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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,401) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Bury Bury vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Bury 4

A Tutte (8)
D Nardiello (pen 50, 53)
D Rose (88)

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Nardiello double sinks Pilgrims

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:57pm

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Danny Nardiello: Bagged a brace

Danny Nardiello: Bagged a brace

Danny Nardiello's brace sealed a 4-0 home win against Plymouth and kept alive Bury's slim hopes of gatecrashing the play-offs.

Andrew Tutte gave the Shakers an eighth-minute lead before Nardiello converted a 50th-minute penalty and struck again three minutes later. Substitute Danny Rose made it four with two minutes remaining to put Bury seven points behind seventh-placed York, while Plymouth are a point above them in ninth.

The hosts impressed from the outset with Hallam Hope seeing an early effort blocked, before Argyle's Lewis Alessandra dragged a close-range shot wide.

But Bury opened the scoring as Tutte played a one-two with Hope before firing past Jake Cole.

Although Nardiello fired wide for the Shakers, the visitors had two chances to equalise. Andres Gurrieri turned the rebound over after Reuben Reid's shot was saved while Reid headed inches wide.

But the hosts sealed victory with two goals early in the second half. Nardiello fired his spot-kick down the middle after being fouled by Durrell Berry and then the on-loan striker headed home after good work on the left by Chris Hussey.

Danny Mayor's shot clipped the crossbar as the Shakers kept going forward, before Rose side-footed the ball home late on to complete the scoring.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39