Bury boss Dave Flitcroft described his side's performance as 'defiant' after Nathan Cameron's late winner at Accrington Stanley.The Shakers cemented seventh place in Sky Bet League 2 after taking maximum points at mid-table Stanley.
They missed a number of chances in the first half, with Cameron heading over and Andrew Tutte blasting a good effort wide.
Stanley came into it after the break, forcing a couple of good saves from Nick Pope but then, with nine minutes to go, Chris Hussey's cross was headed home by defender Cameron.
"It was a defiant performance," said Flitcroft. "I am delighted we scored from a set piece as we have scored from nine set-pieces this season which shows the work done on the training ground.
"We have also taken 14 points from our last seven games, which is two points a game, which is where we are at.
"This is a fantastic result for us. We really took the game to them in the first half but missed some gilt-edged chances.
"That gave them a hand up and John Coleman's teams never die. For the first 20 minutes of the second half they were the better team but we stood firm and were defiant.
"We kept going, especially Cam after he had missed an early chance, and we showed fantastic character."