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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Peter Clarke (11')
  • Danny Mayor (74')
  • Ash Taylor (6', 88')
  • Sam Hoskins (33')

Bury relegated following defeat to Northampton

Bury's three-year stay in Sky Bet League One is over after Ryan Lowe's side were beaten 3-2 by Northampton.
The Shakers were relegated after Ash Taylor's second goal of the game, in the 87th minute, handed the Cobblers a win which keeps their survival hopes alive. Taylor's winner came as he tapped home Dan Powell's cross.
An end-to-end first half began with Northampton striking first after six minutes when skipper Taylor glanced home Matt Grimes' corner from close range.
Bury levelled five minutes later when Peter Clarke lashed home from five yards after goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell punched Zeli Ismail's corner straight into the skipper's path.
The visitors regained the lead just past the half-hour mark. Substitute Sam Hoskins had only been on the field for two minutes when he met Grimes' through-ball and beat Joe Murphy from 15 yards.
Northampton's John-Joe O'Toole nodded against the foot of a post shortly before the interval.
Bury made it 2-2 with 16 minutes left when Danny Mayor brushed off a couple of weak challenges before smashing home from 12 yards, but Taylor had the final say.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 11 +16 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 12 +8 23
3 Peterborough United 12 +13 21
4 Bristol Rovers 12 +3 21
5 Fleetwood Town 11 +6 20
6 Blackpool 13 +2 20
7 Coventry City 12 +1 20
8 Oxford United 13 +10 19
9 Sunderland 11 +2 19
10 Rotherham United 11 +8 18
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 0 16
12 Lincoln City 13 -2 16
13 Shrewsbury Town 11 -3 16
14 Burton Albion 10 +5 15
15 Gillingham 12 +3 14
16 Portsmouth 10 +1 13
17 Rochdale 12 -7 13
18 Tranmere Rovers 12 -5 12
19 Milton Keynes Dons 12 -7 12
20 Accrington Stanley 12 -6 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 -6 9
22 Southend United 12 -19 4
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 -23 -8