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

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