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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,706) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Bury Bury vs York City York City

Bury 2

A Forrester (1)
N Cameron (19)

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York City 1

M Coulson (73)

Flitcroft claims first Bury win

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:44pm

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Anton Forrester: Scored in the first half

Anton Forrester: Scored in the first half

David Flitcroft recorded his first victory as Bury boss as they claimed a 2-1 win against York to climb out of the relegation zone.

The Shakers were 2-0 up inside 19 minutes through Anton Forrester and Nathan Cameron and, although York substitute Michael Coulson pulled one back, the hosts claimed their first win in four attempts under Flitcroft to leapfrog York in the table.

Bury made a superb start as a fine passing move released Danny Nardiello on the right and he squared for Forrester to side-foot home after just 38 seconds.

York could have equalised less than a minute later as Josh Carson volleyed wide from a good position.

But Bury doubled their lead as Chris Sedgwick crossed from the right and Nardiello's header was spilled by goalkeeper Aaron McCarey, allowing defender Cameron to force the ball in.

Nardiello and team-mate Danny Mayor then fired wide from inside the penalty area while Lanre Oyebanjo twice went close for the visitors, who made a double substitution at the break.

Bury keeper Brian Jensen prevented Coulson from getting York back into the game while Forrester twice went close to sealing victory.

Coulson was not to be denied, though, and in the 73rd minute he tapped home from close range after Ryan Jarvis' shot was blocked.

Shakers substitute Shaun Harrad went closest to scoring late on as York failed to avoid their first defeat in six following five successive draws.

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1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42