Bury 4-0 Stevenage: Ten-man Boro routed after Kurtis Guthrie red card at Gigg Lane
PUBLISHED: 18:56 17 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:56 17 November 2018
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Dino Maamria's 10-man Stevenage lost 4-0 to Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday as Ryan Lowe's side capitalised on Kurtis Guthrie's first-half sending off.
Boro lost their attacker before the break when Guthrie saw red after a rash challenge on Shakers defender Adam Thompson.
The hosts’ dominance paid dividends with Jay O’Shea netting a brace in the 63rd and 78th minutes as the explusion proved costly.
Sandwiched in between Danny Mayor fired in a rebound from 15 yards before substitute Eoghan O’Connell crashed home a fourth from 25 yards as Bury routed Maamria’s men.
Earlier Bury had gone close when an alert Seny Dieng in goal for Boro denied Byron Moore as James Ball went close shortly after with a powerful effort saved by Joe Murphy.
Callum Styles poked an effort narrowly past the post for Bury while Mayor and Nicky Adams both tested Dieng.
The disappointing result sees Stevenage slip to ninth in League Two while Bury leapfrogged them into eighth as Boro lost for the first time in four matches in the fourth tier.
Next up for Stevenage is a home match at the Lamex against table-toppers Milton Keynes, who have tasted victory in four of their last five games including clinically dispatching bottom-of-the-table Macclesfield, 2-0 on Saturday.