Brad Inman scored an 88th-minute winner for Crewe to extend Bury's winless streak to five matches.

The out-of-form Shakers began the strongest and almost had an early lead when Troy Hewitt's effort from Matt Doherty's cross squeezed over the bar.

The visitors continued to press, David Worrall and Hewitt forcing Alan Martin into fine saves.

But the hosts won it late on when Inman, on loan from Newcastle United, poked home to secure the three points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We thoroughly outplayed them from minute one to minute 90. To get mugged at the end frustrates me.

"The players were outstanding but we've got to be more ruthless. We've had four of five great chances that should be finished.

"We've outplayed them and out-thought them. It's left me sick."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 26 Aneke (Moore - 46' )
  • 31 Inman
  • 09 Pogba
  • 30 Dalla Valle (M Clayton - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 14 Mellor
  • 23 West
  • 27 Colclough
  • 07 M Clayton
  • 11 Moore

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje Booked
  • 17 Hughes
  • 31 Doherty
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell (Carrington - 46' )
  • 07 Worrall
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 32 Thompson
  • 19 Hewitt (John-Lewis - 81' )
  • 28 Hopper (Healy - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 09 Jones
  • 13 Carrington
  • 21 Jones
  • 35 Soares
  • 12 John-Lewis
  • 25 Healy
Ref: Webb
Att: 4,648

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 4

Corners

2 7

Fouls

3 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:47

The ball is swung over by Joe Skarz, Mark Hughes takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher played to the near post, Gregor Robertson manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by David Healy from the right by-line, Byron Moore makes a clearance.

89:24 Substitution

Substitution Tom Hopper goes off and David Healy comes on.

87:07

Luke Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

87:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Bradden Inman - Crewe 1 - 0 Bury Bradden Inman grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Bury.

86:12

The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

85:19

The ball is crossed by Steven Schumacher.

83:32

Luke Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, save by Trevor Carson.

83:32 Booking

Booking Efetobore Sodje is booked.

83:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Clayton by Efetobore Sodje.

82:17

Steven Schumacher challenges Matt Tootle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

81:23

David Worrall delivers the ball, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Lenell John-Lewis on for Troy Hewitt.

79:51

David Worrall sends in a cross, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

78:31

Zac Thompson produces a cross. Tom Hopper produces a cross, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

77:42 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton is brought on as a substitute for Lauri Dalla Valle.

74:10

Byron Moore fouled by Mark Carrington, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Davis shoots direct from the free kick. Bradden Inman delivers the ball, Steven Schumacher manages to make a clearance.

73:33

The ball is swung over by Matt Doherty, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

71:29

David Worrall delivers the ball, Header by Tom Hopper from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

70:30

The ball is sent over by Matt Tootle, save by Trevor Carson.

70:04

The ball is sent over by Harry Davis, Mark Hughes makes a clearance.

68:22

The ball is delivered by Matt Tootle, Headed effort on goal by Byron Moore from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

67:38

Luke Murphy has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

65:55

Troy Hewitt is caught offside. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

65:14

Tom Hopper is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

63:35

Centre by Matt Doherty, Troy Hewitt takes a shot. Alan Martin makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Ellis. Steven Schumacher sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis. Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Alan Martin makes a save.

62:31

Centre by Gregor Robertson, Mathias Pogba produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

61:40

Mark Carrington concedes a free kick for a foul on Lauri Dalla Valle. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

60:23

Centre by Troy Hewitt, clearance made by Adam Dugdale. Matt Doherty produces a cross, Alan Martin makes a save. Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

59:38

A cross is delivered by David Worrall.

57:04

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Efetobore Sodje goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56:17

Gregor Robertson sends in a cross, clearance by Zac Thompson. Byron Moore crosses the ball, Lauri Dalla Valle takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

55:09

Centre by Gregor Robertson, clearance by Efetobore Sodje.

54:03

Unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Mark Carrington results in a free kick. Luke Murphy takes the direct free kick.

53:40

Foul by Troy Hewitt on Gregor Robertson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.

52:45

Zac Thompson delivers the ball, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

50:53

Matt Tootle produces a cross, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

48:58

The ball is swung over by Troy Hewitt, Harry Davis makes a clearance. Shot from just outside the box by David Worrall goes over the target.

46:25

The official flags Troy Hewitt offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

46:12

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Mark Hughes manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke goes off and Byron Moore comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ethan Ebanks-Landell goes off and Mark Carrington comes on.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:38

Adam Dugdale gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Schumacher, Mark Ellis makes a clearance. Steven Schumacher takes the inswinging corner, Chuks Aneke makes a clearance.

43:01

The ball is crossed by David Worrall, Alan Martin makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the right by-line. The ball is crossed by David Worrall.

39:42

Matt Doherty crosses the ball, clearance by Harry Davis. Steven Schumacher takes a corner.

39:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Doherty by Chuks Aneke. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

38:16

Joe Skarz delivers the ball, Steven Schumacher takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

37:20

Shot by Lauri Dalla Valle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

36:53

Troy Hewitt concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Ellis. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

35:02

Tom Hopper is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

33:16

Matt Doherty sends in a cross, Tom Hopper takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

32:16

The ball is crossed by Gregor Robertson.

31:09

Effort from outside the penalty box by Troy Hewitt goes wide right of the goal.

30:46

Matt Tootle sends in a cross, Trevor Carson makes a save.

29:23

Matt Tootle takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

23:33

A cross is delivered by Matt Tootle, save by Trevor Carson.

21:40

Unfair challenge on Bradden Inman by Matt Doherty results in a free kick. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

20:19

Bradden Inman takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.

20:07

David Worrall delivers the ball, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

18:52

Bradden Inman challenges Ethan Ebanks-Landell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

16:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell on Luke Murphy. Alan Martin takes the direct free kick.

14:45

David Worrall is ruled offside. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

14:01

Effort from the edge of the area by Matt Tootle goes wide of the right-hand post.

12:31

Header from deep inside the area by David Worrall goes over the bar.

11:22

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle from the left by-line, Matt Doherty makes a clearance.

9:27

Joe Skarz delivers the ball, clearance made by Harry Davis. Zac Thompson takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

8:56

Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

7:43

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

7:14

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

6:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Worrall on Harry Davis. Harry Davis takes the free kick.

6:13

Shot by Matt Tootle from outside the box goes over the net.

4:04

A cross is delivered by Steven Schumacher, Effort on goal by Troy Hewitt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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