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Gigg Lane (ATT 1,567) 16th April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Madley

Bury Bury vs Scunthorpe United Scunthrpe

Bury 2

J Clarke-Harris (68)
N Ajose (70)

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Scunthrpe 1

K Hawley (45+1)

Ajose fires Shakers to victory

Last Updated: 16/04/13 11:12pm

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Nicky Ajose: Netted a dramatic winner

Nicky Ajose: Netted a dramatic winner

Nicky Ajose delivered a blow to Scunthorpe's survival hopes by sealing a 2-1 home win for Bury - their first win in six games.

The on-loan Peterborough striker completed an unlikely triumph by grabbing the winner just two minutes after Jonson Clarke-Harris had equalised.

Bury's relegation had been confirmed by defeat to Oldham three days previous but they recovered sufficiently to leave Scunthorpe perilously close to the same fate.

The visitors had actually started much stronger, Matt Godden springing the offside trap only to shank a tame effort wide.

Cameron Belford made an acrobatic save from Karl Hawley's deflected effort but could do nothing about the Iron striker's header on the stroke of half-time.

Hawley glanced an expert finish into the corner of the net from Mark Duffy's arrowed cross.

Duffy spurned a good chance to double the lead, allowing Clarke-Harris to level with a stunning left-footed free kick, which flashed past a stunned Eirik Johansen.

The Shakers completed their comeback when Ajose capitalised on a defensive mix-up to slot home, leaving Scunthorpe five points from safety.

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2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
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6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24