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Bury 2-1 Rochdale

Bury leapfrogged Rochdale into the third automatic promotion place in League Two with victory at Gigg Lane.

The home side led when Elliott Bennett blocked Frank Fielding's clearance to send the ball looping into the net.

Dale's Joe Thompson had a header cleared off the line while Bury's Andy Morrell clipped the post with a header and side-footed over from seven yards.

Mike Jones doubled the lead with a 12- yard effort before Will Buckley forced home Dale's injury-time consolation.

Bury: Tyler, Haslam, Cresswell, Sodje, Buchanan, Jones, Dawson, Barry-Murphy, Bennett (Racchi 90), Bishop, Morrell (Hurst 67).
Subs Not Used: Futcher, Baker, Rouse.

Goals: Bennett 19, Jones 84.

Rochdale: Fielding, Wiseman, Ramsden, Stanton, Kennedy, Thompson, Adams (Rundle 59), Toner (Keltie 76), William Buckley, Thorpe (McEvilly 59), Le Fondre.
Subs Not Used: Russell, McArdle.

Booked: Keltie.

Goals: William Buckley 90.

Att: 7,589

Ref: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire).

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