A Daniel Nardiello brace helped Bury beat Plymouth to keep their slim hopes of a League Two play-off place alive.

Andrew Tutte gave the Shakers an early lead, firing past Jake Cole, before the visitors had a chance to equalise through Reuben Reid's header.

But Nardiello scored a spot-kick just after the break after a foul by Durrell Berry, before heading in another.

Danny Rose completed the scoring late on with a side-footed shot to leave Bury seven points off the play-offs.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was an incredible display, I thought, really professional.

"Some of the combination play was outstanding.

"There's a real synergy about the team. I think that's what I love more than anything. There's a real synergy between the way we attack and they way we want to defend.

"That's what happens when you've got a team that all believe.

"It was a real unified performance today."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 21 Jensen
  • 07 Jones
  • 15 Mayor
  • 11 Hussey
  • 03 McNulty
  • 34 Mills
  • 19 Soares
  • 16 Tutte
  • 09 Hope (Rose - 57' )
  • 18 Nardiello (Platt - 80' )
  • 12 Sedgwick (Miller - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Cameron
  • 06 Proctor
  • 08 Miller
  • 10 Grimes
  • 20 Rose
  • 22 Platt
  • 30 Charles-Cook

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry Booked
  • 25 Purrington
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 16 Trotman (Young - 61' )
  • 17 Nelson
  • 27 Gurrieri (Thomas - 61' )
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 09 Reid
  • 07 Alessandra (Showunmi - 61' )
  • 20 Banton

Substitutes

  • 08 Boco
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Wotton
  • 18 Harvey
  • 19 Thomas
  • 29 Showunmi
  • 32 Dawson
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 3,401

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 2

Corners

9 3

Fouls

4 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +1:17

Attempt missed. Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

87:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 4, Plymouth Argyle 0. Danny Rose (Bury) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

86:00

Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:49

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

85:44 Booking

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

82:26

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

81:57

Attempt blocked. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

79:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Clive Platt replaces Daniel Nardiello.

77:50

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

77:25

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

76:22

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

75:40

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

74:53

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

73:30

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

72:42

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:49

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

70:00

Enoch Showunmi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:57

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

69:08

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

66:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Tommy Miller replaces Chris Sedgwick.

64:48

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

63:38

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

63:38

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Enoch Showunmi replaces Lewis Alessandra.

60:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Neal Trotman.

60:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Andres Gurrieri.

59:26

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

56:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Danny Rose replaces Hallam Hope.

52:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 3, Plymouth Argyle 0. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

49:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Daniel Nardiello (Bury) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

49:00

Penalty Bury. Daniel Nardiello draws a foul in the penalty area.

48:53

Penalty conceded by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Bury 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

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

41:49

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

40:09

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

39:00

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

37:59

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

35:33

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

35:33

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

33:51

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

33:51

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

33:13

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:13

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

32:33

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

32:33

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

31:54

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

30:52

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

28:21

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:21

Foul by Craig Jones (Bury).

24:47

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Soares.

24:35

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:25

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

22:25

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

20:20

Attempt missed. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

20:03

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:16

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:16

Foul by Hallam Hope (Bury).

14:07

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.

8:47

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

7:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Andrew Tutte (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hallam Hope.

6:04

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

5:28

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:26

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

1:06

Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:06

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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