Bury all but secured their place in League One for next season with victory against mid-table Bournemouth.

The result means that the Shakers move nine points clear of the drop-zone with three games left to play.

Mike Grella gave the hosts an early lead finding the top-right corner of the net with a delightful clip from just inside the six-yard box.

Bournemouth could have equalised late on but Jonathan Bond pulled off a stunning save to prevent Wes Fogden.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

"If we're going to be successful, we've got to learn to win games ugly and I thought we did that to a certain extent.

"Very rarely do you win a game 1-0 in style.

"I think we've put enough teams and enough points between us and the bottom four now for us to have nearly done it.

"I wouldn't want the season to finish as a damp squib so I think it's nice if we can keep pushing on."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Bury

  • 01 Bond
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 21 Jones
  • 23 N Clarke
  • 06 Sweeney (Carrington - 87' )
  • 07 Worrall (Elford-Alliyu - 87' )
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 15 Coke
  • 14 Grella
  • 25 Harrad (Bishop - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Branagan
  • 17 Hughes
  • 13 Carrington
  • 10 Bishop
  • 28 Elford-Alliyu

AFC Bournemouth

  • 23 Flahavan
  • 03 Cook
  • 18 Francis Booked
  • 22 Malone
  • 34 Addison
  • 04 Cooper
  • 06 Partington (Daniels - 59' )
  • 07 Pugh
  • 12 Fogden
  • 09 Thomas
  • 30 Hines (Taylor - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 40 Zubar
  • 11 Daniels
  • 14 Taylor
  • 38 Moth
Ref: Naylor
Att: 2,729

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

4 9

Corners

5 5

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:15 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lateef Elford-Alliyu coming on for David Worrall.

86:08 Substitution

Substitution Mark Carrington replaces Peter Sweeney.

84:56

Corner taken by Marc Pugh. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Pugh.

83:01

Volleyed left-footed shot by Wes Fogden. Save by Jonathan Bond.

81:23

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher.

77:12 Substitution

Substitution Lyle Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zavon Hines.

76:25

Shot by Scott Malone. Efetobore Sodje gets a block in.

75:19

Shaun Cooper takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Bond.

74:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Free kick taken by Steve Cook.

74:27

Simon Francis sends in a cross, comfortable save by Jonathan Bond.

72:46

The official flags Zavon Hines offside. Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.

72:08 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bishop is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Harrad.

71:07

Shot by Wesley Thomas. Blocked by Joe Skarz. Marc Pugh takes a outswinging corner.

69:23

Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Sweeney goes over the bar.

68:44

Corner taken left-footed by Peter Sweeney, Steve Cook manages to make a clearance.

67:22

David Worrall concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Daniels. The ball is sent over by Charlie Daniels, Miles Addison takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jonathan Bond.

64:02

Wes Fogden fouled by Steven Schumacher, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Marc Pugh from left channel.

62:31

Unfair challenge on Wes Fogden by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Scott Malone fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

58:15 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Daniels comes on in place of Joe Partington.

57:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mike Grella. Darryl Flahavan takes the indirect free kick.

56:38

Foul by Simon Francis on Peter Sweeney, free kick awarded. Jonathan Bond restarts play with the free kick.

55:01

Foul by Zavon Hines on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. Jonathan Bond takes the free kick.

54:15

Shot from 12 yards by Giles Coke. Wes Fogden gets a block in.

53:21

Mike Grella is caught offside. Steve Cook takes the indirect free kick.

51:02

Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher from left wing.

51:02 Booking

Booking Simon Francis receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

50:55

Simon Francis challenges David Worrall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

49:40

Shot by Simon Francis. Save by Jonathan Bond.

47:56

Giles Coke challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Scott Malone.

46:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Wes Fogden. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Malone.

45:24

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jonathan Bond.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:37 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Schumacher, save by Darryl Flahavan.

45:00 +0:10

Giles Coke takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Malone.

44:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Zavon Hines. Free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

41:33

The offside flag is raised against Zavon Hines. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

40:23

Corner taken by Marc Pugh.

38:43

Wes Fogden takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jonathan Bond.

35:34

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Comfortable save by Darryl Flahavan.

34:47

Joe Partington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrai Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

34:18

Marc Pugh takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.

34:06

The ball is swung over by Wesley Thomas, blocked by Nathan Clarke.

33:18

Marc Pugh has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Jonathan Bond.

32:16

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Steven Schumacher takes the indirect free kick.

29:56

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher, Darryl Flahavan fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

28:36

Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines. Free kick crossed by Scott Malone, clearance by Efetobore Sodje.

25:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wesley Thomas on Joe Skarz. Free kick taken by Jonathan Bond.

25:20

Zavon Hines fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Malone takes the direct free kick.

23:53

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney.

23:10

Unfair challenge on David Worrall by Simon Francis results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Schumacher, save by Darryl Flahavan.

21:01

Marc Pugh produces a cross, Wes Fogden has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

19:42

Shaun Harrad is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

16:14

Zavon Hines fouled by Nathan Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Malone takes the direct free kick.

12:28

Header from close in by Steven Schumacher misses to the right of the goal.

9:18

Assist by David Worrall.

9:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Mike Grella - Bury 1 - 0 Bournem'th Mike Grella finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Bournemouth.

7:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Francis on David Worrall. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Schumacher from right wing.

6:17

Shaun Harrad gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Partington. Free kick taken by Joe Partington.

1:24

David Worrall is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Darryl Flahavan.

0:07

Giles Coke challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darryl Flahavan restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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