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Steven Schumacher takes the inswinging corner, Ashley Eastham finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Exeter 3-2 Bury.Assist by Steven Schumacher.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.
Steven Schumacher takes the inswinging corner, Ashley Eastham takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Steven Schumacher misses to the right of the target.
Guillem Bauza gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Doble produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Ashley Eastham on for Lenell John-Lewis.
Inswinging corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line.
Daniel Nardiello has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Cameron Belford makes a comfortable save.
Giles Coke takes a shot. Fantastic save by Artur Krysiak.
Foul by John O'Flynn on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.
Richard Logan leaves the field to be replaced by Guillem Bauza.
David Worrall goes off and Max Harrop comes on.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Amoo misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Lenell John-Lewis. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
Shot by Steven Schumacher from outside the box goes over the net.
Corner taken by Steven Schumacher.
Effort on goal by John O'Flynn from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Phil Picken results in a free kick. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Worrall by Troy Archibald-Henville results in a free kick. David Worrall takes the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Steven Schumacher, Header from close range by Efetobore Sodje clears the bar.
Peter Sweeney goes off and Ryan Doble comes on.
David Amoo takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Corner from left by-line taken by Steven Schumacher.
John O'Flynn comes on in place of Jake Taylor.
The referee blows for offside against Richard Logan. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Peter Sweeney takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mark Hughes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Mark Hughes takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
Shot by Richard Logan from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
Richard Logan grabs a headed goal from close range. Exeter 3-1 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Jake Taylor.
James Dunne takes a shot. Mark Hughes gets a block in.
Foul by Scot Bennett on Giles Coke, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Peter Sweeney. Scot Bennett receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Troy Archibald-Henville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lenell John-Lewis. Steven Schumacher crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Danny Coles.
Phil Picken concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Nardiello. Phil Picken booked. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.
David Amoo scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Exeter 2-1 Bury.Efetobore Sodje provided the assist for the goal.
Efetobore Sodje takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Worrall from the right by-line.
Corner taken by Peter Sweeney, clearance made by James Dunne.
The referee blows for offside. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Phil Picken results in a free kick. Billy Jones crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Liam Sercombe takes a shot.
Jake Taylor is ruled offside. Efetobore Sodje takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Hughes. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, clearance by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Foul by Steven Schumacher on Daniel Nardiello, free kick awarded. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
Lenell John-Lewis is adjudged to have handled the ball. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.
David Worrall concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Duffy. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from a long way out by Billy Jones goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Lenell John-Lewis has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Liam Sercombe comes on in place of David Noble.
Efetobore Sodje gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor. Efetobore Sodje booked. Placed penalty scored by Daniel Nardiello. Exeter 2-0 Bury.Jake Taylor provided the assist for the goal.
Troy Archibald-Henville finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Scot Bennett.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the right by-line, Scot Bennett has a headed effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.
Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Nardiello. David Noble takes the free kick.
Jake Taylor fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Billy Jones from the free kick.
Grecians wait on Tully
Exeter are sweating on the fitness of full-back Steve Tully for the clash with Bury.
Tully was withdrawn during the 2-1 defeat to Notts County on Tuesday night with a hand injury which he originally sustained in the victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the Grecians' previous match at St James Park.
Otherwise, manager Paul Tisdale has a fully-fit and suspension-free squad at his disposal.
Tisdale told the club's official website: "At this stage we have a doubt over Steve Tully with a very sore hand. He broke it against Sheffield Wednesday and he is having a specialist opinion about whether he can play with it.
"Although we have bumps and bruises we are otherwise ready to go."
Ashley Eastham is an injury doubt for Bury.
On loan Blackpool defender Eastham suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-1 midweek draw with Chesterfield.
The club are awaiting the result of a scan before deciding whether the 20-year-old is fit to take part at St James Park.
Shakers boss Richie Barker has no other significant injury worries, although he admits disruption to his squad's training routine during the recent cold snap has not made life easy for those nursing niggling bumps and bruises.
"I'm getting sick of Astroturf and I'm sure the players are," he told the Manchester Evening News. "We're starting to get a few sore knees and sore backs understandably."
Slick City sink Shakers
Three goals in a scintillating first half helped Exeter to a 3-2 victory over Bury at St James' Park.
The hosts made a flying start and found themselves 2-0 up inside the opening nine minutes. The first goal came when Billy Jones' corner kick found its way to Troy Archibald-Henville and he headed home his second goal of the season.
Daniel Nardiello quickly made it 2-0 after Jake Taylor was fouled by Efe Sodje inside the box and the former Manchester United trainee coolly dispatched the penalty into the bottom corner.
Liam Sercombe saw his shot hit the underside of the crossbar for Exeter before Bury pulled a goal back when David Amoo finished from close range after a goalmouth scramble.
Richard Logan made it 3-1 just before half-time when he nodded in at the back post after a brilliant run and cross by Taylor.
After the excitement of the first half, the second was much quieter with chances few and far between.
Bury had the better of it and substitute Ashley Eastham capitalised on some shoddy defending by Exeter at a corner, but his goal came too late in the day for the visitors.
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