Bury extended their unbeaten run to six matches with victory at fellow League Two strugglers Mansfield Town.

The Stags allowed Danny Mayor too much time and space in the box and he fired low past Alan Marriott from 20 yards.

Daniel Nardiello scored twice in eight second-half minutes as his close-range finish was followed by a superbly controlled lob after a long ball.

Sam Clucas closed the gap from close range, before Jake Carroll's 15-yard strike sealed Bury's win.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We were beaten by the better side. I thought we were poor.

"We looked a million miles off of the pace and got what we deserved, which was a bit of a spanking.

"For me, when you're involved in a relegation battle, you have to forget about tiredness. You've got plenty of time to rest your legs in the summer.

"We need to make sure we get back to the level of performance that we've showed of late."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We've had a lot of games called off lately and I've asked these lads to sacrifice everything.

"Defensively we had a great structure, and we - mentally and physically - wore Mansfield down.

"In the second half, the quality that we've got in the team went into overdrive.

"Some of the goals were as good as you would see in the Championship."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake
  • 30 Daniel Booked
  • 12 Tafazolli (Hutchinson - 82' )
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton
  • 13 Howell
  • 19 Clements (Cain - 67' )
  • 10 Stevenson
  • 09 Rhead (Palmer - 63' )
  • 11 Clucas

Substitutes

  • 15 Dyer
  • 17 Beevers
  • 18 Hutchinson
  • 20 Meikle
  • 23 McGuire
  • 24 Cain
  • 36 Palmer

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 24 Carroll Booked
  • 03 McNulty
  • 07 Jones
  • 34 Mills
  • 29 Veseli
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 16 Tutte
  • 22 Platt (Forrester - 68' )
  • 18 Nardiello (Dudley - 90' )
  • 15 Mayor (Miller - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Hinds
  • 06 Proctor
  • 08 Miller
  • 09 Forrester
  • 27 Burke
  • 30 Charles-Cook
  • 32 Dudley
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 2,628

Match Stats

Shots

13 9

On target

6 6

Corners

0 4

Fouls

13 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4.

90:00 +3:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4.

90:00 +1:40

Chris Sedgwick (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town).

89:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Anthony Dudley replaces Daniel Nardiello.

89:48

Andrew Tutte (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:48

Foul by Michael Cain (Mansfield Town).

86:35

Attempt saved. Ben Hutchinson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:36

Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

81:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ben Hutchinson replaces Ryan Tafazolli.

79:26

Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:26

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

77:50

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John Dempster.

77:40

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

74:42 Booking

Booking Jake Carroll (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

74:35

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

71:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Danny Mayor.

70:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bury 4. Jake Carroll (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Jones with a cross.

70:05 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 1, Bury 3. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Colin Daniel with a cross.

67:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Anton Forrester replaces Clive Platt.

66:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Michael Cain replaces Chris Clements.

66:38

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:38

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

64:44

Delay in match Chris Sedgwick (Bury) because of an injury.

64:13

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

64:13

Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Bury 3. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from long range on the right to the high centre of the goal.

62:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Matthew Rhead.

59:04

Daniel Nardiello (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:04

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

56:37 Booking

Booking Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

56:33

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:33

Foul by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

55:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Bury 2. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

53:20

Attempt blocked. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:52

Attempt saved. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:15

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:15

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

50:48

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

50:48

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

49:41

Foul by Colin Daniel (Mansfield Town).

49:41

Craig Jones (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:21

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

47:06

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

47:06

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:17

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

45:00 +5:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1.

45:00 +4:29

Frederic Veseli (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +4:29

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

44:48

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

44:48

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:27

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

39:22

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

38:39

Attempt missed. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

37:54

Attempt saved. Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:17

Foul by Chris Sedgwick (Bury).

37:17

Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:26

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

31:00

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John Dempster.

28:50

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

27:57

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

24:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, Bury 1. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

20:00

Clive Platt (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:59

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

17:25

Delay in match Pablo Mills (Bury) because of an injury.

14:46

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

14:46

Pablo Mills (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:28

Attempt blocked. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

14:08

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:08

Foul by Clive Platt (Bury).

11:42

Corner, Bury. Conceded by John Dempster.

10:12

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:02

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

6:42

Delay in match Craig Jones (Bury) because of an injury.

5:33

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

2:39

Attempt saved. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

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