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Kyle Bennett goes off and Luke McCarthy comes on.
Craig Reid produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Andy Haworth takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Day.
Darren Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Byrom.
Close range header by Mark Roberts goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Beardsley by Efetobore Sodje. Direct free kick taken by Joel Byrom. Efetobore Sodje goes into the referee's book.
Scott Laird takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
Ryan Lowe is ruled offside. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line, Tom Lees makes a clearance.
Joe Skarz concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Beardsley. Ronnie Henry takes the free kick.
Shot by Scott Laird from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
(Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Nicholas Ajose.
Ben May leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Beardsley.
Craig Reid produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
Effort on goal by Craig Reid from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Short corner taken by Steven Schumacher.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher, clearance made by Ben May.
Nicholas Ajose takes a shot. Chris Day gets a block in.
Ben May finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 3-3 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Robert Sinclair.
Joel Byrom takes the outswinging corner, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.
Michael Bostwick takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Schumacher.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben May. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Steven Schumacher gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Stevenage 2-3 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Kyle Bennett.
Andy Haworth is brought on as a substitute for Mike Jones.
Corner taken short by Mike Jones.
Ronnie Henry challenges Mike Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Efetobore Sodje fouled by Ben May, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line to the near post, Michael Bostwick manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner from right by-line taken by Peter Sweeney to far post, clearance by Darius Charles.
Darius Charles concedes a free kick for a foul on David Worrall. Ben May is brought on as a substitute for Byron Harrison. The ball is swung over by Steven Schumacher.
Shot from just outside the box by Craig Reid misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird by Kyle Bennett. Free kick taken by Darius Charles.
Jon Ashton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Ajose. Free kick crossed by Peter Sweeney, clearance by Darius Charles.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom, Shot from deep inside the area by Michael Bostwick goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Sweeney on Craig Reid. Shot comes in from Michael Bostwick from the free kick, Peter Sweeney gets a block in.
Kyle Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Laird. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
Joel Byrom decides to take the corner short.
Byron Harrison takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
Peter Sweeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Reid. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.
Nicholas Ajose finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Stevenage 2-2 Bury.The assist for the goal came from Mike Jones.
Peter Sweeney fouled by Michael Bostwick, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom played to the near post, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.
Scott Laird takes a shot. Ryan Lowe gets a block in.
Scott Laird fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Craig Reid from right channel, Peter Sweeney gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Byron Harrison by Cameron Belford results in a Penalty. Cameron Belford is booked. Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Reid and scored. Stevenage 2-1 Bury.
Corner taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry from the right by-line, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Steven Schumacher grabs a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Bury.Assist on the goal came from Peter Sweeney.
Effort from the edge of the area by Darius Charles goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Scott Laird. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
Scott Laird finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Bury.Assist by Craig Reid.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Chris Day makes a comfortable save.
Byron Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Close range effort by Byron Harrison goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Kyle Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Charles. Direct free kick taken by Joel Byrom.
Peter Sweeney decides to take a short corner, Kyle Bennett produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
Kyle Bennett decides to take a short corner.
Trio missing for Borough
Stevenage manager Graham Westley will be without suspended trio John Mousinho, Luke Foster and Peter Winn for the crucial match with Bury at the Lamex Stadium.
Mousinho and Foster were shown straight red cards in last week's 2-0 defeat by Northampton and have been handed three and four-match bans respectively.
Meanwhile, striker Winn completes the three-game suspension he was given for his sending-off in the 1-0 loss at Southend on April 22.
Westley, who knows a win for his side will secure them a League Two play-off spot, admits his squad is stretched thin with the bans, but is strong enough to cope with the losses.
Midfielder Lawrie Wilson is expected to return from the knock which kept him out of the Cobblers match to give the squad a much-needed boost.
Bury caretaker boss Richie Barker will assess the fitness of defender Phil Picken.
The right-back is bidding to shake off a hamstring strain and will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.
Striker Andy Bishop is still missing as he continues to recover from knee surgery but Barker has no other suspensions or injury concerns as his side bid to snatch the title from under the noses of Chesterfield.
A defeat for the Spireites at home to Gillingham, coupled with a win for his own side, could yet see the Gigg Lane outfit crowned champions.
Barker said: "We can still win the league and it is important we go about things the right way."
Stevenage clinch play-off spot
A point was enough for Stevenage to confirm their place in the play-offs following a thrilling 3-3 draw at Broadhall Way.
The hosts went in front after eight minutes as Craig Reid teed up Scott Laird and he crashed home low into the corner, but that lead lasted just seven minutes as Steven Schumacher fired home a crisp strike past Chris Day from 20 yards.
Stevenage quickly regained the lead though, as this time Bury keeper Cameron Belford tripped Byron Harrison in the box and Reid slotted home the resultant penalty kick.
The first half scoring wasn't over though, as Bury levelled again when Nicky Ajose comfortably nodded home from a Mike Jones cross.
With 20 minutes remaining it looked as though Bury might go on and snatch victory as Schumacher fired home another unstoppable shot from distance, but Stevenage weren't finished.
They made it 3-3 four minutes later when sub Ben May pounced from close range following Robert Sinclair's ball across goal.
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