Exeter edged to a narrow victory over Bury in an enthralling encounter.
Troy Archibald-Henville headed in his second goal of the season to put the Grecians into an early lead.
Daniel Nardiello's penalty made it 2-0 after Jake Taylor was fouled by Efe Sodje in the area, but Bury pulled one back through David Amoo's low shot.
Richard Logan nodded in at the back post for 3-1, with Bury substitute Ashley Eastham setting up a nervy finish with his late strike.
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Exeter City Manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"I was delighted with the way the team started. They executed everything I asked them to do.
"The team moved with intensity and purpose, and we got some rewards for it.
"Today they were together, they played with simplicity and eagerness and with a purpose.
"The second half showed where we haven't got our full confidence back yet, you have to earn it."
Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We were the better team for 75% of the game but when you're two down after eight minutes you aren't half in an uphill battle.
"I would say a slight lack of concentration by one or two and when they cross that white line they have to be prepared from 3 o'clock.
"Certainly we need to look at why we have to go behind before we start playing.
"I thought the referee didn't have the best of games but I'm pretty sure he made the right decision there (the penalty)."
Exeter 01 Krysiak 03 Jones 05 Archibald-Henville 06 Duffy 18 Coles 26 Bennett Booked 04 Dunne 08 Noble (Sercombe - 10' ) 35 Taylor (O'Flynn - 48' ) 10 Nardiello 20 Logan (Bauza - 76' ) Substitutes 40 Pidgeley 07 Sercombe 31 McNish 19 O'Flynn 21 Bauza Bury 01 Belford 02 Picken Booked 03 Skarz 16 Sodje Booked 17 Hughes 06 Sweeney (Doble - 60' ) 07 Worrall (Harrop - 72' ) 08 Schumacher 15 Coke 12 John-Lewis (Eastham - 85' ) 19 Amoo Substitutes 31 Williams 18 Eastham 13 Carrington 29 Harrop 28 Doble