Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shakers Ease Past Silkmen to Keep Pace in Title Race

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shakers Ease Past Silkmen to Keep Pace in Title Race

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BURY maintained their promotion push with a derby win over Macclesfield Town.

The second-placed Shakers eased past relegationthreatened Macc 3-0 at Gigg Lane.

Nicky Maynard's 18th goal of the season put Bury ahead after 24 minutes, before a Jay O'Shea penalty and a late Scott Wharton header sealed victory.

Oldham's play-off ambitions suffered a blow as Stevenage drew 1-1 at Boundary Park.

Jose Baxter struck two minutes after the break to put the Latics ahead, but Kurtis Guthrie equalised in stoppage time to deprive Paul Scholes his second win as Oldham manager.

John Akinde was the Lincoln hero as the Imps retained their three-point lead at the top of the table with a 2-1 win at Forest Green.

Reece Brown's deflected seventh-minute free-kick gave play-off chasing Rovers an early lead at The New Lawn. …

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