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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,499) 18th April 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Attwell

Bury Bury vs Macclesfield Town Macc'field

Bury 3

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Macc'field 0

Shakers see off Silkmen

Bury maintain push for promotion

Last Updated: 18/04/09 11:09pm

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Bishop: Opener

Bishop: Opener

Bury kept the pressure on the top three by easing to a 3-0 home win against lowly Macclesfield.

Top scorer Andy Bishop gave the Shakers a fourth-minute lead with his 18th goal of the season before strike partner Glynn Hurst sealed victory with a second-half double.

Alan Knill's men made a dream start as Nat Brown left Bishop unmarked to head home at the far post from Brian Barry-Murphy's corner.

Macc replied with Gareth Evans testing Bury keeper Wayne Brown at his near post while Welsh had to clear a Shaun Brisley header off the line from Lee Bell's corner.

The visitors, whose league status was assured despite defeat, remained a threat after the break as Colin Daniel and half-time substitute Ahmed Deen kept Brown alert.

But Bury eased their nerves in the 57th minute as Hurst controlled Elliott Bennett's through-ball before coolly side-footing past Jon Brain.

And 15 minutes from time Hurst turned in his eighth of the season from sub Phil Jevons' cut-back, while Bennett hit a post late on.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 AFC Wimbledon 0 0
2 Accrington Stanley 0 0
3 Burton Albion 0 0
4 Bury 0 0
5 Cambridge United 0 0
6 Carlisle United 0 0
7 Cheltenham Town 0 0
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 0
9 Exeter City 0 0
10 Hartlepool United 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0
12 Mansfield Town 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0
14 Newport County AFC 0 0
15 Northampton Town 0 0
16 Oxford United 0 0
17 Plymouth Argyle 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0
19 Shrewsbury Town 0 0
20 Southend United 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0
22 Tranmere Rovers 0 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 0 0
24 York City 0 0

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