Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Win Boosts Bury, but Dale near Drop Zone

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Win Boosts Bury, but Dale near Drop Zone

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BURY'S promotion hopes received a boost in League Two with a 3-2 win at Morecambe, while the two sides above them both failed to win.

Rochdale's relegation fears, however, are growing after they lost 1-0 at home to Coventry in League Two.

The Shakers closed the gap on leaders Lincoln, who were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Northampton after having a man sent off.

Bury are now just a point behind second-placed Mansfield, who lost 1-0 at FA Cup heroes Newport County.

Danny Mayor put the Shakers ahead at Morecambe, with Jay O'Shea then scoring either side of half-time to put Ryan Lowe's men 3-0 up.

Richie Bennett and substitute Steven Old set up a tense finale, though, with goals in the 65th and 69th minutes.

Bruno Andrade put Lincoln ahead at Northampton but the hosts were down to 10 men just before the break when midfielder Harry Anderson was shown a straight red card. …

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