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Unfair challenge on David Worrall by Sean Clohessy results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Sean Clohessy makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Ryan Lowe from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken by Louie Soares.
Lenell John-Lewis concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Grant. Michael Timlin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Ritchie Branagan.
Anthony Grant crosses the ball.
The ball is swung over by David Worrall.
Graham Coughlan leaves the field to be replaced by Waide Fairhurst.
Close range effort by Nathaniel Jarvis misses to the right of the goal.
Efetobore Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Graham Coughlan. Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.
Louie Soares takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lenell John-Lewis.
Andy Haworth is brought on as a substitute for Mike Jones.
The ball is swung over by Phil Picken.
The referee shows Michael Timlin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mike Jones fouled by Michael Timlin, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Lees takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Damien Mozika results in a free kick. Michael Timlin crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.
(Southend) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Jarvis coming on for Blair Sturrock.
Steven Schumacher produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
Shot from 30 yards from Ryan Lowe. Save by Glenn Morris. Corner taken by David Worrall.
Josh Simpson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
The official flags Louie Soares offside. Ritchie Branagan takes the indirect free kick.
The official flags Barry Corr offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ritchie Branagan.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr. Ritchie Branagan takes the direct free kick.
Lenell John-Lewis on for Nicholas Ajose.
Michael Timlin challenges Phil Picken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ritchie Branagan takes the free kick.
Barry Corr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Mozika. Ritchie Branagan takes the free kick.
Louie Soares joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Hall.
Shot by Michael Timlin from 30 yards. Save by Phil Picken.
The ball is swung over by Sean Clohessy, Joe Skarz makes a clearance.
Nicholas Ajose is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Unfair challenge on Blair Sturrock by Joe Skarz results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ryan Hall from right wing.
Ritchie Branagan is brought on as a substitute for Cameron Belford. The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Corr. Ritchie Branagan takes the free kick.
Ryan Lowe has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mike Jones from the right by-line to the near post, Tom Lees takes a shot. Clearance by Josh Simpson.
Anthony Grant delivers the ball, Blair Sturrock has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
David Worrall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Shot from 25 yards by Ryan Lowe. Save made by Glenn Morris.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Mike Jones, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.
Joe Skarz grabs a headed goal from close in. Bury 1-0 Southend.Foul by Michael Timlin on Damien Mozika, free kick awarded. Assist by Steven Schumacher.
Unfair challenge on Chris Barker by Mike Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Morris.
Effort on goal by Ryan Lowe from 12 yards.
Joe Skarz produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Mike Jones played to the near post, clearance by Michael Timlin.
Michael Timlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Jones. Free kick taken by Mike Jones.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Blair Sturrock. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Nicholas Ajose. Glenn Morris takes the direct free kick.
Handball decision goes against Ryan Lowe. Glenn Morris takes the indirect free kick.
Barry Corr challenges Damien Mozika unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Lees restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Mike Jones from the right by-line.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
The ball is swung over by Tom Lees, Peter Gilbert manages to make a clearance.
Anthony Grant fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Joe Skarz.
Nicholas Ajose takes a shot. Save by Glenn Morris.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Peter Gilbert gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Mozika by Anthony Grant. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
Anthony Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Schumacher.
Foul by Damien Mozika on Barry Corr, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Timlin from right channel, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Shot by Ryan Lowe. Glenn Morris makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Anthony Grant. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.
The referee shows Damien Mozika a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Mozika on Anthony Grant. Free kick taken by Chris Barker.
Mike Jones takes the inswinging corner, Sean Clohessy makes a clearance.
Chris Barker gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Ajose. Penalty taken by Ryan Lowe is saved by Glenn Morris. Bury 0-0 Southend.
Foul by Barry Corr on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. Cameron Belford takes the direct free kick.
Graham Coughlan fouled by David Worrall, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.
The game begins.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half begins.
The referee brings the game to a close.
No Bishop for Shakers
Bury boss Alan Knill is again without striker Andy Bishop when his in-form side host Southend.
The highly-rated forward has been struggling with tendonitis in recent weeks and has missed the Shakers' last five games.
"Andy went to see a specialist on Tuesday and it went okay," said Knill.
"We are going to sit down with the doctors after Saturday's game and see what the best course of action is because he is still in pain with it.
"There is no immediate chance of him returning to action, certainly not for the next two or three weeks."
Knill has no other injury or suspension concerns but on-loan Manchester United striker Nicky Ajose will complete his one-month loan spell on Saturday.
Southend manager Paul Sturrock has selection issues.
Sofienne Zaaboub is struggling with a groin problem while centre-back Bilel Mohsni serves the last of his three-match suspension and is unavailable.
The good news for Sturrock is that his son Blair could be fit after returning to training while fellow striker Barry Corr may also feature if he can shake off a knock.
If both players do fail late fitness tests, on-loan striker Waide Fairhurst will continue to lead the line.
On-loan Josh Simpson and Mark Phillips have both shaken off flu and are available.
Michael Timlin has extended his loan from Swindon and will continue to play in central midfield while Craig Easton is on the comeback trail after returning to light training following a calf injury.
Shakers moving on up
Bury climbed to third place in League Two with a 1-0 win against struggling Southend.
Joe Skarz scored the only goal of the game late in the first half as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to eight games.
Southend keeper Glen Morris frustrated Bury early on, making a smart stop to keep out Ryan Lowe's third-minute penalty after Nicky Ajose had been fouled in the box.
Morris produced an even more impressive save to deny Lowe again but Bury's dominance paid off five minutes before the break.
Skarz escaped his marker to neatly head home Steven Schumacher's well-judged free-kick.
Southend offered more threat in the second half and Barry Corr headed a glorious chance over the bar from Ryan Hall's cross.
A further opportunity went begging when Josh Simpson saw his shot from six yards scrambled away by Cameron Belford.
Bury suffered a blow when Belford went off injured on the hour but 19-year-old debutant Richie Branagan superbly saved Michael Timlin's long-range effort as the hosts held out.
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