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Phil Picken is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Burge takes the direct free kick.
Andy Haworth takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.
The ball is swung over by Simon Hackney, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Constable by Damien Mozika. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.
A cross is delivered by Kyle Bennett.
Efetobore Sodje fouled by Ryan Doble, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Short corner taken by Simon Hackney.
Unfair challenge on Joe Skarz by James Constable results in a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
The official flags Ryan Doble offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
Corner taken short by Kyle Bennett.
Ryan Burge challenges Damien Mozika unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Ryan Lowe leaves the field to be replaced by Lenell John-Lewis.
Unfair challenge on Simon Hackney by Andy Haworth results in a free kick. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven MacLean by Peter Sweeney. Damian Batt takes the free kick.
Kyle Bennett has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
The referee cautions Steven MacLean for unsporting behaviour. Andy Haworth comes on in place of Mike Jones. Unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Steven MacLean results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Nicholas Ajose gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 3-0 Oxford Utd.Ryan Lowe provided the assist for the goal.
Simon Hackney is brought on as a substitute for Simon Heslop.
Ryan Doble takes a shot. Tom Lees makes a clearance.
Ryan Lowe is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Damian Batt.
Ryan Lowe finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Oxford Utd.Kyle Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Worrall. Assist by Nicholas Ajose.
Steven MacLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Ryan Doble replaces Tom Craddock.
Tom Lees fouled by Steven MacLean, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Damian Batt, blocked by David Worrall.
Ryan Lowe is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Picken by Steven MacLean. Mike Jones takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Simon Heslop.
Efetobore Sodje receives a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Josh Payne by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Payne.
Corner taken right-footed by Mike Jones.
Asa Hall replaces Josh Payne.
Ryan Burge concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Mozika. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Jones on Harry Worley. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mike Jones from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Damian Batt.
Harry Worley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Worrall. Direct free kick taken by David Worrall.
Mike Jones has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Caution for Harry Worley. Nicholas Ajose fouled by Harry Worley, the ref awards a free kick. Mike Jones takes the direct free kick, Joe Skarz takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.
Unfair challenge on Tom Craddock by Phil Picken results in a free kick. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Steven MacLean on Peter Sweeney, free kick awarded. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Skarz on Steven MacLean. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Centre by David Worrall, Jake Wright manages to make a clearance.
Mike Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright. Jake Wright restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Craddock fouled by Mike Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.
Nicholas Ajose is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Tom Craddock has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
James Constable is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tom Lees takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Craddock, clearance made by Peter Sweeney.
A goal is scored by Nicholas Ajose from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Oxford Utd.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven MacLean from the right by-line.
Shakers start post-Knill era
Managerless Bury begin life after Alan Knill without Steven Schumacher for the home clash with Oxford.
The midfielder begins a two-match ban following his red card in last weekend`s goalless draw at Port Vale.
However, several players have recovered from a sickness bug that swept through the dressing room prior to last weekend`s match.
The players affected include Chris Holroyd, Phil Picken, Richard Eckersley, Michael Jones and Kyle Bennett.
Striker Andy Bishop is on the treatment table after going through another knee operation and veteran defender Efe Sodje remains sidelined as he recovers from a broken arm.
Bury announced the departure of Knill on Thursday and revealed a compensation package had been agreed for him to take over at npower Championship strugglers Scunthorpe.
Striker Ryan Doble is in line to make his Oxford debut.
The Southampton loanee is vying for a starting place after returning from international duty with Wales` Under-21s.
Midfielder Paul McLaren returned to the side for the 3-0 win over Burton after a lay-off with a groin injury but was substituted at the break.
Manager Chris Wilder confirmed that he will miss the game after receiving seven stitches in a cut just above his Achilles.
Josh Payne will get the nod in midfield, with the 20-year-old earning warm praise from Wilder, who labelled him "a really talented footballer" in an interview on the club's official site.
The Us have won two matches in a row to boost their hopes of back-to-back promotions.
Shakers kick on
Managerless Bury showed there is life after Alan Knill with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Oxford.
The Shakers boosted their automatic promotion hopes by completing the double over Oxford in comfortable fashion.
Nicky Ajose fired them in front in the first minute with a volleyed shot from 16 yards after hesitation from United centre-half Harry Worley.
The division's top scorer, Ryan Lowe, drilled a low shot under Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke on 63 minutes to make it 2-0, for his 25th goal of the season.
And the impressive Ajose followed that with a similar goal, from a similar position, as he shot low to beat Clarke at his near post.
That was Ajose's ninth goal in 15 starts for Bury, who chalked up their first win in five games, and appeared to show no ill effects from this week's departure of Knill and his coaching staff to Scunthorpe.
Substitute Andy Haworth almost made it four near the end, but Clarke got down well to save his shot.
Oxford's own play-off hopes were dealt a big blow by this defeat, but they had been poor on the day, with only Steve MacLean testing the Bury keeper.
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