Bury, who are fighting a relegation battle this term, defeated their guests Northampton 3-0 in a League One clash over the weekend.

The Cobblers started the game poorly as goalkeeper Joe Murphy made an error that resulted in a goal in favour of James Vaughan as early as the third minute.

They tried returning the favour but Brendan Moloney fired over the bar. Both sides had chances that they failed to convert. Bury player Tom Pope sent his effort straight to the keeper; Murphy stopped Matty Taylor’s set piece; Ryan Lowe went close twice while Taylor Moore sent his volley over.

The scoreline had just the single goal until Miller headed in a rebound after Cameron Burgess’ effort. The 72nd minute goal made it 2-0 and it seemed it would end there until Vaughan scored in injury time to make it 3-0.

The result lifts Bury five points ahead of the danger zone, though Port Vale have an outstanding game. Northampton are two points ahead, with no relegation worries. Bury would be excited with the result as the season winds down to a close. They had played Bolton away during the week, forcing Daniel Sturridge Fan The Wanderers to a goalless draw.

In other fixtures on Saturday, Bradford defeated Wimbledon at home 3-0 while Charlton defeated their hosts Chesterfield. League leaders Sheffield United continued their dominance with a 3-0 victory over mid-table team MK Dons. Coventry defeated Walsall by the smallest margin as with Shrewsbury in their game against Southend. Scunthorpe defeated their hosts Swindon 2-1; the Wanderers ended 2-0 up in the clash against relegation threatened Port Vale. Oldham played a 1-1 draw with Rochdale but Fleetwood defeated Gillingham 3-2 away.