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Ryan Lowe secured the second win of his second spell in charge of Bury, with a solid 2-1 win over fellow relegation rivals Wimbledon.
George Miller notched his third goal in three games with a close-range header inside 20 minutes, only for a defensive mistake by Phil Edwards led to the right back turning the ball into his own goal.
But just before half time, Harry Bunn’s left footed strike slipped through George Long’s hands and into the back of the net.
The Shakers, who still sit bottom, started the game the better of the two sides, pinning Wimbledon inside their own box with wave after wave of attack.
Harry Bunn going close early on only to be denied by Long, and George Miller seeing his header go just wide of the left post.
This pressure finally paid off when Danny Mayor danced his way through the Wimbledon defence, only to be brought down by Jon Meades inside the penalty area.
Harry Bunn stepped up and saw his shot saved, however, the man of the moment, George Miller was on the spot to nod in the rebound for his third goal in as many games.
Against the run of play The Dons were level, when Liam Trotter sent the ball goalwards and Phil Edwards’ attempted clearance sent the ball into the net.
Wimbledon then nearly took an unlikely lead but Joe Piggot’s chip was too high. Bury regained the lead when Mayor found Miler in the box who bundled the ball towards Harry Bunn who fired home to give the Shakers a well-deserved lead.
Danny Mayor then went close, as he cut inside and shot but it was tipped onto the side netting.
As the game went on, Wimbledon took a hold of the game and piled the pressure on the Bury backline, but they held strong and secured a big three points towards Bury’s survival chances.
Nine points now separate Bury from safety, and with Ryan Lowe’s revival giving fans renewed hope all is still to play for at Gigg Lane.