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Gigg Lane (ATT 4,112) 27th January 2009 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Webster

Bury Bury vs Bradford City Bradford

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Bury clinch big win

Morrell fires winner

Last Updated: 27/01/09 11:31pm

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Morrell: On target

Morrell: On target

Bury kept their place in the top three with a 1-0 home win over promotion rivals Bradford.

The Shakers were boosted by the news forward Andy Bishop has finally signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal and strike partner Andy Morrell gave them a deserved 76th-minute winner.

The hosts enjoyed the better chances in a hard-fought first half with Bradford goalkeeper Rhys Evans denying Morrell an early opener after deflecting Elliott Bennett's cross goalwards.

Barry Conlon replaced Peter Thorne up front for Bradford and headed well wide from a Nicky Law corner before Bury's Mike Jones and Morrell fired off target just after the half-hour mark, Bishop the provider on both occasions.

Evans had to turn wide a fierce effort from Jones just before the break, while Paul McClaren blazed over from Bradford's first decent chance. Bury remained on top after the restart, Morrell heading wide from a Brian Barry-Murphy cross while Bishop was denied by Evans after being put through by Bennett.

Bradford replied with Law firing straight at Mark Tyler, although the hosts were the more adventurous, Morrell this time heading wide from a Jones centre. But Morrell found the target with time running out, cutting in from the left before firing inside the near post. Conlon and sub Michael Boulding went close late on but Bury held on.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39

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