shorts.
Not sure why? My mind has gone blank, but don't Bury have another coloured strip?
Unconfirmed reports filtering through here at Bootham Crescent that David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United manager.
Not that is of any concern to us Bury fans, just as long as the Glazers keep their paws off Flickers.
Up the Shakers!
Bury manager David Flitcroft fields an unchanged starting XI for the third match running as he looks to extend their seven-match unbeaten run.
The Shakers have in fact gone only been beaten twice in the last 18 games and four times in total since Flitcroft took charge of the team at the start of December.
Temitope Obadeyi is the only introduction to the squad for the trip to Bootham Crescent, with Ashley Grimes losing his place on the subs bench.
YORK CITY: Pope; Oyebanjo, Lowe, McCombe, Davies; Hayhurst, Penn, Montrose, Brobbel; Coulson, Andrew.
Subs: McGurk, Jarvis, Platt, Bowman, Allan, Ingham, Reed.
BURY: Jensen; Jones, Mills, McNulty, Hussey; Soares, Sedgwick, Tutte, Mayor; Hope, Nardiello.
Subs: Cameron, Procter, Miller, Rose, Platt, Charles-Cook, Obadeyi.
Referee: Geoff Eltringham.
Welcome to Bootham Crescent, where we are just waiting for the team sheets.
It's a game Bury must win and hope results elsewhere go in their favour to keep their chances of a place in the play-offs alive.
Nigel Worthington's York currently occupy the final play-off spot and take a seven-point cushion over Bury into today's match.
Victory for the Shakers, and defeat for eighth-place Oxford at Scunthorpe, would see them go into Saturday's penultimate game of the season at home to Portsmouth with just four points to make up on the top seven.
Anything short of three points and it will be all systems go into plans for next season, when a resurgent Bury side will be confident of launching a serious promotion campaign.
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