Bury comfortably saw off Accrington in a fiery encounter at Gigg Lane.
Top scorer Ryan Lowe put the Shakers ahead, after good work from Nicky Ajose, before doubling the lead after a smart cut-back by Phil Picken.
Loan man Ajose netted the third after the break, latching onto a long ball from Shakers keeper Cameron Belford.
Stanley, who offered little going forward, ended the game with just nine men when Andrew Procter and Jon Bateson were both sent off late on.
It was an impressive attacking display by the Shakers, who are now up to fourth in League Two.
Manchester United loanee Ajose starred for the hosts, his fine individual goal capping an excellent performance, while Lowe passed the 100-league goal career mark as he took his season's tally to nine.
The match ended in a bad-tempered fashion when Procter was sent off for a clash with Damien Mozika, with Bury's Efe Sodje and Stanley striker Terry Gornell booked for the ensuing melee. And, just minutes later, Bateson joined Procter after a rash challenge on substitute Kyle Bennett.
Bury could have had several more goals but for the excellence of Accrington keeper Ian Dunbavin.
Stanley, who hit seven against Gillingham last time out, never looked like scoring, their best chance coming when Procter's goal-bound effort was well blocked.
Bury boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Manchester: "I thought we were pretty good. We were playing a really good side and they're playing really good football, so we decided to come up with a system against them.
"When you're stood in the technical area and watch, you get frustrated with things. The effort and commitment we've asked the players to give is the most important and once they give that we've got some technical players.
"I've got younger players here, so any setback they just put behind them and it helps us as coaches that everyday they come in and are bright and want to be better."
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Saturday, 9 October 2010
Npower League Two
16 Sodje yellow card
07 Worrall (Bennett 70)
14 Jones (Haworth 70)
02 Bateson red card
06 Procter red card
11 McConville (Turner 46)
15 Parkinson (Lindfield 53)
24 Gornell yellow card
Ref: IldertonAtt: 4,164
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:39 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
90:00+4:04 Outswinging corner taken by James Ryan from the right by-line played to the near post, Damien Mozika makes a clearance.
90:00+3:34 Unfair challenge on James Ryan by Ryan Lowe results in a free kick. Dean Winnard takes the direct free kick.
89:06 Shot by Andy Haworth from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
87:27 Andy Haworth produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
86:55 Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
85:24 Effort from inside the area by Nicholas Ajose misses to the right of the target.
83:21 Corner taken short by Kyle Bennett.
83:17 Nicholas Ajose delivers the ball, clearance by Dean Winnard.
81:11 Kyle Bennett fouled by Jonathan Bateson, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Lees restarts play with the free kick.
81:11 Sent off The referee shows Jonathan Bateson a red card for serious foul play.
80:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe by Charlie Barnett. Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.
79:08 James Ryan has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
76:22 Unfair challenge on Damien Mozika by Andrew Procter results in a free kick. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.
76:22 Booking The referee cautions Terry Gornell for unsporting behaviour.
75:57 Booking Efetobore Sodje goes into the referee's book.
74:36 Sent off The referee shows Andrew Procter a red card.
70:51 Dean Winnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicholas Ajose. Nicholas Ajose restarts play with the free kick.
69:03 Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Kyle Bennett coming on for David Worrall.
69:03 Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Andy Haworth coming on for Mike Jones.
68:05 Effort from outside the penalty area by Damien Mozika goes wide left of the goal.
65:28 Corner taken right-footed by James Ryan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Lowe.
65:17 The ball is crossed by James Ryan, Damien Mozika gets a block in.
64:04 Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Chris Turner, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Winnard.
63:26 Mike Jones takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Sean Hessey manages to make a clearance.
63:19 David Worrall delivers the ball, blocked by Jonathan Bateson.
62:16 Nicholas Ajose is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
60:39 Unfair challenge on Nicholas Ajose by Phil Edwards results in a free kick. Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free
59:41 Handball by Efetobore Sodje. Dean Winnard takes the direct free kick, The ball is sent over by Sean Hessey, Ryan Lowe makes
56:06 Assist by Cameron Belford.
56:06 GOAL - Nicholas Ajose:Bury 3 - 0 Accrington Stanley Nicholas Ajose grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Bury 3-0 Accrington Stanley.
55:35 Outswinging corner taken by Chris Turner, save made by Cameron Belford.
55:05 Foul by Tom Lees on Terry Gornell, free kick awarded. James Ryan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ryan Lowe manages
to make a clearance.
54:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Worrall on Sean Hessey. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.
52:16 Substitution Craig Lindfield is brought on as a substitute for Andy Parkinson.
51:55 Centre by Nicholas Ajose, clearance by Phil Edwards.
Correction - 49:01 Corner from right by-line taken by Chris Turner.
49:01 Corner taken by Chris Turner,
46:27 Chris Turner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
45:13 Ryan Lowe challenges Phil Edwards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.
45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
45:01 Substitution Sean McConville goes off and Chris Turner comes on.
45:00+1:17 The ref blows to end the first period.
45:00+0:54 Andrew Procter takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
44:19 Assist on the goal came from Phil Picken.
44:19 GOAL - Ryan Lowe:Bury 2 - 0 Accrington Stanley Ryan Lowe finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 2-0 Accrington Stanley.
39:01 Dean Winnard fouled by Nicholas Ajose, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Dunbavin takes the direct free kick.
37:52 The official flags Terry Gornell offside. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
35:21 The referee blows for offside against Terry Gornell. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
33:59 The ball is crossed by David Worrall.
33:16 Nicholas Ajose takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.
31:15 Terry Gornell is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
27:36 Nicholas Ajose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.
25:21 Nicholas Ajose is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.
24:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Picken by Dean Winnard. Direct free kick taken by Phil Picken.
22:39 Corner taken right-footed by Mike Jones from the left by-line, Dean Winnard manages to make a clearance.
21:24 Charlie Barnett delivers the ball, save made by Cameron Belford.
19:12 The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Parkinson. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
18:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Efetobore Sodje on Andrew Procter. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from
17:35 Andrew Procter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Lowe. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.
15:09 Corner from right by-line taken by Mike Jones.
14:49 Andy Parkinson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
12:51 Assist by Nicholas Ajose.
12:51 GOAL - Ryan Lowe:Bury 1 - 0 Accrington Stanley A goal is scored by Ryan Lowe from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 1-0 Accrington Stanley.
9:05 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Lowe. Ian Dunbavin takes the indirect free kick.
8:05 Phil Picken crosses the ball, Damien Mozika takes a shot. Save by Ian Dunbavin.
7:01 Unfair challenge on Nicholas Ajose by Sean Hessey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.
5:46 Ryan Lowe challenges Sean McConville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sean
4:49 Ryan Lowe challenges Sean Hessey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.
3:52 Sean McConville takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
2:18 The ball is sent over by Steven Schumacher, clearance by Phil Edwards.
1:44 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mike Jones.
0:36 Phil Edwards challenges Nicholas Ajose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicholas Ajose takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The match begins.
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