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Shakers ring changes for hard-fought away victory; Bury manager Ryan Lowe.

Byline: DAVE CROWTHER-GREEN

BURY manager Ryan Lowe says his side's hard work is beginning to show after their 1-0 away win at Mansfield Town in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night.

The Shakers boss made nine changes from the XI that started against Luton in the FA Cup on Sunday, with Adam Thompson and Callum McFadzean the only players to feature from the weekend's defeat.

Forward Dominic Telford scored the only goal of the game, latching on to Ryan Cooney's through ball and firing low past goalkeeper Conrad Logan into the far corner after 35 minutes.

Midfielder Stephen Dawson saw red with five minutes to go, after catching opposing forward Tyler Walker while arriving late to a challenge in an attempt to block the ball.

The Shakers had an opportunity to seal the victory late on when Jamie Barjonas broke with the ball and was brought down by Logan in the box.

However, the Mansfield keeper redeemed himself by diving low to save Caolan Lavery's subsequent penalty kick after 87 minutes.

"We had to freshen it up because the games are coming thick and fast, but I think I'm a little bit spoiled as I haven't just got a good team - I've got a good squad," said Lowe.

"Their patience is key, the way we're playing in the league and in the cups, it just shows the hard work and determination that their putting in."

Promotion-chasing Bury return to League Two action when they host Exeter on Saturday.

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Publication:Manchester Evening News (Manchester, United Kingdom)
Date:Dec 6, 2018
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