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Sky Bet League 2

Gigg Lane (ATT 2,835) 14th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Bury Bury vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Bury 1

D Nardiello (pen 23)

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Northamptn 1

D Howell (og 29)

Shakers left frustrated

Last Updated: 14/12/13 6:09pm

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Dean Howell: Scored at the wrong end

Dean Howell: Scored at the wrong end

David Flitcroft's first game in charge of Bury ended in a frustrating 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Northampton.

Flitcroft, who was sacked by Barnsley two weeks ago, saw a Dean Howell own goal cancel out Daniel Nardiello's penalty.

Northampton winger Chris Hackett also missed a penalty to deny Aidy Boothroyd's side a crucial win.

A sweeping counter-attack almost brought early reward for Bury but Shaun Harrad fired wide after Matt Duke spilled Chis Sedgwick's cross.

But the Shakers went in front in the 23rd minute when Ricky Ravenhill fouled Craig Jones inside the area and Nardiello thumped the spot-kick home.

Despite the hosts' dominance, Northampton scored a shock equaliser in the 29th minute when Howell headed Hackett's free-kick into his own net.

Then Hackett missed from the spot in the 45th minute, blazing over after William Edjenguele had upended Izale McLeod.

Duke made a stunning reaction save just after half-time, keeping out Nardiello's first-time volley from a Tommy Miller pass.

At the opposite end, Brian Jensen superbly denied McLeod at point-blank range and Mathias Doumbe missed a golden chance late on.

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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