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Gigg Lane (ATT 2,314) 1st April 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Bury Bury vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Bury 2

H Hope (3)
T Soares (80)

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Bristol R 1

K Mohamed (45+4)

Shakers soar into top half

Last Updated: 01/04/14 10:58pm

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Tom Soares: Bagged the winning goal

Tom Soares: Bagged the winning goal

Tom Soares climbed off the bench to give Bury a 2-1 home win against Bristol Rovers and ease their relegation fears.

Hallam Hope gave them a dream start by firing in a third-minute opener, only for Rovers to equalise on the stroke of half-time as Ollie Clarke's shot deflected in off team-mate Kaid Mohamed.

But with his very first touch, Soares headed home in the 80th minute to send the Shakers into the top half of League Two and leave the Pirates in 20th place.

Bury took the lead with a goal from nothing. There seemed little on when the ball looped to Hope just inside the right corner of the box.

But the Everton loanee brought it down on his thigh before smashing a half-volley inside the far post for his second goal in two Bury games.

Pablo Mills then saw a header saved while Andrew Tutte and Danny Nardiello also went close for Bury.

Jim McNulty's error gifted Rovers a chance but Brian Jensen denied John-Joe O'Toole to spare the defender's blushes.

But moments later Mohamed's deflection left Jensen stranded and the veteran keeper had to pull off a superb save to keep out Matt Harrold's header.

Rovers remained on top after the break, with Michael Smith and Harrold spurning decent openings.

Bury replied with Nardiello twice going close before Soares claimed the winner, heading home at the near post from Chris Hussey's left-wing corner.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13