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2016/17 English League One, 2016/2017 English League One
  • Zeli Ismail (41')
  • Tom Pope (87')
  • Kristian Dennis (44')

Pope pops up with Bury's late winner

Tom Pope claimed a late winner to give in-form Bury a 2-1 home victory against Chesterfield in Sky Bet League One.
Zeli Ismail volleyed the hosts into a 41st-minute lead, only for Kristian Dennis to equalise three minutes later.
But, after an even second half, Pope headed home three minutes from time to secure a fifth straight win for the Shakers and put them second in the table.
The hosts made a positive start with Chesterfield debutant Liam Graham blocking an Ismail shot before the Bury winger fired wide from a Jacob Mellis through-ball.
Dennis then failed to connect with a Jay O'Shea cross, while Ismail was denied by goalkeeper Ryan Fulton.
The game finally calmed down before Conor Wilkinson's free-kick struck a Bury post, and moments later Ismail volleyed home.
Dennis soon bundled in an equaliser from Wilkinson's pass and, after the break, O'Shea's 20-yard shot deflected on to the roof of the Bury net.
The Shakers were not to be denied victory and claimed all three points when substitute Tom Walker delivered a diagonal ball from the left and Pope got in front of his man to steer in his fifth goal of the season.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS