Bury held on to beat Accrington Stanley with 10 men following captain Jim McNulty's red card.

Kal Naismith, the subject of recent interest from the Shakers, curled Accrington's opener in off the post and saw later efforts cleared off the line and hit the woodwork.

Ryan Lowe and Kelvin Etuhu linked up to create Danny Rose's leveller for Bury.

Danny Mayor's wonderful curling shot secured victory before McNulty was dismissed for two bookable offences.

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

Flitcroft on Bury v Accrington

"We showed great resolve, great application and great attitude to dig in for the three points. You can see what it means to the players to win football matches.

"The goal [from Danny Mayor] - wow. It's good enough to grace any game that you'll see."

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"There was some tremendous performances from the lads and everything went to plan.

"We did our homework on Bury, we had a plan and the lads stuck to it magnificently. They matched us up and it threw us a little bit.

"They've had four shots and scored two goals. You get what you pay for, and that's why strikers are the most valuable players in football."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 26 Lainton
  • 34 Mills
  • 03 McNulty Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 27 Cameron Booked
  • 08 Adams (Holmes - 79' )
  • 19 Soares (Hussey - 45' )
  • 04 Tutte
  • 10 Mayor Booked
  • 06 Etuhu
  • 15 Lowe (Jones - 68' )
  • 09 Rose

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 02 Jones
  • 11 Hussey
  • 12 Sedgwick
  • 16 O'Brien
  • 28 Holmes
  • 30 Poole

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Lumley
  • 25 Atkinson Booked
  • 05 Aldred
  • 28 Mustoe
  • 02 Buxton
  • 04 Joyce
  • 15 Mingoia (Carver - 91' )
  • 16 Hunt (Windass - 72' )
  • 11 Naismith
  • 10 Hatfield (McCartan - 74' )
  • 09 Gray

Substitutes

  • 06 Winnard
  • 07 McCartan
  • 08 Windass
  • 14 Carver
  • 19 Lynch
  • 27 Hazeldine
  • 44 Bowerman
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 3,381

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 6

Corners

2 7

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Bury 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Bury 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

90:00 +4:03

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

90:00 +3:19

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

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +2:33 Booking

Booking Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Marcus Carver replaces Piero Mingoia.

87:37

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

87:37

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

86:36

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

86:36

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

86:20

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

84:41

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

84:06

Attempt saved. Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

83:20

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig Jones.

80:20

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

80:20

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

78:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Duane Holmes replaces Nicky Adams.

78:24

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

77:34

Foul by Danny Rose (Bury).

77:34

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:40

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

73:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Will Hatfield.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Josh Windass replaces Nicky Hunt.

71:02

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:02

Foul by Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley).

70:00 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

69:44

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

69:44

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:00

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

67:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Craig Jones replaces Ryan Lowe.

65:54

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

61:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 2, Accrington Stanley 1. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

60:31

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

59:10

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

59:10

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:00

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

56:15

Danny Rose (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:15

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

53:34 Booking

Booking Jimmy McNulty (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

53:08

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

53:08

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:24

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

52:24

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

50:11

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Pablo Mills.

49:54

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

49:54

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

47:03

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

47:03

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:02

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

45:06

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Bury 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bury. Chris Hussey replaces Tom Soares.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bury 1, Accrington Stanley 1.

45:00 +1:42

Foul by James Gray (Accrington Stanley).

45:00 +1:42

Jimmy McNulty (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:01

James Gray (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:01

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Bury).

39:51

Attempt missed. Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

39:07

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:07

Foul by Pablo Mills (Bury).

38:51

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:51

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

38:08

Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

35:57 Booking

Booking Nathan Cameron (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

35:50

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:50

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

34:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 1, Accrington Stanley 1. Danny Rose (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Soares.

33:52

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:35

Attempt saved. James Gray (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

32:49

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

32:49

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

31:14

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Danny Rose.

30:57

Attempt blocked. Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

30:36

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jimmy McNulty.

30:00

Will Hatfield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:43

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Bury).

28:37

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Bury) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:51

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:51

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

26:17

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Adams.

25:17

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Bury) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

18:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bury 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Will Hatfield.

13:00

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

12:12

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

11:58

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Bury) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

10:00

Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:58

Foul by Andrew Tutte (Bury).

7:46

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:19

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:32

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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