Bury 2-1 Bristol Rovers
A late Tom Soares header ensured Bury put 10 points between themselves and the League Two relegation zone.
The substitute headed home Chris Hussey's corner at the near post soon after coming onto the field.
Bury got off to a great start as on-loan Everton youngster Hallam Hope smashed the ball past Steve Mildenhall.
Bristol Rovers levelled as Kaid Mohamed deflected in Ollie Clarke's shot, while Bury keeper Brian Jensen twice saved well from Matt Harrold headers.
But Soares' winner meant Darrell Clarke suffer his first defeat since
Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:
"Saturday's game [at Northampton] was a big win but that was even bigger.
"They've come with a 'no-fear' attitude and I was really impressed with them. We didn't get to grips with them.
"Tactically I got it wrong, but we flipped it back and in the last 20 minutes we got a foothold back in the game.
"I can't express how delighted I am with the group. Don't forget the trouble we were in and it's been testing. It's been a massive effort from everyone at the football club to turn this around."
Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke told BBC Radio Bristol:
"In the first 20 minutes, we looked a little bit lost in the shape, but we grew into the game and controlled the possession.
"But how many times have we said it this season - we create opportunities, but we don't make the most of them.
"We conceded a sloppy goal from a set piece, which is unacceptable.
"It is a work in progress, but we've got to make it work quickly."
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