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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,093) 5th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Richard Clark

Bury Bury vs Newport County AFC Newport

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Missed chances cost Shakers

Last Updated: 05/10/13 7:58pm

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Tom Soares: Missed a catalogue of chages

Tom Soares: Missed a catalogue of chages

Bury have now gone six games without a win after failing to take their chances in a 0-0 home draw with Newport.

The Shakers claimed just their second clean sheet of the season, but they also drew a blank at the other end, Tom Soares being the biggest culprit.

The point edged Bury up to 18th place in the table while Newport are ninth after losing once in their last eight league games.

Bury handed a first start to Marco Navas, brother of Manchester City winger Jesus, and he sliced an early shot wide after cutting in from the right.

Anton Forrester's cross then found Navas unmarked, but the Spanish winger headed wide when he could have brought it down.

Newport threatened with Danny Crow hooking the ball wide from an Adam Chapman corner, while Lee Minshull's header was cleared from under the Bury crossbar.

Forrester headed over shortly after the break and then Chapman shot too close to Bury keeper Brian Jensen.

Soares then scuffed a shot straight at Newport keeper Lenny Pidgeley before turning Navas' low cross just wide and volleying over from Shaun Beeley's centre.

Newport went closest to a late winner, with Minshull's header tipped over by Jensen before Chapman fired wide.

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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