Bury 1-0 Yeovil: Hosts narrowly edge nine-man Glovers
Tom James and Jordan Green both dismissed in ill-tempered fixture.
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 05/08/18 5:37pm
Substitute Gold Omotayo earned Bury a dramatic 1-0 win over nine-man Yeovil at Gigg Lane.
In a fiery-encounter, which saw referee Dean Whitestone dismiss Yeovil players Tom James and Jordan Green in the second half, Omotayo won it for the hosts with an 89th-minute header.
It gave the Shakers a winning start to the Sky Bet League Two season as they look to bounce back from last season's relegation.
Will Aimson and Nicky Adams had speculative efforts for Bury in a quiet start to proceedings, but Yeovil grew into the contest after the break, and Shakers' goalkeeper Joe Murphy did well to tip Francois Zoko's chip on to the crossbar.
The visitors were reduced to 10-men after 54 minutes when James was dismissed for his second bookable offence following a late challenge on Danny Mayor.
And 13 minutes later Darren Way's Glovers were down to nine men as Green was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle on Bury captain Neil Danns, which sparked a 20-player scuffle.
Ryan Lowe's side, lifted by their numerical advantage, secured the three points when Omotayo guided Will Aimson's ball into the top left-corner.