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Gigg Lane (ATT 2,080) 8th February 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Salisbury

Bury Bury vs Stevenage Stevenage

Bury 3

A Bishop (8)
E Sodje (61)
R Lowe (70)

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Shakers maintain good run

Last Updated: 08/02/11 10:25pm

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Bishop: On the scoresheet

Bishop: On the scoresheet

Bury strengthened their grip on a League Two play-off place with a 3-0 home win over Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Fit-again striker Andy Bishop marked his first start since September with an eighth-minute opener. Veteran centre-half Efe Sodje doubled Bury's lead in the 61st minute before top-scorer Ryan Lowe sealed a third straight win with 20 minutes left.

A bright Bury start was rewarded as Bishop, who has been dogged by tendonitis, claimed his third goal of the season. Steve Schumacher's cross found the striker 12 yards out and the ball deflected off his knee, wide of goalkeeper Chris Day and in off the far post.

Day pulled off a superb save moments later to deny winger Andy Haworth before Lowe blazed over after linking with Bishop.

Sodje gave the hosts breathing space by stealing in to poke home from a Mike Jones cross. Craig Reid came off the bench for the visitors and saw two efforts cleared off the line by Tom Lees, while Michael Bostwick headed wide.

Bury were assured of the three points, though, when Lowe headed home from Haworth's cross for his 18th goal of the season.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39