Bury 3 Northampton Town 1: James Heneghan's player ratings

Cobblers were beaten 3-1 by Bury at Gigg Lane on Easter Monday.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 12:43 pm
Andy Williams challenges for the ball. Pictures: Pete Norton
Andy Williams challenges for the ball. Pictures: Pete Norton

Who impressed and who struggled? Find out with James Heneghan's player ratings - scroll down and flick through our picture gallery to see how each player performed.

Bury's accurate finishing left him grasping at thin air on three occasions. Pulled off a good stop from Maynard but his defenders blocked everything else... 6
Couple of early blocks thwarted Adams and Telford but found the going tough against the tricky Mayor who time and again drifted in from Bury's left, eventually making the Cobblers pay... 6

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Another one to put his body on the line when keeping out Mayor's goalbound effort. Generally marshalled the defence well as Cobblers limited a dangerous Bury attack to few clear chances... 7 CHRON STAR MAN
Couldn't get out quick enough to close down Adams' first assist and might have given away a penalty in the second-half. Those moments apart, he defended solidly... 6
Involved in the early action when he headed over and then set up Buchanan for a good chance. Lost his man as Stokes levelled though, the only time he let his guard down... 6
Fine cross saw Facey go close before he himself had an effort saved. Always in for a tough afternoon against a familiar foe in Adams, who also played at wing-back, and so it proved, the Bury man supplying two assists... 6
Brilliant work for the goal, nicking the ball and putting it on a plate for Williams to head in. Not the only time he won back possession, though couldn't do it when Mayor twice wriggled past him to get a shot in... 6
His defensive attributes were put to the test here and he coped well, getting in some important interceptions and tackles in midfield. Tired though, perhaps a result of not feeling 100 per cent going into the game... 6
Lovely lay-off gave Foley the space to set up Williams. A good outlet for Cobblers on the break before half-time but his threat was kept under wraps in the second period as Bury got on top... 6
Had chances to make it three goals in five games but hesitated when the ball dropped his way, seeing two shots blocked after space opened up for him in the box. A peripheral figure after half-time... 5
It's taken a while but he finally made it into double figures for the season with a diving header. One of three chances on the day, denied by Murphy early on before clipping a late chance to snatch a point just wide... 7
Loose touch moments after coming on led to Mayor's fine strike, but would have made amends had his superb pass been finished off by Williams... 6
Sent on at right wing-back and didn't really get into the game... 6
On too late to make a telling impact... 6