Bury 2-0 Charlton Athletic

6 Aug

Charlton’s return to League One got off to a poor start as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Bury.


Neil Danns broke the deadlock with a 71st-minute penalty before substitute Kelvin Etuhu struck on 87 minutes to seal Bury’s first opening-day win in eight years.

Charlton are second favourites for the title after being relegated from the Championship but the hosts were on top for most of the contest, with Jacob Mellis and Tom Soares going close early on.

The Addicks replied with Nicky Ajose, one of six Charlton debutants, seeing a low strike parried by Ben Williams, one of five making their Bury bow.

Mellis and Tom Pope then tried their luck from long range before Charlton started the second half brightly, Ricky Holmes firing against the near post from a tight angle.

Bury regrouped and substitute Danny Mayor saw a header tipped over by Declan Rudd. From the resulting corner, Jason Pearce pulled back centre-half Nathan Cameron, with Danns drilling his spot-kick into the bottom corner.

Pope then flicked on Zeli Ismail’s corner for Etuhu to bundle in Bury’s second.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

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Match ends, Bury 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Second Half ends, Bury 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tom Soares.

Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Antony Kay.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Attempt blocked. Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal! Bury 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Cameron.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Lee Novak.

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Pope (Bury).

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Brandon Hanlan replaces Kevin Foley.

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic).

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Hand ball by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

Substitution, Bury. Kelvin Etuhu replaces Jacob Mellis.

Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal! Bury 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Neil Danns (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Bury. Nathan Cameron draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Roger Johnson (Charlton Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Declan Rudd.

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ademola Lookman replaces Nicky Ajose.

Tom Pope (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Charlton Athletic).

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Bury).

Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Bury).

Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil Danns (Bury).

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