Bury 2-3 Oxford Utd: Match Report

17 December 2016 05:35

Bury's record losing run extended to 12 games

Oxford came from behind to win 3-2 at beleaguered Bury and stretch their unbeaten run to eight.

The hosts twice went in front through James Vaughan and Tom Pope, only for each goal to be cancelled out by a Chris Maguire free-kick.

Greg Leigh's own goal on 70 minutes then extended Bury's club-record losing run to 12 league games, sending them into the League One relegation zone.

The Shakers dropped keeper Ben Williams for Paul Rachubka and the debutant's fifth-minute free-kick drifted over the Oxford defence for Vaughan to volley over Simon Eastwood.

The U's levelled eight minutes later, Maguire hitting a free-kick from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

They were then firmly on top, with Maguire twice testing Rachubka before the veteran keeper parried a Robert Hall shot.

Maguire also sliced wide from eight yards and moments later Pope scored at the second attempt from Scott Burgess' 39th-minute cross.

This time Oxford took just four minutes to equalise, Maguire curling in a 20-yard free-kick.

The visitors had the better of a hard-fought second half as Kane Hemmings hit a post before left-back Leigh turned Marvin Johnson's low cross into his own net.


Source: PA


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