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Fratton Park (ATT 14,569) 18th April 2015 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Bury Bury

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Lowe strike boosts Bury

Last Updated: 18/04/15 6:25pm

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Ryan Lowe: The match-winner

Ryan Lowe: The match-winner

Ryan Lowe scored the only goal of the game to help Bury's automatic promotion push as they beat Portsmouth 1-0 on Saturday.

Striker Lowe nodded in unmarked in the final minute of the first period to move the visitors to within two points of third-placed Wycombe, having played a game less, and secure a club-record seventh successive away win.

Pompey have lost both their games under caretaker boss Gary Waddock after Andy Awford was sacked on Monday.

Jed Wallace forced Nick Pope into two saves in a minute as the midfielder caused problems with his free role behind the strikers.

Wallace was at it again when he latched on to a Craig Westcarr dinked pass but Pope was equal to it, and it was the 21-year-old who jinked past Adam El-Abd before dragging wide in the 37th minute.

Despite the hosts' dominance it was Bury who took the lead on the cusp of half time. Joe Riley delivered a pinpoint cross after a patient move and substitute Lowe nodded in his 10th of th eseason.

Lowe nearly added a second in the 46th minute but his 25-yard free-kick flew over.

It did not matter, though, as Portsmouth failed to mount a comeback and suffered a third straight defeat.

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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39