David Flitcroft's first away game as Bury manager ended in defeat as Plymouth moved six points clear of the League Two relegation zone.

Caolan Lavery put the home side in front with a shot from inside the box after meeting a pass by Luke Young.

Bury levelled with Chris Sedgwick's chip over Luke McCormick after Daniel Nardiello hit a post for the Shakers.

Reuben Reid then completed the scoring with a close-range shot following an assist from Lewis Alessandra.

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Post-match: Plymouth boss Sheridan

Plymouth boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a good goal from Caolan [Lavery], I'm pleased for him. He's done well to direct his shot and put it in the back of the net, and it was a great finish.

"When you score the first goal it gives you something to hang onto and you've got a better chance of going on to win the game.

"Unfortunately I thought we came out a little bit too slowly in the second half and their goal looked too easy. It was a good finish from the lad, but it was too easy passing the ball around in front of us and it gave them the incentive to push on.

"Reuben [Reid] was going to come off immediately before the goal - things just didn't go his way today. But I'm pleased as he ends up scoring the winning goal. He was in the right place in between the posts."

Post-match: Bury boss Flitcroft

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's not going to be a quick fix. It's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

"Two years of doing the wrong things are not going to be fixed in two games. I've got two years to turn it around and I'm looking forward to doing that, but it's definitely going to take time.

"I know where we're going to be at the end of the season - we'll be in League Two. There are a lot of hard games coming up but we're certainly prepared for a fight."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 02 Berry Booked
  • 14 Young
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 13 Lavery Booked (Bencherif - 88' )
  • 09 Reid (Boco - 79' )
  • 27 Gurrieri

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 03 Blackman
  • 05 Branston
  • 08 Boco
  • 15 Wotton
  • 20 Bencherif
  • 28 Reckord

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 02 Beeley (Navas - 34' Booked )
  • 23 Howell
  • 08 Miller
  • 05 Cameron
  • 25 Edjenguele
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 06 Proctor (Harrad - 67' )
  • 18 Nardiello (Forrester - 63' )
  • 07 Jones
  • 15 Mayor Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 Roberts
  • 09 Forrester
  • 10 Grimes
  • 14 Harrad
  • 22 Navas
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 31 Walker
Ref: Michael Bull
Att: 6,206

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

4 5

Corners

6 3

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1.

90:00 +4:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1.

90:00 +3:44

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +3:44

William Edjenguele (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:09

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:09

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Bury).

87:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Hamza Bencherif replaces Caolan Lavery.

86:28 Booking

Booking Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

86:18

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle).

86:18

Dean Howell (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:25

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

82:25

Shaun Harrad (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:53

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Romuald Boco replaces Reuben Reid.

77:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Bury 1. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

75:13

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

73:39

Craig Jones went off injured after Bury had used all subs.

68:12 Booking

Booking Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

68:00

Anton Forrester (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:54

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

67:18 Booking

Booking Danny Mayor (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

67:11

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:11

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

66:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Shaun Harrad replaces Andrew Proctor.

65:48

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:48

Foul by Anton Forrester (Bury).

64:36

Attempt saved. Anton Forrester (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

62:39

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

62:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Anton Forrester replaces Daniel Nardiello.

61:15

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

57:32

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:32

Foul by Tommy Miller (Bury).

54:41 Booking

Booking Marco Navas (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

54:31

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:31

Foul by Marco Navas (Bury).

52:00

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:00

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

48:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Bury 1. Chris Sedgwick (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Jones.

47:51

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

46:31

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle).

46:31

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 1, Bury 0.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Bury 0.

44:14

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:14

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

41:40

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Sedgwick.

39:27

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

38:53

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

36:36

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

36:36

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:56

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34:02

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

33:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Marco Navas replaces Shaun Beeley because of an injury.

31:21

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

29:15

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

27:21

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:21

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

26:12

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

26:12

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:36

Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:36

Foul by William Edjenguele (Bury).

22:09

Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:39

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:39

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

17:47

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

17:47

Tommy Miller (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:35

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

15:07

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

14:29

Attempt blocked. Andrew Proctor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:36

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

13:36

Andrew Proctor (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:15

Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:15

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Bury).

10:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Bury 0. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Young.

8:57

Attempt saved. Craig Jones (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:21

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

8:03

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

7:47

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

7:24

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:35

Attempt missed. Andrew Proctor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

4:09

Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:09

Foul by Danny Mayor (Bury).

0:29

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:29

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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